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Education Aug 21Quarantines, closures and confusion reign as schools reopen
For countless families across the country, the school year is opening in disarray and confusion, with coronavirus outbreaks triggering sudden closings, mass quarantines and deep anxiety among parents.
Health Jul 04Governors stress ‘personal responsibility’ over virus orders
Elevating a message of personal responsibility over statewide crackdowns on businesses and requirements for people in public spaces has been a consistent approach among certain governors during the coronavirus crisis. That’s especially true in Republican-leaning states that had relatively few…
Health Jun 07Officials urge Floyd protesters to get coronavirus tests
As New York City prepared to reopen after a more than two-month coronavirus shutdown, officials on Sunday lifted a curfew that was put in place amid protests of police brutality and racial injustice. But they also urged that demonstrators be…
Health May 27Tennessee to halt sharing COVID-19 patient data
Tennessee will soon stop providing the names and addresses of COVID-19 patients with first responders after initially arguing doing so would protect those on the front line.
Health May 19COVID-19 data sharing with law enforcement sparks concern
The coronavirus has sparked concerns about how private medical information is being used. Health officials in at least 35 U.S. states are sharing the addresses of those who test positive for coronavirus to first responders who request it.
Nation Mar 03Tornadoes kill at least 25, shred dozens of buildings around Nashville
The twisters that struck in the hours after midnight shredded more than 140 buildings and buried people in piles of rubble and wrecked basements.
Politics Jan 24Tennessee governor signs anti-LGBTQ adoption bill
Tennessee has become the latest to assure continued taxpayer funding of faith-based foster care and adoption agencies even if they exclude LGBTQ families and others based on religious beliefs.
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 Jan 07Clemency granted to Tennessee woman sentenced to life at age 16
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam granted clemency to Cyntoia Brown, who had been serving a life sentence but who will be released on parole on Aug. 7 — exactly 15 years from the date she was first arrested.