Tennessee ranked among nation's least politically engaged states

Published Nov. 1 2016

Tennessee is down in the nation's basement when it comes to political engagement, according to a newly released data study...

Tennessee court gives former prostitute primary custody of her children

Published Nov. 1 2016

The Tennessee Court of Appeals awarded two children's custody to a former prostitute Monday, reversing a previous order by Hamilton...

Water war trial underway for disputed watershed in Southeast

Published Nov. 1 2016

Lawyers for Florida and Georgia clashed on Monday in a long-running dispute over water rights, with Florida blaming low river...

Iowa group spends big to help Khristy Wilkinson in TN Senate District 10 race

Published Oct. 31 2016

An independent group has plunked down $46,000 for a TV ad praising Democratic 10th Senate District candidate Khristy Wilkinson's support...

Tennessee early voting up by 18.36 percent over 2012

Published Oct. 31 2016

Tennessee early voting in the Nov. 8 election was up 18.36 percent during its first 10 days compared to 2012,...

Report: Analysis finds inconsistent process of investigating sexual harassment complaints

Published Oct. 30 2016

A newspaper's analysis of state government data shows an inconsistent process among Tennessee agencies of investigating sexual harassment complaints and...

Tennessee rejects calls to halt purge of inactive voters from registration rolls

Published Oct. 28 2016

Secretary of State Tre Hargett today rejected calls by the Tennessee League of Women Voters and New York law firm...

Gov. Haslam cites 'real concerns' about long-term future of national GOP

Published Oct. 28 2016

Gov. Bill Haslam said Thursday he has concerns about the long-term future of the Republican Party at the national level.

Todd Gardenhire takes swipe at Wilkinson's 'Detroit values' in Senate District 10 contest

Published Oct. 28 2016

State Sen. Todd Gardenhire extols his so-called Tennessee values as a Chattanooga native and a Christian in a political mailer...

Tennessee Gov. Haslam has 'real concerns' about long-term future of Republican Party

Published Oct. 27 2016

Gov. Bill Haslam said Thursday he has 'some real concerns about the long-term future of the Republican Party' nationally.

Tennessee students the fastest improving in the nation in science

Published Oct. 27 2016

Tennessee fourth and eighth grade students are the fastest improving in the nation when it comes to science, according to...

Tennessee League of Women Voters call for state to drop method of purging voters

Published Oct. 25 2016

Citing a recent federal court ruling impacting Ohio, the Tennessee League of Women Voters and a public interest law firm...

Tennessee early voting last week exceeded 2012 figures by nearly 100,000 people

Published Oct. 25 2016

During last week's first four days of early voting, the number of Tennesseans casting ballots in the Nov. 8 election...

State launches 'Operation Blackout' to keep sex offenders from children this Halloween season

Published Oct. 24 2016

The Tennessee Department of Correction is launching its annual 'Operation Blackout' to boost children's safety this Halloween by working to...

Former McCormick aide Culbreath joins Nashville public affairs, lobbying group

Published Oct. 24 2016

Daniel Culbreath, a former top aide to state House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick, R-Chattanooga, has joined the Stones River Group,...

Democrats launch attack website against Gardenhire, liken him to Trump

Published Oct. 23 2016

Calling state Sen. Todd Gardenhire one of Tennessee's worst state lawmakers, state Democrats have launched a new website that borrows...

Mike Carter announces bid for TN House Majority Leader post

Published Oct. 22 2016

State Rep. Mike Carter, R-Ooltewah, made it official: He's running for Tennessee House majority leader.

Carter announces bid for TN House Majority Leader post

Published Oct. 21 2016

State Rep. Mike Carter, R-Oolewah, made it official today: He's running for Tennessee House majority leader.

Corker, Haslam say Trump should accept election results

Published Oct. 21 2016

Tennessee's top three Republicans — Gov. Bill Haslam and U.S. Sens. Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander — say GOP presidential...

Some Tennessee county GOP parties condemning Haslam's call for Trump to step aside

Published Oct. 21 2016

NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam is under fire from at least two Tennessee county-level Republican parties and reportedly by at...

Haslam, Corker chide Trump over refusing to commit to accepting election results

Published Oct. 20 2016

Two top Tennessee Republicans, Gov. Bill Haslam and U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, are voicing alarm over GOP Donald Trump's refusal...


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Gardenhire touts support for teacher pay hikes in first state Senate campaign ad

Published Oct. 20 2016

Gardenhire, a Senate Education Committee vice chairman who faces Democrat Khristy Wilkinson of Chattanooga in his bid for a second...

Tennessee man banned from city hall is running for mayor

Published Oct. 19 2016

A Lebanon man is running for mayor despite being banned from City Hall by a court-ordered restraining order.