Tennessee Gov. Haslam calls Obama's transgender directive 'heavy handed'

Published May. 16 2016

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam on Monday denounced as 'heavy handed' President Barack Obama's directive that public schools must allow transgender...

Officials approve pre-planning for UTC football training facility

Published May. 15 2016

State officials have given UTC the go-ahead to begin pre-planning an $18.5 million football/athletic training facility.

Alexander tells Obama officials to keep nose out of transgender bathroom issue

Published May. 13 2016

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., today criticized the Obama administration's decision to issue guidance to the nation's public schools that...


Ron Ramsey, key figure in Tennessee GOP boom, takes victory lap before retirement

Published May. 13 2016

Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey, a driving force in the Republican boom in Tennessee, is taking a final victory lap before...

Speakers of Tennessee House and Senate expect no more vetoes

Published May. 12 2016

The speakers of the Tennessee House and Senate say they don't expect any more vetoes from fellow Republican Gov. Bill...

TN Republican leaders don't expect Gov. Haslam to veto trio of controversial measures

Published May. 12 2016

Tennessee's Republican House and Senate speakers say they don't anticipate Gov. Bill Haslam vetoing a trio of controversial measures that...

No sign of new LGBT counseling law backlash in Chattanooga as Nashville faces blowback

Published May. 12 2016

While Nashville has now seen a second group cancel its planned national convention next year over Tennessee's new law letting...

Another organization cancels Tennessee convention over state's therapist law

Published May. 11 2016

A second organization has canceled a convention scheduled for Nashville next year because of a new law in Tennessee opposed...

Tennessee officials find clever way to save money on Highway Patrol's black-and-cream cruisers

Published May. 11 2016

State officials figure they can save nearly $300,000 a year on Tennessee's distinctive black-and-cream colored Highway Patrol vehicles.

Tennessee experiences backlash from new LGBT counseling law

Published May. 11 2016

Tennessee is beginning to experience a backlash over its controversial new law allowing mental health counselors and therapists to turn...

Counseling association cancels Tennessee convention

Published May. 10 2016

The American Counseling Association announced Tuesday that it is canceling plans to hold a conference in Nashville next year to...

Alabama drag queen is suspended chief justice's nightmare

Published May. 10 2016

Wearing big hair, loads of makeup and high heels, small-town drag queen Ambrosia Starling is the new worst nightmare of...

Philadelphia mayor orders TN travel ban in wake of state's new LGBT counseling law

Published May. 10 2016

Tennessee's controversial new law allowing mental health counselors to turn away LGBT clients has prompted Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney to...

Common themes in current, past cases against Alabama justice

Published May. 9 2016

Common threads link the current effort to remove Roy Moore as Alabama's chief justice with the case that resulted in...

Georgia's top court says suit over guns at Atlanta garden can proceed

Published May. 9 2016

Georgia's highest court ruled Monday that a lawsuit filed by a gun rights group over access to the Atlanta...

North Carolina governor's administration suing federal government over LGBT rights law

Published May. 9 2016

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory's administration sued the federal government Monday in a fight for a state law that limits...

Gov. Bill Haslam's brother who owns Cleveland Browns to be deposed in Pilot Flying J case

Published May. 8 2016

Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam has agreed to be deposed under specific conditions in civil lawsuits against the truck-stop chain...

5 Tenn. health centers getting $4 million in federal funds

Published May. 5 2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Federal officials say five health centers in Tennessee are receiving more than $4.2 million to help...

Justice Department: N. Carolina transgender bathroom law violates Civil Rights Act

Published May. 4 2016

A North Carolina law limiting protections to LGBT people violates federal civil rights protections and can't be enforced, The U.S....

Georgia governor vetoes 'campus-carry' concealed gun bill

Published May. 3 2016

Georgia's Republican governor vetoed a bill Tuesday allowing concealed handguns on college campuses, rejecting the proposal that a legislature controlled...

Georgia governor signs bill changing standardized testing measures

Published May. 3 2016

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed a bill into law on Tuesday that will bring a wide range of changes to...

Deal signs legislation adding two members to Georgia's Supreme Court

Published May. 3 2016

Georgia's Supreme Court will expand by two members, both appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal.

Lawsuit: Salon shampoo license requirement doesn't wash

Published May. 3 2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When in the course of human events someone wants to give a shampoo at a salon,...