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Tenn. couple in same-sex ruling quietly celebrates

knoxnews.com — By Megan Boehnke of the Knoxville News Sentinel No one recognizes Valeria Tanco anymore. No one recognizes her wife, either. A year after the Knoxville couple won a landmark case at the U.S. Supreme Court, when the justices ruled 5-4 that Tennessee and every other state must respect their marriage, the veterinarians now live in coastal South Carolina.

Ruling brought major changes for same-sex couples, weddings

tennessean.com — KNOXVILLE - The blood tests had come back abnormal, and the doctors wanted to follow up with an MRI. So, Jon Coffee sat in a hospital waiting room in October, filling out paperwork. Emergency Contact: "Keith Swafford," he wrote. Relationship: "Husband."

Knoxville couple in same-sex ruling quietly celebrates year later

tennessean.com — Sunday marks the one-year anniversary of the high court's decision legalizing gay marriage across the United States. No one recognizes Valeria Tanco anymore. No one recognizes her wife, either. A year to the day after the Knoxville couple won a landmark case at the U.S.

University of Tennessee disbands Office of Diversity

tennessean.com — The University of Tennessee has disbanded its Office of Diversity, including eliminating four staff positions and a $131,365 operating budget. The $445,000 cut comes after Gov. Bill Haslam allowed a bill passed by the General Assembly that defunded the office to become law without his signature Friday.

Knoxville to overhaul its aged zoning codes

knoxnews.com — By Megan Boehnke, megan.boehnke@knoxnews.com Knoxville officials will move forward with overhauling the city's outdated zoning ordinances after Mayor Madeline Rogero agreed to find the roughly $300,000 needed to hire a consultant for the job. The funding will come from savings in the current budget cycle and an amendment will likely go before City Council in the coming weeks, Rogero said Friday.

Council oKs food truck ordinance

Passengers, pilot in fatal helicopter crash identified

columbiadailyherald.com — PIGEON FORGE - A newlywed who recently moved to East Tennessee and her two grown children visiting from North Carolina were among the five people killed Monday when their helicopter crashed into a wooded ridge during a 12-minute sightseeing tour of the Smoky Mountains.

Cheek calls Title IX suit ‘uncomfortable’

columbiadailyherald.com — KNOXVILLE - University of Tennessee Chancellor Jimmy Cheek, in an email to staff and students Monday, called the Title IX lawsuit filed against the school "uncomfortable for many of those involved" and denied allegations that the administration doesn't take sexual assault seriously.

Cheek calls Title IX lawsuit ‘uncomfortable’

knoxnews.com — By Megan Boehnke, boehnkem@knoxnews.com KNOXVILLE - University of Tennessee Chancellor Jimmy Cheek, in an email to staff and students Monday, called the Title IX lawsuit filed against the school "uncomfortable for many of those involved" and denied allegations that the administration doesn't take sexual assault seriously.

Students, Protestors Rally Against Tennessee Culture

athleticbusiness.com — Details by Megan Boehnke February 2016 AthleticBusiness.com has partnered with LexisNexis to bring you this content. Copyright 2016 Knoxville News-Sentinel Co. All Rights Reserved Knoxville News-Sentinel (Tennessee) Chants of "Vols Support Jane" echoed through the lobby of the Brenda Lawson Athletic Center on Thursday as University of Tennessee students protested what they called a "rape culture" on campus.
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Jul 25, 2016

RT @TheFix: Best speeches, DNC night 1: 1. Michelle Obama 2. Everyone else

Jul 20, 2016

RT @KNSWatchfulEye: KPD now says no estimate on when I-40 West to reopen following fatal crash downtown. https://t.co/VeD962Hevi

Jul 19, 2016

RT @knoxnews: Rogero calls for justice in deaths, end to rhetoric after spate of violence across U.S.  http://ow.ly/LFcV302pwAZ  https://t.co/uTjjtHuGm6

Jul 14, 2016

RT @tamburintweets: Follow updates here: Rep. Jeremy Durham holds afternoon news conference  http://tnne.ws/29FLS7P  via @tennessean

Jul 14, 2016

RT @WhiteHouse: "It's up to all of us to build a country that's worthy of Zaevion's promise." —@POTUS on Zaevion Dobson #ESPYS  http://snpy.tv/29R9ucL 


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