Veterans groups were left out the last time Tennessee overhauled gaming laws, and not necessarily by accident.
Articles by: Blake Farmer
More than 40 teachers, professors and administrators will spend the next year combing through Common Core education standards and suggesting changes. Governor Bill Haslam also announced Wednesday the state is posting the standards to a website in the coming weeks so parents can read them and offer their suggestions.
By comparison, more people are voting every day in Knox County than over five days in Davidson County.
Every member of the Williamson County board of education voted for a resolution supporting local standards. But language saying the board “opposed Common Core” was ultimately stripped from the final document.
Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander worked the words “regulating mud puddles” into nearly every answer at a candidate forum hosted by the Farm Bureau. He’s referring to new rules under the Clean Water Act governing navigable waterways. Mud puddles have become one of his most-used jabs at the White House during his reelection campaign.
Metro Nashville’s top health official held a briefing for city agencies ranging from police to the water department on Thursday. The public was also invited to the Lentz Public Health Center, where Dr. Bill Paul said he’s confident the city can handle Ebola, adding that he wouldn’t be surprised if a case shows up. But there’s been little coordination for how to handle an infected patient.
Republicans may be discrediting the non-partisan Government Accountability Office findings, but Democrats are holding press conferences to say, essentially, “We told you so.”
As a final formal ceremony before leaving for West Africa, Fort Campbell soldiers cased their colors on Tuesday, essentially boxing up their unit flags until they arrive in Liberia for a six-month stay.
A plane-load of passengers from Dallas sat on a runway in Nashville until early Monday morning waiting to see if someone who’d gotten sick mid-flight might have Ebola. They remained relatively calm despite the scare.
One of the military’s most heavily deployed Army divisions since 9/11 is prepping for a mission where flack jackets will do very little and rubber gloves save a lives. The 101st Airborne leaves for Liberia over the next few weeks. And soldiers say in some ways, Ebola is a more intimidating enemy than insurgents.
Franklin-based Nissan North America has improved fuel efficiency more than any other automaker in the U.S., according to an annual report from the Environmental Protection Agency. Nissan’s entire product line hit 26.2 miles per gallon, up 2.1 mpg compared to the prior model year.
So far this year, home sales in Davidson and Rutherford counties have been driving much of the area’s growth in real estate closings. Figures were up by 19 percent in September compared to the prior year, according to newly released figures from the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors.
Troops from the 101st Airborne Division leading the military response to Ebola in West Africa will only need gloves and masks to protect themselves from the deadly virus, so said Gen. David Rodriguez at a Pentagon briefing Wednesday.
The 700 soldiers are being sent to Liberia to build hospitals, but they will be working with locals who could be infected.
Tennessee has what is – in theory – the best city for women looking to marry. Clarksville – home to Fort Campbell – has a higher ratio of employed bachelors to single women than any other place in the country. For every 100 women, there are 145 men with jobs age 25 to 34, according to a survey from Pew Research.
Governor Bill Haslam denies that his support for Common Core is softening. The questions arise because he’s spent more time defending “higher standards” than specifically Common Core in recent months.
Tennessee has its first Republican Attorney General in nearly 150 years.
East Nashville may soon become a petri dish for education reform. Metro Schools superintendent Jesse Register has proposed scrapping traditional schools zones in favor of a special “choice zone.” That has parents asking what on earth a choice zone is. We gave WPLN’s Blake Farmer 90 seconds to explain.
Roughly 700 soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division based at Fort Campbell will deploy to West Africa as part of the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak.
A panel of citizens charged with revising the troubled bus rapid transit line known as the Amp spent Tuesday afternoon picking apart new traffic projections. The figures for the scaled-back bus line didn’t wow the advisory committee.