Federal court bars Tennessee parents from withdrawing from school mask warrants – JURIST – News

The West Division of the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee issued a preliminary injunction on Friday to block Tennessee Governor Bill Lee. decree allowing Shelby County parents to opt out of school mask requirements, saying plaintiffs have established evidence that Lee’s order prevents children with health problems from going to school safely security during the ...

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Two BTPD promotions fill the last vacant positions within the General Staff | Local News

BRISTOL, Tennessee – Two longtime members of the Bristol Tennessee Police Department have climbed the ranks from lieutenant to captain. The moves fill the last two vacancies on the senior command staff that Chief Matt Austin has put in place since being appointed to the ministry’s leadership in July. Brian Hess has been appointed helpline captain and Dannielle Eller will ...

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No. 22 Tennessee Falls at No. 9 Purdue, 3-0

LAFAYETTE OUEST, Ind. – The 22nd-ranked Tennessee volleyball team suffered only their second loss of the season on Saturday, losing to No.9 Purdue (19-25, 22-25, 23-25) at the Holloway Gymnasium. Tennessee (8-2) faced their third opponent in the top 10 of the season in the Boilermakers, ranked ninth. This is only the seventh time in the history of the program ...

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Reviews | Religious beliefs and abortion laws

The Bible teaches us that in an ideal world, “mercy and truth meet, justice and peace are embraced.” Instead, Texas has become the barometer of a world where justice spits on mercy. We can and must do better. Rosemary C. McDonoughNarberth, Pennsylvania. For the publisher: Re “God has no place at the Supreme Court”, by Linda Greenhouse (Sunday Review, September ...

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COVID sequencing hunts for variants at Tennessee State Laboratory | Tennessee News

By BRETT KELMAN, Tennessee NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) – Once a week, in an unremarkable brick building in East Nashville, a few dozen samples of the coronavirus undergo a simply extraordinary journey. Lab workers use magnetic beads to strip the microscopic virus of its genetic code, duplicate it millions of times, then feed a plethora of DNA into a machine that ...

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Hit to the head near a high school football game in Knoxville, Tennessee

A young man was reportedly shot in the head near a high school homecoming soccer game in Knoxville, Tennessee on Friday night. The shooting took place near Austin-East High School at around 8:49 p.m. local time, according to WBIR-TV. The Knoxville Police Department told the outlet that the “young” victim was taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center shortly ...

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Battle continues over class action lawsuit for early termination of federal unemployment benefits | Call to action 4

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – The lawyer representing the unemployed in a class action lawsuit against the governor and the Tennessee Department of Labor is asking the federal government to participate. Meanwhile, the state is reacting to the case. Yet those most affected by the governor’s decision to end federal benefits earlier are not backing down. For many Tennesséens, the loss ...

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Battle continues over class action lawsuit for early termination of federal unemployment benefits | Call to action 4

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – The lawyer representing the unemployed in a class action lawsuit against the governor and the Tennessee Department of Labor is asking the federal government to participate. Meanwhile, the state is reacting to the case. Yet those most affected by the governor’s decision to end federal benefits earlier are not backing down. For many Tennesséens, the loss ...

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Governor Lee talks about possible special session to ban masks and vaccines

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (WATE) – Tennessee lawmakers are considering calling for a special session to ban masks and vaccines; we heard from Governor Bill Lee as he attended a ribbon cutting in Morristown on Friday. Biden announces new vaccine mandates for 100 million Americans Lee said he’s working closely with Speaker of the House Cameron Sexton and Lt. Gov. Randy McNally ...

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Tennessee Gov. Lee wants Biden ‘transparency’ on Afghan refugees

Tennessee is expected to host at least 415 Afghan refugees in the coming weeks, while Governor Bill Lee – who says he supports the resettlement of US allies from Afghanistan – asks the White House to provide detailed information on who will arrive . In an email Wednesday from the US State Department’s Afghanistan Placement and Assistance Program, obtained by ...

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