LIVE: Chattanooga Public Library hosts People's Town Hall event

Published Feb. 24 2017

Emmett Gienapp reports from a People's Town Hall event today at the Chattanooga Public Library.

White House bars major news outlets from media gaggle

Published Feb. 24 2017

News organizations including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN and Politico were blocked from joining a White...

Tennessee Democrats back Perez for DNC chair

Published Feb. 24 2017

Former U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez is the unanimous choice of all five Tennessee members of the Democratic National...


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Fewer Chattanooga residents are registered to vote this year

Published Feb. 24 2017

Early voting numbers for the Chattanooga city election are tracking closely to 2013 numbers, but they have a ways to...

Haslam says he expects Corker to run for third Senate term

Published Feb. 24 2017

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam said Thursday he fully expects U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., to seek a third term in...

UPDATE: Walker County school board member resigns because of medical issues

Published Feb. 23 2017

A member of the Walker County board of education stepped down last week, said Superintendent Damon Raines.

Senate advances bill to require vertical licenses for minors

Published Feb. 23 2017

Drivers under the age of 21 would be issued driver's licenses printed in a vertical format under a bill advancing...

Lawmaker criticizes Tennessee tax breaks for wealthy 'fat cats'

Published Feb. 23 2017

Opponents' attempt to race ahead of Gov. Bill Haslam's proposed gas tax increase ran off the road in a House...

Sen. Bob Corker joins fight to end sex trafficking [video]

Published Feb. 23 2017

END IT has declared today as 'Shine a Light on Slavery Day,' and it has used its social media platform...

Trump administration lifts transgender bathroom guidance

Published Feb. 22 2017

The Trump administration will revoke federal guidelines that tell public schools to let transgender students use bathrooms and locker rooms...

Poll shows drop in Trump's approval rating in Tennessee

Published Feb. 22 2017

An MTSU poll found mixed approval of Republican Donald Trump's job performance.

Road funding bills left in limbo after subcommittee meeting ends abruptly

Published Feb. 22 2017

Various proposals to fund Tennessee roads were left in limbo for a week by the House Transportation Subcommittee this afternoon...


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Federal appeals court upholds Maryland assault rifle ban

Published Feb. 22 2017

A federal appeals court upheld Maryland's ban on assault rifles, concluding that the powerful military-style guns outlawed by the measure...

Survey says 33 percent of voters undecided on Haslam's gas tax plan

Published Feb. 22 2017

More Tennesseans back Gov. Bill Haslam's plan to raise fuel taxes for roads than oppose it but an estimated one...

Joe Carr won't rule out bid for Tennessee governor

Published Feb. 22 2017

Former state Rep. Joe Carr, who lost Republican primary challenges for congressional seats in the last two election cycles, is...

Millions targeted for possible deportation under Trump rules

Published Feb. 22 2017

Millions of people living in the United States illegally could be targeted for deportation -- including people simply arrested for...

Hamilton County commissioner texts board member demanding he support construction of new school

Published Feb. 22 2017

Before the Hamilton County school board voted last week to prioritize new school construction, County Commissioner Tim Boyd texted a...

Chattanooga City Council approves tax break for Highway 58 apartments

Published Feb. 22 2017

The Chattanooga City Council has given the green light to a 15-year tax break for the Flats at Fifty-Eight, a...

Place your bets: Tennessee House panel takes on Haslam gas tax bill, competing measure today

Published Feb. 22 2017

Gov. Bill Haslam's gas tax increase plan to pay for Tennessee's next generation of road projects comes up today in...

Same-sex couples say Tennessee bills are aimed at them

Published Feb. 22 2017

If you're a man living in Tennessee, state law says you can claim paternity by performing what reads like a...

UT president pushes inclusion while acknowledging 'tension'

Published Feb. 22 2017

University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro lauded his school's commitment to diversity on Tuesday while acknowledging "some tension" as UT...


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Georgia bills seek to increase penalties for crimes against officers

Published Feb. 22 2017

Some Georgia lawmakers are proposing harsher penalties for crimes committed against police officers, firefighters and other public servants. The proposals...

Trump denounces anti-Semitism in newly forceful condemnation

Published Feb. 21 2017

President Donald Trump on Tuesday condemned recent threats against Jewish community centers in the U.S. as 'painful reminders' of lingering...