Tennessee

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By Peter White Budget Priorities With Less Money to Spend NASHVILLE, TN – State Comptroller Justin P. Wilson chaired a meeting of the State Funding Board last week for Governor Lee who attended remotely. Lee has […]

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Are We in for Another Long Hot Summer?

By Peter White NASHVILLE, TN — Anger erupted into violence Saturday night as thousands took over lower Broadway, Public Square Park, and the State Capitol grounds. The spark was a police killing 900 miles away […]

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News Briefs in Pandemic Times

By Peter White Elected Officials Get Back to Work NASHVILLE, TN — After a 2½-month hiatus, Tennessee legislators are going back to work. Republicans have several dystopian bills they want to pass but with the […]

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COVID-19 Makes More Women’s Work

By Peter White NASHVILLE, TN — The virus doesn’t discriminate but the disease does. COVID-19 is reversing progress on gender equality and women’s rights, according to Dr. Beatrice Duncan with U.N. Women. “We have seen […]

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Pandemic is Causing Hunger Everywhere

Members of the Suruwaha tribe in Amazonas, Brazil. In an open letter to the Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, figures including Madonna, Oprah Winfrey, Brad Pitt, David Hockney and Paul McCartney warned the pandemic meant indigenous […]