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TN Governor Proclaims Day of Prayer, Humiliation and Fasting – The Presidential Prayer Team

He encourages citizens to join him in voluntary observance. Tennessee Governor Bill Lee proclaimed September 30, 2022 a voluntary day of prayer, humiliation and fasting. The official proclamation called on citizens to join him in acknowledging the sovereignty of God and “the necessity of the grace of God upon our state and our nation.” Governor Lee went on to acknowledge ...

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Governor DeSantis provides an update on the state’s response to Hurricane Ian

State officials provided an update on the state’s preparedness measures ahead of Hurricane Ian’s landfall on Florida’s west coast later this week Various teams have been activated to mitigate road damage, healthcare access and evacuation congestion across the state 5,000 Florida Guardsmen have been called to State Active Duty to help with response actions. 2,000 additional guardsmen from Tennessee, Georgia ...

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Ford begins construction of $5.6 billion electric truck factory in Tennessee

FOX Business Correspondent Grady Trimble chats with Ford CEO Jim Farley about the evolution of the company’s electric vehicle and ICE business. Construction of Ford’s new Blue Oval City manufacturing complex in Stanton, Tenn., is now well advanced since it was announced last September. The $5.6 billion campus is expected to begin production of electric trucks and batteries in partnership ...

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders will join Governor Asa Hutchinson at “America Leads: An Ideas Summit”

BENTONVILLE, Ark.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson has announced that the programming for “America Leads: An Ideas Summit” is now final with the addition of the former White House press secretary and current candidate for the post. of Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders, joining an already impressive list of attendees. America strong and free will host the summit, which will facilitate ...

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Parson dampens hopes for Missouri sports betting measure

Neighboring states of Illinois, Kansas, Arkansas, Iowa and Tennessee are among dozens that have already legalized sports betting. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A hearing was held Monday afternoon on a new bill to legalize sports betting in Missouri, but the governor. Mike Parson apparently doesn’t see it as an adjustment at the special session he called to consider tax cuts. ...

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William Fairfax of the famous Fairfax family has passed away

William Fairfax, of the prominent Fairfax family, sadly passed away unexpectedly. Fairfax Family Statement on the Passing of William Anthony Fairfax, Jr.The Fairfax family is heartbroken to announce that our beautiful and brilliant William Anthony Fairfax, Jr. passed away from this earthly life at the age of 24 on September 9, 2022.William died peacefully, albeit unexpectedly, of natural causes at ...

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An employee retires after 70 years

For decades, Jewel Bell was a fixture at King’s University, a small Christian college in Bristol, Tennessee. She was a confidante for the students and later a guardian of the President’s office. She has also been a living witness to events large and small in King and around the world: from the desegregation of Bristol and King and the wider ...

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Former Education Secretary DeVos and Walton Brothers added to Hutchinson event

Former Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will travel to northwest Arkansas next month for a political event hosted by Governor Asa Hutchinson. “America in the lead: a summit of ideasis scheduled for October 19 and will be held at the Momentary in Bentonville. Former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has been announced as keynote speaker in June. Other speakers ...

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Conservative college curriculum takes hold in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, SD — Days before middle school professor Shaun Nielsen was to join a task force to develop South Dakota’s social studies standards, he received a large package in the mail. Sent from Hillsdale, Michigan, home to a conservative private college with outsized influence among top Republicans, it contained materials that would ultimately form what public school students in ...

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Tennessee tourism generated $24.2 billion in travel spending in 2021

Tennessee tourism generated $24.2 billion in domestic and international travel spending in 2021, according to recently released economic impact data from the US Travel Association and Tourism Economics. It also marks the largest national visitor expenditure in Tennessee history. Tennessee travelers spend approximately $66 million per day. Trips to Tennessee generated $1.9 billion in state and local tax revenue. Travel ...

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Governor Appoints Diane Zook to Southern Regional Board of Education

Former Arkansas Board of Education member and teacher Diane Zook will join the Southern Regional Board of Education, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Tuesday. She was appointed to the State Board of Education in 2013, serving as chair from 2019 to 2020. Her term ended in June 2020. “Diane has served students of all ages in many different positions,” Hutchinson said ...

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Red and blue state ballot measures demonstrate contrasting approaches to labor policy

Red and blue states drive labor policy in opposite directions Getty As Americans enjoy a long weekend due to the Labor Day holiday, ongoing election metrics campaigns in two of the bluest and reddest states, Illinois and Tennessee, demonstrate the contrasting approach to labor policy taken by Republicans and Democrats at the state level. It is in state capitals, after ...

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Slow economy needs more immigrants

By Peter White WASHINGTON, DC — Partisan politics cripples U.S. immigration reform There have been no major changes to immigration law in more than two decades, and the system is broken. The Dreamers are among the generations of immigrants who are still waiting for green cards; the asylum system is essentially frozen; Congress has shown no appetite to address the ...

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BOE chairman, others praise teachers amid controversy

Oak Ridge School Board President Keys Fillauer hailed the school system’s staff as its “cornerstone” at the end of the school board meeting in early August. “We support you. We are here for you, ”he said of the staff, especially the teachers. “We thank you for this work.” He said those comments came “regardless of what our governor didn’t say” ...

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David Y.Ige | OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release: Governor Ige to Consider Five Judicial Candidates for First Circuit Court

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release: Governor Ige to Consider Five Judicial Candidates for First Circuit Court Posted on August 24, 2022 in Latest Department News, Press Room, Press Releases from the Governor’s Office HONOLULU — Governor David Ige has received the names of five candidates to fill a vacant circuit judge position on the First Circuit Court. The ...

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Will Abortion Limits Hurt Tennessee’s Business Appeal?

As Tennessee prepares to ban virtually all abortions this week, Americans remain divided over the moral and economic consequences of the state’s more restrictive abortion laws. A Power poll found that business and community leaders in Chattanooga are nearly evenly divided on whether Tennessee’s abortion ban could hurt business growth and recruitment in the US. State. State Rep. Yusuf Hakeem, ...

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Qualifications for Clarksville candidates end ahead of Nov. 8 election

It’s already been a busy election year, but county officials in Clarksville and Montgomery are on the home stretch. The Nov. 8 state and city of Clarksville general elections are all that remain on the calendar as local voters prepare to head to the polls for the third and final time this year. The deadline for qualifying applicants passed Thursday ...

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Former TN Senator Frist Elected President of Nonprofit Nature Conservancy

Former U.S. Senator Bill Frist of Tennessee was elected president The Nature Conservancy Global Board of Trusteesthe environmental nonprofit announced on Tuesday. Frist joined the nonprofit’s board of directors in 2015 and currently serves as vice president. He will begin his three-year term this fall. The former senator said he hopes to make inroads with younger constituencies, especially as young ...

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Tennessee Immigrant Rights Organization responds to asylum seekers arriving in Chattanooga

Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition CHATTANOOGA, TN (TN Tribune) – In response to reports that Texas Governor Greg Abbott has started sending buses with migrant asylum seekers all over the country – from Washington DC to New York – and now, Chattanooga, TN. The Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC) has released the following statement below. People have ...

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Immigrant bus found in Tennessee Valley | Local News

On Friday evening, the Dade County Sheriff’s Office said more undocumented immigrants were at the Pilot gas station in Rising Fawn. As we reported on Thursday, the Dade County Sheriff stopped a busload of immigrants Wednesday, at the same Pilot gas station, as they were en route from Texas to Washington DC. And on Friday, another bus loaded with immigrants ...

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Titans new football stadium proposal stalled | Newstalk Florida

The 23-year-old stadium would be obsolete. The brakes were on in the Tennessee Titans‘ ownership campaign for a new stadium in Nashville. The Metro Nashville Sports Authority wants a facilities assessment to see what’s going on with the old stadium that Titans ownership says needs replacing. Titans ownership has gone from renovating a 23-year-old stadium ...

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Jerry Summers: Judge Robert Love Taylor (1899-1987) was both admired and feared

If there ever was a more complex and controversial member of the Tennessee federal judiciary than Judge Robert Love Taylor who served as United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee from 1950 to 1987, his identity does not has not been revealed. To some like Chief Justice Warren Burger of the United States Supreme Court, Justice Taylor ...

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Rest in Peace Larry Wallace

Athens and Tennessee lost a great friend and longtime public servant when Larry Wallace died Saturday afternoon. The 1962 McMinn County High School graduate began his law enforcement career with the Athens Police Department in 1964. He joined the Tennessee Highway Patrol in 1967 and was appointed special agent for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation in 1973. He took a ...

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Tells Parents To Download SafeTN App For Back To School – Clarksville Online

Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and the Tennessee Department of Security and Homeland Security have urged Tennessee residents to prepare for the new school year by downloading the SafeTN application. “Every Tennessean has an active role to play in keeping the school safe, and that starts with downloading the Safe TN app,” Lee said. “As ...

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“It helps a lot” | Mother of 5 reacts to start of grocery store sales tax suspension

Knoxville, Tenn. (WVLT) – In March, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee proposed a suspension of the state’s 4% food sales tax through August. The state legislature agreed with Governor Lee that the people of Tennessee needed a break as inflation rose. Monday marked the start of that suspension, leaving grocers anticipating a resumption of business. “Many, many, yes, we had some ...

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Reviews | Wisconsin has a chance to stand up for victims of sex trafficking. He must.

Comment this story Comment Sara Kruzan, Stoneleigh Fellow of Human Rights for Kids, is the author of “I Cried to Dream Again: Trafficking, Murder, and Deliverance – A Memoir”.” In 2008, Wisconsin lawmakers wisely attempted to protect victims of child sex trafficking by passing a law stating that victims who commit crimes as a “direct result” of trafficking can use ...

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Tennessee National Guard responds to severe flooding in Kentucky

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Jeff Holmes announced yesterday that five Tennessee Army National Guard Blackhawk helicopters are supporting state, county and local emergency responders assisting citizens of Kentucky affected by flash flooding. Governor Bill Lee authorized the Tennessee Wardens to provide this critical air rescue support in eastern Kentucky in coordination with the Tennessee and Kentucky ...

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Tribune Endorses Jerry Maynard for State Senate

By grandstand staff NASHVILLE, TN – Former Metro Councilman Jerry Maynard, II is running for the District 19 state senator seat previously held by Brenda Gilmore. With the backing of community leaders including Howard Gentry, Sharon Hurt, Vincent Dixie and Brenda and Erica Gilmore, The Tennessee Tribune is the latest to officially endorse Maynard for the role. “What we do ...

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Chattanooga Natives Open Cereset Franchise to Promote Brain Health and Wellness Locally

In an effort to help Chattanooga residents relax and enjoy life to the fullest, area natives Chase and Katie Whitmire opened Scenic City’s first Cereset franchise. Located in the historic downtown James Building on Broad Street, Cereset is a wellness experience that helps individuals relax their brains to manage stress, restore hope, and finally achieve restful sleep using patented technology. ...

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After court rulings, Tennessee governor wastes no time rolling out voucher program for private schools

This story was first published on chalk beat. Sign up for their newsletters at www.chalkbeat.org/newsletters. Less than a week after judges allowed Tennessee to resume work on its long-stalled private school voucher program, the program’s website has come back to life and forms are available online for families. and private schools in Memphis and Nashville interested in participating. Last week, ...

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What Clay and Buck Did Instead of Watching the Jan. 6 Show

CLAY: Buck, did you watch any of the January 6 hearings last night? BUCK: Not a move my friend. I watched “The Terminal List”, based on the book written by my friend Jack Carr. Fantastic, Chris Pratt, recommend it to everyone. Clay, you need to check. CLAY: I want to check. I had gone out to dinner. Morgan Ortagus, a ...

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Tennessee Governor Accelerates Rollout of School Vouchers

Less than a week after judges allowed Tennessee to resume work on its long-stalled private school voucher program, the program website has revived and forms are available online for families and private schools in Memphis and Nashville interested in participating. On Wednesday, Governor Bill Lee announced that some 600 families had completed the form and More than 40 private schools ...

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A look back at the Tennessee primary elections

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Voters can start voting Friday in Tennessee’s Aug. 4 primary election as candidates compete for their party’s nomination for gubernatorial, congressional and state Legislative seats. . Some local counties will also have judicial elections, ballot initiatives and district attorney races. Here’s a look at some of the best contests: GOVERNOR Republican Governor Bill Lee is running ...

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Governor Mills Announces Statewide Expansion of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Maine

Starting in 2023, the State of Maine and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library will provide a monthly book for children from birth to age five, free to families through funding shared by Dolly, the State of Maine and local community partners. Portland, Maine – During a virtual chat with iconic singer-songwriter Dolly Parton at the National Governor’s Association today, Governor Janet ...

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DeSantis, looking to 2024, hosts Florida conference with top GOP governors and candidates

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who has been maneuvering for a possible White House race in 2024, held a one-day conference in Fort Lauderdale with several high-profile Republican governors and candidates in late June, a source close to confirmed from one of the CBS News participants. . Among those present was Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds. South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster, Oklahoma ...

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Stefanowski bases ad on Lamont’s ‘offhand comment’ about Nashville

Gov. Ned Lamont said Monday he was frustrated last fall when he incorrectly suggested that successful venture capitalist Annie Lamont preferred investing in Tennessee over Connecticut because potential political and ethical complications inherent in conducting business in a state ruled by her. husband. “Unfortunately, that’s it for Connecticut businesses,” Lamont said Nov. 30, responding to criticism that his wife’s company, ...

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Today in Johnson City History: July 10 | Living

July 10, 1897: One hundred and twenty-five years ago today, the Houston Daily Post reported news with a Knoxville deadline and a July 9 date. Readers were told: “The news of Senator Harris’s death had barely been announced to the public when the fight for his (several undecipherable words) began. It was generally (several indecipherable words) for some time that ...

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Tennessee cities grapple with enforcement of new abortion laws – Tennessee Lookout

Since the U.S. Supreme Court effectively overturned Roe v. Wade on June 24, municipal authorities in Tennessee wondered how to respond and enforce new abortion laws. Some were quick to push back against the decision with opposing legislation while others confirmed they would uphold Tennessee’s “trigger ban” law, which goes into effect in mid-August. In two of the state’s four ...

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🌱 Franklin’s Cool Cafe is Closing + List of Most Expensive Home Values

Hello everyone! I’m back in your inbox this summer morning with everything you need to know about what’s going on in Franklin. First, today’s weather forecast: Hot and humid with a thunderstorm. High: 96 Low: 76. 🏡 Attention real estate pros in Franklin! We are now offering an exclusive sponsorship opportunity for an agent interested in attracting local clients and ...

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Tennessee’s top crimefighter David Rausch isn’t done improving the TBI

Georgian vines | For the Sentinel of the news Director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation David Rauscha former police chief of Knoxville, has just been reappointed by the governor. Bill Lee in this position at a time when he successfully increased the staff and budget of the state’s main criminal investigative agency. “I’m not done,” he said in a ...

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Congressmen Cohen and Cooper applaud Biden administration for asking Tennessee to roll back Medicaid block grant plan in response to public outcry

WASHINGTON — Congressmen Steve Cohen (TN-09) and Jim Cooper (TN-05) today applauded the Biden administration’s Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for ask Tennessee to redesign major changes that would have turned Tennessee’s Medicaid program, known as TennCare, into a block grant. This demand makes it more likely that the state will create a Medicaid program that provides better ...

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Bridgestone Arena ranks among world leaders

Nashville, Tenn. (June 28, 2022) – Bridgestone Arena ranks third in the United States in ticket sales and fourth in the world in gross ticket revenue according to Pollstar’s Q2 2022 Industry Report. The quarterly report says Bridgestone Arena had revenue of $40,967,713.3 and sold 397,795 tickets. Bridgestone Arena ranked 11th in Pollstar’s Top 100 Global Arenas for Q1 2022, ...

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Cambodia Confirms Ruling Party’s Landslide Victory in Polls | Govt. & Policy

By SOPHENG CHEANG – Associated Press PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s National Election Commission released the official results of this month’s local elections on Sunday that confirmed a landslide victory for Prime Minister Hun Sen’s ruling party. The results showed that the Cambodian People’s Party won 74.3% of the vote and the opposition Candlelight Party about 22.3%. This means ...

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Man fleeing MPs on Highway 58 collides with patrol vehicle

A man fleeing county deputies late Friday afternoon found himself collided with a county patrol vehicle. The assistant in the vehicle was not injured. Harrison’s Randy Ridge has been charged in the case. He faces charges of multiple traffic violations, theft of property, reckless endangerment and felony for evading arrest. In addition to the new charges, Ridge has outstanding warrants ...

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The Conasauga River almost became significant in Tennessee history – www.elizabethton.com

By Bill CareyAs the only river in Tennessee not part of the Mississippi River system, the Conasauga River is the answer to an interesting trivial question. It almost became much more than that. The Conasauga flows west through Polk and Bradley counties, then turns south into Georgia. It later merges with the Oostanaula River, the Coosa River, the Alabama River, ...

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Safe Schools Order Does Too Little | Blogs

Ed McKinney Governor Bill Lee’s response to the mass school shooting that occurred in Uvalde, Texas was to issue an executive order. A Governor’s Executive Order is a statement that has the force of law. Given that military-style weapons have recently been used by 18- or 19-year-old shooters, you would think Governor Lee would address the issue of military-style weapons. ...

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Former Tennessee governor buys majority stake in Predators

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The president of the Nashville Predators has agreed to sell the majority of his stake in the NHL team to former Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam. The Predators announced the deal Friday. No purchase price details were disclosed for a franchise recently valued at $680 million by Sportico. Haslam, whose brother Jimmy owns the NFL’s Cleveland Browns ...

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Tennessee Governor Lee touts parental safety app amid criticism over firing backlash

As part of an executive order addressing school safety in response to the recent mass shootings, Governor Bill Lee is asking parents to use a SafeTN app to send tips to law enforcement and ask for help. help with mental illness. The recent order, which also encourages the hiring of more school resource officers and requires school safety inspections to ...

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Governor Lee is expected to call Tennessee lawmakers for a special gun session

Courtney Johnston is a member of District 26 Council of the Metro Nashville-Davidson County Council. Expensive Governor Lee: It’s time. It is time to stop the cycle of apathy to outrage and return to apathy. Our thoughts and prayers are no longer enough. It’s time. It’s time to act. Carefully review our policies and what we can and should do ...

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Statewide K-3 Book Delivery Combats Summer Learning Loss

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) – The Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation (GELF) announced the expansion of its K-3 Home Library program to provide nearly one million books to teachers and students in all 95 counties of the state to fight against summer learning loss in Tennessee. GELF will deliver 970,000 books to Tennessee homes of participating students and teachers, at no cost ...

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Legislation to limit critical race theory in colleges has come to a head

Bills introduced in state legislatures across the country increasingly target higher education and the discussion of race, racism and gender in classrooms and university curricula. That’s according to new data from PEN America, a free speech advocacy group, that started tracking all of those bills, including those for K-12, in January 2021. So far, 70 bills — which PEN America ...

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New York Governor signs law raising age to own semi-automatic rifle

ALBANY, NY >> New Yorkers under the age of 21 will be barred from purchasing semi-automatic rifles under a new law signed today by Governor Kathy Hochul, making the state one of the first to adopt a major gun control initiative following a wave of deadly mass shootings. Hochul, a Democrat, has signed 10 public safety-related bills, including one that ...

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AG Healey wins Democratic nod for governor, but Chang-Diaz forces primary | app

BOSTON — Attorney General Maura Healey easily won her party’s endorsement for governor at Saturday’s Democratic convention in Worcester, but her opponent, State Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz, was able to garner enough support to force a primary. Healey received 2,858 delegate votes, or 71.2% to Chang-Diaz’s 1,155 votes, or 28.8%. The two-term AG said she was “humbled” to receive her party’s ...

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Legislation that will sanction and criminalize camping on TN public property begins July 1 without Governor Lee’s signature | WJHL

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — On July 1, a new law takes effect that will make camping on public property a crime in Tennessee. Many argue that the law directly targets the homeless population and will force them to move. At Brookemeade Park in West Nashville, a homeless camp overtook the property. There are needles and litter visible from the road. ...

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Wilder Center shows that we are at a crossroads

Lisa Primm is the executive director of Disability Rights Tennessee. Jennifer Rodriguez is the Executive Director of the Youth Law Center. The state of Tennessee’s juvenile justice system is at a crossroads. A road perpetuates practices of abuse and neglect and is littered with children who suffer from bone and mental fractures and have long-term educational, medical and mental health ...

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Smiley drops political platform – Tennessee Lookout

On Friday, Memphis City Councilman JB Smiley, Jr. presented his policy platform in the Democratic contest for governor. “It’s time we did more than just identify the issues, but put a plan in place to address them in the future. With your help, we can create a better Tennessee together,” Smiley said in a press release. Smiley plans to focus ...

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Hopeful gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams gets the comic book treatment

TidalWave Comics is proud to announce the addition of Stacey Abrams’ comic book to its popular “Female Force” series focused on female empowerment. “Female Force: Stacey Abrams” on sale now. TidalWave has been profiling politicians for over twelve years using the unique narrative properties of comic books. Politician and voting rights activist Stacey Yvonne Abrams has pledged to serve her ...

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New Tennessee Law Recognizes Anti-Zionism as Anti-Semitism | The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com | David Israel | 25 Iyyar 5782 – 26 May 2022

Photo credit: Governor Lee’s Facebook Tennessee Governor Bill Lee (right), September 25, 2021. Tennessee House Bill 2673, amending the Tennessee Code relating to anti-Semitism in education, was signed into law by Gov. Bill Lee (R) on Wednesday. The groundbreaking legislation describes anti-Israel statements as demonstrating anti-Semitic bias on the part of teachers in the classroom, from kindergarten to grade 12, ...

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Teaching Black History to Prevent White Supremacist Violence

David Barber is a professor of history at the University of Tennessee at Martin. the cowardly killings of white supremacists in Buffalo stressed the importance of opposing white supremacist efforts to ban the teaching of black history, efforts that in Tennessee have borne fruit in two “education” laws passed over the past two years. White supremacy requires ignorance to survive. ...

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Tri-Cities Original: Wilson’s Barbershop in Elizabethton feels like stepping back in time | WJHL

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (WJHL) — Haircuts change from year to year, as do the barbershops and beauty salons that were once the hub of most downtowns. But a Tri-Cities Original in downtown Elizabethton is run by barbers and stylists determined to preserve the past while staying in tune with the times. Tri-Cities Original: Campbell’s Morrell Music thriving after 38 years in ...

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FACTBOX-New US State Laws Targeting Transgender Youth

Conservative lawmakers passed a slew of bills aimed at transgender youth this year, including measures that ban classroom discussions about gender identity, block access to health care to help young people transition and limit sport participation. The Republican-sponsored legislation comes ahead of the 2022 midterm elections, with transgender rights emerging as a major front in America’s culture wars. Here are ...

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University of Tennessee plans to maintain tuition for another year

Facing the climb inflationthe University of Tennessee at Knoxville will recommend maintaining its tuition and fees for the third year in a row. Thanks to a $90 million investment in Tennessee universities and colleges across the state included in Governor Bill Lee’s budget, UT Knoxville won’t have to charge its students more when they return in the fall. The campus ...

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Archives raise new questions about Oscar Franklin Smith’s execution plan

Governor Bill Lee halted the execution of Oscar Franklin Smith in late April, citing an oversight. Recently released recordings, including text messages, provide more information on what went wrong. Lee suspended all executions until this year and ordered an independent review. Public records released Friday raise new questions about the now-stayed execution of Oscar Franklin Smith and whether the Tennessee ...

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Tenn. expects changes in lethal injection protocol, staffing

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee officials say they anticipate an independent investigation into the state’s lethal injection methods will lead to changes in how these executions are carried out, including how the proceedings are handled. . State corrections officials made the statement last week in a filing in federal court, and a judge agreed on Tuesday to stay litigation challenging ...

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Horowitz: Tennessee governor opposes bill requiring murderers to serve full sentences

One of the most remarkable dynamics in American politics is that the majority of Republican governors are more pro-criminal than most average Democratic voters and even some local Democratic politicians. You see, at some point, the crime could get serious enough that even Democratic voters are asking for help. But the GOP elites, controlled by Koch-funded NGOs and big business ...

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Tennessee Governor Signs Bill Strictly Regulating Medical Abortions

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee will soon strictly regulate the distribution of abortion pills, including imposing stiff penalties on doctors who violate them, under legislation recently signed into law by Republican Gov. Bill Lee. The measure, which Lee signed on Thursday, will go into effect Jan. 1, 2023. Once signed into law, a medical clinician will have to be physically ...

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Tennessee Governor Signs Ban on Collegiate Transgender Athletes

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Lee on Friday approved legislation banning transgender athletes from participating in women’s varsity sports. Last year, no other state enacted more laws targeting transgender people than Tennessee, as GOP lawmakers consistently dismissed concerns that they discriminate against an already at-risk population. These measures included banning transgender athletes from playing public girls’ sports in ...

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ARC Manchin Federal Co-Chair, Governors and Tourism

Washington, DC, May 04, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — On May 3, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) hosted the second in a series of five virtual events (titled the Roadshow planned in Appalachia) to show how ARC strategic investment priorities come to life in the 13 states of Appalachia. The event featured engaging discussions with Governor Roy Cooper of North Carolina, ...

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Tennessee governor signs public education funding formula into law

Governor Bill Lee signed his plan to change the way Tennessee funds public education and promised that every parent will soon know exactly how much the state is spending on their child’s K-12 education. Lee also said he intends to sign another bill to allow the Tennessee Textbook Commission to override local school board decisions and ban certain school library ...

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Family of man killed in DUI accident reacts to tougher Tennessee DUI law tied to child support payments

The state of Tennessee is cracking down on drunk drivers by costing them dearly, and drivers charged with a DUI won’t like it. The new law that makes drunk drivers pay child support for killing a relative. Bradford Fair of Clarkesville, Tennessee says he won’t soon forget the night he learned his cousin, Myron Fair, 49, had died in a ...

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Tennessee school library bill would let state veto books

The Tennessee Textbook Commission could veto local school board decisions and ban certain school library books statewide under 11 a.m. legislation approved by state lawmakers Thursday. Senate and House negotiators reached a deal to sweeten a House bill passed a day earlier to require librarians to submit their book inventory to the politically appointed commission for review and possible veto. ...

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Governor Bill Lee should veto harmful bill

Written by over 200 Tennessee religious leaders. Find the list of signatories on this link. A letter to Governor Bill Lee: This is one more request 300 Tennessean religious leaders and organizations urging you to veto Senate Bill 1610/House Bill 0978 – also known as the bill that criminalize homelessness. As religious leaders and faith-based organizations across Tennessee, we urge ...

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Tennessee governor signs penalty bill for transgender athletes

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee will soon add tough penalties against public schools that allow transgender athletes to participate in women’s sports, under legislation recently signed into law by Republican Gov. Bill Lee. Lee quietly signed the proposal last Friday without comment. The governor had already signed a measure last year requiring student athletes to prove their gender matches that ...

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No new details from Tennessee governor on canceled execution | News

oscar franklin smith Tennessee Department of Corrections NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee is declining to provide further information about his decision Thursday to call off the state’s first execution since the pandemic began. However, the Republican said Friday that more information will likely be provided next week. On Thursday night, the Republican issued a statement saying there ...

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Bill to make drunk drivers who kill their parents pay child support to TN governor’s office

Missouri grandmother aims to create law forcing DUI offenders to pay victims’ orphan children A Missouri grandmother is working with her state representative to create a law that would seek financial restitution from DUI offenders whose actions resulted in the death of a parent or guardian. NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A Tennessee bill that aims to hold drunk drivers accountable by ...

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Tennessee prohibits paying less than minimum wage to people with disabilities

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has signed a law banning people with disabilities from being paid below minimum wage, making it the ninth state to end the practice. Under the federal Fair Work and Standards Act, employers can apply for a certificate to pay disabled persons “whose earning or productive capacity is impaired by a physical or mental disability, including those ...

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TN Senate passes bill allowing immigrants to obtain business license

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — On Thursday, the Tennessee State Senate voted 20 to 7 to pass the Workforce Expansion Bill, sponsored by Sen. Shane Reeves, RT.N. with bipartisan support. The bill, once in force, will allow certain immigrants to obtain a license in the specialty or trade they wish. The vote to pass the bill follows the passage of its ...

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Bipartisan bill to fix Tennessee litter fines

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — While driving in Tennessee, some think they’re seeing something more and more: garbage. “We’re seeing a slight uptick, it seems,” Rep. Mike Sparks told R-Smyrna. “I have more constituents asking what we can do about illegal dumping. Sparks said he hated seeing litter around the state, which prompted him to draft legislation – HB2424/SB2070 — for ...

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Ron DeSantis sparks nationwide wave of ‘Don’t Day Gay’ bills

Several Republican-led states are considering their own “don’t say gay” bills prompted by Florida’s controversial law. Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law the legislation last month, which prevents the teaching of subjects such as sexual orientation and gender identity to the state’s youngest students. The law has provoked a major backlash from LGBTQ advocates, who argue it aims ...

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Governor Lee will not veto Tennessee bill giving the legislature majority control of State Board of Education appointments

NASHVILLE — Tennessee Governor Bill Lee is allowing to become law without his signature a bipartisan bill he opposed that gives House and Senate Speakers control of two-thirds of appointments to the State Board of Education. Lee’s director of communications, Laine Arnold, confirmed to The Times Free Press in a brief text on Friday that the governor intended to let ...

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