Anita Wadhwani, Tennessee Lookout

Anita Wadhwani

Tennessee Lookout

Nashville, TN, United States

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Past articles by Anita:

Abortion ruling adds urgency to need for uninsured Tennesseans to gain coverage –

State Sen. London Lamar, D-Memphis, joined the Tennessee Justice Center urging lawmakers to give uninsured Tennesseans access to coverage. → Read More

Franklin man who harassed dress-wearing teen boy sues Kathy Griffin –

Sam Johnson, the Franklin man who harassed a boy wearing a prom dress, is suing comic Kathy Griffin for her role in sharing the 2021 video. → Read More

Report: Essential workers, parents lose out on state's refusal to expand TennCare –

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities found Tennessee's failure to expand Medicaid costs 28,000 essential workers healthcare. → Read More

TN's home health care aides, short on supplies, continue care for fragile patients as COVID-19 spreads

Home health care workers and their employers have been left largely on their own to navigate caring for high-risk individuals during a global pandemic → Read More

Emergency motion filed to keep Tennessee abortion clinics open during pandemic

Tennessee abortion clinic providers filed an emergency challenge to Gov. Bill Lee's order limiting "non-emergency" procedures during the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Vanderbilt raises nurse salaries as COVID-19 pandemic creates widening gaps in worker pay

Temporary nurses recruited by Vanderbilt during the COVID-19 outbreak are earning upwards of $5,600 per week, dwarfing the pay of longtime staff nurses → Read More

Monday coronavirus updates: Tennessee reports 3,633 cases

We'll have all the latest news on the fight against the coronavirus in Tennessee. → Read More

'It's our time to act'

Doctors and nurses throughout Tennessee share their fears and fortitude as they put themselves at risk to save patients across the state each day. → Read More

Nashville police: Shooting of man by his father may have been justified

The fatal shooting death of a 29-year-old man by his father on Saturday is being investigated as a possible justifiable homicide, Metro police said. → Read More

State audit: More oversight failures by DHS of program that provides food for kids in poverty

An audit by the comptroller found questionable billing practices by agencies paid to provide meals to low-income Tennessee kids. → Read More

Safer at home? Coronavirus leads to concerns for domestic violence victims

The orders say 'safer at home' but domestic violence victims may be safer outside of the home. Here are some resources in Middle Tennessee. → Read More

An army of Nashville school employees work to keep students fed

Metro Nashville Public Schools bus drivers and cafeteria staff are volunteering to keep students fed during the coronavirus-related closures. → Read More

In locked-down Tennessee nursing homes, no more visitors and a search for protective gear

Tennessee nursing homes have instituted strict lockdowns to prevent the spread of COVID-19 → Read More

Still reeling from deadly tornadoes, Putnam County now grapples with COVID-19

Nearly three weeks after tornadoes tore through Putnam County, killing 19 people, residents are now contending with the widening pandemic. → Read More

Got questions about COVID-19? Please hold.

Health officials have advised anyone who is worried they are sick who couldn't get through to the hotline to call their health care provider. → Read More

In Tennessee's overcrowded rural jails, a patchwork of responses to the COVID-19 crisis

In Tennessee's rural counties, sheriffs and jail administrators are creating their own makeshift responses to the coronavirus outbreak. → Read More

Tennessee prisons suspend visitation, volunteers until further notice

All visits to Tennessee prisons have been suspended until further notice, a statement released by the Department of Correction on Thursday said. → Read More

Survival and sorrow: A week after the deadly tornadoes, a community grapples with grief and the path forward

Cookeville residents are asking themselves what's next after tornadoes flattened homes and killed neighbors last week. → Read More

With the search for victims at an end, tornado-ravaged Putnam County turns to the healing process

As recovery efforts in Putnam County shifted to healing, the scale of the worst natural disaster in the county's history became apparent. → Read More

Gov. Bill Lee: Storm death toll likely to rise. Many unaccounted for; scores injured

Speaking somberly at a morning press conference, Gov. Bill Lee cautioned the news may only get worse after a deadly overnight storms hit Nashville, Middle Tennessee. → Read More