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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...
Nashville, Tenn., May 30 -The Thin Blue Line. Metro Police in riot gear line up outside the parking garage at Nashville City Hall. (Photo: Alex Kent)

Weekend protests, riots rock state

  Peaceful protests over the weekend in Tennessee cities, including Nashville, Knoxville, Memphis, Chattanooga and Murfreesboro turned violent in several instances, with police dispersing tear gas and pepper spray to disperse the crowds and public...
Nashville, Tenn. - A crowd outside Historic Metro Nashville Courthouse looks at fires inside the building. (Photo: John Partipilo)

Nashville riots: Historic Metro Courthouse burns

  An afternoon of peaceful protests organized by social justice groups to protest the killing on Minneapolis man George Floyd by police devolved into a night of riots in Nashville. Historic Metro Nashville Courthouse was...
Nashville, Tenn., May 30 -"I can't breath" rally at the Legislative Plaza in Nashville. (Photo: Odessa Kelly)

Nashville courthouse burns as peaceful protest turns into violent riot

What began on Saturday as a peaceful protest assembled by social justice reformers, activists, politicians and faith leaders in response to the death of George Floyd last week in Minneapolis devolved into a violent...
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Metro Nashville data share draws controversy with Metro Councilmembers

A conference call between Nashville health officials and council members on Thursday revealed a deep and continuing divide over the city’s practice of sharing names and addresses of COVID-19 positive individuals with law enforcement. In...
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Commentary: The more things change, the more they stay the same

1968 was a hell of a year.  My memories of the year are few, but powerful, as they are some of the earliest ones I have.  I turned four that year, and that may have been...
Supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement stage a "die in" outside the National Civil Rights Museum following the annual Martin Luther King Day march on January 16, 2017 in Memphis, Tennessee. Hundreds marched from the north end of downtown Memphis in honor of the civil rights leader to the site where King was assassinated in 1968, which now houses the National Civil Rights Museum. (Photo by Mike Brown/Getty Images)

Commentary: Party loyalty shouldn’t keep you from speaking up for black lives

“Please, I can’t breathe.  My stomach hurts.  My neck hurts.  Everything hurts.  They’re going to kill me.” George Floyd is dead because four police officers made the unanimous decision that his life did not matter. ...

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