Photographer Stephen Jerkins captures a rare presidential visit. Nashville was President Obama's last stop on a tour following this week's State of the Union Address.
The time for growing hemp in Tennessee has come, according to leaders of the state legislature who have recently opened their minds to the agricultural potential. The cousin to cannabis has been legalized for industrial use in nine other states.
Metro schools have sometimes struggled with a reputation, but they got a big lift Thursday when President Obama came to Nashville. In a speech at McGavock High, Obama said he wants to “encourage more high schools to do what you are doing.”
Why McGavock? Speculation points to a recent speech when the President included Nashville on a list of "promise zones" in education.
While many legislators are glad the measure is almost through, they say the compromise is not simple—and its effect will be a couple years out. The measure passed the state Senate 23 to 8, and backers say the House could sign off in a matter of weeks.
As President Obama will be in Nashville today, we remember another presidential visit from 40 years ago: a celebration with a side of Watergate.
President Obama barely mentioned guns in his State of the Union address. But gun issues will be in the news when the president touches down in Nashville to speak Thursday.
A family owned business with roots in Renaissance Italy today announced plans to open their second-ever US factory in Gallatin. Gun-maker Beretta plans to create 300 jobs assembling rifles and shotguns.
When Beretta opens its Gallatin factory, that facility will be devoted to straightforward firearms manufacturing. Even so, a quick look at the nearly 500 year old company's broader operations shows a certain continental style to doing business.
As President Barack Obama heads to Tennessee Thursday, he will arrive in a state where nearly twice as many people disapprove of his job performance as approve. New polling from MTSU finds the President continues to lose ground.
Parents wearing yellow scarves filled an auditorium near the Tennessee capitol Tuesday to advocate for school vouchers. Many traveled from Memphis to ask for help paying private school tuition.
If the goal for prekindergarten is to give students a permanent academic advantage, it doesn’t seem to hit the mark. But as researchers look beyond test scores, there are other indications of lasting, positive effects.
A legislative push to allow wine sales in Tennessee grocery stores has been revived and is moving quickly. The compromise revealed Tuesday would let liquor stores sell other items like corkscrews and ice, while leaving the decision to allow wine sales up to local referendums. (more…)
A couple different bills are moving in House committees. One would allow local referendums on wine in groceries; another is a compromise with liquor stores, letting them sell things, like corkscrews, ice and mixers.
Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander is jumping on the school choice bandwagon. He wants to give low-income parents $2,100 dollars a year in federal money to spend on their child’s education.
A decade of making gains on a national test is nothing to sneeze at, but there's still a lot of ground together before a majority of Tennessee fourth graders are deemed proficient.
The President will speak Thursday at McGavock High School in Nashville. It’s not the first time a Metro school has gone through the complex process of preparing to host an Obama.
Pushback to Common Core State Standards has been led primarily by conservatives until now.
In this year's Grammy Awards, the classical music was as new as the pop. A jazz composer and a soprano captured multiple prizes, while the Academy recognized a performances by an adventurous American orchestra and a compelling young vocal group. See the full list of classical winners.
Some Tennessee lawmakers are considering a push to cut off water and electricity to facilities run by entities like the National Security Agency, which they see as spying unconstitutionally.