Joel Ebert, The Tennessean

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The Tennessean

Nashville, TN, United States

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Past articles by Joel:

'I love this job': Bill Lee says he'll seek a second term as Tennessee governor

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said Thursday he will seek reelection in 2022. → Read More

Kristen Welker of NBC News to moderate final Trump-Biden presidential debate at Belmont University

The Commission on Presidential Debates on Wednesday announced the moderators and formats of the debates. → Read More

TN removes COVID-19 language from absentee ballot application, adds reward for voter fraud tips

After a court ruling, a new Tennessee absentee ballot application does not mentioning COVID-19 while offering a $1,000 reward for reports of voter fraud. → Read More

Nashville's downtown post office again option for last minute absentee ballots in November election

Davidson County voters concerned about delays in mail delivery will again have the option to drop off their absentee ballot at Nashville's downtown post office. → Read More

Federal government asks U.S. Supreme Court to reject Tennessee's refugee resettlement lawsuit

Lawyers representing Tennessee want the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in an ongoing lawsuit over refugee resettlement. → Read More

After lawmakers refuse to wear masks, Tennessee legislature sees new confirmed COVID-19 case

Days after the Tennessee General Assembly concluded a three-day special session, there’s been another confirmed case of COVID-19 among lawmakers and employees. → Read More

Facing protests, legislature concludes three-day special session

For the most part, lawmakers stuck to the agenda as laid out when Gov. Bill Lee ordered the legislature's return. → Read More

Tennessee primary election: Micah Van Huss, Matthew Hill among unseated incumbents

Four incumbent state lawmakers lose reelection bid. Here's a look at the primaries with incumbents. → Read More

Tennessee shatters record for absentee ballots, with more than 100,000 people voting by mail

More than 116,000 people voted by absentee ballot in Thursday's election, with more mail-in ballots still to be counted. → Read More

Bill Hagerty takes early lead over Manny Sethi in Tennessee's Republican US Senate primary

Tennessee's Republican primary for U.S. Senate turned bitter between candidates Bill Hagerty and Manny Sethi. → Read More

Tennessee elections 2020: First contest in coronavirus pandemic comes with high-profile races

Tennesseans head to the polls Thursday for state and federal primaries and a host of local races, amid the backdrop of a pandemic. → Read More

US Senate candidates Bill Hagerty, Manny Sethi undergo COVID-19 testing

The candidates said they were being tested for COVID-19 after an attendee at a Hamilton County event, where both appeared, tested positive. → Read More

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee now says state working on plan to publicly share COVID-19 data from schools

The state initially said it would not collect or release the data for schools. → Read More

Tennessee's top election official warns rise in absentee ballots could mean delayed results

The rise in the number of absentee ballots means results on Thursday night could get delayed, the Tennessee Secretary of State's office warns. → Read More

Gov. Bill Lee calls special legislative session over bill granting immunity from COVID-19 lawsuits

The General Assembly adjourned for the year in mid-June. Now they're coming back to discuss bills on COVID-19 liability, telehealth and protesters. → Read More

Sen. Katrina Robinson joins long list of Tennessee lawmakers to face state, federal charges

A look at the long history of Tennessee lawmakers who have faced state and federal charges. → Read More

Tennessee's chief justice calls absentee ballot battle an 'important case for all Tennesseans'

The Tennessee Supreme Court heard arguments on Thursday on whether fear of COVID-19 is a valid excuse for an absentee ballot. → Read More

State won't collect, release data on coronavirus cases in Tennessee schools

The Tennessee Department of Health won't collect data on COVID-19 cases in schools, leaving it to the districts to handle individually. → Read More

US Rep. James Clyburn, congressional committee demand coronavirus documents from Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee

U.S. Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., leads a select committee providing oversight of the U.S. response to the coronavirus crisis. → Read More

Former House Speaker Glen Casada pays $10,500 fine with money from political action committee

According to his latest campaign finance disclosures, the Franklin Republican paid a $10,500 fine with money from CAS-PAC. → Read More