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Health Jul 13Tennessee governor signs 6-week abortion ban, federal judge swiftly blocks
The Republican governor's action Monday triggered quick action by a federal judge, who opted to wait for the bill to become law to rule on whether to block its bans.
Nation Apr 02Back-to-back disasters: tornado and virus push Tennesseans to the limit
The lives of thousands of Tennesseans have been upended by back-to-back disasters. Putnam County residents still reeling from the deadly twisters of March 3 now have to confront life in the age of coronavirus.
Politics Jan 14Anti-LGBT adoption bill heads to Tennessee governor
The governor declined to comment Tuesday on whether he would sign the bill, saying he had not read it yet.
Nation Dec 18Tennessee governor says state will keep resettling refugees
Tennessee won't stop resettling refugees, Republican Gov. Bill Lee said Wednesday, rejecting the option offered to states by President Donald Trump's administration.
Nation Aug 24‘Red flag laws’ offer tool for preventing some gun violence
With bipartisan support in many cases, 17 states and Washington D.C. have now passed “red flag laws” that allow the court-ordered removal of guns from people who are considered to be dangerous.
Politics Dec 17Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander won’t seek 2020 re-election
A Tennessee native, Alexander was governor from 1979 until 1987, helping to bring the auto industry to the state. He was elected to the Senate in 2002 and re-elected in 2008 and 2014. His retirement will give the red state…
Nation Jun 01After two-day manhunt, suspect captured in slaying of Tennessee deputy
Dickson County sheriff's Sgt. Daniel Baker was killed after responding to a call about a suspicious car on Wednesday, the state police agency said. Baker couldn't be contacted for some time, but the deputy's car was eventually tracked by GPS…
Politics Dec 13Rep. Diane Black says she was sexually harassed in the Tennessee legislature
U.S. Rep. Diane Black says Congress needs to expose federal lawmakers who settled cases, force them to repay any tax dollars involved and ban such taxpayer-funded settlements going forward.
Politics Feb 22GOP members of Congress are met with boos and protests at town halls
At the town halls, protesters are probing their lawmakers to see if they will veer from some of Trump's more controversial decisions.
Politics Aug 01Flood help weighs heavily in West Virginia governor’s race
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After deadly floods washed thousands of West Virginians out of their homes last month, about 700 victims bypassed the shelter at the high school gym and got rooms at a luxury resort fit for royalty.