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Florida isn’t the only state to pass legislation that could be harmful to LGBTQ students | national

Just over two months into the new year, lawmakers in dozens of states have introduced a slew of bills that could limit the rights of LGBTQ Americans. The proposals range from banning teaching about gender identity in the classroom to restricting access to gender-affirming health care and excluding transgender youth from school sports. Tuesday, the Florida Senate passed the controversial ...

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Report Finds Hamilton County District Attorney Neal Pinkston Violated Tennessee Nepotism Law

Tennessee Comptroller’s Office investigators found that Hamilton County District Attorney General Neal Pinkston violated the state’s nepotism law by employing his wife and brother. “The Comptroller’s investigators have determined that the chief of staff and a DAG investigator, who are both state employees within the office of the DAG (a government entity), are related by marriage and are under the ...

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David Perdue proposes term limits for Georgian elected officials

We are looking at who the proposal would affect ATLANTA, Ga. (WDEF) – David Perdue, in his run for governor of Georgia, is proposing term limits for elected Georgia state officials. The former US senator is running against current Governor Brian Kemp in the Republican primary. His proposal is to limit statewide offices to a total of 8 years. “As ...

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Tennessee man sentenced for series of church arson attacks | WJHL

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A Nashville man was convicted Wednesday of intentionally setting fire to several churches in the Nashville metro area several years ago. Alan Douglas Fox, 29, was sentenced to seven years in federal prison and three years of probation. Man sentenced to 40 years after pleading guilty to murdering Hawkins Co. Fox was indicted last August and ...

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Editorial: James Hamm Jr. deserves to stay in jail | Editorials

For the second time in less than a year, Debbie Locke of Kingsport is facing torture from the state of Tennessee in pursuit of a parole hearing that could free the man who was convicted of murdering her husband, Michael. This man never accepted full responsibility for what he did, according to District Attorney General Barry Staubus. Ms Locke has ...

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Tennessee couple say adoption agency turned them away because they were Jewish

A spokesperson for the Department of Children’s Services declined to comment on the case, saying the agency does not comment on ongoing litigation. The office of Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III did not respond to an email. Holston United Methodist Home for Children, the agency that declined to work with the Rutan-Rams, referred questions to Alliance Defending Freedom, ...

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Adoption agency won’t help Tennessee couple because they’re Jewish

A Knoxville couple are suing the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services, claiming a state-sponsored Christian adoption agency refused to help them because they are Jewish. This is the first state lawsuit to challenge a new law which allows religious adoption agencies to deny service to families whose religious or moral beliefs do not align with those of the provider, the ...

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ICW encourages consolidation to optimize the eradication of corruption

We still have a lot of work to do to eradicate corruption. For this, the consolidation of the people is necessary to observe and criticize the nation. Jakarta (ANTARA) – During a nationwide webinar on Wednesday, Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) researcher Kurnia Ramadhana encouraged the public to consolidate or cooperate with law enforcement authorities to optimize the Eradicating Corruption in ...

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Young Dolph Shooting: Federal and local authorities arrest 3 men in connection with the rapper’s fatal shooting

The rapper, real name Adolph Robert Thornton Jr., was shot on November 17, 2021 at Makeda’s Homemade Butter Cookies in Memphis, Tennessee. The 36-year-old is survived by two children. The three men arrested in connection with the rapper’s murder are 23-year-old Justin Johnson; Shondale Barnett, 27, and Cornelius Smith, 32, authorities said. Memphis Police Chief CJ Davis said additional arrests ...

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Court Upholds Ban on Vaccination Mandate for Federal Contractors in Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee | State

[ad_1] (The Center Square) – Ban on requiring federal contractors in Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee to be vaccinated against COVID-19 remains in place after federal appeals court upholds an imposed injunction in November. The Cincinnati Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an earlier ban with a 2-1 decision earlier this week, but the decision only impacts those three states. A ...

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Tennessee Supreme Court Hears School Voucher Law Arguments Again

[ad_1] In a rare move, the Tennessee Supreme Court will revisit arguments over Gov. Bill Lee’s controversial scholarship program. The ruling hints at a deadlocked high court that doesn’t just wait for a new judge appointed by Lee to join the bench. The High Court lost a member after the sudden death of judge Cornelia A. Clark earlier this year. ...

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Tennessee Panel Names 3 Finalists for State High Court Seat | Tennessee News

[ad_1] By JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) – A Tennessee panel selected three finalists Thursday for a state Supreme Court opening: two middle judges from the appeals court and a high-profile attorney from the attorney general’s office. The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments voted in favor of sending Republican Gov. Bill Lee the names of Tennessee Associate Attorney ...

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Panel appeals to two appeals judges and Associate Solicitor General for consideration by Governor Bill Lee

[ad_1] The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments Thursday appointed two Tennessee appeals judges and the state’s deputy solicitor general for consideration to fill a vacant seat on the Tennessee Supreme Court. Tennessee Court of Appeal Judge Kristi Davis, Associate General Counsel Sarah Campbell and Court of Appeals Judge William Neal McBrayer were appointed after a two-day interview process with nine ...

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Senator wants Nashville DA to investigate Tennessee non-tender contracts

[ad_1] A Tennessee State Senator asks Davidson County Attorney Glenn Funk to investigate the state’s non-competitive contracting process – a process that has drawn criticism for the provision of faulty services and for lack of transparency. Senator Heidi Campbell, D-Nashville, sent a letter to Funk’s office on Tuesday requesting an “audit and financial review” of all emergency purchases made by ...

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TBI, District Attorneys Investigate Timber Construction, Renovation As Theft Allegations Mount | WJHL

[ad_1] TRI-CITIES, Tenn. (WJHL) – An ongoing News Channel 11 consumer survey continues to provide answers to frustrated customers. Our previous reports have revealed that a former Johnson City-based outsourcing company called Wood Construction and Remodeling, LLC is accused by at least 30 Tennessee clients of taking thousands of dollars for home repair projects. and leave them unfinished. INVESTIGATION: Clients ...

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Assistant Governor of Tennessee warned new COVID law was illegal

[ad_1] NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee’s office has warned lawmakers that their sprawling bill limiting COVID-19 restrictions would violate federal law that protects people with disabilities and put the state at risk of losing federal funds, according to records obtained by The Associated Press. The Republican-controlled legislature ignored the advice and passed the bill anyway. Less than ...

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New laws move some teachers away from race-related topics | New

[ad_1] NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) – New measures that restrict how race is approached in classrooms have created confusion and anxiety for many educators, who in some cases have started to take books down and cancel classes for fear of being penalized. Education officials banned a class on contemporary issues in a Tennessee district, removed Frederick Douglass’ autobiography from playlists in ...

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Thursday Special Session Bills – Tennessee Lookout

[ad_1] A sweeping series of measures designed to curb local dissent over state COVID policies, and to verify the governor’s emergency powers, easily made their way through the hearings of the Republican-dominated committee in the specially called legislative session. Thursday. They include tough new penalties for members of locally elected school boards who defy executive orders and a mechanism for ...

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Tennessee lawmakers caved in to session on COVID-19 restrictions

[ad_1] As the Tennessee legislature prepares for the special session to reduce COVID-19 restrictions, Republican lawmakers want a wide range of goals to be met. Among the nearly 100 bills tabled Wednesday afternoon, some seek punitive measures against companies with mask or vaccine mandates, while others aim to ban mask warrants in schools. Range :Lawmakers want to restrict schools, businesses ...

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House Republicans target COVID-19 restrictions

[ad_1] Republicans at Tennessee House move forward with broad round of proposed restrictions on COVID-19 vaccination and mask warrants in special session called to discuss economic incentives and government authority for investment Ford’s $ 5.6 billion. But the bill, HB8003, was doomed this week after gaining no traction in the state’s upper house, with no Senate godfather carrying the bill ...

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Knoxville lawyer looks at garbage dumps at Neyland Stadium

[ad_1] KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (WATE) – On Monday, 18 people were arrested and 47 others were thrown out in Tennessee’s 31-26 loss to Ole Miss. While it is not known the exact reason the 18 were arrested, it is known that some were arrested for throwing rubbish on the grounds of Neyland Stadium. WATE legal analyst Greg Isaacs takes a look ...

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The legislators of Tenn. seek to convene a special session on COVID restrictions

[ad_1] NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WTVF) – The Tennessee legislature will likely call another special session in two weeks to discuss restrictions related to COVID-19. A spokesperson for Speaker of the House Cameron Sexton (R – Crossville) confirmed Thursday that they will discuss the warrants of masks, quarantine, independent health services and monoclonal antibodies. State Senators and House Representatives. tell me it ...

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TN Lawmaker Calls on FBI to Investigate Violence Against Teachers and Education Officials | WJHL

[ad_1] NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WKRN) – Due to a worrying spike in harassment, intimidation and threats of violence against school administrators, board members, teachers and staff, the Department of Justice has said he was committing new resources to eradicate it. Tennessee has been the center of national news at times during the pandemic. As students returned to in-person learning with envisioned ...

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Nashville shooting leaves ATF agent seriously injured; dead suspect

[ad_1] A Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) agent was critically gunned down Tuesday afternoon in a shooting near the Metro Police Headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee , the authorities said. The shootout took place around 2:15 p.m. as authorities attempted to place the suspect, identified as Corey Daniel Wellman, 40, in custody as part of a drug-related ...

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Tennessee Lieutenant Governor agreed to support COVID-19 special session after rally in his home district

[ad_1] NASHVILLE – On the same day, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and executives from Ford Motor Co. announced last week’s agreement to set up a $ 5.6 billion electric vehicle plant in rural western Tennessee , Conservative opponents of school mask mandates and federal immunization requirements rallied at Lt. Gov. Randy McNally’s hometown of Oak Ridge to pressure Lee and ...

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Governor Extends Mask Removal Rule Despite Tennessee Leading US In COVID School Closures

[ad_1] NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WKRN) – Gov. Bill Lee is extending his mask removal order in 92 of Tennessee’s 95 counties, while fighting federal mask requirements in three of the remaining counties. The extension comes as new data points to darker details about Tennessee’s return to in-person learning. Tennessee surpasses 15,000 deaths from COVID-19 Governor Lee said he was disappointed with ...

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FCC Application Monitor ~ September 2021 | Pillsbury – CommLawCenter

[ad_1] Pillsbury communications attorneys have published the FCC Enforcement Monitor monthly since 1999 to inform our clients of notable FCC enforcement actions against FCC licensees and others. This month’s issue includes: FCC proposes biggest fine for robocalling under TCPA Tennessee broadcaster fined for failing to file license applications for FM translators FCC fines Rhode Island broadcaster over late license renewal ...

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Lee’s mask removal order blocked in Williamson, Franklin districts

[ad_1] Schools in Williamson County and Franklin Special will be able to apply mask warrants under a ruling by a federal judge in Nashville on Friday. U.S. District Judge Waverly D. Crenshaw, Jr. issued the order in the afternoon, blocking Gov. Bill Lee‘s executive order allowing parents to remove their children from the district’s mask warrants. The judge’s ruling is ...

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Second Tennessee judge blocks Governor Lee’s mask removal

[ad_1] NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) – On Friday, a federal judge dealt a second blow to Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee’s controversial order allowing parents to opt out of school mask requirements, ruling that Knox County schools must implement a mask mandate to help protect children with health issues amid the coronavirus pandemic. The ruling by U.S. District Judge J. Ronnie Greer ...

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UPDATE: Double Murder in Coffee County, Tennessee

[ad_1] Ronald Archey, left, and Cullen Hickerson, right. WGNS has more details on a double murder that took place last Sunday in Coffee County, Tennessee. Reports say two residents of Coffee County were arrested early Wednesday morning and charged with murder, just three days after two people were found dead. Coffee County Sheriff‘s Department investigators apprehended Ronald A. Archey, 54, ...

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Tennessee lawmaker says Virginia needs to do more to fix smelly emissions from Bristol landfill

[ad_1] Not happy with how Virginia authorities are handling complaints, Tennessee state senator wants his state agencies to investigate Bristol, Va. Landfill linked to air pollution and odor nauseating that plagues residents on both sides of the border. “In addition to the landfill causing odor nuisance issues, I believe it presents a health and safety concern for the people of ...

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Editorial summary: Tennessee | Tennessee News

[ad_1] Kingsport Times News. September 17, 2021. Editorial: Volunteer suspected of hoax should be extradited Who would have thought that a citizen of another country would be responsible for the 911 call hoax that brought dozens of law enforcement officers to a locked-down volunteer high school in Hawkins County, and in one incident Similar, to Watauga High School in Boone, ...

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Texas sues EEOC over LGBT bathroom and pronoun advice (1)

[ad_1] Guidelines issued by the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission “twist the law” to allow exceptions for LGBT employees to general workplace policies regarding bathrooms, dress codes and clothing. locker rooms, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a federal lawsuit. The June 15 EEOC guidelines incorrectly interpret the landmark 2020 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Bostock v. Clayton ...

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Man wanted for questioning in murder killed by SWAT: TN cops

[ad_1] Police in Nashville, Tennessee, said a man who had “important information” about a murder case in which a body was found in a river last week was killed in a shooting with SWAT officers on Saturday night. Getty Images / iStockphoto A man who police said had information about a body found in a Tennessee river was killed in ...

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

[ad_1] 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 ...

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

[ad_1] 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 ...

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

[ad_1] 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. ...

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

[ad_1] 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 ...

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South Dakota AG joins 22 states in opposing federal intervention in state electoral law

[ad_1] PIERRE, SD – South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg joined with 22 other state attorneys general in opposing the John Lewis Voting Advancement Act, or HR 4. The letter is addressed to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Minority leaders Kevin McCarthy and Mitch McConnell and expresses concern about the impact the legislation would ...

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Transgender students challenge Tennessee law restricting school toilets they can use

[ad_1] “Transgender Students Challenge Tennessee Law Restricting School Washrooms They Can Use” was originally published by Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization covering public education. Subscribe to their newsletters on bit.ly/tnchalk. A Washington, DC-based group representing two transgender students from Tennessee sued the state this week over a new law that restricts the school toilets they can use. The Human Rights ...

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Criminal files: TBI agents investigate Mt. Juliet shooting | New

[ad_1] A man charged with criminal homicide Detectives charged Bruno Almeida-Rache, 27, with homicide in the apparent strangulation death of Joshua Smithson, 36, on Thursday inside the Smithson East Marathona Road residence in Madison. Police and emergency medical personnel were called to the house by Almeida-Rache shortly before 7 a.m. Smithson had died with multiple visible injuries to his face ...

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New Georgia Law Bans Patient Brokerage For Addiction Providers | McGuireWoods LLP

[ad_1] July 1, 2021, Georgia’s new anti-kickback law Related to drug addiction, patient brokering began to prohibit payment, or the offer of compensation, to induce referral of a patient to or from an addiction provider. The Georgian legislature passed the law after lawmakers identified a model of drug treatment centers seeking patient referrals from providers in exchange for a fee. ...

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Removal of Confederate General’s bust from Tennessee Capitol appears to be heading towards final vote

[ad_1] NASHVILLE – Legislative Democrats on Friday called for the immediate removal of the bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest – Confederate General and the Ku Klux Klan’s First Grand Wizard – from the Tennessee Capitol Building after a required waiting period for action had expired earlier today. Among them was Representative Yusuf Hakeem, a Democrat from Chattanooga, who said Forrest’s ...

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Arkansas has a record budget surplus of over $ 945 million

The state of Arkansas has a record budget surplus. The federal government is running record budget deficits. It is not a coincidence. The state ended the fiscal year with a surplus of $ 945.7 million, more than double its previous record of $ 409.3 million in 2007, as reported by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Combined with other savings, the state now ...

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Lawsuits say panel is not following new law

[ad_1] Correction: A previous version of this story misidentified the presiding judge in this case. The trial has been assigned to Davidson County Chancellor Anne C. Martin. A recent review of Tennessee’s parole regulations changes the fundamental approach to early release for defendants who hope to be released from prison after serving their sentence. But a new trial argues the ...

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