Natalie Allison, The Tennessean

Natalie Allison

The Tennessean

Nashville, TN, United States

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Past articles by Natalie:

Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Cornelia Clark, on the state's high court for 16 years, has died at 71

The Tennessee Supreme Court announced her death Friday morning. → Read More

Gov. Bill Lee urges 'full transparency' from feds as Tennessee receives 415 Afghan refugees

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee should "support allies," but wants more information from the Biden administration on Afghan refugee resettlement. → Read More

Tennessee attorney general joins opposition to John Lewis Voting Rights Act

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery signed a letter this week that follows similar efforts to oppose Democrat-led voting-rights initiatives. → Read More

Gov. Bill Lee: No plans to allow remote learning over COVID-19 cases, even as districts plead for state action

Some school districts are pleading with the state to allow them more flexibility for remote learning as cases mount and quarantines expand. → Read More

Tennessee GOP senator hosts summit of vaccine-skeptic doctors in legislative building

As COVID-19 cases surge in Tennessee, a legislator hosted an event at a legislative office building Wednesday for doctors skeptical of vaccines. → Read More

Gov. Bill Lee orders schools to allow mask opt-outs for students

The governor was under pressure from the House to call a special session, but decided not to do so. → Read More

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee gets Trump endorsement as right-wing attacks intensify

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee received the endorsement of former President Donald Trump on Friday, a boost to the governor's 2022 reelection efforts. → Read More

Gov. Bill Lee aide warns legislators against vaccine 'conspiracy theories' by right-wing groups

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee cautioned legislators against COVID "conspiracy theories," including false claims that Lee is opening "quarantine camps." → Read More

All Tennessee House Republicans ask Gov. Bill Lee to call a special session as school mask debates intensify

The governor has not yet said whether he will do so. → Read More

Gov. Bill Lee says school boards have right to set mask mandates — for now

The governor is still undecided on calling a special session to address banning school mask mandates. → Read More

'All of them': Tennessee health chief says children's hospitals will fill up as the delta variant surges

The commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Health says children's hospitals could be full by next week. → Read More

Lt. Gov. McNally on student mask mandates: 'I trust locally elected school boards'

The House and Senate speakers have different positions on the issue. → Read More

Tennessee Senate GOP urges public to take COVID-19 vaccine, which 'should not be political'

While statewide vaccination rates have stalled, the delta variant of the virus is causing coronavirus cases to surge in Tennessee. → Read More

New display shows Forrest bust was not the first Tennessee Capitol art controversy

The bust of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest is now on display in the Tennessee State Museum, off of its alcove in the the state Capitol. → Read More

Tony Parker, commissioner of Tennessee Department of Correction, announces retirement

Parker began his career as a correctional officer nearly four decades ago. → Read More

The bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest is out of the Tennessee Capitol. Here's how it happened

Crews removed the bust from the Capitol Friday morning. → Read More

Nathan Bedford Forrest bust will now come down after receiving final vote of approval

The removal needed final approval from the State Building Commission. → Read More

Tennessee is offering state employees buyouts as part of $20 million 'efficiency' program

Tennessee offered buyout packages to select state employees this week, as part of a $20 million 'efficiency' program, after McKinsey study. → Read More

Confederate Nathan Bedford Forrest bust expected to be moved from Tennessee Capitol this week

The bust has long been a source of contention at the Tennessee statehouse. → Read More

Bust of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest in Tennessee's Capitol officially can come down. So when will it?

A waiting period after the Historical Commission's approval of the bust's removal has now passed. → Read More