Kimberlee Kruesi, The Associated Press

Kimberlee Kruesi

The Associated Press

Nashville, TN, United States

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Past articles by Kimberlee:

Tennessee's anti-drag law struck down as too broad, too vague

The judge, who was appointed by former President Donald Trump, said placing strict limits on drag shows is unconstitutional. → Read More

Tennessee's transgender care exclusions are discriminatory, a federal lawsuit alleges

A federal lawsuit alleges that Tennessee’s decision to deny its employees gender-affirming care is unconstitutional and discriminatory → Read More

Meet the influential new player on transgender health bills

A nonprofit that describes itself as a collection of doctors and others uniting to “protect healthcare from a radical, divisive, and discriminatory ideology” has become a significant presence in statehouses → Read More

Meet the influential new player on transgender health bills

A nonprofit that describes itself as a collection of doctors and others uniting to “protect healthcare from a radical, divisive, and discriminatory ideology” has become a significant presence in statehouses → Read More

Many transgender health bills came from a handful of far-right interest groups, AP finds

Legislation to restrict gender-affirming care is often pre-written and shopped out by a handful of interest groups → Read More

Many transgender health bills came from a handful of far-right interest groups, AP finds

Legislation to restrict gender-affirming care is often pre-written and shopped out by a handful of interest groups → Read More

Transgender health: Comparing model bills to real proposals

An Associated Press analysis has found that many of this year’s statehouse proposals to restrict gender-affirming care for youths are identical or very similar to some model legislation → Read More

Transgender health: Comparing model bills to real proposals

An Associated Press analysis has found that many of this year’s statehouse proposals to restrict gender-affirming care for youths are identical or very similar to some model legislation → Read More

Here are all of the abortion debates happening this week in US courts and statehouses

Abortion bans are back on the agenda for lawmakers in the Carolinas and Nebraska this week → Read More

Here are all of the abortion debates happening this week in US courts and statehouses

Abortion bans are back on the agenda for lawmakers in the Carolinas and Nebraska this week → Read More

South Carolina moves closer to abortion ban, a Southern trend that puts pressure on Virginia

As more Southern states pass new restrictions on abortion, Virginia is poised to become an outlier in the region for its relatively permissive laws → Read More

Tenn. lawmakers cut proposed amount to anti-abortion centers

Tennessee budget writers say they will funnel $20 million of taxpayer dollars to help fund anti-abortion centers → Read More

GOP leader 'pausing' social media after liking LGBTQ posts

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Lt. Gov. Randy McNally announced Monday that he is “pausing” all social media activity after revelations that he repeatedly commented on posts of nearly nude photos o... → Read More

GOP leader 'pausing' social media after liking LGBTQ posts

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Lt. Gov. Randy McNally announced Monday that he is “pausing” all social media activity after revelations that he repeatedly commented on posts of nearly nude photos of a young gay model and other LGBTQ personalities. → Read More

As Tennessee, others target drag shows, many wonder: Why?

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — “If I hadn’t been a girl, I’d have been a drag queen.” Dolly Parton has uttered those words famously and often. But if she really were a drag queen, one of Tennessee’s most famous daughters would likely be out of a job under legislation signed into law by Republican Gov. → Read More

As Tennessee, others target drag shows, many wonder: Why?

“If I hadn’t been a girl, I’d have been a drag queen, → Read More

Tennessee GOP congressman was 'mistaken' on college degree

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee U.S. Rep. Andy Ogles says he was “mistaken” when he said he graduated with an international relations degree after a local news outlet raised questions over whether t... → Read More

Black Hawk helicopter crashes in Alabama, killing 2 crew

The Tennessee National Guard says one of their Black Hawk helicopters crashed in Alabama, killing two crew members → Read More

Black Hawk helicopter crashes in Alabama, killing 2 crew

A Black Hawk helicopter from the Tennessee National Guard crashed Wednesday in Alabama, killing two crew members. → Read More

Bill would ban companies that offer trans care from TennCare

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The private companies that manage care for most of Tennessee’s Medicaid program could no longer contract with the state if they cover ge → Read More