Gov. Haslam under fire for signing controversial counselors' bill into law

Published Apr. 29 2016

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam continued to take flak Thursday over his signing into law a controversial bill that allows Tennessee's...

TN Democratic Party chief says new therapist law is 'dangerous' for state

Published Apr. 28 2016

Tennessee Democratic Party Chair Mary Mancini today denounced as 'dangerous' a bill signed into law Wednesday by Republican Gov. Bill...

Alabama legislature passes medical marijuana oil bill

Published Apr. 28 2016

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama legislature on Wednesday voted to decriminalize medicinal marijuana oil possession.

Haslam signs controversial bill allowing therapists to reject LGBT clients

Published Apr. 27 2016

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today signed into law a controversial bill that allows therapists and counselors with "sincerely held principles"...

Sen. Corker offers praise for Trump's first major foreign policy speech

Published Apr. 27 2016

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker, R-Tenn., today offered praise for GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump's foreign policy address...

Tennessee cancels TNReady testing for grades 3-8, ends contract with test vendor

Published Apr. 27 2016

Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced today that TNReady testing for grades 3-8 will be suspended for the remainder...

Alabama city passes transgender bathroom ordinance

Published Apr. 27 2016

OXFORD, Ala. — People in an Alabama city who use public restrooms intended for a gender other than what is...

Ted Cruz taps Carly Fiorina to serve as running mate, sources say

Published Apr. 27 2016

Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz has tapped former technology executive Carly Fiorina to serve as his running mate.

Trump goes for 'presidential' policy tone in big speech

Published Apr. 27 2016

With the general election in his sights, Republican Donald Trump delivered a sober foreign policy address Wednesday aimed at easing...

Election roundup: Trump routs rivals in Northeast; Clinton carries four states

Published Apr. 27 2016

In a front-runner's rout, Republican Donald Trump roared to victory Tuesday in five contests across the Northeast and confidently declared...

Opponents air grievances about Tennessee governor's outsourcing plan [video]

Published Apr. 27 2016

Tennessee public university staffers and United Campus Workers union representatives on Tuesday aired grievances about the Haslam administration's efforts to...

Georgia governor OKs state funds for anti-abortion centers

Published Apr. 27 2016

Georgia can give state money to "pregnancy resource centers" that offer medical and other services to pregnant women while discouraging...


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Clinton advances toward Democratic presidential nomination with four Northeast wins

Published Apr. 26 2016

Hillary Clinton rolled to victory in four more states Tuesday, putting her 90 percent of the way toward clinching the...

Exit poll: Trump, Clinton draw support of broad coalitions

Published Apr. 26 2016

Donald Trump attracted a broad coalition of Republican voters as he won presidential primary elections in Connecticut, Maryland and Pennsylvania...

Trump pulls off clean sweep of 5 Northeast primaries

Published Apr. 26 2016

Donald Trump rolled up victories in five more states on Tuesday, amassing a Northeastern sweep that gives the Republican front-runner...

Trump, Clinton claim early victories in Northeast primaries

Published Apr. 26 2016

Republican Donald Trump swept to easy victories Tuesday in Connecticut, Maryland and Pennsylvania primaries, keeping the brash billionaire on his...

Alabama House vote could thwart effort to oust governor

Published Apr. 26 2016

Alabama lawmakers on Tuesday set up an impeachment process that likely halts the effort to oust Gov. Robert Bentley.

Immigrant students seek in-state tuition in Georgia

Published Apr. 26 2016

A group of young people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children and who have been granted temporary...

Tennessee Speaker Harwell's health care task force holds first meeting

Published Apr. 26 2016

Members of a health care task force assigned with proposing alternatives to Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's Insure Tennessee plan on...

Tennessee appeals judge's ruling on abortion amendment recount

Published Apr. 26 2016

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery served notice today that the state will appeal a U.S. District judge's ruling requiring a...

Anti-Trump pact unites his rivals on eve of five primaries

Published Apr. 26 2016

Declaring the Republican presidential contest at "a fork in the road," Ted Cruz and John Kasich defended their extraordinary new...


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Fate of four bills rests in Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam's hands

Published Apr. 26 2016

Tennessee Republican Gov. Bill Haslam is sitting in the proverbial catbird's seat when it comes to four potential veto targets...

Mayor commits $1 million for camera system to cut gang violence in Chattanooga

Published Apr. 26 2016

More security cameras overlooking Chattanooga streets are needed to combat violent crime, Mayor Andy Berke said in his third annual...