Friday, June 22, 2012

Roe at Religious Freedom Rally
Several area churches gathered in Johnson City Thursday night to rally against the HHS mandate included in President Obama's national healthcare law. Under the mandate, religious businesses and churches are forced to provide contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs to their employees as a part of their health care plans. But employers say providing such drugs goes against their religious beliefs regarding the sanctity of human life. US Congressman Phil Roe spoke at the event and says he understands why so many across the Tri-Cities are upset by the mandate. "Never in the history of 220 years of this republic have we required, the federal government, required you to purchase something...a good or a service... never has happened..I think it's bad, a very bad precedent for the courts to say 'you have to buy something'...I think that is what this about," Roe said. The rally took place at the Arch of Friendship in Metro-Kiwanis Park. (hra)

Thursday, March 26, 2015

  • Update: Suspect in CVS Pharmacy Armed Robbery in Kingsport Captured, Taken to Hospital
  • A Woman Sitting in a Parked Car Killed in Lebanon VA
  • Former BVU Executive Pleads Guilty to Kickback Scheme in Federal Court
  • Elizabethon Man ID'd as Subject in Kingsport Armed Robbery at CVS
  • Woman in Johnson City Booked on 13 Counts of Burglary and Theft
  • Two Arrests Made in Case of Auto Burglaries in Elizabethton
  • Fatal 2014 Motorcycle and Car Collision Investigation Ends
  • Five Mobile Meth Labs Found in Pound, VA
  • Shooting in Big Stone Gap, Man Charged with Second-Degree Murder
  • Bill to Require K-5 Students to Participate in PE Class
  • Senate Panel Advances Haslam's Insure Tennessee Proposal
  • Press Conference Scheduled in Public Corruption Case
  • JC Traffic Stop Yields Drug Bust
  • Bristol Virginia Utilities Board Calls Special Meet Concerning "Former BVU Employees"
  • Drug Bust at Model City Apartments Produces $6K in Pills, Two Arrests
  • Prosecutor Seeks to Up the Bail Bond of Woman Accused of Shooting and Poisoning Her Husband
  • State Police: Official Criminal Investigation into Criminal Acts in Buchanan Co. VA Schools Launched
  • Ramsey Declares Common Core Dead, Senate Bill to do Away With Standards Set for Vote
  • Bill Requiring 48-Hour Waiting Period for Abortion in TN Passes Subcommittee
  • Wine Now Part of the Menu at Kingsport's Racks By The Tracks Event
  • Tadano Mantis to Expand its Manufacturing in Southwest Virginia
  • Million Dollar Grant Awarded for Buchanan County Water Improvements
  • Eastman to Close Acetate Tow Plant in UK
  • Million Dollar Donation Made to ETSU Stadium Fundraising
  • Gun Bill Advances in Tennessee House



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