Monday, May 25, 2020

Tri-State

Gov. Bill Lee's decision not to extend his safer-at-home order beyond April 30 is drawing opposition from multiple quarters, including U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Memphis) and several Democratic Party state lawmakers. On Monday, the Republican governor said his mandatory safer-at-home...
The vast majority of businesses in 89 Tennessee counties are allowed to re-open May 1 as far as Gov. Bill Lee is concerned. He announced on Monday that his safer-at-home order expires on April 30. “Our Economic Recovery Group is...
by Travis Loller -- NASHVILLE — A federal judge Friday night ruled that Tennessee has to continue allowing abortions amid a temporary ban on nonessential medical procedures that’s aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19. U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman said...
Just in case you forget just how close West Memphis, Ark. is: Despite being separated by a river and a state line, it only takes about 15 minutes to get from West Memphis City Hall to Regional One Medical...
The Tennessee Department of Education and the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network (TSIN) have released a STE(A)M Resource Hub for educators and families to use with students during COVID-19 related school closures.  The STE(A)M Resource Hub includes three weekly challenges around design activities, critical thinking,...
NASHVILLE — Tennessee corrections officials are looking into whether to test all state inmates for the new coronavirus after positive tests have come back for staffers and inmates, a Department of Correction spokeswoman said Tuesday. On Friday, the department mass tested...
People who work for themselves – those who file 1099s at tax time instead of W-2s – breathed a sigh of relief when President Donald Trump signed a $2 trillion stimulus package that included expanded unemployment benefits that would...
by Jonathan Mattise — NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has signed several election law changes that lawmakers passed before they recessed due to the coronavirus, including one that scales back voter registration drive restrictions that a federal judge blocked...
by Angelica Owens --  Prospective graduates of the Rust College class of 2019-20 now know that graduation exercises set for April 26 are on hold, indefinitely. A campus update sent out Friday says the decision to delay graduation was in keeping...
Marketia Morrow is quietly terrified. As the Chief Nursing Officer at Alliance Healthcare System in my hometown of Holly Springs, Miss., she is in a combat zone – she can’t self-isolate. Can’t keep a six-foot distance. Can’t work from home....