Adam Tamburin, The Tennessean

Adam Tamburin

The Tennessean

Nashville, TN, United States

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Recent articles by Adam:

Country music artist Morgan Wallen arrested on disorderly conduct charge in Nashville

Wallen responded to the charges Sunday afternoon, saying he was "horse-playing" with friends "after a couple bar stops." → Read More

Nashville leaders criticize city's 'inaccurate' ranking in COVID-19 news report

Mayor John Cooper and Dr. Alex Jahangir, chair of the city's coronavirus task force, said that report was misleading because it included 12 surrounding counties. → Read More

Former Gov. Bill Haslam, Crissy Haslam launch summer tutoring program to address COVID-19

The Haslams framed the effort as a natural extension of their past work to expand access to education, particularly among low-income students. → Read More

Florida man drowned in Percy Priest Lake after jumping from bluffs with friends, police said

Friends told police the man made his first jump at 3:45 p.m. He was "struggling to swim" before he disappeared under water, police said. → Read More

Tennessee groups sue to expand absentee voting during COVID-19 pandemic

In Tennessee, absentee voting is mostly limited to people who are sick, disabled, traveling, or 60 or older. → Read More

Nashville Mayor John Cooper on critics of his tax hike: 'I agree with them'

"People call up here and complain about the property tax rate. I agree with them," Cooper said Friday during a phone interview with The Tennessean. → Read More

Nashville school district faces $25 million shortfall as COVID-19 impact continues

Cooper's "crisis budget," announced on Tuesday, did not include funding to maintain a 3% raise for school employees that the city bankrolled earlier this year. → Read More

What's in Nashville Mayor John Cooper's budget proposal? Here's your guide.

Mayor John Cooper proposed a major property tax increase and significant cuts in the wake of losses from a March tornado and the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Nashville Mayor John Cooper's 'crisis budget': Five things you need to know

Nashville Mayor John Cooper announced his first budget proposal Tuesday, offering a sobering view of the city's finances and a year of austerity on the horizon. → Read More

Federal court tweaks abortion order, still allows procedures during COVID-19 pandemic

The adjustments further repudiate the state's efforts to stop abortions as part of its temporary ban on elective procedures. → Read More

Tennessee can't delay abortions, 'even by a matter of days,' amid COVID-19, judge says

U.S. District Judge Bernard A. Friedman issued a temporary restraining order that kept the state from stopping surgical abortions. → Read More

Tennessee Supreme Court delays upcoming execution, citing COVID-19

The Tennessee Supreme Court issued the ruling on Friday. → Read More

Judge expected to rule soon on state of Tennessee abortions amid COVID-19

Abortion providers in Tennessee asked the court to intervene this week, saying Gov. Bill Lee's order unconstitutionally blocked women from getting abortions. → Read More

Gov. Bill Lee called for widespread COVID-19 testing, but TDOC has tested only 46 inmates

The limited testing calls into question the extent of the virus' reach in state prisons and runs contrary to Gov. Bill Lee's call to make tests more widely accessible. → Read More

COVID-19 exposes cash crunch at many Tennessee hospitals, speeding up a 'slow moving train wreck'

In Tennessee, several hospitals have slashed staff to offset a dramatic drop in revenue, even as the demand for nurses and doctors surges elsewhere. → Read More

At least 10 assisted living facilities in Tennessee have reported COVID-19 outbreaks

“This does not necessarily infer any type of wrongdoing," Tennessee Health Commissioner Dr. Lisa Piercey said. → Read More

COVID-19 leads to 'hyper-acceleration' of some criminal justice reforms in Tennessee

Advocates are relying on a familiar playbook that recommends reducing or eliminating jail time for low-level offenses or technical infractions. → Read More

MTSU allows students to opt in to pass-fail grading amid COVID-19

University President Sidney McPhee announced the move Saturday, saying it came "after consultation with and approval by faculty representatives." → Read More

MTSU allows students to opt in to pass-fail grading amid COVID-19

University President Sidney McPhee announced the move Saturday, saying it came "after consultation with and approval by faculty representatives." → Read More

Road damage reported in Putnam County after dam failure

Putnam County EMA Director Tyler Smith shared pictures showing the dam failure had cut a hole through an area road. → Read More