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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Republican TN lawmakers renew push for special session to counter President Biden’s vaccine mandate | WJHL

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WKRN) – There is new pressure for a special session to ban mask and vaccine warrants in Tennessee after President Joe Biden announced he would demand that around 100 million Americans be vaccinated to fight the outbreak of COVID-19 cases. “They have the right to make their choice and we have to organize a special session to bring ...

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McManus: Congress can clarify electoral myths

It’s a scenario that should worry Republicans as much as Democrats. Fortunately for both sides, this is a problem that Congress could actually solve – or at least greatly reduce. All it takes is for the House and Senate to revise their vote counting rules, most of which come from an 1887 statute called the Electoral Count Act. Last month, ...

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Tennessee Attorney General Joins Appeal to Challenge President’s Covid Vaccine Plan

Tennessee Republican lawmakers also call for a special session of the legislature to respond Herbert SlaterieHerbert Slaterie NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WDEF) – Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III is the latest Republican to attack President Biden’s vaccination plan against Covid. He is one of 24 Republican state attorneys general to sign a letter expressing concerns about the president’s plan. This ...

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EASTERN TENNESSEE HUMAN SOCIETY | New

It was Sue Burda’s heart for rescue and perhaps a little bit of stubbornness that got her through the tough times of operating a nonprofit. The Blount County resident founded the Humane Society of East Tennessee 10 years ago after another relief organization decided to stop saving homeless cats and dogs. Euthanizing the animals wasn’t something she wanted to be ...

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Republican TN lawmakers renew push for special session to counter President Biden’s vaccine tenure

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WKRN) – There is new pressure for a special session to ban mask and vaccine warrants in Tennessee after President Joe Biden announced he would demand that around 100 million Americans be vaccinated to fight the outbreak of COVID-19 cases. “They have the right to make their choice and we have to organize a special session to bring ...

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East Tennessee Children’s Hospital says it is busy with RSV and COVID-19

From the emergency room to community care offices and testing sites, the East Tennessee Children’s Hospital said it was receiving a high volume of patients. KNOXVILLE, Tennessee – For the most part, the Children’s Hospital in East Tennessee is “relatively full,” according to Dr. Joe Childs, the hospital’s chief medical officer. This high volume of patients extends far beyond the ...

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Fulkerson key to representing Tennessee on SEC basketball board

Southeastern Conference Men’s and Women’s Basketball Board of Directors to hold annual meeting on Thursday, featuring super seniors John fulkerson and junior Tamari Key representing the Vols and Lady Vols, respectively. This year marks Key’s second consecutive year as a member of the Board of Directors, while Fulkerson is in his third consecutive year as a member. The board consists ...

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