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Tennessee High Court Reinstates New State Senate Districts | Tennessee News

[ad_1] By JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Supreme Court on Wednesday reinstated the new state Senate map drawn up by Republicans this year in redistricting, ruling that a lower panel of judges didn’t properly consider how blocking the map and extending the candidate filing deadline would harm elections officials and …

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Tennessee Anti-LGBTQ Marriage Bill Dead for Annual Session | Tennessee News

[ad_1] By JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee Republican lawmaker’s push to create a new marriage contract specifically designed to exclude same-sex couples is dead for this year’s annual legislative session amid concerns from both Republicans and Democrats. Rep. Tom Leatherwood moved the legislation to summer study with the vote of …

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Man Pleads Guilty in Ex-Girlfriend’s Death, Desecrating Body | Tennessee News

[ad_1] RAHWAY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who authorities say killed his toddler son’s mother and then drove the boy and her body to Tennessee last summer has pleaded guilty aggravated manslaughter. Tyler Rios, 27, of East Orange, also pleaded guilty Monday to desecrating human remains in the death of 24-year-old Yasemin Uyar, …

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Brush Fire Has Authorities Asking People to Evacuate | Tennessee News

[ad_1] SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A brush fire in East Tennessee has authorities asking people to evacuate the area. People in the Wears Valley community near Hatcher Mountain Road and Indigo Lane should leave, WVLT-TV reported, citing a statement from the Sevier County Emergency Management Agency. The brush fire sparked Wednesday morning and drew responses …

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Tennessee House Advances School Book Scrutiny Bill | Tennessee News

[ad_1] By JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee House on Monday passed a bill that lets school boards deem books “obscene” and threatens to withhold education funding and slap school librarians with criminal penalties if orders to remove them aren’t followed. The House’s 63-24 vote shifts action in the Republican-supermajority Legislature …

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As Medicaid Stretches Need, Tennessee Offers to Expand Dental Schools | Healthiest Communities Health News

[ad_1] More than 600,000 additional Medicaid patients in Tennessee may soon be covered with comprehensive dental benefits under a proposal by Republican Gov. Bill Lee. But the state, one of the last to extend dental coverage to adults, is also trying to make sure those Medicaid enrollees can find dentists willing to treat them. Along …

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Tennessee Lawmakers Introduce Texas-Styled Abortion Bill | Texas News

[ad_1] By KIMBERLEE KRUESI, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Despite already enacting one of the strictest abortion bans in the U.S., Tennessee Republicans on Tuesday began advancing yet another strict anti-abortion measure strategically written to sidestep federal court challenges. The proposal is almost a direct copycat of legislation currently enacted in Texas, which not …

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Man Dies After Boat Capsizes on West Tennessee River | Tennessee News

[ad_1] GILT EDGE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man has died after his aluminum boat capsized on the Hatchie River in West Tennessee, authorities said. The body of Steven D. Campbell, 59, was found in the river in Tipton County on Wednesday, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said in a news release. He was pronounced …

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