When Congress votes on Wednesday to certify the election results of the presidential election, Tennessee will be in a unique position: Both U.S. senators will be voting to overturn the results. Republicans Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty have pledged to fight the certification process.
Metro Water Services started inspecting underground sewage lines on Monday to assess damage after the Christmas Day bombing. To do it, the agency hired a contractor to send remote-controlled cameras into the pipes.
Six months ago, Karina Hernández was beginning to see her job prospects as a domestic worker disappear. She told WPLN News then that she had been without a job for months. She was having a hard time.
A day after making a rare address to the state and signing a new executive order, Gov. Bill Lee told reporters he really wants people to listen to his message: social distancing and masks work. But his latest order, signed Sunday, lacks enforcement. It essentially serves as an additional plea to those who have ignored […]
In a rare statewide address Sunday night, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee escalated his pleas for Tennesseans to follow COVID-19 guidelines to slow the spread of the virus. It’s now spreading faster and killing more people each day than the state has previously experienced. Lee also issued a new executive order to restrict some — but […]
On Friday afternoon, the public is supposed to get an idea of how many vaccines against COVID-19 have been administered in Tennessee. The state announced it will launch a dashboard to track these numbers, as well as to break down the percentage of people immunized in each county.
Tennessee’s Health Chief Lisa Piercey is defending her decision to grant a no-bid contract to a vendor with no experience in testing for COVID. In a hearing with legislators Thursday, Piercey said it happened during a time when the state was having issue contracting companies to help with mass testing.
Before the pandemic started, it was clear that Tennesseans were divided politically. But a new Vanderbilt Poll shows the partisan divide is deeper than ever before, especially over questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and the results of the 2020 election.
Tennessee’s comptroller announced Wednesday he will not seek re-election next year. Justin Wilson has served in the role for 12 years, and has worked with both Republican and Democratic administrations.
Tennessee’s 11 electoral votes have been cast for President Donald Trump, but despite a Supreme Court ruling over the weekend, Gov. Bill Lee says he wants to wait until the Electoral Collage results have been formalized to recognize Joe Biden as president-elect.