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Chancellor Walter Evans on Thursday ruled that M. LaTroy Alexandria-Williams can be placed on the primary ballot in the Ninth District Congressional race against U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, according to Norma Lester, the senior Democrat on the Shelby County Election Commission. Alexandria-Williams obtained an injunction in April after he was notified that...
By KEN THOMAS and DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Diving into the midterm elections, President Donald Trump is seeking to build a stable of Republicans who will help promote his agenda and serve as a check on Democrats aiming to win majorities in Congress. Trump is traveling to Nashville, Tennessee,...
By JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced Monday he will let a push against sanctuary cities to become law without his signature after complaining that it has stirred up irrational fear on both sides. Tennessee has no sanctuary cities and state law prohibits them,...
At Last! Lane College will dedicate a statue to its founder during the 2018 Commencement weekend, April 27 at 6 p.m. Bishop Isaac Lane of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church founded Lane in 1882. This is the first statue to be placed on the campus in Jackson, Tenn. The Rev. Dr....
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By SHEILA BURKE and JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The man who snatched an AR-15 rifle away from a gunman at a Nashville restaurant told Tennessee lawmakers Tuesday he faced "the true test of a man," drawing a standing ovation during his brief address. As the House hailed him...
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By SHEILA BURKE, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The man who snatched an AR-15 rifle from a gunman at a busy Tennessee restaurant says his was a "selfish" act of self-preservation and he doesn't consider himself a hero. Never mind that he is being credited with saving several other lives. "When...
The city of Memphis had not asked for and did not expect to get any state funding to help finance the bicentennial celebration next year, according to a spokesperson for the city. The Republican-dominated House voted Tuesday to punish Memphis for removing Confederate monuments from its parks by taking $250,000...
Candice McQueen adamantly told state lawmakers Wednesday that she will not step down as Tennessee’s education commissioner over the state’s bungling of standardized tests for a third straight year. One day after House Democrats called for the embattled leader to resign, McQueen reported that students were testing successfully online on...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apHKnrHmPos&list=PLQ_gBtRVsqRi2RtnPwKfLhi-2dFYZpIXp By SHEILA BURKE, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Republican-dominated House in Tennessee voted Tuesday to punish the city of Memphis for removing Confederate monuments by taking $250,000 away from the city that would have been used for a bicentennial celebration next year. The retaliation came in the form of passage...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Another effort to expand the Tennessee's Medicaid program has failed after the state's Republican-dominated House refused to support an amendment on a bill on insurance coverage for certain cancer patients. The failed amendment was brought by House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh, a Democrat from Ripley who...
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