Council's lawmaker members provide unique avenue to state policy

Published May. 6 2015

NASHVILLE -- The big law firm's conference room was decorated with red balloons forming the number "28," the new tally...

Gov. Deal signs bills cracking down on child sex trafficking

Published May. 6 2015

ATLANTA -- Gov. Nathan Deal signed two measures Tuesday aimed at cracking down on the sexual exploitation of children by...

City Council unanimously approves tax break for Maclellan building

Published May. 5 2015

The Chattanooga City Council unanimously voted to approve a 14 year tax break for the historic downtown Maclellan Building renovations.

Senate adopts Republican budget calling for repeal of Obamacare, $5 trillion in savings

Published May. 5 2015

The U.S. Senate has adopted a Republican budget calling for repealing Obama's new health care law, cutting $5 trillion over...

New law allows for home alcohol delivery in Tennessee

Published May. 5 2015

The business of home delivery in Tennessee is expanding into an untapped market: liquor.

How Chuck Fleischmann overcomes the odds

Published May. 5 2015

Let the record show: only four left-handers since 1950 have played second base in Major League Baseball.

It's official: Mike Huckabee running for White House

Published May. 5 2015

HOPE, Ark. - Former Gov. Mike Huckabee has declared his candidacy for president in the hometown he shares with former...

Powerful national group spending big to sway Tennessee lawmakers

Published May. 5 2015

NASHVILLE -- Republican Rep. Kevin Brooks of Cleveland says all he did in January was ask fellow GOP lawmakers to...

Former tech executive Carly Fiorina enters presidential race

Published May. 4 2015

WASHINGTON - Former technology executive Carly Fiorina formally entered the 2016 presidential race on Monday, launching a Republican White House...

Ben Carson, famed neurosurgeon, running for president

Published May. 4 2015

WASHINGTON - Ben Carson, retired neurosurgeon turned conservative star, has confirmed that he will seek the Republican presidential nomination in...

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders: 'I am running for president'

Published Apr. 29 2015

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Bernie Sanders has made it official, telling The Associated Press in an interview that he's running for...

Haslam says he'll sign cannabis oil bill

Published Apr. 29 2015

Gov. Bill Haslam will sign into law a measure that allows limited usage of cannabis oil for medical reasons in...

Request for Maclellan Building tax freeze sparks City Council debate

Published Apr. 29 2015

A request for the City Council to approve a 14-year tax freeze for renovations to the Maclellan Building, one of...

TN doctor who had affair with patient gets worse punishment than Scott DesJarlais, who had sex with two

Published Apr. 28 2015

U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais got a slap on the wrist for a sexual relationship with two patients compared to the...

Mayor maps vision for Chattanooga's future in State of the City address

Published Apr. 28 2015

Women, cars and smoking-fast Internet access: Those were the foci of Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke's second annual State of the...

Cleveland to settle battle for Blythe Park

Published Apr. 28 2015

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- A modular building housing the Blythe Early Head Start program, located in Blythe Park since 2010, has...

Chattanooga-area lawmakers stood out at Capitol this year

Published Apr. 26 2015

NASHVILLE -- You just couldn't escape Chattanooga-area lawmakers and erupting local controversies in this year's session of the Tennessee General...

Gov. Haslam signs guns-in-parks bill to allow firearms into local parks, playgrounds, ballfields

Published Apr. 25 2015

NASHVILLE -- Republican Gov. Bill Haslam on Friday signed into law a bill that immediately overrides city and county bans...

Democrat calls Bill Haslam's signing of guns-in-parks bill 'absolute failure of leadership'

Published Apr. 24 2015

NASHVILLE -- Gov. Bill Haslam is drawing fire from Democratic lawmakers for signing into law a bill today that strips...

TN governor signs bill allowing guns in parks and playgrounds

Published Apr. 24 2015

NASHVILLE -- Despite reservations, Gov. Bill Haslam today signed into law legislation that strips city and county governments of their...

109th Tennessee General Assembly bows out for the season

Published Apr. 24 2015

NASHVILLE -- The 109th Tennessee General Assembly wrapped up its seasonal run with fewer rules for guns, more for abortion...

TN governor expects to make decision this week on guns-in-parks bill

Published Apr. 23 2015

NASHVILLE -- Gov. Bill Haslam says he will make a decision this week on whether he will sign or veto...

TN House, Senate can't agree on mechanism to reject judges

Published Apr. 23 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The state House and Senate have failed to agree on a method for rejecting the governor's nominations...