The Tennessean (Reporter, Photographer)

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...

Nashville exploring downtown Ferris wheel near Nissan Stadium

Published Mar. 22 2017

There's the famous London Eye, the Skyview in Atlanta, the Seattle Great Wheel and Chicago's Navy Pier.

Slip-up may have allowed Nashville murder suspect to leave jail

Published Mar. 21 2017

Nashville Criminal Court Clerk Howard Gentry says a paperwork mishap may be the reason a man charged with murder was...

Confusion, security cause long lines at Trump rally

Published Mar. 15 2017

Half an hour before President Donald Trump was set to speak at his Nashville rally at Municipal Auditorium, the second...

President Donald Trump has arrived in Nashville

Published Mar. 15 2017

Air Force One has touched down in Nashville, bringing President Donald Trump on Wednesday to Tennessee for his scheduled visit...

Trump arrives at The Hermitage for historic visit to Andrew Jackson's home [video]

Published Mar. 15 2017

President Donald Trump has arrived at The Hermitage, the historic home of President Andrew Jackson.

Tennessee business incentives fourth highest in nation, study finds

Published Mar. 15 2017

Tennessee taxpayers forgo $1.2 million each year to subsidize a single job through the state's largest business tax break program.

President Trump to speak in Nashville next week

Published Mar. 9 2017

President Donald Trump will be in Nashville on Wednesday to deliver a speech, three sources confirmed to The Tennessean.

Nashville council passes $14M water park incentive package

Published Mar. 8 2017

Ryman Hospitality will get an estimated $13.8 million in city incentives as part of the company's plans for a new...

Tennessee doesn't have drugs needed to carry out lethal injection [video]

Published Mar. 7 2017

The Tennessee prison system doesn't have the drug needed to carry out a lethal injection, and ongoing issues with accessibility...

Advocates keep a close eye as Tennessee lawmakers mull public records bills

Published Mar. 5 2017

At a recent panel discussion hosted by the Tennessee Press Association, Lt. Gov. Randy McNally and House Speaker Beth Harwell...

MTSU poll: Tennesseans want Obamacare repealed only after replacement plan is rolled out

Published Feb. 28 2017

Tennessee voters want Obamacare repealed, but only after Congress has rolled out a replacement plan, according to a wide-ranging new...


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Same-sex couples say Tennessee bills are aimed at them

Published Feb. 22 2017

If you're a man living in Tennessee, state law says you can claim paternity by performing what reads like a...

Mark Lovell violated legislative sexual harassment policy, state investigation finds

Published Feb. 17 2017

An investigation by a special Tennessee House committee determined former lawmaker Mark Lovell violated the legislature's new sexual harassment policy,...

'Bathroom bill' returns to Tennessee legislature

Published Feb. 9 2017

A controversial piece of legislation has returned to Tennessee's legislature that would force public school students to use the bathroom...

Jeremy Durham spent campaign funds on suits, sunglasses and spa products

Published Feb. 8 2017

Jeremy Durham had possibly as many as 500 individual violations of state campaign finance law, including spending more than $10,000...

Haslam makes broadband pitch to state Electric Cooperative Association

Published Feb. 1 2017

One day after Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam pitched lawmakers on the need for increased access to broadband internet service in...

Tennessee bill could require 'alien' on non-citizen ID cards

Published Feb. 1 2017

A Republican lawmaker introduced a bill Tuesday that would require the state Department of Safety to put 'alien' or 'non-U.S....

Tennessee state Sen. Mae Beavers takes on porn: It's a 'public health crisis'

Published Jan. 25 2017

A resolution filed in the state Senate on Tuesday aims to officially recognize pornography as a "public health crisis" and...

Trump administration places horse 'soring' ban on hold

Published Jan. 24 2017

A federal regulation finalized in the waning days of the Obama administration to end the abusive practice of horse soring...