When KIPP Nashville celebrated the opening of its new high school, Metro’s school superintendent was there to help cut the ribbon. It marks a continuing shift in the rocky relationship between the school board and charter operators.
Days after attorney Bill Beck landed a victory in the race over House District 51, an intra-party spat has taken off over who would’ve best represented the state’s Democrats in the district.
The U.S. Postal Service says that the new State law banning them from discarding Imagination Library books violates federal laws on customer discrimination.
Cooper said in a statement that voters last Thursday “sent a clear message last week that they want an independent, nonpartisan judicial branch.”
They’re working with the Kurdish regional government in Washington, D.C., which will fly in medical supplies including IV fluids, band-aids and antibiotics.
The personal motivation behind the movement seems to be quite different than the messaging in the mailers some 40,000 voters have received.
Academy Sports already has nine stores in the state, with a 10th coming soon to Memphis. The retailer’s CEO says part of the appeal of Tennessee is its central location.
It could be weeks before a final outcome is determined in the race between Congressman Scott DesJarlais and state Sen. Jim Tracy. The incumbent was almost considered the underdog following revelations that he once pressured a mistress to have an abortion. And Thursday night, both men claimed victory.
For the second election cycle in a row, the chair of Nashville’s school board has been voted out of office.
Though the results are yet to be official, and most likely to be challenged, incumbent Congressman Scott DesJalais beat State Senator Jim Tracy by 35 votes.
The victory comes after they collectively spent more than $1 million to defend their seats against an infusion of cash from outside groups.
Tea party challenger Joe Carr repeatedly accused Alexander of siding with Democrats. Alexander seemed to at least partially embrace that accusation during his acceptance speech.
It continues to be a sellers real estate market in Nashville. New figures from July show high demand and low supply of homes.
Williamson County’s school board will definitely include new faces after this election. While six districts are on the ballot, only three incumbents are running to keep their seat. As newcomers come in, the question is how overtly political they’ll be.
Spoiler: It has to do with a hot-air balloon made out of tissue paper.
All three justices currently up for reelection were appointed by a Democratic governor. If they are ousted, a Republican governor will get to choose their replacements. However, the lineup of groups and individuals backing the efforts to oust or retain the justices isn’t quite so straightforward.
Conventional wisdom says that a scandal-free incumbent like Lamar Alexander shouldn’t have much trouble winning re-election, but the Tea Party has worked very hard to upend that assumption this year, with Lamar Alexander as one of its prime targets.
Almost half of Davidson County’s School Board seats are up for grabs this election, and the outcome could change the board’s leadership, its approach to charter schools—and its relationship with Schools Director Jesse Register.
The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals held a lively courtroom Wednesday as they heard arguments over whether Tennessee should recognize out-of-state gay marriages.
Republicans began talking seriously about a 2014 primary challenge to Rep. Scott DesJarlais two years ago, even before he’d finished locking down reelection to the 4th Congressional District. Here’s a timeline of what’s happened since.