Alabama files lawsuit against opioid manufacturer

Published Feb. 7 2018

Alabama filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the manufacturer of OxyContin and other opioids, becoming the latest state seeking to...

Girl Scouts lobby to relabel bridge named for segregationist

Published Feb. 7 2018

Hundreds of Girl Scouts from across Georgia gathered inside the state Capitol on Tuesday, offering cookies and smiles as they...

Tennessee legislators push bill to end vehicle-emissions testing in Hamilton, 5 other counties

Published Feb. 7 2018

Two local legislators want to end vehicle emissions testing in Hamilton County and five other Tennessee counties, arguing it's no...

Tennessee senator revising resolution to let General Assembly name state's attorneys general

Published Feb. 6 2018

A Republican senator said Monday he is revising his resolution that would change the Tennessee Constitution and put the General...

Nashville mayor's office: Taxpayer dollars not used to support affair

Published Feb. 6 2018

Nashville Mayor Megan Barry believes she and the former head of her security detail never attempted to use taxpayer dollars...

Georgia's top court overturns Catoosa County woman's murder conviction

Published Feb. 6 2018

The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday overturned a Catoosa County, Ga., woman's murder conviction.

Alabama lawmakers get subpoenas for their campaign finance records

Published Feb. 6 2018

Some Alabama legislators have received subpoenas for campaign finance records in what appears to be an attorney general's review of...

Report: Tennessee infrastructure needs hit $45 billion for next 5 years

Published Feb. 5 2018

Tennessee's annual estimate of costs for needed roads, schools, parks and other infrastructure is now $45 billion in the five...

Conservative seeking Tennessee House District 28 seat held by Rep. JoAnne Favors

Published Feb. 5 2018

Republican candidate Lemon C. Williams is pleased to announce that he is running for State Representative District 28.

Group backs firearm-safety bill exempting gun safe purchases from sales tax

Published Feb. 5 2018

A bipartisan group of Tennessee senators on Monday unveiled legislation that sponsors hope will encourage firearms owners to buy gun...

Trump to nominate Memphis attorney to federal utility board

Published Feb. 5 2018

President Donald Trump plans to nominate Memphis attorney John L. Ryder to serve on the Tennessee Valley Authority's board.

Chattanooga area liquor stores adjusting after more than a year of grocery store wine sales

Published Feb. 5 2018

Over the past 30 years, JD's Liquor store owner and manager Bill Kadourra has seen wine sales at his Broad...

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam cites 2012 civil service overhaul as his top success

Published Feb. 5 2018

Gov. Bill Haslam says he likely will be best remembered for his programs providing tuition-free community or technical college to...

Memphis GOP attorney John Ryder named to TVA board

Published Feb. 3 2018

Memphis attorney John L. Ryder, who has served as general counsel at the Republican National Committee for the past five...

Tennessee doctors say governor's anti-opioid plan 'unfair' to patients, needs changes

Published Feb. 2 2018

The state's largest doctors' organization said Friday the strict limits on opioid prescriptions in Gov. Bill Haslam's plan to fight...

Settlement reached in lawsuit over Georgia voting records

Published Feb. 2 2018

The state of Georgia has agreed to no longer put voters on the "inactive" list when they fail to confirm...

Haslam announces juvenile justice, college bills

Published Feb. 2 2018

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has introduced bills to introduce credit-hour requirements for scholarships at higher education institution.

Fleischmann, Black praise release of controversial House GOP memo charging FBI abuse in Trump campaign probe

Published Feb. 2 2018

Two Tennessee Republican congressmen Friday welcomed the release of a controversial report by fellow House Republicans.

Authorities investigate Nashville mayor's affair with ex-security chief

Published Feb. 2 2018

Tennessee authorities say they're investigating whether Nashville Mayor Megan Barry or others violated criminal laws in her affair with her...

Legislation aims to keep sexual predators out of Tennessee schools

Published Feb. 2 2018

In light of a report released earlier this year that found Tennessee lacks clear procedures and policies regarding educator sexual...

Tennessee Gov. Haslam urges newspapers to maintain traditional watchdog roles in elections

Published Feb. 1 2018

Gov. Bill Haslam told Tennessee newspaper publishers and editors Thursday he hopes they maintain their news coverage in a "really...


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Harwell amasses $5 million, seizing cash lead among Tennessee gubernatorial candidates

Published Feb. 1 2018

U.S. Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn., led in fundraising among Tennessee's seven Republican and Democratic gubernatorial candidates, but Republican state House...

Tennessee gubernatorial candidates agree on government transparency [video]

Published Feb. 1 2018

Tennessee gubernatorial candidates generally agreed at a Nashville forum on Thursday to promote greater openness in state government, but differences...