WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 13: Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., votes to approve the second article of impeachment as the House Judiciary Committee holds a public hearing to vote on the two articles of impeachment against U.S. President Donald Trump in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill December 13, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Semansky-Pool/Getty Images)

Cohen: Police violence, voter suppression are 2 ‘sides to the same coin’

WASHINGTON — As demonstrators continue to flood streets around the country to protest police brutality and racial inequality, communities of color remain disproportionately threatened by the COVID-19 pandemic and voter suppression, a Tennessee Democratic...
Nashville Mayor John Cooper at Wednesday's daily press availability. (Photo: Metro 3)

TN Attorney General: excuse-free absentee voting has too much room for voter error and...

A Nashville judge will rule on Thursday whether to expand excuse-free absentee voting to any voter who requests a mail-in ballot after hearing arguments from the state and plaintiffs who say the expansion is...
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Nashville health director authorized distribution of private patient data

At the center of continued controversy over sharing COVID-19 patient information with police is Dr. Michael Caldwell, who stepped into the job as the city’s newest public health director the day after Nashville’s first...
Nikki Wharton, owner of Nicole Marie Nashville salon in Donelson. (Photo: Submitted)

Gov. Lee announces stimulus funds for small businesses hurt by pandemic

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Nikki Wharton was supportive of safer-at-home orders in Nashville that forced her to close her Donelson neighborhood beauty salon Nicole Marie Nashville on March 19. Like thousands of other small...
Rev. Amber Carswell (Photo: Calvary Episcopal Church)

Tennessee faith leaders react to Trump photo-op

Religious leaders from across Tennessee reacted to a White House tweet showing President Donald Trump’s response to protests that have rocked the country in recent days.  The video displayed in the tweet shows President Trump...

Gov. Lee interested in bringing GOP convention to Nashville

Gov. Bill Lee is interested in rerouting the Republican Nashville Convention from Charlotte, where the event has faced questions from Democratic political leaders, to Nashville this summer, a source confirmed to Tennessee Lookout. Nashville Convention...
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Tennessee’s contact tracing efforts under fire from right and left, but state says effort...

Two months ago, the Tennessee Department of Health’s contact tracing program was merely a simplistic, uncontroversial tool to prevent the spread of highly contagious diseases. If a college student contracted a sexually transmitted disease, contact...
A view of the crowd at a Nashville vigil for George Floyd. (Photo: Alex Kent)

National Guard lays down shields at peaceful Nashville vigil

A Nashville vigil for George Floyd, the Minneapolis man killed by police last week, drew more than 200 people and culminated with members of the Tennessee National Guard laying down their riot shields in...
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Commentary: Gun Obsession Muddies Legislative Agenda

Our state is struggling with a public health crisis, racial injustice issues, inadequate rural health care, record unemployment, and slumping tax revenues to sustain public schools.  So, what is a big focus of our...
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TN rural hospitals back bill to save money on pharmaceutical costs

For nearly 30 years, nonprofit hospitals, clinics and health centers providing safety-net care have taken advantage of a federal program that provides them with cheaper prescription drugs. Under the federal 340B program, approved nonprofits and...

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