Kimberlee Kruesi, The Associated Press

Kimberlee Kruesi

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Nashville, TN, United States

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Recent articles by Kimberlee:

Third judge blocks Gov. Lee's mask opt out in schools

A third federal judge has blocked Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee’s order allowing families to opt out of school mask mandates → Read More

Second Tennessee judge blocks Gov. Lee's mask opt-out

A federal judge has handed down a second blow to Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee’s contentious order allowing parents to opt out of school mask requirements → Read More

Second Tennessee judge blocks Gov. Lee's mask opt-out

A federal judge on Friday handed down a second blow to Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee’s contentious order allowing parents to opt out of school mask requirements, ruling that Knox County Schools must implement a mask mandate to help protect children with health problems amid the coronavirus pandemic. U. S. District Judge J. Ronnie Greer’s decision also blocks Lee’s order from being implemented while… → Read More

EXPLAINER: The language, reach of new Texas abortion law

The Supreme Court has allowed a Texas law banning most abortions to remain in effect, marking a key turning point for abortion opponents in their fight to implement stronger restrictions → Read More

Snail darter, tiny and notorious, is no longer endangered

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The snail darter, a tiny fish that notoriously blocked a federal dam project in Tennessee decades ago, should no longer be on the endangered species list, federal officials announced on Tuesday. → Read More

Children now 36% of Tennessee's virus cases, health commissioner says

Children now make up 36% of Tennessee’s reported COVID-19 cases, marking yet another sobering milestone in the state’s battle against the highly contagious delta variant, Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey said Wednesday. “We had 14,000 pediatric cases in the last seven days, which is a 57% increase over the week prior,” Piercey told reporters. “Right now, 36% of all of our cases in the state are… → Read More

Tennessee House GOP urges session to curb local COVID powers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — All 73 Tennessee House Republicans signaled their support on Wednesday for a special session to limit the authority of local officials to make rules aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19, as lawmakers fumed over mask requirements in a handful of school districts. → Read More

Appeals court upholds Tennessee's abortion waiting-period

A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld Tennessee's 48-hour waiting period for women seeking abortions, arguing that opponents had failed to identify instances where a woman had been significantly burdened by the requirement. → Read More

Tennessee sued over 'bathroom bill' for public schools

Tennessee is being sued over a law that puts public schools and their districts at risk of legal consequences if they let transgender students or employees use multi-person bathrooms or locker rooms that do not reflect their gender at birth → Read More

Transgender advocates sue Tennessee over 'bathroom bill' for public schools

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee was hit Tuesday with a second legal challenge aimed at overturning a slate of bills targeting transgender people that Gov. Bill Lee signed into law earlier this year. The federal lawsuit filed by the Human Rights Campaign challenges the state's "bathroom bill," a measure that restricts school bathroom use by transgender people. → Read More

Confederate bust moved from Tennessee Capitol building

A decades-long fight has been resolved in Tennessee, over the bust of a Confederate general and early Ku Klux Klan leader that stood in a place of honor inside the state's Capitol. → Read More

Teachers wary of new laws limiting instruction on race

Laws setting guiderails for classroom instruction on race passed this year in Republican-controlled states have left some teachers worried about how they will be enforced → Read More

Teachers wary of new laws limiting instruction on race

Laws setting guiderails for classroom instruction on race passed this year in Republican-controlled states have left some teachers worried about how they will be enforced. → Read More

Closed cold case murder tied to ousted Tennessee governor

Law enforcement officials have announced that a former Tennessee governor’s administration helped fund a contract murder of a key federal witness decades ago while embroiled in the state’s largest political scandal → Read More

Closed cold case murder tied to ousted Tennessee governor

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A former Tennessee governor's administration helped fund a contract murder of a key federal witness decades ago while embroiled in the state's largest political scandal, law enforcement officials announced Wednesday. → Read More

Ousted Tennessee governor linked to 1979 closed cold case murder

New details revealed for the first time Wednesday about the 1979 murder of a key federal witness in Tennessee have elements that seem like a movie plot. → Read More

Tennessee bans teaching critical race theory in schools

Tennessee is the latest state to ban teachers from talking about certain aspects of race and racism in public schools → Read More

Tennessee bans teaching critical race theory in schools

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is the latest state to ban teachers from teaching certain concepts of race and racism in public schools, where teachers risk losing valuable state funding → Read More

Tennessee moves to the forefront with anti-transgender laws

Conservative lawmakers nationwide have introduced a flurry of anti-LGBTQ bills this year → Read More

Tennessee governor OKs transgender youth treatment ban

Tennessee’s Gov. Bill Lee has approved legislation that bans gender-confirming treatment for young minors over objections that the series of bills unfairly discriminate an already vulnerable population → Read More