Saturday, July 31, 2021

Tri-State

Tennessee State Sen. Raumesh Akbari (D-Memphis) is the one to watch in Tennessee politics. At least, President Joe Biden thinks so. The 37-year-old Democrat made the cut in the prestigious ranks of the White House Fellows commission, the White House...
NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced Tuesday that the state will pour $52 million into building a complicated wastewater discharge pipeline into a sprawling site that has failed to land potential tenants due to a lack of infrastructure...
“Put simply, the reason I am here is to emphasize that the situation with the bridge may be a regional issue, but it is a national concern,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, who spent much of last Thursday...
Tennessee State University has entered into a a dual enrollment partnership that gives students in West and South Africa access to digital resources to develop their technology skills. The partnership with the African Methodist Episcopal Church will allow high school...
For months, Tennessee Republican lawmakers were hearing from dozens of parents concerned about how educators were trying to make their lessons more inclusive in response to the nation’s racial reckoning. One mom even reported that her 7-year-old daughter, who is...
Six members of the Tennessee Senate Democratic Caucus are urging Gov. Bill Lee to veto legislation they assert will diminish classroom discussions about race and the origins of racial disparity in America. In a letter forwarded on Monday (May 17),...
An inspection of the Interstate 55 bridge connecting Tennessee and Arkansas began Tuesday, a week after the span became the states’ primary Mississippi River crossing when a cracked steel beam prompted the indefinite closure of the nearby Interstate 40...
by Travis Loller -- NASHVILLE – A Tennessee death row inmate’s attorneys on Wednesday asked a court to declare that he cannot be executed because he is intellectually disabled. The petition was filed in Memphis Criminal Court one day after Gov....
by Kimberlee Kruesi --  NASHVILLE — Tennessee lawmakers on Wednesday adjourned for the year after spending their final moments slashing how long the unemployed can receive benefits, and banning certain concepts on race and racism from being taught in schools. The...
by Kimberlee Kruesi --  NASHVILLE – A Tennessee Republican falsely declared Tuesday that an 18th century policy designating a slave as three-fifths of a person was adopted for “the purpose of ending slavery,” commenting amid a debate over whether educators...