Tennessee This Week 7/16/2023

Hosted Don Hudson.

Constructing a special crate for elephant Tonka

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A new crate is being built for Tonka, an elephant residing at Zoo Knoxville, as he prepares to move to the Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tenn., a 3000-acre refuge for elephants who are retired from zoos and circuses.

What is a ‘Bona Fide’ primary voter?

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WATE's Lori Tucker and Attorney Greg Isaacs continue their conversations on a Tennessee voting law that has become the center of a lawsuit.

School districts against Gov. Lee’s school voucher …

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Leaders of several school districts across Tennessee are coming out against Governor Bill Lee's school voucher plan. If his bill passes next year, every student in Tennessee could eventually be eligible to take taxpayer money for private school. As state capitol reporter Chris O'Brien finds, the opposition isn't coming from just big cities.

East TN football players take on Top Golf

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Instead of hitting the gridiron, several high school football players got the chance to hit some golf balls on the greenway, a fake one that is.

Knoxville mail carrier carjacked at gunpoint

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The Knoxville Police Department is investigating the carjacking of a U.S. Postal Service worker Wednesday morning on Dandridge Avenue.

How Red Kettle donations help Knoxville’s Salvation …

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The anticipation of Christmas and the excitement of unwrapping presents never grows old and one organization in East Tennessee is making sure as many people as possible receive gifts.

Charitable Giving Strategies

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The holiday season is here! This time of year, many want to give back to those in need, but it can be hard to know how to make the biggest impact. Financial professional John Vandergriff from Blue Ridge Wealth Planners shares strategies that not only benefit charities but also maximize your financial contribution.

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