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…
With midterm elections less than a week away, many eyes are on critical Senate races that can determine the balance of power in Washington. Brandon Smith of Indiana Public Broadcasting, Christopher Conover of Arizona Public Media and Chas Sisk of…
By Matt Loffman
Thursday's gubernatorial primary in Tennessee was the most expensive in state history. Businessman Bill Lee won the GOP nomination, and will face former Democratic Nashville Mayor Karl Dean in the fall.
By Jessica Yarvin, Matt Loffman
The four Republican candidates for governor in Tennessee have gone through a bruising fight, clashing over immigration, promises to drain the swamp and gun rights.
By Saskia de Melker, Lauren Knapp
Stax Music Academy is located on the site of the original Stax Records studio in historic Soulsville, which many legendary musicians -- including Aretha Franklin, Memphis Slim, and Booker T. Jones -- called home. It aims to nurture the next…
By Jonathan Mattise, Adrian Sainz, Associated Press
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…
By Lauren Knapp, Saskia de Melker
More women in America die from pregnancy-related complications than in any other developed country in the world, and black women are most affected. NewsHour Weekend's Ivette Feliciano reports on one clinic in Memphis, Tennessee, where midwives are working to facilitate…
By PBS NewsHour
On this edition for Sunday, April 22, Earth Day raises awareness about plastic pollution, and EPA chief Scott Pruitt comes under scrutiny for past conflicts of interest. Also, why African-American families are increasingly choosing homeschooling. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New…
By Associated Press
Authorities say the suspect in a deadly shooting at a restaurant in Nashville was arrested last year by the U.S. Secret Service for being in a restricted area near the White House.
By John Raby, Associated Press
The death toll rose to at least five on Sunday after severe thunderstorms swept through the central U.S., spawning a tornado that flattened homes, gale force winds and widespread flooding from the Upper Midwest to Appalachia.
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