Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:59:12 GMT
In this Aug. 28, 1963, file photo, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, addresses marchers during his "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. As civil rights leaders and activists gather Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, at sites across the country to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., the slain civil rights leader's daughter Bernice King is encouraging Americans to fight for his vision of love and justice "no matter who is in the White House."
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 23:21:15 GMT
A Tennessee congressman says he'll boycott President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration to support his Democratic colleague, John Lewis, who became embroiled in a feud with the incoming Republican president. U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen chose the site of Martin Luther King Jr.'s final speech to announce he'll skip Trump's swearing in Friday.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 23:21:14 GMT
Speaking at the Memphis church where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his final speech, a Tennessee congressman said Monday that he will boycott President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration in support of his colleague and civil rights icon John Lewis. U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen said it had been a "borderline" call for him on whether to attend Trump's swearing in Friday but what Trump "did to John Lewis, that was it."
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 21:01:24 GMT
All Rhode Island students in good academic standing would qualify for two years of free tuition at any of the state's public colleges under a plan Gov. Gina Raimondo will present this week to the General Assembly as part of her fiscal 2018 budget. Although a handful of other states, including Tennessee and Oregon, offer their resident students free tuition at certain of their colleges -- community and technology schools, for example -- it is believed that Raimondo's plan would be the first in the nation to provide free tuition to students attending any of its public colleges, regardless of family income.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:10:26 GMT
All Rhode Island students in good academic standing would qualify for two years of free tuition at any of the state's public colleges under a plan Gov. Gina Raimondo will present this week to the General Assembly as part of her fiscal 2018 budget. Although a handful of other states, including Tennessee and Oregon, offer their resident students free tuition at certain of their colleges - community and technology schools, for example - Raimondo's plan would be among the first in the nation to provide free tuition to students attending any of its public colleges, regardless of family income.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 06:52:11 GMT
Federal officials have made regulation changes aimed at stopping the practice of soring among Tennessee Walking Horses and similar breeds. The Tennessean reports the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced changes Friday to the Horse Protection Act.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 02:30:20 GMT
A meeting will take place next week to consider new Tennessee sites to add to the National Register of Historic Places.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 21:58:19 GMT
Three dozen convicted felons in Tennessee have been given a second chance in recent years by President Obama, who reduced their sentences. Obama granted 36 Tennessee felons a second chance Three dozen convicted felons in Tennessee have been given a second chance in recent years by President Obama, who reduced their sentences.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 15:02:12 GMT
Since Lamar Alexander served as Governor in the 1980s, Tennessee has been at the forefront of corporate education reform. Tennessee was in the first wave of states to initiate mandatory student competency on standardized tests in order to get a diploma, and it was one of the first to ram down a career ladder program that ended up disproportionately rewarding teachers who worked in the whitest and leafiest suburbs.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 10:23:07 GMT
In the days leading to his inauguration, Donald J. Trump almost certainly has not paused to consider the presidency of James K. Polk, who occupied the White House from 1845 to 1849. But there is an element of the 11th president in the 45th president, especially in the Tennessean's remark that "I intend to be myself president of the U.S." For no one doubts that Mr. Trump intends to be himself as president of the United States.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 05:55:15 GMT
After embarking on a mission to become a Healthier Tennessee Community a year ago, Bradley County is now only one more step away from receiving "designated" status. The gathering of various BRADLEY COUNTY IS one step closer to becoming a designated Healthier Tennessee Community.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 01:27:00 GMT
The work of the many friends of David Proctor McKnight won't culminate until Sunday evening, and in many ways not even then. But we can't help but be moved by the outpouring of support for one of Durham's more distinctive characters.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 21:06:27 GMT
All signs are pointing to a busy year for vacationers and the travel industry. According to a recent AAA Consumer Pulsea survey, 78 percent of Tennesseans are planning to take a vacation in 2017 - with most planning trips to warm weather destinations in the U.S. and abroad.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 16:30:16 GMT
Donald Trump will take the presidential oath of office on Jan. 20, and it won't be long before at least a few of his political enemies in Congress solemnly swear to remove him from office. If they were to succeed, it would be the first time ever that an American president has been both impeached and removed from office .
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 11:48:21 GMT
"I feel it would be a trigger to all of my preexisting conditions because I wouldn't be able to afford any of my medications," said Toby Lopez, an ACA enrollee. Lopez says she enrolled in Obamacare when it was first introduced and has since felt freedom from the health care plan.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 07:23:12 GMT
Tennessee started the 110th General Assembly this week. Typically, the legislators come to Nashville at the start of a session, take their statutory oaths, are given some information from leadership and committee assignments are made and then the legislature recesses for about two weeks for reconfiguration and housekeeping before the sausage making starts.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 02:58:27 GMT
An Ashland City man accused of stealing from the Henrietta Volunteer Fire Department has been arrested after an investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. At the request of 23rd District Attorney General Ray Crouch, on May 27, 2015, TBI special agents began investigating Jon Micheal Pace following a theft complaint.