Rev. Lawrence Richardson of the Linden Hills United Church of Christ (right), offers comfort to Rev. Jia Starr Brown of First Covenant Church (left) at George Floyd Square. Photo by Ricardo Lopez/Minnesota Reformer.

Editor’s column: With Chauvin’s conviction, the arc bent a little further, but has a...

As America waited Tuesday afternoon for the verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis last year,...
Tennessee State Capitol (Photograph: John Partipilo)

Commentary: A Modest Proposal for the General Assembly,

I have a modest proposal to make. Why does Tennessee need 95 counties? Think of the efficiencies to be gained by consolidating them into one...
Knox County Sheriff's office (Photo: KCSD Facebook)

Commentary: Keep a keen eye on sheriff departments

Sheriff departments are a lot more than law enforcement agencies, especially in Tennessee.  In our counties, the sheriff is an elected position—the chief jailer...
The Debra K. Johnson Rehabilitation Center, formerly called the Tennessee Prison for Women. (Photo: tn.gov)

Editor’s Column: Criminal justice reform needs to account for women in the system

Gov. Bill Lee held a criminal justice roundtable discussion on Wednesday as part of “Second Chance Month.”  Since 2017, April has been declared “Second Chance...
KEENESBURG, CO - April 5, 2020: One of the 39 tigers rescued in 2017 from Joe Exotic's G.W. Exotic Animal Park yawns while relaxing at the Wild Animal Sanctuary on April 5, 2020 in Keenesburg, Colorado. Exotic, star of the wildly successful Netflix docu-series Tiger King, is currently in prison for a murder-for-hire plot and surrendered some of his animals to the Wild Animal Sanctuary. The Sanctuary cares for some 550 animals on two expansive reserves in Colorado. (Photo by Marc Piscotty/Getty Images)

Commentary: U.S. Senators need to sign on to Big Cat safety act

When historians discuss King Louis XIV, perhaps the best-known ruler in the history of France, they typically associate him with phrases such as "Louis...

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