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A group of Tennessee lawmakers is trying again to unplug red-light traffic cameras.

Opponents argue the devices have failed to live up to promises. But the measure, which backers are calling the Tennessee Freedom From Traffic Cameras Act, faces long odds in a legislature that has rejected past attempts to put an end to their use.

About a dozen communities have red-light cameras, including Murfreesboro, Chattanooga and Memphis.

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Another cold medication may soon be a little bit harder for Tennesseans to get a hold of, after the state Senate voted unanimously Monday to ban sales of certain kinds of cough syrups to minors.

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The state legislature is working on a bill that would make it illegal to fly a drone over a concert, football game or other ticketed event without permission from the venue's owner.

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Just as a justice department investigation uncovers discriminatory police practices in Ferguson, Mo., lawmakers in Tennessee are considering measures meant to prevent tensions between police and the public from boiling over. And much of the legislation may end up with bipartisan support.

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A plan from Gov. Bill Haslam to pay state workers for their performance is running into opposition, including from fellow Republicans.

That’s already led the governor to backtrack on one of the proposal's most controversial parts.

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The Haslam administration is trying to strengthen controls on corporate subsidies while not coming down too hard on the increasingly common practice of hiring employees through temp agencies.

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Undocumented students in Tennessee are one step closer to getting in-state tuition at public colleges. 

Right now, undocumented students pay out-of-state rates, even if they’re Tennessee residents. That meant 20-year-old Diana Montero couldn't afford a public university, although she had a 3.8 GPA in high school. Her family came to the U.S. illegally when she was three years old.

“I kind of felt left behind," Montero said. "What about me? I’ve been here for so long. I’ve tried my hardest. What am I doing wrong that I can’t afford this?"

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Tennessee lawmakers are working to strip local governments of the power to ban guns in their parks.

A House subcommittee has given initial approval to House Bill 995, which would let people with handgun permits take their weapons into any park in Tennessee. The measure would overturn a 2009 law that opened state parks to guns but let local governments close their parks if they so chose.

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Tennessee lawmakers are getting ready to vote on a bill that would require police departments to officially ban racial profiling.

The measure is the first of several filed in response to the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., last summer. Many are backed by Republicans.

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Nashville musician Robert K. Wolf is in a clinical trial, taking a drug so new it doesn’t even have a name yet. His cancer began in the bladder. From there it’s spread — to his bones, his neck and his back.

If the clinical trial doesn't help, Wolf wants the ability to buy drugs that haven’t even reached this stage of testing.