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The Tennessee state lawmakers who return to Nashville after the presidential election are expected to take up the issue of the 3-Star Health Plan put together by a task force earlier this year.
In addition to providing health coverage to people in the state currently ineligible for TennCare or those in the coverage gap, the plan also is structured to provide employment services.
A group of conservative lawmakers developed the 3-Star Health Plan after Gov. Bill Haslamís plan did not pass.
Under the proposed structure, the plan would be released in two phases. The first phase would cover military veterans in the state with an honorable discharge and people with a mental health or substance abuse disorder.
If the first phase is successful, the plan would seek to cover the 280,000 in the coverage gap, with the help of federal dollars.
Itís estimated a plan such as the 3-Star Plan could create approximately 15,000 jobs and prevent lay-offs in hospitals across the state.
Hyundai is recalling nearly 63,000 midsize cars in the U.S. because the panoramic glass sunroofs can come loose and fly into traffic.
The recall covers certain Sonata midsize cars from the 2015 and 2016 model years, including gas-electric hybrids.
The South Korean automaker says in government documents that a wind deflector anchor plate in front of the sunroof wasn't bonded properly to the car. A loose deflector can detach and interfere with the roof as it closes. If the owner tries to force the roof closed, it can fly off.
The company says it has no reports of accidents or injuries due to the problem. But Hyundai had several reports of detached sunroofs in the U.S.
Dealers will repair the wind deflector anchor plate at no cost to customers. Owners will be notified by mail in December about when to take their cars in for service.
Tennessee's unemployment rate for the month of September was 4.6 percent, which is up two-tenths of a percentage point from the August rate of 4.4 percent. That's according to Tennessee Labor Commissioner Burns Phillips.
The US rate for September was 5.0 percent, up slightly from the previous month.
Over the past year, Tennessee's unemployment rate decreased from 5.6 percent to 4.6 percent while the national rate declined from 5.1 percent to 5.0 percent.
The Warren County Pioneers travel to Murfreesboro Friday night for a Region game against the Siegel Stars. The Pioneers are coming off their second win of the year over Coffee County last week.
Kickoff Friday night is set for 7pm at Siegel High School. The game will be broadcast live on 1230 WAKI.
McMinnville Police are urging the public to take advantage of Drug Take-back Day Saturday to safely dispose of any expired or unwanted over-the-counter medication.
You may take your medications to the McMinnville Police Department headquarters Saturday between 10am and 2pm.
The event, sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency, is an effort to provide a safe and responsible way to dispose of prescription drugs that could otherwise get into the hands of the wrong people.
All over-the-counter medications will be accepted. Illegal drugs and narcotics, needles, syringes, IV bags and infectious waste will not be accepted.
Officers will be on hand to accept your items. You will not have to get out of your vehicle.