Wednesday, August 10, 2022

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A lawsuit over the funding of Pennsylvania schools is in the hands of a judge, California launches a student loan debt challenge, and texts show former President Trump seeking donations after the FBI raid.

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Republicans rally around former President Trump after the FBI searches his home for missing archive documents, President Biden formalizes U.S. support for Finland and Sweden joining NATO, and the FDA expands authorization of the monkeypox vaccine.

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Money from last year's infrastructure bill is on its way to fix teeth-jarring roads in rural areas while farmers and ranchers anticipate money to adopt conservation measures from historic legislation via the Inflation Reduction Act, and rural America is becoming more diverse, but you wouldn't know it by looking at the leadership of rural electric cooperatives.

Tennessee

Monday, August 8, 2022

Heavy Use of Earbuds Could Trigger Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Many people are returning to recreational activities they suspended during the pandemic, and hearing experts warn cranking up music using earbuds can …

Ahead of Aug. 4 TN Primary, Studies Link Good Health to Voting

More than 30,000 people have chosen to vote early for the Tennessee primary election this Thursday, and research finds what happens at the ballot box …


States Have Long Used Laws to Govern, and Sometimes Jail, Pregnant Women

The Conversation/Tennessee News Service Collaboration. Tennessee's trigger ban on abortion is slated to go into effect next month, and some experts …

TN Public Health Experts Urge Precaution in Extreme Heat

Southern states including Tennessee are in the grip of an unrelenting heat wave. According to the National Weather Service, heat indices could reach 1…


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According to the Guttmacher Institute, 63% of Tennessee women live in counties lacking access to an abortion clinic. (Adobe Stock)
In TN, Telemedicine Abortion Available For Now

Tennessee's trigger ban on abortion goes into effect 30 days from the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. It makes all forms of …

Vocational-Tech High Schools Could Help Lower TN Dropout Rate

Tennessee high school graduation rates have been declining over the past few years, and some experts believe providing more opportunities for …


Report: New Billion-Dollar TN Stadium Comes with Economic Tradeoffs

The Tennessee Titans are slated to get a new Nashville stadium, which experts are calling the most expensive publicly financed NFL stadium in the …

As Housing Costs Soar, TN Criminalizes Camping on Local Public Property

As Tennesseans struggle with skyrocketing living costs, a bill making it a felony to camp on local public property is slated to go into effect July 1…


Social Media Drives Sales of Illicit Pills Laced with Fentanyl

Online sales of counterfeit prescription pills containing fentanyl are on the rise, and experts say social media apps like Snapchat and TikTok are …

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A 2017 study in The Lancet found 20% of people who are pregnant must travel more than 43 miles to get access to an abortion. (Adobe Stock)
TN Women Would Have to Travel Much More Post-Roe v. Wade

By Skylar Baker-Jordan for The Daily Yonder.Broadcast version by Chance Dorland for the Tennessee News Service/Public News Service Collaboration The …


 

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