Immigrant and refugee households have represented an outsized share of coronavirus cases in Nashville. But the city is still playing catch-up to provide critical services to contain the spread of COVID-19, especially among Spanish speakers.
The extra unemployment relief money that has helped hundreds of thousands of Tennesseans weather the pandemic expires on Friday.
Some familiar parts of Lower Broadway’s landscape will disappear temporarily beginning today. Mayor John Cooper’s office announced revisions to a public health order that suspend operations for “pedicabs, pedal carriages and limousines.” That includes about 20 pedal taverns and party bikes. Other “transpotainment” vehicles weighing more than 10,000 pounds, like party buses, are unaffected because […]
Tennessee was ordered to dramatically expand access to absentee voting last month to protect people from the coronavirus. But as early voting begins tomorrow, the state says that first-time voters still must verify their identities in person before requesting a mail-in ballot.
Tennessee’s newest restriction on abortions saw two major — and opposing — developments Monday.
Groups from the Black LGBTQ community gathered Saturday at Legislative Plaza to educate attendees about the historical oppression of the community and violence against Black trans women.
Another skirmish between state troopers and protesters at the Tennessee State Capitol left one man hospitalized this weekend. This altercation comes as protesters approach their 30th straight day of camping outside the state Capitol.
The Rutherford County Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday night for a return to traditional classes beginning in August. The plan also allows parents to choose remote learning for their students, but they must commit to sticking with that option for the full semester.
For the third week in a row, new initial unemployment claims are up in Tennessee. Filings had been ticking downward since early April, when more than 115,000 people applied in a single week. In June the number of people applying in a single week dipped just below 20,000. But last week nearly 26,000 people out […]
For the second week in a row, Tennessee has seen an uptick in the number of people newly applying for unemployment, with more than 22,000 filings last week.