A member of a group called "Let Nashville Parents Choose" speaks vehemently at a Dec. 9 rally outside the offices of Metro Nashville Public Schools. Members of the group urged MNPS to fully reopen in January. (Photo: John Partipilo)

Metro Nashville Schools get ultimatum from parent group on reopening

A group of Nashville parents has given Metro Nashville Public School (MNPS) officials an ultimatum for releasing plans to reopen schools and allowing Metro...
Protesters in front of U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexanders offices on West End in 2017. (Photo: John Partipilo)

Biden immigration reform bill gives faster path to citizenship

President Joe Biden sent a sweeping immigration reform bill to Congress on his first day in office, and immigrant-advocacy groups have been preparing individuals...
On Jan. 19, Gov. Bill Lee opens a special legislative session on education. (Photo: John Partipilo)

Education reform advocates weigh in on Lee’s education plans

Leaders of Better Student Outcomes Now, including a Metro Nashville Schools Board member and advocates of school reform, used the opening of Gov. Bill...
Tory Watson of Memphis Police Department gets his vaccine. First responders Memphis and Shelby County police officers, firefighters and EMTs get COVID-19 vaccines Tuesday Dec. 29, 2020. The Shelby County Health Department is administering the shots in a process that will go on for several weeks. (© Karen Pulfer Focht)

Shelby County officials vaccine plan to address racial disparities

Shelby County Health Department officials say they have long term COVID vaccination plans to address any potential racial disparities, a particular concern in Memphis,...

Cooper urges Biden to reverse TennCare block grant

Three days after Tennessee officials announced approval of a Medicaid block grant to fund TennCare, the state’s program for sick and needy residents, Congressman...


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