The VA and the regional healthcare system has spent more than $17 million since May to send patients to private care, but the number of appointments with wait times of 30 days or longer still hasn’t decreased. In fact, it’s gone up a little.
Articles by: Emily Siner
Six months ago, the Nashville mayor’s office launched a project to get more government data online — things like public wi-fi locations or where the city fire stations are. But it’s still figuring out how to scale up that initiative.
The change isn’t expected to affect employees, patients or students, but it will have a smaller board overseeing the hospitals to make business decisions “in a really dynamic healthcare environment.”
Tennessee native Barry “Butch” Wilmore has been aboard the International Space Station for about two months. But fortunately for us all, that doesn’t mean he’s taken time off from the mundane tasks of the world, like posting pictures to the ISS Instagram account.
Nashville’s Music City Center has had 750,000 visitors since it opened about a year and a half ago — and a lot of them have probably gotten lost. WPLN’s Emily Siner tried out the convention center’s new smartphone app intended to help people find their way.
AT&T is likely putting the brakes on bringing gigabit-speed Internet to Nashville. It comes as a disappointment to Nashville residents hoping for competition to Google Fiber.
Rev. Michael Ellis’ election comes two years after the national denomination, the Nashville-based Southern Baptist Convention, elected its first black president.
An enterprising MTSU professor is driving from Key West, Fla., to Seattle, Wash. — without stopping for gas. The good news is that 66-year-old Cliff Ricketts is getting 40 miles per gallon on biodiesel so far. The bad news? It doesn’t fare well in cold weather.
Nearly every high school senior applied for Tennessee Promise, but a small percentage of them may not be eligible for free community college tuition. Before getting the state funding, students must apply for federal financial aid — which leaves undocumented students behind.
The decision, issued by a three-judge panel, wrote that it is constitutional for state to define marriage as a relationship between a man and a woman. So, it said, Tennessee doesn’t have to recognize gay marriages performed in another state.
The Yes on 1 campaign is hailing the passage of the abortion amendment as an “underdog victory.” Amendment opponents say it was an “uphill battle” that left them disappointed. Both sides expect to see new regulations on abortion proposed by the General Assembly next year.
The state has a final count of students who have applied for Tennessee Promise, the last-dollar scholarship that guarantees free community college tuition: 56,571.
The number of statistics, court cases and changes in law regarding abortion in Tennessee can be overwhelming for voters going to the polls tomorrow. To help you navigate the slew of information, we did a little work for you.
Justin Ochs is a pretty smooth talking guy to begin with, but when you get him in front of a crowd of people, he becomes a guy you can’t help but listen to.
Diplomats from 23 countries — including Singapore, Gabon and the Democratic Republic of the Congo — visited Nashville this week to tour the city and meet with business leaders in a trip organized by the U.S. State Department.
The governor’s Tennessee Promise program guarantees that students can go to community college for free. And calling it free is more than a monetary statement: It’s also wildly effective marketing.
Many students attending community college under Tennessee Promise next fall will get their tuition paid by the federal government — meaning they could go to school tuition-free even without the state program.
Almost three quarters of high school seniors in the state have applied for Tennessee Promise, the last-dollar scholarship that covers community college tuition, which has doubled the state’s expectations.
More than 40,000 high school seniors have signed up for Tennessee Promise, the new state scholarship that sends students to community college for free. But they still have a lot to do before their first day of class, and sometimes even the smallest hiccup can derail would-be college students.
The Tennessee constitution is at the heart of this fall’s election, as voters consider four potential amendments that would change it. But what’s currently in written in the document has an interesting quirk: some passages don’t pass constitutional muster.