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Nation Aug 24Tennessee flooding prompts Biden disaster declaration
President Joe Biden has approved a major disaster declaration sought by Tennessee after record rainfall caused devastating floods that killed more than 20 people, according to a statement sent Tuesday.
Health Jul 23Talk radio host hospitalized with COVID regrets vaccine hesitancy, brother says
Tennessee continues to have some of the lowest vaccination rates in the country even as cases are rising. As of Thursday, 12,666 people in Tennessee had died from COVID-19.
Politics Jan 02McConnell, Pelosi homes vandalized after $2,000 relief fails
Vandals lashed out at the leaders of the U.S. House and Senate over the holiday weekend, blighting their homes with graffiti and in one case a pig’s head as Congress failed to approve an increase in the amount of money…
Economy Aug 31Trump administration finalizes coal plant pollution rollback
The changes finalized Monday will allow utilities to use cheaper wastewater cleanup technologies and take longer to comply with pollution reduction guidelines adopted in 2015.
Economy Jun 30As virus roars back, so do signs of a new round of layoffs
A resurgence of confirmed COVID cases across the South and West is endangering hopes for an economic rebound in the region and perhaps nationally.
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.
Nation Jan 03Methodist leaders propose plan for amicable separation
Members of the 13-million-person denomination have been at odds for years over the issue. Some members, especially in the United States, have been demanding full inclusion for LGBTQ people.
Nation Oct 08WATCH: Former President Carter helps build Habitat home despite black eye
Former President Jimmy Carter fell at home on Sunday, requiring 14 stitches, but he did not let his injuries keep him from participating in his 36th building project with the nonprofit Christian housing organization.
Economy Jul 08Tariffs could cause a Bible shortage, publishers say
Millions of Bibles — some estimates put it at 150 million or more — are printed in China each year.