Lawsuit seeks to overturn Alabama's felon voting rights ban

Published Sep. 26 2016

Alabama's policy of stripping convicted felons' of their right to vote is unconstitutional and steeped in a history of racial...

Georgia offers changes to voter name checks targeted by suit

Published Sep. 26 2016

Georgia's top election official says he has changed a policy that a recent lawsuit said prevented tens of thousands of...

Muhammad who? Tennessee plan could mean fewer lessons about Islam

Published Sep. 26 2016

Seventh-grade students in Tennessee would no longer spend as much time learning about the history of Islam by 2019 under...

Jeremy Durham kicked out of Tennessee game for fighting a Florida fan

Published Sep. 26 2016

Former Republican state Rep. Jeremy Durham, who earlier this month became the first lawmaker expelled from the Tennessee General Assembly...

Mayor Berke backs Khristy Wilkinson in Senate challenge to GOP's Gardenhire

Published Sep. 25 2016

NASHVILLE — Khristy Wilkinson, the Democratic nominee in the state Senate District 10 contest, says Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke is...

Haslam traveling to Chattanooga to receive annual flu shot

Published Sep. 23 2016

Gov. Bill Haslam and Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner are traveling to Chattanooga to get their annual flu vaccinations and...

Volkswagen supplier gets $611,652 job-training grant

Published Sep. 23 2016

Tennessee officials this week approved a $611,652 job-training grant for a Volkswagen supplier as the firm hires nearly 200 new...

Carter weighs bid to replace McCormick as Tennessee House majority leader

Published Sep. 22 2016

State Rep. Mike Carter, R-Ooltewah, is telling supporters he considering whether to seek the powerful Tennessee House majority leader position...

Alexander: TBI to get $450,000 fed grant to help fight Tennessee's meth 'epidemic'

Published Sep. 22 2016

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation will get nearly $450,000 in federal funds to help combat the state's 'methamphetamine epidemic.'

Race to succeed McCormick as TN House GOP leader could get crowded

Published Sep. 22 2016

The race among Republicans to succeed Tennessee House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick, R-Chattanooga, could get pretty crowded.

Tennessee House majority leader says 'timing was right' to step down

Published Sep. 21 2016

Tennessee House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick said he had thought about not seeking re-election to the chamber's No. 2 post...

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley's nonprofit raises less than $100,000 last year

Published Sep. 20 2016

Tax records show a nonprofit formed to promote Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley's political agenda raised and spent less than $100,000...


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Gov. Haslam: Tennessee 'historically' hasn't spent enough on education

Published Sep. 20 2016

Tennessee historically has not spent enough on education, but officials are working to change that, according to Gov. Bill Haslam.

Cleveland State clears first major hurdle in nearly $50 million campus upgrade

Published Sep. 20 2016

Cleveland State Community College cleared its first major hurdle in pursuing a $48.75 million campus upgrade, the largest since the...

McCormick's exit as Tennessee House majority leader expected to spur GOP power struggle

Published Sep. 20 2016

Six years near the top of the heap is long enough, said Tennessee House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick of Chattanooga,...

Alexander, Corker have 51 percent approval ratings, poll finds

Published Sep. 20 2016

NASHVILLE — Tennessee U.S. Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker both have 51 percent approval ratings among their constituents, according...

Tennessee lawmakers not required to report foreign travel

Published Sep. 20 2016

Six Tennessee state lawmakers who received an expense-paid trip to Europe did not have to report it under state campaign...

Memphis, Nashville to vote on marijuana-related ordinances

Published Sep. 19 2016

Political leaders in Tennessee's two largest cities are taking steps toward marijuana decriminalization with ordinances that would allow police to...

McCormick won't seek re-election as Tennessee House majority leader

Published Sep. 19 2016

Tennessee House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick, R-Chattanooga, announced this evening that he will not seek reelection to the chamber's second...

Tennessee politicians got $1.6 million from opioid industry in 10 years

Published Sep. 18 2016

Tennessee politicians received more than $1.6 million in campaign contributions over the past decade from pharmaceutical companies and other members...

Gov. Haslam declares state of emergency to ensure fuel supply after Colonial Pipeline leak

Published Sep. 16 2016

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam declared a state of emergency to ensure uninterrupted fuel supply in the state after the Colonial...

Tennessee lawmakers begin talks on whether uniform system is needed for short-term rentals

Published Sep. 16 2016

While cities like Chattanooga and Nashville wrestle with how their communities should best regulate short-stay, internet-facilitated home and room rentals,...

Despite grumbling, Tennessee lawmakers bow to feds and repeal problematic DUI law

Published Sep. 15 2016

Tennessee lawmakers on Wednesday repealed a DUI law they enacted this spring because it threatened to jeopardize some $60 million...