Democrats in Tennessee are starting to choose their nominee for the U.S. Senate.

This time around, three relatively inexperienced candidates are the top contenders for the seat, even when it will be an uphill battle.


Tennessee has launched a campaign to help counties recruit poll workers amid the coronavirus pandemic. About 3,000 have signed up through this initiative. Many of them are teenagers.

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A Tennessee man who is scheduled for execution this December is asking the state to give him one more chance to prove his innocence.

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  A Tennessee county mayor has taken to Facebook to tell “native americans crying about Mount Rushmore” to “shut up” and say he would never place the “absurd requirement of wearing masks” on citizens. 

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Tennessee’s newest restriction on abortions saw two major — and opposing — developments Monday.

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Tennessee officials say state revenues came up $12.5 million short of projections in June amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has signed one of the strictest abortion bans in the country and a federal judge quickly blocked the measure that includes a ban as early as six weeks into the pregnancy.

Restaurants, car-dealers and lawyers were among the businesses that borrowed the most from a federal program to save jobs during the pandemic.

Those business sectors, along with doctors' and dentists' offices, topped the list of nearly 700,000 businesses approved for larger loans under the federal government's $660 billion Paycheck Protection Program, commonly called the PPP.

In the wake of the massive turnout at anti-racism demonstrations around the country, public health officials are encouraging protesters to get tested for the coronavirus. As purely precautionary testing has become more common, some insurance companies are arguing they can't just pay for everyone who's concerned about their risk to get tested.

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The Tennessee House is continuing to simmer after Republicans spiked a resolution the night before for a young black woman shot and killed this year.