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New TNDP chair Hendrell Remus strikes hopeful tone, emphasizes the long game

Despite taking over the Tennessee Democratic Party at a time when Republicans lay claim to the governor’s office, supermajorities in the General Assembly, both U.S. Senate seats and seven of nine U.S. House seats,...
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Column: Legislative Webinar becomes Shadow Government

On Saturday, Knoxville Professional Chapter of Society of Professional Journalists and the League of Women Voters of Knoxville – Knox County collaborated on a “legislative webinar,” coming at the close of the special state...
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 18: The U.S Capitol Building is prepared for the inaugural ceremonies for President-elect Joe Biden as American flags are placed in the ground on the National Mall on January 18, 2021 in Washington, DC. The approximately 191,500 U.S. flags will cover part of the National Mall and will represent the American people who are unable to travel to Washington, DC for the inauguration. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Commentary: Giving gratitude for the lessons of Trump

On Wednesday, as I joined millions of other Americans who tuned in to watch the inauguration of President Joe Biden, I simultaneously scrolled my social media feeds. Many of my friends and acquaintances expressed...
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New guidance from Tennessee officials says hospitals cannot limit vaccines to existing patients

Tennessee hospitals may no longer restrict their still-limited supply of vaccine only to established patients under new guidance issued by the Tennessee Department of Health, Dr. Lisa Piercey, commissioner, said Friday in a briefing...
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 05: Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) holds a mask to her face as she arrives for a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on "Oversight of the Crossfire Hurricane Investigation" on Capitol Hill on August 5, 2020 in Washington, DC. Crossfire Hurricane was an FBI counterintelligence investigation relating to contacts between Russian officials and associates of Donald Trump. (Photo by Erin Schaff-Pool/Getty Images)

Power Poll Prediction: Hagerty & Blackburn Will Not Vote to Convict Trump

Our pro-Trump senators in Washington D.C. will not vote to convict former President Donald Trump in his likely impeachment trial, according to the most recent Nashville Power Poll. The margins of this prediction were...
Children participating in a Sunday rally at the office of the Metro Nashville Schools Board hold up placards spelling out 'January All Schools Open.' The rally was organized by Let Nashville Parents Choose, a group advocating to return all schools to in-person learning. (Photo: John Partipilo)

Legislature passes COVID education plan; penalties for Metro Nashville, Shelby on hold

In two and a half days, the Tennessee General Assembly nearly wrapped up a special session on education in a pandemic world, passing a literacy plan and slight pay increases for teachers and school...
Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 7 - Mayor John Cooper tours COVID-19 assessment centers in Davidson County. (Photo: Nashville.gov)

Nashville Mayor Cooper says city can handle more vaccine, as President Biden promises to...

Nashville Mayor John Cooper cautioned residents on Thursday that there will not be a sudden surge in COVID-19 vaccine distribution that would allow the city to advance “more rapidly” on its immunization timeline. Cooper began...
A group of legislators file into the War Memorial Building for Gov. Bill Lee's address at the start of a special session. (Photo: John Partipilo)

One senator catches COVID-19, another under quarantine in special session

State Sen. Ed Jackson confirmed Thursday he tested positive for COVID-19 and is quarantining at his Nashville home while another senator is isolating during a special session of the Legislature designed to reform education...
A protest organized by Tennessee Stands in downtown Franklin in November. (Photo: Tennessee Stands, Facebook)

New conservative group Tennessee Stands takes on government mandates

In the six months since Tennessee Stands launched as a fresh conservative voice railing against pandemic policies — galvanizing resistance to COVID-19 emergency orders by state and local officials — the newly established nonprofit...
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Commentary: Pandemic shows it’s time to repeal certificate of need laws

Asher Gross is one of the happiest little girls you will ever meet, despite the daily struggles she faces. A hypoxic brain injury has left her with developmental disabilities, and she suffers from congestive...

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