Voucher bill fails to move forward in Senate

Published Mar. 23 2017

A voucher bill that would let parents spend taxpayer money on private schools has failed to get enough votes to...

Bill would let students in U.S. illegally pay in-state tuition

Published Mar. 23 2017

A bill that would let immigrant students who are in the country illegally pay in-state college tuition advanced in the...

Doctors who treated Woodmore students help move bus seat belt bill through House panel

Published Mar. 23 2017

NASHVILLE — A bill requiring all Tennessee school buses be equipped with safety restraint systems by mid-2023 cleared its first...


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Big GOP donors spending millions to stop Trump health care bill

Published Mar. 22 2017

The conservative Koch network is promising to spend millions of dollars to defeat the health care overhaul backed by President...

Gubernatorial candidate Randy Boyd's tour raises questions about campaigning at public sites

Published Mar. 22 2017

For Republican gubernatorial candidate Randy Boyd, it made perfect sense to make two stops at community and technical colleges during...

Chattanooga Councilman-elect Anthony Byrd leaves Hamilton County courthouse job

Published Mar. 22 2017

Anthony Byrd is leaving a 22-year career in the Hamilton County Criminal Court Clerk's Office so he can serve on...

Trump feels 'somewhat' vindicated after Nunes intelligence briefing

Published Mar. 22 2017

Communications of Donald Trump's transition officials — possibly including the incoming president himself — may have been scooped up in...

5 dead in vehicle, knife attack at British Parliament

Published Mar. 22 2017

A knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage at the heart of Britain's seat of power Wednesday, plowing a car...

Tennessee transgender bathroom bill fails in Senate panel

Published Mar. 22 2017

A bill to require students at public schools and colleges in Tennessee to use restrooms and locker rooms matching the...

Mandatory school bus seat belt bill clears Tennessee House panel

Published Mar. 22 2017

A state House panel today voted to send a bill requiring Tennessee school buses be equipped with safety belts by...

Cleveland, Tenn., attorney censured by state supreme court

Published Mar. 22 2017

Cleveland, Tenn., attorney John O. Fortuno was publicly censured Tuesday by order of the Tennessee Supreme Court.

High school rape gets drawn into immigration debate

Published Mar. 22 2017

The raping of a 14-year-old girl in a Maryland high school bathroom became part of a national debate on immigration.

Trump to GOP: Pass health care bill or seal your fate

Published Mar. 22 2017

Time for talk running out, President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned wavering House Republicans that their jobs were on the...

Gov. Haslam gas tax bill plows through Tennessee House panel's traffic jam

Published Mar. 22 2017

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's plan to recharge Tennessee transportation spending with the state's first gas tax increase in 28 years...

Chattanooga to put reappraisal bill to rest for 2017

Published Mar. 22 2017

With a little more paperwork, Chattanooga will be off the hook for a proposed $557,000 appraisal bill for 2017.

President Trump's budget threatens Tennessee's college work

Published Mar. 22 2017

Tennessee has spent years and millions of dollars trying to pull more people into college, but President Donald Trump's proposed...

Tennessee bill sponsor: Medical marijuana dead this session

Published Mar. 22 2017

A Tennessee lawmaker says his bill that would legalize medical marijuana is dead for this year's legislative session.

Rossville voters agree to expanding sales of alcohol

Published Mar. 21 2017

Residents and visitors to Rossville soon will be able to order a margarita or cocktail with their meals and buy...

School voucher bill targeting Shelby County spurs debate in Tennessee House panel

Published Mar. 21 2017

A school voucher bill that targets Shelby County only moved through its first major House panel Tuesday amid testy debate...

Tennessee House panel approves Haslam's transportation funding bill

Published Mar. 21 2017

After two weeks of delay and open confrontation, a key Tennessee House panel this afternoon approved an amended version of...

Tennessee teen denied entry to United States after trip to Mecca

Published Mar. 21 2017

The Transportation Security Administration says that a 17-year-old Tennessee girl was denied a flight back to the United States because...

Arkansas plans 8 executions over a 10-day period

Published Mar. 21 2017

After nearly a dozen years without an execution, Arkansas is racing to put eight men to death next month over...

School vouchers for Memphis students get green light from Tennessee House committee

Published Mar. 21 2017

Opponents fear vouchers will take money from public schools. Supporters say vouchers give parents choices when they are locked into...