A month before his resignation, Tennessee’s Commerce and Insurance Commissioner Hodgen Mainda was investigated for sexual harassment — including allegations of unwelcome sexual advances and touching.
All of the candidates said there’s a broken relationship between the community and police.
By the time Kingston Academy closed last year, the state of Tennessee had multiple reports of staff violence and at least two child-on-child sexual assaults. Yet it would take damning photos of squalid conditions, taken by a mother of four, to shut the children’s psychiatric facility down.
More than 2.1 million Tennesseans have already cast their ballots during early voting in the 2020 election, shattering the previous record by 38%.The total includes absentee ballots that have been received at election offices.
Middle Tennessee State University is asking lawmakers to block the University of Tennessee from taking over Martin Methodist. The 900-student private college in Pulaski launched official talks in September to become a UT campus.
Nashville leaders say they have no interest in going back to a lockdown. They believe getting more people to follow current rules — especially mask wearing — will bring the coronavirus back under control.
When a child with Medicaid insurance needs intensive psychiatric care, doctors or therapists might make a referral to a private facility — even if they’ve never seen the place themselves.
The federal government is shipping Tennessee 2 million rapid COVID tests in which the results can be known on-the-spot. The state is trying to get them into schools, but administrators are hesitant to take on yet another responsibility.
The Community Oversight Board says it hopes to finalize a new agreement with the Metro Nashville Police Department by the end of this week.
The head of the Tennessee Hospital Association says the current spike in COVID-19 is far worse than the previous wave to hit the state. Wendy Long told reporters at Gov. Bill Lee’s weekly briefing on the pandemic that new records for hospitalizations are being set daily in Tennessee, a trend that she describes as “alarming.” […]