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The Latest: Detroit bicyclists mark MLK Day holiday

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."




Tennessee congressman to skip Trump inauguration

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.




Tennessee congressman to skip Trump inauguration

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."




Rhode Island Governor Proposes Free 2-Year College Tuition

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.




R.I. students to get free tuition for two years at state colleges

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.




Feds change regulations aimed at stopping horse soring

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.




Tennessee Flag Generic

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.




Obama granted 36 Tennessee felons a second chance

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.




The Corporate Education Reform Poster State

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.




David M. Shribman: Presidential images, a work in progress

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.




County nears - Healthier Community' status

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.




A tribute to - Proctor'

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.




AAA says 78% of Tennesseans will Travel in 2017

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.




How hard is it to impeach a president? Ask Andrew Johnson.

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 .




East Tennesseans worried about possible Obamacare repeal

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.




Tennessee Legislative Committee Assignments for 2017-2018 & the 2nd Amendment

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.




Former Volunteer Fire Department Treasurer Arrested In TBI Theft Case

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.