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Winter-like conditions will be possible for middle Tennessee this weekend.  A freeze warning is in effect for Friday and Saturday night.  Temperatures will drop to around the freezing mark in Nashville and upper 20s outside the metro area.  Saturday night will be even colder with temperatures dropping as low as the mid-20s outside the metro.  Breezy NW winds will add to the chill.  Bring plants and pets indoors for the weekend and make sure outdoor vegetation is protected as well.In addition to the cold, rain showers along the Cumberland Plateau will change over to light snow overnight. 

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Waste Watch: Obamacare Dollars Fund Nashville Pet Spay/Neuter Promotion -- Erika Kurre

Updated: Friday, June 13 2014, 11:09 PM CDT
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Nashville, TN - Our taxpayer dollars have gone to the dogs.
   
Thousands of dollars in the obamacare slush fund.. has helped pay for the promotion of spaying and neutering pets in Nashville.

The
US House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee reports part
of a 7.5 million dollar grant for the city of Nashville between 2010 and
2012 has been spent on dogs in North Nashville and Antioch.

The
Metro Health Department says it spent about $40,000 to hire someone with
the Communities Putting Prevention to Work grant to pass out flyers and
promote an already existing spay and neuter program. 

According
to the Energy and Commerce Committee, the CPPW program received
Prevention and Public Health fund money in 2010 as one of the top three
recipients of Obamacare fund money that year.

The Metro Health
Department says spaying and neutering pets is a long-term answer to an
overpopulation of stray dogs which could contribute to inactive
lifestyles in certain communities.

Metro Animal control picked up about 17,000 strays in 2012, taking down a barrier to exercise.

The
Energy and Commerce Committee reports millions of dollars from the
Obamacare slush fund have paid for other activities around the country
like massage therapy and zumba. Waste Watch: Obamacare Dollars Fund Nashville Pet Spay/Neuter Promotion -- Erika Kurre


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