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Past articles by Gerald:

TN GOP lawmakers lead charge to ban local governments from preventing pipelines in their communities

Soon the state of Tennessee could decide if a pipeline shows up in your backyard and your local government could have little to no say. → Read More

Lawmakers express concern over possible tax increases down the road for Lee’s education funding plan

The ‘Tennessee Investment in Student Achievement’ is Governor Bill Lee’s new plan to direct per-student funding. But questions remain among Republicans and Democrats over the long-term effect of the massive restructuring. → Read More

Bipartisan bill could make Juneteenth a state holiday in TN

June 19th, also known as Juneteenth, celebrates when slaves in Galveston, Texas were finally freed. Two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation took effect. → Read More

Teachers respond to Governor Lee’s plan to ‘outsource’ some teaching jobs in new education funding plan

New details are emerging regarding Governor Bill Lee’s attempt to rewrite Tennessee’s 30-year-old school funding formula. Newly revealed audio from a February 3rd Education Steering Committee meeting gives insight into plans to possibly outsource some teaching jobs. → Read More

Tennessee lawmakers react to McMinn County schools removal of prominent Holocaust book from curriculum

Earlier this month, the McMinn County School District board voted to remove Maus, a Pulitzer prize-winning book on the Holocaust, from its curriculum. Some leaders are supporting the move, others say the action does nothing more than attempt to whitewash history. → Read More

Tennessee among states leading in COVID-19 deaths and cases, but plateau could come soon

Deaths typically follow weeks after COVID infections and initial hospitalizations. Tennessee is among states leading in COVID cases and deaths. → Read More

TN lawmaker proposes later school start times, free meals for students to ensure better academic performance

Will a later school start time provide better outcomes for school students? One Nashville lawmaker thinks so and says schools should return to an 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. school day across Tennessee. → Read More

Nashville place bid to host 2024 Republican National Committee at Gov. Lee’s request

That’s what state Republican leaders are hoping for, while it is a tall order, Music City leaders have put forth plans to host the major nominating event. → Read More

Tennessee back on COVID watch days after state of emergency ends, doctors say

Tennessee is back on COVID-19 watch as cases in the north are beginning to resurge and parts of Tennessee are seeing community spread that is outpacing the state. → Read More

Businesses are applying for exemptions to mandate vaccines in Tennessee

Tennessee businesses are beginning to line up, seeking exemptions from the vaccine mandate ban passed in the COVID special session. → Read More

‘Disastrous’: Tennessee pastors plead for Gov. Lee to veto bill limiting COVID restrictions

Governor Bill Lee and Tennessee legislative Republicans are feeling the blowback of recently passed bills that could tie the hands of public schools and businesses as they try to keep COVID-19 at bay. → Read More

TN lawmakers to discuss future of COVID mandates, restrictions at special session

Lawmakers are returning to Nashville Wednesday to take up COVID-19 related restrictions that could stretch from businesses to schools. → Read More

TN still owes Tennessee State University over $500 million

After a $900 million Ford mega-site deal, some are wondering when TSU will receive over $500 million Tennessee owes the HBCU. → Read More

Rutherford Co. judge, who illegally jailed Black children using fake law, faces renewed criticism

Donna Scott Davenport, the sole Rutherford County Juvenile judge, is facing renewed scrutiny over a “filter system” which allowed jail staff to determine when a child is released. → Read More

What Ford’s ‘Blue Oval City’ investment means for Tennessee

The Ford Motor Company is investing $5.6 billion to make electric trucks in Tennessee which means new jobs are on the way. → Read More

TDH recommending medical providers prioritize monoclonal antibody therapies for unvaccinated Tennesseans

The Tennessee Department of Health is recommending medical providers in the state prioritize who receives the monoclonal antibody treatment due to the limited availability of the medicine in the state. → Read More

Tennessee already requires many vaccines despite pushback from TN Republicans lawmakers

President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate is causing some blowback from Republican lawmakers and politicians in Tennessee. → Read More

TN parents frustrated over ‘mixed messaging’ from state leaders regarding COVID and schools

According to the Tennessee Department of Health, children account for 40% of all COVID-19 cases. → Read More

Sumner County critical care doctor announces run for Tennessee governor

Dr. Jason Martin, a Tennessee critical care physician in Sumner County, is throwing his hat into the race for governor of Tennessee as a Democrat. → Read More

Mask opt-outs ‘putting all of our children in harm’s way,’ member of Gov. Lee’s COVID task force says

A member of the Tennessee governor’s Coronavirus task force is speaking out against the recent steps from Lee, “Children under 12 are not eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine yet, they are defenseless.” → Read More