Tennessee

Politics
6:13 am
Thu August 2, 2012

Tennessee Votes in Congressional and Senate Races

Months of bruising primary campaign activity comes to a close in the Volunteer State Thursday as voters go to the polls. Among the most closely watched races are efforts by U.S. Representatives Chuck Fleischmann and Diane Black to win re-election to their second terms in Congress.

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Business
8:11 am
Wed August 1, 2012

Haslam Wants Tennessee Schools to Better Prep State Workforce

Gov. Bill Haslam has brought together business leaders struggling to hire qualified workers and education officials who say they need more help preparing the state's workforce.

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Regional
10:58 am
Tue July 31, 2012

Tennessee Mosque Foes File New Challenge to Facility

Opponents of a Tennessee mosque are trying to challenge a federal court ruling that overturned their victory in a local court. Plaintiffs have filed a motion against the mosque, the county’s zoning resolution, and the local government.

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Politics
7:51 am
Thu July 26, 2012

Voter ID Controversy Continues in Tennessee

A federal judge in Nashville says he isn't convinced photo IDs issued by the public library in Memphis meet the state standard to vote. But U.S. District Judge Kevin H. Sharp also expressed concern at a Wednesday hearing that poll workers were discouraging people who presented the IDs from voting on provisional ballots.

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Politics
9:50 am
Mon July 23, 2012

Actress Enters Tennessee Democratic Primary Race

Actress Park Overall

Actress Park Overall said she's always had an interest in politics so she's mounting a bid to be the Democrat who takes the longshot chance at unseating Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Corker. Overall starred in the popular television series "Empty Nest" in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

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Regional
6:00 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

Tennessee Judge Planned to Halt Construction of Mosque

A Tennessee judge says a federal court ruling for a Muslim congregation fighting to open its new mosque short-circuited his intention to stop construction. The Associated Press obtained orders filed Friday by Chancellor Robert Corlew in Murfreesboro.

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Regional
2:53 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

Tennessee Muslims Won't Be in New Mosque for Start of Ramadan

Tennessee Muslims who won a court battle to occupy their new mosque will have to wait a little longer while construction is finished. Construction supervisor David Salimi said a codes inspector visited the site near Murfreesboro Thursday morning but that it will take about two more weeks of work to be ready.

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Regional
9:44 am
Thu July 19, 2012

Update: Tennessee Mosque Could Get OK to Open Today

The Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, as seen earlier this month.

A team of Rutherford County, Tennessee building code inspectors has been inside a Murfreesboro mosque today. That move is part of the process for granting the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro a certificate of occupancy, which was ordered yesterday by a U.S. District Court judge in Nashville.

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Health
9:53 am
Tue July 17, 2012

Tennessee Women Suffering from Increased Lung Cancer Death Rates

A new study shows an increase in lung cancer deaths among Tennessee women who began smoking in the 1960s and 70s. Researchers point out women smokers became much more socially acceptable during that era.

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Economy
10:17 am
Thu July 12, 2012

Volunteer State Revenue Numbers Much Better than Expected

Tennessee general fund revenues have beaten projections by more than a half-billion dollars with one month left in the budget year. State Finance Commissioner Mark Emkes says collections came in at $130 million above estimates in June, which reflects economic activity from the previous month.

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