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University of Tennessee Health Science Center expands options for pharmacy students

By: - December 7, 2022

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center plans to expand options for first year pharmacy students on its Nashville and Knoxville campuses beginning in Fall 2023.  Presently, all pharmacy students must spend their first semester on the flagship Memphis campus and have the option of transferring to either the Nashville or Knoxville campuses.  Courses will […]

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Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in Memphis catches flak from ACLU for transgender policies

By: - December 2, 2022

(Editor’s note: This story has been updated to include response from Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare.) The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee is taking Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare (MLH) in Memphis to task for canceling gender affirmation surgery for a 19-year-old patient. According to the ACLU, Chris Evans was notified days before a scheduled surgery that […]

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Biden appoints Nashville businessman Bill Freeman to Fulbright Board

By: - November 22, 2022

President Joe Biden announced on Tuesday the appointment of Nashville businessman William H. “Bill” Freeman to the board of the J. William Fulbright Scholarship Awards. Freeman co-founded the Freeman-Webb Co. with the late Jimmy Webb. The company is a private real estate investment firm specializing in multi-family and commercial properties. In 2018, the pair bought […]

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Election Day 2022: Tennessee coverage

By: - November 8, 2022

The Tennessee Lookout will bring you live coverage through Election Day 2022 of the gubernatorial race, the campaign for the new 5th Congressional District between Democratic Sen. Heidi Campbell and Republican Andy Ogles, plus the contest in the 7th Congressional District as Republican U.S. Rep. Mark Green faces opposition from Democrat Odessa Kelly. We’ll also […]

Voters stand in line on the first day of early voting in Nashville at Casa Azafran. (Photo: John Partipilo)

Davidson County Election Commission announces plan to rectify early voting errors

By: - November 5, 2022

After more than 200 Davidson County voters were given incorrect ballots during the early voting period, the Davidson County Election commission announced on Saturday procedures for Election Day intended to give those voters the opportunity to cast votes in their correct electoral districts.  “We have posted important information on our website for all Davidson […]

Full house: Former U.S. Sens. Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander sit adjacent to their replacements, U.S. Sen. Bill Hagerty and U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn. (Photo: Ray Di Pietro.)

Fred D. Thompson U.S. Courthouse dedicated in Nashville

By: and - October 22, 2022

The Fred D. Thompson U.S. Courthouse and Federal Building in Nashville was dedicated Friday afternoon, capping a quarter century effort to replace the aging Estes Kefauver Federal Building. Photographer Ray Di Pietro lives near the courthouse in downtown Nashville and documented the event. A host of state and local political luminaries were there, including former […]

Former Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke has been named Administrator of the Rural Utilities Service in the U.S. Department of Agriculture.Photo: (Submitted)

Former Chattanooga mayor Andy Berke gains Biden appointment

By: - October 7, 2022

President Joe Biden has appointed former Chattanooga mayor Andy Berke as Administrator of the Rural Utilities Service in the U.S. Department of Agriculture. “Throughout his career, Andy has demonstrated a clear and constant vision to improve the lives of rural Americans,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “Andy’s advocacy for better services, safer streets and improved […]

Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 12 - Mayor John Cooper speaks at prayer vigil at Shrader Lane Church of Christ.

Nashville mayor adds five to his administration

By: - October 3, 2022

Nashville Mayor John Cooper announced Monday the addition of five new staff members to his administration in the areas of housing, community engagement and safety and communications. The group includes a veteran of Nashville’s non-profit community and the duaghter of a long-time state senator.  “Our new staff brings more than 50 years of public service […]

Sen. Heidi Campbell, D-Nashville, in her legislative office at the Cordell Hull Building. (Photo: John Partipilo)

Campbell poll shows lead in the 5th District Congressional race against Republican Ogles

By: - August 22, 2022

A poll released by State Sen. Heidi Campbell’s congressional campaign shows the Democratic nominee leading Republican nominee, Maury County Mayor Andy Ogles, by a 51%-48% margin.  Campbell and Ogles are vying for the open 5th Congressional District seat, vacated by veteran Democratic Rep. Jim Cooper after the district was redrawn by the legislature.  The poll, […]

A man displays a shirt celebrating the freedom of enslaved Black people during the Juneteenth celebration on June 19. (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)

Corker leads Tennessee group urging ‘yes’ vote on anti-slavery amendment

By: - August 8, 2022

Former U.S. Sen. Bob Corker will lead a statewide, bipartisan coalition of elected leaders urging Tennesseans to approve a measure that would remove language permitting a form of slavery from the Tennessee Constitution. The Constitution is currently worded: “That slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime, whereof the party shall have been […]

U.S. Sen. Bill Hagerty speaking at the Faith & Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority Event in June 2021. (Photo: John Partipilo)

Hagerty responds to criticism of PACT Act vote

By: - July 30, 2022

Tennessee’s Republican Sens. Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagery voted no this week in the Senate on a bill that would help the needs of soldiers exposed to burn pits.  The PACT Act — or the Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act — received blowback from 41 Senate Republicans after the bill passed overwhelmingly in the […]

Two men protest outside Nashville's Planned Parenthood Clinic in 2021. (Photo: John Partipilo)

Four arrested at Nashville Planned Parenthood clinic

By: - July 29, 2022

Metro Nashville Police officers arrested four people Thursday for misdemeanor trespassing at Planned Parenthood.  Authorities charged Rickey Williams, Bevelyn Williams, Edmee Chavannes and Brea Crum. Three of them were physically arrested at the property except for Crum, who was arrested by citation as she had her infant child with her at the time.  “Today’s extremist […]