Kansas hopes to resurrect proof-of-citizenship voting law

Published Mar. 19 2019

Kansas' solicitor general on Monday called on a federal appeals court to reinstate the state's law requiring people to provide...

Georgia Senate committee passes bill legalizing needle exchange

Published Mar. 19 2019

Programs that give drug users clean needles in exchange for used ones would become legal in Georgia, under a proposal...

U.S. Rep. Green confirms interest in Senate bid in Tennessee

Published Mar. 18 2019

Republican U.S. Rep. Mark Green says he's "thinking about" running for a Senate seat opening up in Tennessee but hasn't...

Tennessee House OKs bill to nix 1 court death penalty review

Published Mar. 18 2019

As U.S. executions hover near historically low levels, a bill passed by the Tennessee House aims to remove one state...

Tennessee Senate passes bill allowing alcohol sales at college sports stadiums; House to discuss on Thursday

Published Mar. 18 2019

The Tennessee Senate on Monday approved legislation to permit alcohol sales at most Tennessee public college and university sports venues,...

Tennessee Senate passes restrictions on police oversight boards' subpoena powers

Published Mar. 18 2019

The Tennessee Senate on Monday passed legislation to restrict independent subpoena powers for cities' police oversight boards, but members took...

Anti-abortion bill clears Georgia Senate committee

Published Mar. 18 2019

Abortion rights activists chanted "shame" as Republicans on a Georgia Senate committee moved Monday to ban most abortions once a...

Hair braiding bill advances in Tennessee

Published Mar. 18 2019

A proposal to loosen state regulations surrounding hair braiding is advancing inside the Tennessee Statehouse.

Lee announces nearly $15 million in grants to expand rural broadband in Tennessee

Published Mar. 18 2019

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee on Monday announced $14.8 million in broadband accessibility grants to 13 grantees to help expand broadband...

Beto O'Rourke boasts about $6.1 million in campaign's first 24 hours

Published Mar. 18 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke boasted Monday that the more than $6 million he raised online within a day of...

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee 'honored' to support lawmakers backing abortion bill

Published Mar. 18 2019

Gov. Bill Lee says he's honored to support the lawmakers pushing a proposal to ban most abortions once a fetal...

Political Notebook: As Gov. Bill Lee voucher bill comes up for committee hearings, teachers' group seeks to galvanize members in opposition

Published Mar. 18 2019

Tennessee Republican Gov. Bill Lee's controversial school voucher program makes its first public appearance Tuesday in the Tennessee Legislature in...

Tennessee bill allowing alcohol sales at most public college sports venues up for final votes this week

Published Mar. 18 2019

NASHVILLE — A bill permitting alcohol sales at most Tennessee public college and university sports stadiums and arenas is up...

Catoosa County 911 director who was fired for 'gross insubordination' says he shouldn't have been fired

Published Mar. 18 2019

Catoosa County's 911 and Emergency Management Agency director was fired for "gross insubordination" last week.

While Tennessee, Georgia debate heartbeat abortion bans, South Carolina sits out

Published Mar. 17 2019

While nearby states are acting quickly to move more restrictive abortion laws through their legislatures, South Carolina lawmakers have barely...

Georgia state Rep. Colton Moore vents about his school tax bill that's gone nowhere

Published Mar. 17 2019

State Rep. Colton Moore said his bill to change a school tax break for the elderly in Dade County is...

Tempers flare between Jasper board members during fire department discussion

Published Mar. 17 2019

The seemingly endless issues at Jasper's fire department have become a hot-button topic among city leaders, and tempers flared recently...

Suspect arrested in murder of reputed mob boss

Published Mar. 16 2019

A 24-year-old man was arrested Saturday in the shooting death of the reputed boss of the Gambino crime family, New...

US eases land restrictions meant to protect bird in West

Published Mar. 16 2019

The Trump administration on Friday finalized changes to sweeping federal land use plans for the West, easing restrictions on...

O'Rourke apologizes for teen writings, rhetoric toward wife

Published Mar. 16 2019

Democratic presidential contender Beto O'Rourke on Friday acknowledged making mistakes as a teen and as a candidate, responding to criticism...

Business owner demands city leaders address litter problem in Jasper, Tennessee

Published Mar. 15 2019

For the last two months, a local businessman has hounded the Jasper Board of Mayor and Aldermen about addressing the...

Trump condemns New Zealand massacre as 'a horrible, disgraceful thing'

Published Mar. 15 2019

President Donald Trump played down any threat posed by racist white nationalism on Friday after the gunman accused of the...

American business groups encouraged by prospect of U.S.-China deal

Published Mar. 15 2019

U.S. business groups said Friday they are encouraged by China's approval of a new law that loosens restrictions on foreign...