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2 Tenn. officials fired after lethal injection errors noted

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Department of Correction has fired its longtime top attorney and another employee following a scathing independent report on failures within the state’s lethal injection system. Debbie Inglis, deputy commissioner and general counsel, and Kelly Young, the inspector general, received notices of “expiration...

Abortion, roads, trans youth top Tennessee lawmaking session

NASHVILLE (AP) — As Tennessee lawmakers head into an annual legislative session on Tuesday, some fights are already underway — over whether the state’s strict abortion ban needs exceptions, if express toll lanes and electric vehicle fee hikes can help solve roadwork needs, and...

Gov. Lee grants clemency to 16 people

NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Lee on Thursday granted clemency to 16 people, including two inmates who will be eligible for parole. In the Republican’s second round of clemency actions since taking office in 2019, Lee approved 13 pardons and three commutations, including the elimination...

Judges: Tennessee public housing leases can’t ban guns

NASHVILLE (AP) — Public housing agencies in Tennessee can no longer include provisions in their leases that bar tenants from having guns in their homes, a state appeals panel has ruled. A three-judge panel of the Tennessee Court of Appeals made the unanimous decision Thursday,...

GOP-led Tennessee ballot proposal to test labor interest

NASHVILLE (AP) – As unions see new hope from organizing U.S. businesses ranging from Starbucks storefronts to an Amazon warehouse, Republican-led Tennessee will officially take its voters’ temperature on an organized labor issue in November. Lawmakers have offered up a ballot amendment that asks voters...

GOP positions to grab left-leaning Nashville in US House map

NASHVILLE (AP) — Black college students once marched downtown from the north Nashville neighborhood where Aaron Marble preaches, sitting at whites-only lunch counters to fight for civil rights. Soon, his historically Black community will fold into a mostly rural, white 14-county territory, and he’ll...