Thursday, January 21, 2021

Tennessee

Former Democratic state Rep. John DeBerry Jr. begins work today as a senior adviser to Gov. Bill Lee. Lee’s office made the announcement on Monday. DeBerry will be on the Republican governor’s executive leadership team and he will have an...
Giving a COVID-19 update, Gov. Bill Lee on Wednesday told The New Tri-State Defender and other members of the Tennessee Press Association that he has “a great deal of hope,” linking that optimism to an awaited vaccine. Tennessee is one...
by Jonathan Mattise -- NASHVILLE — U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander said Friday that President Donald Trump’s administration should aid President-elect Joe Biden in his transition, saying the Democrat has a “very good chance” of becoming the next president. “If there...
by Kimberlee Kruesi -- NASHVILLE — A federal judge will not block a nationwide eviction ban while Tennessee landlords pursue a legal challenge alleging the moratorium has infringed on their property rights and unfairly caused them financial harm. U.S. District Judge...
Although the annual retreat of the Shelby County delegation of state legislators was virtual this year, it hosted some of the state’s most powerful decision makers and influential elected officials. The two-day event convened four hours each day Monday (Nov....
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) will host a virtual open house with live Q&A and a public forum for comment on the safe removal and long-term storage of coal ash from the Allen Fossil Plant site. In April 2015, the...
NASHVILLE – Tennessee State University (TSU) and Meharry Medical College, two historically Black academic institutions in Nashville, have formed a new partnership focused on establishing a pipeline of African-American doctors and dentists to provide essential care to underserved communities. The...
A team that includes clergy, legal representatives, clinical mental health professionals and legislators are celebrating Pervis Payne’s temporary reprieve from execution, while working on dual fronts to see that Payne receives clemency and gets released from prison. Tennessee Gov. Bill...
NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee on Monday said he wasn’t ready to recognize Joe Biden as the president-elect, joining a growing list of Republican leaders who say they are waiting on the outcome of various vote recounts and...
by Travis Loller -- NASHVILLE – The first bill to be pre-filed for the upcoming legislative session in Tennessee seeks to give people with an intellectual disability, who have been sentenced to death, a chance to prove their disability...
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