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Tennessee lawmakers punish Memphis for removing statues

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Republican-dominated House in Tennessee voted Tuesday to punish the city of Memphis for removing Confederate monuments by taking $250,000 away from the city that would have been used for a bicentennial celebration next year. The retaliation came in the form of passage of a last-minute ...

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Tennessee Legislature passes 7-day liquor sales law

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Legislature has passed a bill that would allow seven-day liquor and wine sales, despite opposition from religious conservatives. Afterward, the Tennessee Pastors Network called the measure “despicable.” If signed by the governor, liquor stores would be able to open for business on Sunday and ...

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Adults can now apply for Tennessee’s tuition-free schooling

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says applications are now being accepted for adults who want to enroll tuition-free this fall at a community college or technical college. In a news release Thursday, the governor’s office says Tennessee Reconnect applications can be completed online . Enrollees need to apply to ...

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Black history month posters covered by Hitler ones on UTC campus

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee’s president says vandals at the Chattanooga campus have tried to cover up posters for black history month with ones referencing Adolf Hitler. In a statement Thursday, University of Tennessee system President Joe DiPietro says there’s no place for hate, racism and violence ...

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Tennessee judge hears testimony critical of bus driver

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A judge is expected to decide whether to allow certain witness testimony at the trial of a Tennessee school bus driver charged in a fatal crash. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that three people testified Monday that Johnthony Walker cursed out students and sped off in front ...

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Cohen introduces House resolution honoring workers strike

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen has introduced a resolution recognizing the 50th anniversary of the sanitation workers strike that brought civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. to Memphis, Tennessee. Cohen, a Democrat from Memphis, said in a statement Tuesday that the resolution’s co-sponsors include the bipartisan ...

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