This week is Holy Week, the religious observance of the days leading up to Easter, and Christians in Middle Tennessee are struggling with the new reality of social distancing. Many churches are feeling a loss.
To provide context to the numbers and trends, WPLN News has created three interactive infographics. These visuals will update regularly.
The rash of Super Tuesday tornadoes in Tennessee is already prompting researchers to study just how the twisters formed and how intense they were. In the wake of the outbreak, WPLN News interviewed several weather experts about what happened, the science of tornadoes and some commonly held misconceptions.
Nashville is on lockdown because of the coronavirus, but a week ago, state lawmakers were still trying to decide whether to continue this year’s legislative session. The decision to call a recess set off a flurry of last-minute debates.
As the infection count for COVID-19 continues increasing, Tennessee is relying on its Novel Virus Pandemic Influenza Response Plan. That’s a 171-page document that lays out what steps the state should take to manage a highly infectious virus. WPLN News spoke to Tyler Whetstone, a government and politics reporter at the Knoxville News Sentinel who read the full document and shares some key takeaways.