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Chas Sisk

Enterprise Reporter

Chas joined WPLN in 2015 after eight years with The Tennessean, including more than five years as the newspaper's statehouse reporter. Chas has also covered communities, politics and business in Massachusetts and Washington, D.C. Chas grew up in South Carolina and attended Columbia University in New York, where he studied economics and journalism. Outside of work, he's a dedicated distance runner, having completed a dozen marathons.

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After years of successive failures, backers of medical cannabis in Tennessee are taking a new tack — keeping the ban on smoking it.

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Tennessee's top election officials tried to allay fears that the state's voting records are vulnerable to hacking, even as they acknowledged there's a significant risk that outside groups could try to disrupt future elections.

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Democrats in the Tennessee legislature moved swiftly last week to make health care the first debate of the 2018 session.

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Both of the Democrats who represent Tennessee districts in the Congress condemned language used by President Donald Trump to disparage several majority-black nations, but the state's Republicans were silent after asked to comment by Nashville Public Radio on Friday.

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State Sen. Mark Norris's nomination to be a federal judge might be in trouble amid scrutiny over his legislative record.

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This week hasn't just been the start of the General Assembly's 2018 legislative session. It's also been the unofficial debut of the state legislature's new office building.

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In an address that took on the feel of one of his campaign rallies, President Donald Trump touted his record in his first year in office and told farmers gathered in Nashville that they're "lucky" he was willing to run for the White House and keep out Democrats.

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Tennessee is in for an eventful few weeks, as lawmakers return to Nashville for the second year of the 110th General Assembly. And while it’s hard to predict what controversies will arise while they’re in session, it is clear that a huge wave of turnover is on the horizon.

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President Donald Trump is expected to tout his administration's plans for rural America next week, when he makes his second visit to Middle Tennessee since taking office a year ago.

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A group of Nashville Kurds could be released from federal custody after spending nearly seven months in detention, after a judge in Michigan determined the government has not shown they're dangerous to the public or flight risks.

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