Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Tri-State

For some, it was the dreaded arrival of a threatening sea change. Others likened it to deliverance from a menacing threat to life. Either way, the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the constitutional right to an abortion is...
Whitehaven residents recently gave state legislators an earful about “out-of-control gun violence and illegal trash dumping in their community. “We have so much gun violence ripping through Whitehaven every day,” community activist and “mayor of Whitehaven” Hazel Moore told legislators...
by Samantha West -- Tennessee’s second set of pandemic test scores improved across all subjects and grades, largely returning to pre-COVID levels.  But historically underserved student populations – including children with disabilities, those from low-income families, and students of color –...
The Tennessee Black Caucus of State Legislators kicks off its statewide tour this week, with the last of four stops scheduled in Memphis on June 16 as part of the Juneteenth Weekend. The tour begins Thursday (June 2) in Knoxville....
The latest U.S. school massacre has advocates of stronger gun restrictions criticizing Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee anew for signing a bill last year that allows most adults to carry a handgun without a permit. Hours after a gunman wearing body...
NASHVILLE – Tennessee’s highest court ruled Wednesday that Republican Gov. Bill Lee’s school voucher program does not violate the state’s constitution, clearing the biggest hurdle for a program that would let families use taxpayer dollars on private schools. The Tennessee...
NASHVILLE – "I'm now a Tiger!" Vice President Kamala Harris cheered as she received an honorary doctorate degree in humane letters from Tennessee State University after addressing nearly 600 undergraduates at the Spring 2022 commencement ceremony. Harris was hooded by TSU President...
NASHVILLE – After alleging that Tennessee’s top leaders were placing unfair scrutiny over a predominantly Black town’s finances, the small town of Mason announced Wednesday it had reached a deal halting the threat of a state takeover of its...
NASHVILLE — Tennessee lawmakers cut taxes, helped subsidize a new stadium for the Tennessee Titans, added a new level of scrutiny for school library content and imposed tougher restrictions on transgender athletes in a busy 2022 legislative session that...
Despite a chancellor’s refusal to stop the state’s takeover of Mason, Tennessee’s finances, negotiations between state and city officials to settle the matter are ongoing. “Of course, we were terribly disappointed in the ruling,” said Mason Vice Mayor Virginia Rivers....