Fleischmann announces bill to award Purple Hearts to shooting victims

Published Jul. 28 2015

The FBI hasn't declared the July 16 attacks on two Chattanooga military sites terrorism, but Congress is letting its opinion...

Bill Bennett, longtime property assessor, to retire next year

Published Jul. 28 2015

Hamilton County will have a new property assessor after next year.

Top Haslam campaign fundraiser to lead Tennessee State Museum building effort

Published Jul. 27 2015

NASHVILLE -- Gov. Bill Haslam's chief campaign fundraiser as well as a one-time top staffer to former-U.S. Sen. Bill Frist,...

New TN law allows citizens to rescue animals in distress

Published Jul. 27 2015

"It's so hot out," is a phrase groaned by many a Southerner during the summer, yet many fail to consider...

Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Gary Wade to retire

Published Jul. 24 2015

NASHVILLE -- Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Gary Wade announced Friday he will retire Sept. 8, a move that gives Gov....

Kerry says better Iran deal a fantasy while Corker claims we've been fleeced

Published Jul. 24 2015

WASHINGTON -- Countering Republican criticism, Secretary of State John Kerry declared Thursday it is "fantasy plain and simple" to claim...

Tennessee ramps up handgun permitting for Guard, but can they bring firearms to work?

Published Jul. 24 2015

NASHVILLE -- While the state's handgun-carry permitting process is being accelerated for Tennessee National Guard members following last week's slaying...

Faced with hearing, Tennessee Planned Parenthood says it doesn't sell fetal tissue

Published Jul. 24 2015

NASHVILLE -- The chairmen of two House and Senate panels will hold a joint "fact-finding" hearing next month to examine...

Tennessee lawmakers to meet next month to assess the state's security status after Haslam directives

Published Jul. 23 2015

NASHVILLE -- Tennessee lawmakers plan to hold hearings next month to "assess the state's security status" and review directives taken...

Three more names sent to Haslam as candidates for Hamilton County judgeship

Published Jul. 23 2015

The Governor's Council for Judicial Appointments is sending another slate of three names to Gov. Bill Haslam as candidates to...

State lawmakers to hold fact-finding hearing on Tennessee Planned Parenthood fetus practices

Published Jul. 23 2015

NASHVILLE -- Chairmen of two House and Senate panels announced today they will hold a "fact-finding meeting" on Aug. 19...

Tennessee moves recruiters to National Guard armories

Published Jul. 22 2015

Tennessee National Guard recruitment centers have been relocated to Guard armories, state officials announced today as Gov. Bill Haslam outlined...

Chattanooga nondiscrimination ordinance clears final hurdle and challenge

Published Jul. 22 2015

Before a full room, and a row of people holding signs that said "protect our privacy" and "political correctness gone...

DesJarlais: Bill arming military personnel needed because Pentagon directive falls short

Published Jul. 21 2015

NASHVILLE -- U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn., says his bill overturning a 1992 Department of Defense directive barring most service...

Two area legislators issue call for action on slaying of five military members in city

Published Jul. 21 2015

The shooting that killed five U.S. military members at an Amnicola Highway reserve center Thursday was "an act of terrorism,"...

Fleischmann 'disappointed' because White House hasn't lowered U.S. flag

Published Jul. 21 2015

State and federal flags remain lowered across Tennessee to honor the servicemen who died Thursday during shootings at two military...

DesJarlais, Cohen co-introduce bipartisan 'Enhancing Safety at Military Installations Act''; other TN congressmen sign on

Published Jul. 20 2015

NASHVILLE -- U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn., has gathered bipartisan support for his bill allowing U.S. military personnel with firearms...

Tennessee representative calls gunman Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez a 'jihadi'

Published Jul. 20 2015

NASHVILLE -- Saying "enough is enough," a Tennessee lawmaker long critical of Islam is calling gunman Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez, whose...

Gov. Bill Haslam orders Tennessee officials to provide more protections for state National Guard following Chattanooga shooting

Published Jul. 20 2015

NASHVILLE -- Gov. Bill Haslam on Sunday ordered a review of security policies at Tennessee National Guard recruiting stations and...

House Speaker Beth Harwell's plan for fixing Tennessee roads differs from Gov. Bill Haslam's

Published Jul. 20 2015

NASHVILLE -- As Republican Gov. Bill Haslam seeks to lay the groundwork for new transportation funding, one of his...

Tennessee pauses as other states quickly arm Guardsmen in wake of Chattanooga attacks

Published Jul. 18 2015

While governors in four states have now ordered state National Guardsman to be armed or recruitment personnel located to more...

Idaho city plans signs saying it is not a gun-free zone

Published Jul. 18 2015

People arriving in a small Idaho city may soon be greeted by the message that it is not a gun-free...

Trump says of McCain: I like people who weren't captured.

Published Jul. 18 2015

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump criticized Arizona Sen. John McCain's military record Saturday, saying he was a war hero because...