It is a brutal time to be an American farmer.

Hammered by trade wars, a climate crisis and the worst income-to-debt ratio in a generation, calls to Farm Aid crisis lines have doubled in some states, and the website for Iowa corn growers now includes a page on suicide prevention.

Since every plant, from redwoods to soybeans, moves heat-trapping carbon dioxide out of the air and into the ground, the right amount of innovation, conservation and financial motivation could help modern farmers keep the CO2 there while still making a living and feeding the world.

"We need to think about farming more than just producing food, fuel and fiber, but rather carbon management," says Gene Takle, emeritus professor at Iowa State's Department of Agronomy.

Scientists say farmers could grow their way out of the climate crisis

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Aug 18 2019
08:35 pm

Seems like the age should be older than seven

TCA Code 55-10-803 (a) It is an offense for a person responsible for a child younger than seven (7) years of age to knowingly leave that child in a motor vehicle located on public property or while on the premises of any shopping center, trailer park, or any apartment house complex, or any other premises that is generally frequented by the public at large without being supervised in the motor vehicle by a person who is at least thirteen (13) years of age, if:

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Long-term exposure to air pollution, especially ground-level ozone, is like smoking about a pack of cigarettes a day for many years, a new study says, and like smoking, it can can lead to emphysema.

Exposure to polluted air is like smoking a pack a day, study says

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President Donald Trump has on multiple occasions brought up buying Greenland from the Danish government and the White House counsel's office has looked into the possibility...

Trump has asked aides if it's possible to buy Greenland, sources say

She said the restaurants which were closed were the worst performing and that the remaining locations, including Knoxville, are doing very well. She said a team visited Knoxville on Tuesday as they have done at all the other restaurants to assure them that the remaining stores are secure. The company has stated they will continue to hire for openings and market the remaining restaurants.

Eat Here Now, LLC (Babalu) Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: Knoxville Restaurant to Remain Open

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I think this should be on south waterfront. But nice to have nonetheless.

Documents obtained by 10News show Jim Clayton and the City of Knoxville have formally entered an agreement to build a new science museum at the KPD HQ site.

Clayton and City of Knoxville sign development agreement to build new $100 million science museum

Miners on Tuesday blocked the tracks of a coal train in Kentucky for a second straight day as part of a standoff between a coal company that filed for bankruptcy and left nearly 400 workers without work and pay for a month.

Word quickly spread through the community around Cumberland, a town of about 2,200 in Harlan County in southeastern Kentucky. Dozens of miners began showing up to block the tracks -- angry that they mined the coal, but didn't get paid for the work.

Angry about no pay, Kentucky miners block train loaded with coal

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It's the same investment firm that purchased The Tennessean Hotel and Holiday Inn World's Fair Park in January.

Downtown Hilton Knoxville sold for $33M to new owner of The Tennessean Hotel

More than 10,000 people in Appalachia will sigh with relief this month after two donors from the region helped nonprofit RIP Medical Debt purchase and forgive $10 million of medical debt. But it's just a drop in the bucket of the $88 billion of medical debt racked up in the United States over the past year.

10,000 in Appalachia will see medical debt forgiven, highlighting national issue

The spacious taproom is tucked away off the Sevier Avenue strip on Barber Street right across from South Knoxville Elementary School. Don't worry about finding it, though. Hi-Wire's multicolored mural and soon-to-be rooftop deck can't be missed. Just follow the fun.

Hi-Wire Brewing brings the big top to South Knoxville

While mall leases for clothing retailers declined by more than 10% since 2017, medical clinics at malls have risen by almost 60% during the same period, according to Drew Myers, real estate analyst at CoStar Group. The growth of medical clinic leases at malls has been the "strongest among all major retail sectors over the past five years," he said.

Mall landlords are betting that when patients visit for a flu shot or eye exam, they'll shop around for clothes or electronics. Adding medical clinics also makes sense for mall owners because they draw in doctors, nurses and technicians every day who may shop and eat at restaurants, according to a May research report by real estate firm JLL. Health care providers are also attractive tenants for mall landlords because they tend to have high credit ratings and sign longer leases compared with other retailers, JLL analysts noted.

Malls are filling their empty spaces with doctor's offices

When US Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers tried to take a Tennessee man into custody early Monday morning, the man's neighbors stepped up to stop them, CNN affiliates WTVF and WZTV reported.

ICE officers came for a Tennessee man. His neighbors stepped in to stop them

Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Richard Shelby (R-AL) decline to condemn President Trump after his racist attacks on several Democratic congresswomen.

GOP senators dodge CNN reporter when asked about Trump

Leadfoot drivers across the Southeast are risking a little summertime blues this week thanks to the third annual Operation Southern Shield, which kicked off today and continues through Sunday, July 21.

Law enforcement officers in Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and Alabama are cracking down on speeders during the campaign ...

Southern speeders face a miserable week during Operation Southern Shield

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That seems like a natural for a senior living facility. Indoor safe place to walk or electric transport. Easy to monitor for safety. Businesses would have builtin customer base. Medical facilities could be there. Lot's of seniors centric businesses. Solar power maybe, they would have the surface area on roof and parking lot.

Knoxville Center Mall: More retailers depart with major closing sales

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Seems like a good idea ...

Trails through Michigan's Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore can be steep or sandy -- but people who require hiking mobility assistance can now rent a motorized chair with treaded tracks to get around.

Michigan national park is the first to allow visitors to use a powerful 'track chair' to experience trails

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Jul 3 2019
01:07 am

Tied with Alaska for the eighth spot for the states with the worst drivers is Tennessee. Just 80% of Volunteer State drivers are insured, the fifth-lowest rate in the country. The state also sees 3.63 DUIs per 1,000 drivers and 1.35 fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles driven. It comes in 14th-highest for rate of searches for driving related tickets, according to Google Trends data.

States With the Worst Drivers – 2019 Edition

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Cumulatively, during Trump’s presidency, stocks have gained 30% from inauguration day through June 28. That’s comparable to stock market performance in the first 614 trading days of the Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton presidencies.

It contrasts starkly, however, with market performance under two other modern presidents. At this same point in George W. Bush’s tenure, the S&P 500 had lost 26%, largely due to the dot-com bust and September 11th attacks earlier in his presidency. And under President Barack Obama, stocks had gained 59%, as they dug out of a deep hole triggered by the Great Recession.

From Reagan to Trump: Here's how stocks performed under each president

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Lost Medicaid Funding

To date, the failure to expand Medicaid/TennCare has cost the State of Tennessee ? in lost federal funding. (Source)

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