Timber is a big business in Tennessee. Around $1 billon of the state’s tree products are shipped abroad every year, and state economists estimate that it's a $20 billion industry.
The high price tags of Elliston 23 and similar high-end buildings may only affect the renters who are looking for luxury. Credit: Xavier Dunigan / Flickr Creative Commons
The coalition of grocery stores who want to sell wine in Tennessee will spearhead a petition drive to get the matter on local ballots this fall. It's the latest effort from Red, White and Food, which pushed for the bill that passed the state legislature this spring.
The superintendent of Tennessee's Achievement School District sees two sides of the debate - those who think poverty has to be fixed before education can be fixed and those who think education can fix poverty.