The Tennessean (Reporter, Photographer)

With help from Ivanka, Sen. Bob Corker and President Trump are friends again

Published Feb. 23 2018

WASHINGTON — Ivanka Trump came to talk policy, not broker peace.

Olympic medalist hopes to make Nashville 'epicenter for figure skating' in U.S.

Published Feb. 23 2018

If you're of a certain age, Scott Hamilton is one of those transcendent sports heroes whose pinnacle performance is a...

Tennessee death row inmates sue over lethal injection drugs

Published Feb. 21 2018

Tennessee cannot execute death row inmates using a controversial three-drug mix because doing so would violate constitutional bans on cruel...


How Tennessee's leaders are taking on the opioid crisis

Published Feb. 20 2018

Gov. Bill Haslam's plan to address the opioid epidemic focuses on addiction prevention and rehabilitation for addicts — a combo...

Alexander, Corker back bill to strengthen federal background checks on gun buyers

Published Feb. 20 2018

Sens. Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander are among nearly three dozen co-sponsors of Senate legislation that would strengthen background checks...

New guidelines could mean less transparency for incentives used to lure firms to Tennessee

Published Feb. 15 2018

Thanks to a new accounting rule, local governments have to publicly report any property tax breaks they give to companies,...

Five things to watch in the Tennessee General Assembly this week

Published Feb. 12 2018

The business of winnowing down legislation could start to take shape in week six of the legislative session.

Infant became lifeless, until a Gallatin, Tenn., neighbor saved him

Published Feb. 12 2018

In theory, Gallatin mother Amy Calhoun was prepared.

Payments for Tennessee lawmaker expenses in 2017 were the most in five years, analysis shows

Published Jan. 30 2018

Tennessee lawmakers raked in more extra pay last year on top of their legislative salaries than in the last five...

Tennessee whiskey distillers focus on pollution controls as industry grows

Published Jan. 29 2018

As the whiskey industry continues to grow, Tennessee's two largest distilleries struggled to comply with water quality regulations last year.

Lawsuit filed against Maury County school board, Tad Cummins over teen's abuse and kidnapping

Published Jan. 23 2018

A teenage girl and her father have filed a lawsuit against the Maury County Board of Education and former Columbia,...

Medicaid expansion may be unlikely in Tennessee, even as backers seek compromise

Published Jan. 22 2018

Rep. Steve McDaniel looked out the window of his legislative office Tuesday morning after committee meetings and thought about why...


Same-sex marriage ban divides Middle Tennessee Episcopalians

Published Jan. 22 2018

The ban on same-sex weddings in the Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee is causing church members on all sides of the...

Madison, Tenn., man's body found in deer carcass dump, death investigation underway

Published Jan. 19 2018

A death investigation is underway after authorities say a Nashville-area man's body was found over the weekend in a deer...

President Donald Trump is expected to visit Nashville on Monday

Published Jan. 5 2018

President Donald Trump is expected to visit Nashville on Monday, a trip that will mark his second stop in the...

Sponsors of school voucher bills won't pursue issue in 2018 Tennessee legislative session

Published Dec. 29 2017

The leading supporters of school vouchers in the Tennessee General Assembly say they won't file any legislation on the issue...

Racism inspires Tennessee student immigrant to find voice

Published Dec. 27 2017

The day Monserrat Escobar Arteaga walked through the Boston airport, she changed.

Nashville pastor hopes God intervenes before Haitian congregants lose immigration status

Published Dec. 26 2017

Pastor Maromy Samuel does not want members of his East Nashville congregation to uproot their lives and leave the U.S.

Opioid epidemic's 'collateral damage': When a drug-free workplace doesn't exist

Published Dec. 26 2017

It is no longer difficult for Jones Plastic & Engineering Plant Manager Eric Hicks to notice when an employee develops...

Tennessee lawmakers to allow guns but prohibit 'hand-carried signs' in new building

Published Dec. 22 2017

Tennesseans will be allowed to bring their guns to the new home of the Legislature but must leave any hand-held...