Knoxville

Organization hosts first-ever golf tournament for human trafficking awareness in Knoxville
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Organization hosts first-ever golf tournament for human trafficking awareness in Knoxville

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — An organization is hosting a golf tournament in Knoxville to bring the community together. The goal is to share the vision of ending human trafficking. The Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking has announced hosting the first-ever golf tournament in West Knoxville. 100 Men Strong are leading the initiative to provide tools…

The Log Book: St. Christopher benefit concert going live – FreightWaves
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The Log Book: St. Christopher benefit concert going live – FreightWaves

The Log Book is a weekly rundown of human-interest stories related to the transportation industry. This week: St. Christopher brings its benefit concert to a live audience; Lytx awards its customers’ drivers and coaches for top safety records; and XPO Logistics pledges another year of trafficking awareness training for employees. St. Christopher benefit concert back…

How traffickers are targeting area kids – Oakridger
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How traffickers are targeting area kids – Oakridger

Vulnerable children in East Tennessee are being targeted by traffickers seeking to get them to perform free labor or sex for profit, according to Lisa Bolton of the Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking (CCAHT). She spoke online recently to the Women’s Interfaith Dialogue of Oak Ridge. Offering various real-life scenarios during her online presentation, Bolton…

Local group using coffee to bring awareness to human trafficking – WEEK 25
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Local group using coffee to bring awareness to human trafficking – WEEK 25

PEORIA (25 News Now) – Human trafficking might call to mind images of shady, far-off alleys with seedy masterminds taking advantage of innocent people until the leading action hero comes in to save the day. The reality is often far less dramatic and far more common. The Center for Prevention of Abuse is partnering with…

Offering kids to help support drug habit most common human trafficking scenario in region …
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Offering kids to help support drug habit most common human trafficking scenario in region …

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Human trafficking in Northeast Tennessee doesn’t look like what people might expect from popular media accounts — and the reality might be harder to stomach than the TV version. “In the work that we do that a lot of times substance abuse is the root of the ‘why,’” said Gabi…

TN legislature adopts new laws to go into effect Jan. 1
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TN legislature adopts new laws to go into effect Jan. 1

Published 1:41 pm Monday, December 26, 2022 STAFF REPORT A collection of bills sponsored by Senate Republicans will become effective on Jan. 1. This includes key legislation that provides tax relief to farmers. Senate Bill 0905/House Bill 1405 exempts farmers from sales tax on items and services used for agriculture production including building materials, repair…

New laws set to go into effect January 1
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New laws set to go into effect January 1

New laws set to go into effect January 1 Published 4:22 pm Wednesday, December 21, 2022 NASHVILLE — A collection of bills sponsored by Senate Republicans will become effective on January 1, 2023. This includes key legislation that provides tax relief to farmers. The law exempts farmers from sales tax on items and services used…

New State Laws Take Effect Jan. 1
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New State Laws Take Effect Jan. 1

A collection of bills sponsored by Senate Republicans will become effective on Jan. 1, 2023. This includes key legislation that provides tax relief to farmers. The law exempts farmers from sales tax on items and services used for agriculture production, including building materials, repair services, and labor, among other expenses used in agriculture production. The tax reduction…

Prison-Labor Bans Are About Unions More Than ‘Slavery’
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Prison-Labor Bans Are About Unions More Than ‘Slavery’

What I learned working in the correctional kitchen for 75 cents a day. I worked in York Correctional Institution’s kitchen for five years. I earned 75 cents a day for the first year, then got a raise to $1.75 a day. That job is the reason I’m alive. The work was menial, but it provided…

United Way and Regions Bank partner for Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking
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United Way and Regions Bank partner for Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – The United Way of Greater Knoxville and Knoxville area Regions Banks have teamed up to give back to children who may be dealing with difficult situations. Tuesday morning, staff from Regions donated hundreds of backpacks, pencils, paper, and more to United Way just ahead of the first day of school. “Today…