Haslam names head of Children's Services as new chief of staff

Published Jun. 30 2015

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has named Jim Henry, current commissioner of the Department of Children's Services, as his new chief...

Ordinance to forbid city employees from harassing colleagues stalls

Published Jun. 30 2015

A proposed ordinance to bar city employees from harassing colleagues based on their sexual orientation or gender identity has been...

Chris Christie promises blunt campaign as he enters 2016 contest

Published Jun. 30 2015

A tough-talking New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie launched his 2016 campaign for president Tuesday with a promise to tell voters...

Insure Tennessee supporters renew push for Medicaid expansion

Published Jun. 30 2015

NASHVILLE -- Fresh off last week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that upheld one key provision of the federal Affordable Care...

Zach Wamp to lead Marco Rubio's Tennessee campaign

Published Jun. 30 2015

Presidential candidate and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has tapped former U.S. Rep. Zach Wamp to lead his campaigning efforts in...

How Tennessee ranks on list of most patriotic states

Published Jun. 29 2015

With a new WalletHub survey showing Tennessee ranks only 29th among states in terms of patriotism, Tennesseans may need to...

Justices uphold use of drug implicated in botched executions

Published Jun. 29 2015

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court has upheld the use of a controversial drug that has been implicated in several botched...

Tennessee veterans angry over loss of tax benefit

Published Jun. 29 2015

Veterans groups across Tennessee are fuming over changes to a property tax relief program for totally disabled veterans and elderly...

South Pittsburg preparing for free income tax assistance program

Published Jun. 29 2015

SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn. — South Pittsburg is preparing to bring the Internal Revenue Service's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program to...

Obama to visit Tennessee on Wednesday

Published Jun. 28 2015

According to The Tennessean, a White House official says the president plans to discuss how the nation can continue to...

So, say you're a gay couple and you want Gov. Haslam to perform your marriage ceremony ...

Published Jun. 28 2015

NASHVILLE — So, two guys with their newly-issued marriage license stroll into Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam's Capitol office suite in...

Last public meeting dates set on proposed 1-cent Jackson sales tax hike

Published Jun. 28 2015

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — With a vote looming in August, two more public meetings are set in the Jackson County, Ala.,...

UPDATED: Supreme Court overturns bans on gay marriage in all 50 states

Published Jun. 26 2015

The Supreme Court declared today that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States.

TN lawmakers drafting Pastor Protection Act in response to same-sex marriage ruling

Published Jun. 26 2015

NASHVILLE -- Today's U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage in Tennessee and across the country already has two socially...

First same-sex marriage licenses issued in Chattanooga after Supreme Court ruling as Tenn. AG sounds off

Published Jun. 26 2015

County clerks in Tennessee may now issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, according to the state's County Technical Assistance Service.

Former Sen. David Fowler blasts Supreme Court's same-sex ruling

Published Jun. 26 2015

NASHVILLE -- Today's U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage in Tennessee and across the country is coming under fire...

Tennessee officials praise, blast Supreme Court decision on subsidies

Published Jun. 26 2015

Darlene Ables was glued to the living room TV in her Soddy-Daisy home Thursday morning, nervously waiting to see what...

Confederate banner still flying high in Trenton, Ga.

Published Jun. 26 2015

TRENTON, Ga. — As controversies brew around them, the leaders of Trenton, Ga., believe their city will be spared complaints...

Discretionary money can't be spent on schools, Hamilton County attorney says

Published Jun. 26 2015

A day after Hamilton County commissioners defeated a budget veto and kept $900,000 in commission discretionary funds in the 2016...

Haslam: State will seek guidance if same-sex marriage ruled legal

Published Jun. 26 2015

Gov. Bill Haslam said Thursday that the state continues to talk to Tennessee's 95 county clerks, and state Attorney General...

County Commission's controversial discretionary funds can't be spent on schools, attorney says

Published Jun. 25 2015

A day after Hamilton County Commissioners defeated a budget veto to keep $900,000 in commission discretionary funds, they learned that...

'Surprised' Haslam has mixed feelings on top court's health care law ruling

Published Jun. 25 2015

NASHVILLE -- Republican Gov. Bill Haslam said today he's "surprised" and has mixed feelings over today's U.S. Supreme Court decision...

Supreme Court gives Obama second big health care win

Published Jun. 25 2015

NASHVILLE -- Tennessee Democrats hailed today's U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the national tax subsidies for 8.7 million people through...