Sen. Lamar Alexander calls Trump's national emergency declaration to build border wall 'unnecessary, unwise and inconsistent with the U.S. Constitution'

Published Feb. 15 2019

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., today released a statement in the wake of President Donald Trump's declaration of a national...

Georgia bill would replace state's outdated voting machines

Published Feb. 15 2019

Three months after a much-disputed election for Georgia governor, lawmakers have filed a bill to make the state use voting...

Report: Nearly half of Tennessean students not college ready

Published Feb. 15 2019

New state data shows that nearly half of Tennessee students enrolled in higher education during the 2016-2017 school year needed...


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Trump declares national emergency to build border wall [video]

Published Feb. 15 2019

Defiant in the face of a stinging budget defeat, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency Friday to get more...

Hamilton County WWTA executive director resigns; interim named

Published Feb. 15 2019

The embattled Hamilton County Water and Wastewater Treatment Authority lost its executive director this week as Mark Harrison stepped...

Bill wants more online retailers to charge Georgia patrons a sales tax

Published Feb. 15 2019

Georgia's new law making more online retailers collect taxes on their sales to state residents just took effect Jan. 1,...

AG: Sentencing law applies to transgender hate crimes

Published Feb. 15 2019

A new Tennessee attorney general opinion says judges can apply hate crime enhancements when sentencing cases that target transgender individuals.

Trump Organization scraps plans for two hotel chains, blaming politics

Published Feb. 14 2019

President Donald Trump's company is scrapping plans for two new hotel chains announced two years ago, casting blame in part...

Top Tennessee House Republicans open to easing voting rights barriers for many ex-convicts

Published Feb. 14 2019

A legislative push to make it easier for many of Tennessee's former felony offenders to restore their voting rights once...

Georgia lawmakers debate bills aimed at Confederate monuments

Published Feb. 14 2019

A committee did not take action on Georgia state Sen. Jeff Mullis' monuments-protection bill Thursday after a debate about a...

String of anti-abortion bills proposed in Tennessee

Published Feb. 14 2019

Republican lawmakers in Tennessee have introduced a wide range of anti-abortion legislation following newly elected Gov. Bill Lee's promise to...

Deadly blue 'Mexican oxy' pills take toll on US Southwest

Published Feb. 14 2019

Aaron Francisco Chavez swallowed at least one of the sky blue pills at a Halloween party before falling asleep forever....


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Trump gains weight, now considered obese

Published Feb. 14 2019

President Donald Trump has put on some pounds and is now officially considered obese.

All tri-state area U.S. senators vote in favor of border security funding

Published Feb. 14 2019

All six U.S. senators from Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama voted in favor of the bipartisan border bill passed overwhelmingly Thursday...

Georgia House speaker accused of delaying court for clients

Published Feb. 14 2019

One of Georgia's most powerful lawmakers has repeatedly used his office to delay court proceedings — some of them for...

Congress OKs border deal; Trump will sign, declare emergency

Published Feb. 14 2019

The White House confirms that President Donald Trump will sign a bill averting a potential partial government shutdown at the...

Senate confirms William Barr as attorney general

Published Feb. 14 2019

The Senate on Thursday confirmed William Barr as attorney general, placing the veteran government official and lawyer atop the Justice...

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation ousts deputy commissioner after probe into complaints of 'workplace misconduct'

Published Feb. 14 2019

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation's deputy commissioner of the Bureau of Parks and Conservation, Brock Hill, is out...

EPA sets toxins response plan amid criticism from lawmakers

Published Feb. 14 2019

The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to announce a plan for dealing with a class of long-lasting chemical contaminants amid...

Democrats question pledges in $26.5 billion T-Mobile-Sprint deal

Published Feb. 14 2019

Democratic lawmakers challenged top executives of T-Mobile and Sprint on Wednesday over their pledge not to raise prices for wireless...

California governor wants users to profit from online data

Published Feb. 14 2019

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has set off a flurry of speculation after he said the state's consumers should get a...

Smoking at Hamilton County playgrounds may come under scrutiny by commission

Published Feb. 13 2019

Smoking at Hamilton County playgrounds soon may come under scrutiny by the Hamilton County Commission.

Groups, Republican lawmakers seek to restore voting rights for Tennesseans with felony convictions

Published Feb. 13 2019

In a state where an estimated 323,354 felons have completed their criminal sentences, two Republican lawmakers and a coalition of...