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Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott beats Beto O'Rourke securing a third term

Tuesday, November 08, 2022

Abbott's victory was expected — the Republican led in poll after poll and raised more money than O'Rourke. The last Democrat to win a Texas gubernatorial race was Ann Richards in 1990.


Robb Elementary School families are are trying to get people to vote

Monday, November 07, 2022

The families of Robb Elementary School shooting victims are making one last push to convince their community — and people outside of it — that their vote could help prevent the next mass shooting.


Día de los Muertos takes on new meaning in Uvalde

Thursday, November 03, 2022

Día de los Muertos, honors loved ones who have passed, the holiday resonated in Uvalde, Texas with a deeper degree of tragedy this year after the community lost 19 children and two teachers last May.


Calls are growing for the director of the Texas Department of Public Safety to resign

Friday, October 28, 2022

A Texas Republican congressman and a newspaper are calling for the director of the Texas Department of Public Safety to resign after the botched police response to the Robb Elementary School shooting.


A Texas judge rules coverage of anti-HIV medicine violates religious freedom

Thursday, September 08, 2022

The judge in Texas ruled that a requirement for businesses to provide health insurance that covers HIV-preventative drugs violates the religious freedom of some Christian employers.


Memorial services for Texas shooting victims will take place over the next 2 weeks

Wednesday, June 01, 2022

In Uvalde, families are burying their relatives as more details emerge about what happened before and during last week's deadly massacre at Robb Elementary School.


Families begin to bury the 21 people killed in the Texas school shooting

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Mourners in Uvalde are lining up outside a memorial for 19 students and two teachers killed in a mass shooting last week at Robb Elementary School. Many are struggling to cope with their deep grief.


The mass shooting in Texas is the latest tragic news involving a school

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

A gunman opened fire Tuesday at a rural elementary school in Uvalde. At least 21 people have been killed — 19 children and two adults.


Tennessee Criminalizes Camping Out On The Grounds Of The State Capitol

Thursday, August 13, 2020

After two months of people protesting around the clock, the Tennessee legislature passed a bill Wednesday that would make it a felony to camp out on the grounds of the state Capitol.


Senate Race Candidates Fight To Show Loyalty To Trump At Tennessee's Primary

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Tennessee's senators have long had a reputation of being independent-minded. But in the state's upcoming GOP primary, both main candidates have vowed to stick close to President Trump.


Tennessee Joins Other States In Lowering The Age For Election Workers

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

The pandemic has made it difficult to find poll workers. Joining with other states, Tennessee lowered the age for election workers to 16. In one county, 32% of poll workers are 16 to 17 years old.


Tennessee Officials Say They Are Down To The 'Bone' Of The Budget

Monday, August 03, 2020

During the coronavirus pandemic, states have struggled with staggering revenue losses and budget shortfalls. Here's what is happening in Tennessee.


Tennessee's New Adoption Law May Have Unintended Consequences

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Tennessee is joining 10 other states in allowing adoption agencies to refuse to work with same-sex couples. The new law's proponents say it allows adoption agencies to follow their religious beliefs.


Tennessee Voters React To Public Impeachment Hearings

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

While impeachment hearings continue in Washington, D.C., Americans around the country are learning about the allegations Democrats are making about President Trump's conduct and forming conclusions.


Tennessee Lawmakers Aim To Ban Weddings By Internet-Ordained Ministers

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Tennessee lawmakers passed a law to ban officiants ordained online from performing legal marriages in the state. But this month a judge said they can continue temporarily.


Republican Tennessee House Speaker To Resign After Lewd And Sexist Texts

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Glen Casada announced that he will resign his state House speakership after inappropriate and offensive texts leaked weeks ago. He has served in the Legislature for nearly 20 years.


After Democrats Surged In 2018, Republican-Run States Eye New Curbs On Voting

Monday, April 22, 2019

After high turnout in the 2018 midterms gave Democrats big gains, several Republican-controlled states are considering changing the rules around voting in ways that might reduce future turnout.


Tenn. Governor Grants Clemency To Cyntoia Brown, Who's In Prison For Murder

Monday, January 07, 2019

After months of pressure, Tennessee's governor granted clemency to Cyntoia Brown, who was convicted of murder at 16. She killed a man who had paid to have sex with her.