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  • Carl Leubsdorf: Health care battles continue to roil

    Last winter, Virginia's Republican legislative majority blocked Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe's plan to extend Medicaid to 400,000 Virginians without medical insurance. Afterwards, McAuliffe vowed to take executive action but discovered legal...
  • GM to move Cadillac SRX production from Mexico to Tennessee

    General Motors will move production of the next-generation Cadillac SRX crossover from Mexico to Spring Hill, Tenn., where it will invest $185 million to expand assembly and engine production. The investment gives new life to the site first developed...
  • Sharpen the pencils: Tennessee revives cursive teaching

    NASHVILLE (Reuters) - Children in Tennessee will have to get used to holding a pencil again next year when new cursive handwriting standards go into effect in schools throughout the state. The trend around the United States is to emphasize keyboarding...
  • Tennessee death row inmates sue to stop electric chair

    NASHVILLE Tenn. (Reuters) - Tennessee death row inmates whose execution dates have been set filed suit on Friday against the state to stop it from using the electric chair. "It was filed because the state of Tennessee stands alone as the only...
  • Execution drugs unavailable, states eye electric chairs, firing squads

    So what do you do when you’re a death penalty state and the rest of the civilized world refuses to sell you the drugs for your lethal injections? Turn back the clock, apparently. In Tennessee, Gov. Bill Haslam on Thursday signed a law that would...
  • Tennessee OKs electric chair when lethal injection drugs unavailable

    With questions about the effectiveness and humaneness of lethal injections to execute inmates growing across the nation, Tennessee has turned to the electric chair as an alternative, becoming the first state to require electrocution if the needed drugs...
  • Man running for governor to get raccoon back

    Man running for governor to get raccoon back
    A man that became an Internet sensation by showering and dancing with his pet raccoon has entered the Tennessee gubernatorial race in an effort to get the pet back after it was seized by the state last year.  Mark 'Coonrippy' Brown, 55, became a YouTube...
  • White House France state dinner guest list

    White House France state dinner guest list
    The White House has released this list of expected attendees at Tuesday’s state dinner in honor of France.  The President and Mrs. Obama His Excellency Francois Hollande, president of French Republic Mr. J.J. Abrams, Pacific Palisades, CA Ms....
  • Tennessee GOP feels buyer's remorse as union vote is held at VW plant

    Organized labor has become a fixture in U.S. politics and elections, donating money and manpower mainly to Democratic candidates. So it shouldn't surprise anyone when Republican officeholders try to persuade workers not to join a union. That's happening...
  • The GOP attacks a union drive at VW — though the company's in favor

    The GOP attacks a union drive at VW — though the company's in favor
    Some 1,500 employees at Volkswagen's factory in Chattanooga, Tenn., started voting today on whether to affiliate with the United Auto Workers. Here are a couple of interesting points about this vote, which will continue through Friday. --Volkswagen's in...
  • UAW appeals for new union vote after loss at Volkswagen in Tennessee

    The United Automobile Workers union appealed to the National Labor Relations Board on Friday, contesting the failed unionization vote at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant, saying several conservative politicians mounted a coercive campaign to...