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.
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.
The heads of the state Department of Commerce and Insurance and the state Department of Human Services have stepped down from Gov. Lee’s administration. Lee’s office confirmed Commerce and Insurance Commissioner Hodgen Mainda’s decision on Tuesday afternoon.
One is a woman living in East Tennessee who calls herself a “Tenne-rican” because of her Puerto Rican heritage. The other is a native of Franklin, who joked she would fall in the “suburban mom bucket.” Nilsa Alvarez, 36, and Melissa Dick, 49, are both mothers of two, and like many Tennesseans, they’ve already cast […]
For a moment, it didn’t seem like it was going to happen. But after months of preparation, the last presidential debate has taken place without any major hiccups. The event marks a milestone for Belmont University.
Last night’s presidential debate thrust Belmont University into the national spotlight. And as protesters crowded the sidewalks outside campus, many students took the opportunity to protest their own college. Some students say they want Belmont to take a stronger stand on social issues.
President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden are holding their final debate Thursday in Nashville, with Kristen Welker of NBC News moderating. After a haphazard first debate, and a canceled second one, this final debate has new rules established by the Commission on Presidential Debates. Follow live updates and analysis.
Reporters from WPLN News will be on the ground at debate host Belmont University, providing updates throughout the afternoon and evening as hundreds of activists, staffers and journalists from around the world gather for the event.
Gov. Bill Lee will remain in quarantine for another week and is defending times when he has been seen in public without a mask in public, amid a new ad campaign to encourage mask-wearing.
A group wants Belmont to divest from CoreCivic, a for-profit prison company with close ties to the school and the Republican Party. It plans to hold a demonstration near campus Thursday, before the presidential debate.