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Thursday, August 10, 2017
It's been nearly 30 years since the United Automobile Workers started trying to organize at foreign-owned plants in the southern U.S. After a third drubbing at a Nissan plant, the UAW faces as much resistance in the South as it did in the late 1980s.
Tuesday, August 08, 2017
Singer, guitarist and Country Music Hall of Famer Glen Campbell has died after a very public struggle with Alzheimer's disease. He was 81.
Saturday, June 17, 2017
President Trump is on a campaign to promote apprenticeships at U.S. companies, but high costs and workplace regulations are just some of the challenges keeping these programs from catching on widely.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Many Tennessee high schoolers graduated in 2015 without meeting state requirements. How they did it reveals a disconnect between district and state expectations.
Saturday, March 18, 2017
After decades of confusion, officials in Nashville are finally clarifying whether a park named after "Fred Douglas" was meant to honor the famous abolitionist Frederick Douglass, or not.
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Nashville ends decades old Frederick Douglass mystery.
Monday, March 13, 2017
As blind children depend more on technology to help them read, braille is seeming antiquated, with literacy rates at just 10 percent. So now, braille reading competitions are held to keep it in use.
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Tennessee becomes the latest reason to doubt much-touted improvement in the nation's high school graduation rate.
Friday, November 25, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump has promised to bring back manufacturing jobs — even to union members who've historically supported Democrats. But it's not clear how or if Trump can deliver.
Monday, November 14, 2016
Russell was one of the best-known musicians of the1960s and 70s — a member of the famed "Wrecking Crew" studio musicians. His career was revived by Eton John in 2010.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Six decades ago, Shepard became the third woman to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry. The country music pioneer died Sunday outside Nashville.
Friday, September 23, 2016
One of the few coaches in the Olympic Hall of Fame has died. Ed Temple coached sprinter Wilma Rudolph and the legendary Tigerbelles of Tennessee State University.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Jack Daniel learned how to make whiskey from a preacher. That's how the story goes. But a new figure is gaining prominence in the brand's corporate history.
Monday, September 12, 2016
The Tomato Art Fest in East Nashville features the Second Line Parade — where participants must push, pull or wear their float — an entire gallery of tomato-themed artwork, and a Tomato King and Queen contest.
Saturday, July 30, 2016
The Father of Bluegrass died 20 years ago. Now, Monroe's family is cleaning out the closets — and for music fans, even some of his most mundane possessions are meaningful.
Friday, June 10, 2016
A program teaches highs schoolers to pull espressos and pour pretty lattes. The idea is to prepare them for college — for college tuition bills, that is.
Friday, April 29, 2016
On Monday, police are set to explain why they arrested 10 children at an elementary school in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Parents say the kids were accused of not intervening during an off-campus fight. Some were led away in handcuffs. Now the community is doing a bit of soul-searching.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
A small but pivotal group of Tennessee representatives voted Tuesday to discontinue one of the state's most divisive criminal laws. Known as "fetal assault," the measure empowered prosecutors to arrest women who abuse heroin or pain pills during pregnancy, if their babies were born dependent.
Monday, March 14, 2016
Sixty-eight college basketball teams hit the court this week in the NCAA men's basketball tournament. There's always intrigue, drama and a few Cinderella stories — including one team this year that has an interesting team cheer.
Saturday, February 20, 2016
Tens of thousands of Tennessee students steadied their clammy, test-day hands over a keyboard several days ago. And, for many, nothing happened.
It was the state's first time giving standardized exams on computers, but the rollout couldn't have gone much worse.
In lots of places, the testing platform slowed to ...