The Tennessean (Reporter, Photographer)

As Republicans in Congress finalize a tax plan, here's how it could impact you in Tennessee

Published Dec. 12 2017

Depending on which Tennessean you ask, the Republican tax bills passing through Congress could be a godsend for economic prosperity...

Tennessee task force turns eye toward improving TNReady

Published Dec. 12 2017

Tennessee is once again brainstorming how to improve its standardized test, a promise made by its education commissioner after a...

Reps. Diane Black, Marsha Blackburn encouraged by national dialogue on sexual misconduct

Published Dec. 11 2017

Rep. Diane Black has worked closely with many men during her six years in Congress, but she says she has...

Bed bugs discovered in Vanderbilt University dormitory

Published Dec. 6 2017

Multiple Vanderbilt University students have been relocated after bed bugs were found in at least one room of a campus...

John Lewis, civil rights leaders speak at site of Nashville sit-ins

Published Dec. 6 2017

Participants in the sit-ins that desegregated Nashville lunch counters in 1960 returned to the site of the protests Monday to...

Lawsuit filed in shooting death of 14-year-old boy in Tennessee

Published Dec. 6 2017

The family of a 14-year-old boy killed after he ran away from a foster home has filed a lawsuit against...

Mother uses pain of son's overdose death to wage war against addiction

Published Dec. 4 2017

Fifteen minutes after police told Jacqueline Perrine her son had died of a heroin overdose, the shaken woman walked toward...

Drug, alcohol abuse saps $2 billion from Tennessee annually

Published Dec. 4 2017

Substance abuse annually costs Tennessee more than $2 billion - more than half of which is attributed to lost income...

Sen. Bob Corker: 'I would be embarrassed' if Secretary of State Tillerson is forced out

Published Dec. 1 2017

Sen. Bob Corker dismissed reports Thursday that the White House is looking to replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and...

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visits Middle Tennessee school

Published Nov. 30 2017

The nation's top education official, Betsy DeVos, toured Rutherford County Schools' career and technical education programs Wednesday in her first...

Tax returns shed light on Tennessee's gubernatorial race

Published Nov. 28 2017

U.S. Rep. Diane Black and her husband had $78.6 million in taxable income from 2013 to 2016 while House Speaker...

Tennessee governor's race: A year out, voters say jobs, education, health care among their top concerns

Published Nov. 27 2017

John and Linda Adams keep an American flag hanging in their front yard.


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No top-tier Tennessee gubernatorial candidates support ending private prisons in state

Published Nov. 24 2017

None of Tennessee's top-tier gubernatorial candidates believe Tennessee should stop using private prisons.

Poll: Tennesseans disapprove of congressional tax plan

Published Nov. 24 2017

Tennesseans disapprove of the GOP-led congressional tax plan, fearing most benefits will flow to the wealthiest Americans, according to a...

Tennessee judge reprimanded reprimanded for vasectomy sentencing order

Published Nov. 22 2017

A Tennessee judge who agreed to shave time off inmates' sentences if they agreed to receive vasectomies or other forms...

Sexual harassment troubles mount in statehouses around the country

Published Nov. 22 2017

When Kirsten Anderson submitted a memo detailing her concerns about sexual harassment at the Iowa Capitol, she expected comments about...

Republican, Democratic lawmakers grill Tennessee officials, blast private prisons over scathing audit

Published Nov. 16 2017

In a rare procedural rebuke, state lawmakers delayed reauthorizing the Tennessee Department of Correction amid concerns highlighted in a recently...

Tennessee GOP Senate candidates on Roy Moore: It's up to Alabama voters

Published Nov. 16 2017

As top Republicans nationally call for Roy Moore to end his Alabama Senate run amid allegations of sexual misconduct, Tennessee's...

Bonnaroo nears deal to remain in Coffee County, Tenn., ease traffic

Published Nov. 14 2017

The Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival and Coffee County, Tenn., officials are nearing a deal to keep the festival in...

After Trump appointment, Jim Tracy resigns from Tennessee Senate, triggering special election

Published Nov. 7 2017

Tennessee state Sen. Jim Tracy, who was appointed over the weekend to a federal post by President Donald Trump, resigned...