Articles by: Anita Bugg
Tennessee Republicans Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker voted against the financial regulations bill that passed Thursday in the U.S. Senate.Read more ›
State tax collections were slightly below budget projections for June, but state sales tax revenue grew.Read more ›
Three more soldiers with the 101st Airborne Division have died this month in Afghanistan.Read more ›
Fort Campbell says two 101st Airborne Division soldiers died Friday in Afghanistan.Read more ›
Friday, the Department of Defense released the name of the fifth Fort Campbell soldier killed by an improvised explosive device earlier this month in Afghanistan. The Army had already released the names of the four other soldiers killed in the June 7th attack in the Kunar province.Read more ›
The Commanding General of the 101st Airborne says his troops are in one
of the riskiest times of deployment.
Tennessee Republican Bob Corker is among a bi-partisan group of senators asking for hearings on the U.S. mission in Afghanistan prior to the July 4th congressional recess.Read more ›
A special session called by Governor Phil Bredesen continues today at the state legislature. Late Friday night, lawmakers handed Governor Phil Bredesen what he said he needed to make Tennessee competitive for hundreds of millions of dollars from the “Race to the Top” education fund. The General Assembly changed how public school teachers will be evaluated for their pay, allowing a good portion of that to be based on student achievement. WPLN’s Anita Bugg talked with Capitol Hill Correspondent Joe White about what action the legislature has taken and what steps are next.Read more ›
Tennessee Commerce Bancorp says the company president will succeed its retiring Chief Executive Officer this week.Read more ›
The Nashville Predators ended naming rights today with the Sommet Group for the downtown arena where the hockey team plays.Read more ›
Unemployment rose in 84 Tennessee counties last month.