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The Associated Press

Charleston, WV, United States

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Recent articles by Jonathan:

Cyberattack disrupts unemployment benefits in some states

A cyberattack on a software company has disrupted unemployment benefits and job seeking assistance for thousands of people in several states. → Read More

Cyberattack disrupts unemployment benefits, job seekers in some states

The vendor, Geographic Solutions Inc., said that service would be interrupted. → Read More

Cyberattack disrupts unemployment benefits, job seekers in some states

The vendor, Geographic Solutions Inc., said that service would be interrupted. → Read More

Court lets Tennessee 6-week abortion ban take effect

A federal court has allowed Tennessee’s ban on abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy to take effect, days after the Supreme Court overturned the Roe v. Wade abortion rights case → Read More

Tennessee execution pause through 2022 could last longer

After Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee halted a lethal injection in April because he learned the drugs hadn't been tested as required, he ordered an independent investigation and paused all executions through the end of the year. → Read More

Coal ash workers' case heard by Tennessee Supreme Court

A contractor involved in cleaning up the nation’s worst coal ash spill says workers' claims that they were sickened on the job should fall under a certain Tennessee law that limits legal challenges → Read More

Workers' advocates turned away at Dollar General meeting

A civil rights advocate says he and two Dollar General store workers were denied access to the company’s shareholder meeting in Tennessee where they had been outside protesting for better pay and workplace safety improvements → Read More

Federal judge strikes down Tennessee bathroom signage law

A federal judge has struck down Tennessee’s first-of-its-kind law requiring businesses to post special signs if they allow transgender people to use the bathroom of their choice → Read More

TVA weighs coal plant switch options, climate impact

The nation’s largest public utility plans to shut down a massive coal-fired power plant, but wants to replace it with natural gas. That would put the federal Tennessee Valley Authority out of step with President Joe Biden’s administration goal of a carbon-pollution-free energy sector by 2035. Officials with the utility argue the natural gas move would help pave a path toward more renewable… → Read More

2022 Tennessee lawmaking session: What passed and failed

Tennessee lawmakers cut taxes, helped subsidize a new stadium for the Tennessee Titans, added a new level of scrutiny for school library content and imposed tougher restrictions on transgender athletes in a busy 2022 legislative session that wrapped up for the year Thursday. Lawmakers have sent Republican Gov. Bill Lee plenty of bills to consider, though he has not vetoed anything as governor.… → Read More

Tenn governor calls off execution, citing oversight in plan

Tennessee's governor on Thursday called off what would have been the state's first execution since the pandemic began, granting a temporary reprieve to the oldest inmate on death row for what was called an “oversight" in preparations for the lethal injection. → Read More

Tennessee plans 1st COVID-19-era execution, more scheduled

Tennessee is set to execute its first inmate Thursday since the start of the pandemic → Read More

Tennessee plans 1st COVID-19-era execution, more scheduled

Tennessee is set to execute its first inmate Thursday since the start of the pandemic, planning a lethal injection procedure that has become less common in the state than the electric chair in recent years. → Read More

Amid false 2020 claims, GOP states eye voting system upgrade

Election security experts for years have urged states to replace outdated voting machines → Read More

Amid false 2020 claims, GOP states eye voting system upgrade

For years, Tennessee Democratic Senate Minority Leader Jeff Yarbro’s call to require the state’s voting infrastructure to include a paper record of each ballot cast has been batted down in the Republican-dominated Legislature. → Read More

Video contrasts Tennessee police depiction of stun gun on Black man

A Tennessee police officer who used his stun gun on a DoorDash driver wrote an arrest report saying the man had become argumentative while denying he was speeding, refused to hand over identifying information, demanded to see a supervisor and stayed in his car when ordered to get out. The driver — who faces charges of speeding, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct based on the officer’s sworn… → Read More

Video contrasts police depiction of stun gun on Black man

A Tennessee police officer who used his stun gun on a DoorDash driver wrote an arrest report saying the man had become argumentative while denying he was speeding, refused to hand over identifying information, demanded to see a supervisor and stayed in his car when ordered to get out. → Read More

Severe storms pummel South killing at least 2 in Florida

A line of severe storms packing isolated tornadoes and high winds ripped across the Deep South overnight — killing at least two in the Florida Panhandle, toppling trees and power lines and leaving homes and businesses damaged as the vast weather front raced across several states. In Florida, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday […] → Read More

Severe storms pummel South after 7 hurt in Arkansas tornado

Severe storms packing isolated tornadoes and high winds are racing across the Deep South, leaving scattered damages to buildings and homes in their path → Read More

LIVE: Severe storms pummel South after 7 hurt in Arkansas tornado

At least two confirmed tornadoes injured several people Wednesday, damaged homes and businesses and downed power lines in Mississippi and Tennessee after earlier storm damage in Arkansas, Missouri and Texas. → Read More