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Consumer health advocates urge governor to sign bill package; NY protests for Jewish democracy heighten as Netanyahu meets UN today; Multiple Utah cities set to use ranked-choice voting in next election.

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The Pentagon wants to help service members denied benefits under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," advocates back a new federal office of gun violence prevention, and a top GOP member assures the Ukrainian president more help is coming.

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An Indigenous project in South Dakota seeks to protect tribal data sovereignty, advocates in North Carolina are pushing back against attacks on public schools, and Arkansas wants the hungriest to have access to more fruits and veggies.

TN: Social Justice

More than 400 mass shootings have occurred this year in the United States, according to the Gun Violence Archives. (Fitz/AdobeStock)
TN ‘Moms Demand Action’ Calls for More Action on Gun Safety Laws

As Tennessee lawmakers continue in their special legislative session on public safety, mental health and gun reform, hundreds of groups and activists …

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When you get SSI, you may also get Medicaid, which helps pay doctor and hospital bills. Your local social services or medical assistance office can give you information about Medicaid. (Vitalii Vodolazskyi/AdobeStock)
Feds to Expand Awareness of SSI Benefits to Tennesseans

The Social Security Administration has taken a proactive step to bridge the gap between critical financial assistance and the people who may be eligib…

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The FBI reported in 2022 that American Jews account for 2.4% of the U.S. population, but that antisemitism drove 63% of reported religiously motivated hate crimes. (Seventyfour/Adobe Stock)
Tennessee On Board to Counter Growing Antisemitism

The Volunteer State, like many others, isn't immune to the recent wave of antisemitic acts and rhetoric, and the state is fighting back through …

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Tennesseans are required to pay all legal financial obligations related to each conviction before they can apply to have their voting rights restored. (Burlingham/Adobe Stock)
Report: Still Locked Out from Voting in Tennessee

In Tennessee, almost a half-million people will not be able to vote in any upcoming election because of a past felony conviction, and a new survey …

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The Tennessee House passed House Bill 2106 last year, which requires that Black history be taught to 5th through 8th graders. It takes effect July 1, 2025. (Adobe Stock)
TN Group Heads to State Capitol for 'Day On The Hill'

Advocates and leaders are headed to the state capitol next week to voice their concerns over issues affecting Black communities in Tennessee…

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The W.K. Kellogg Foundation offers Racial Healing Conversation Guidelines that include five steps to help facilitate meaningful and impactful conversations. (LIGHTFIELD STUDIOS/Adobe Stock)
"Changing the Narrative" for National Day of Racial Healing

Today is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s holiday, designated as a National Day of Service, and tomorrow, the same spirit carries over to the seventh …

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Nashville State Community College and other partners offer what's known as
TN School Works to Attract More Students of Color to Higher Ed

A new report on Black students in the community college system found fewer are signing up to attend two-year schools, an enrollment downturn made …

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Tennesseans must bring valid photo identification to the polls. That means a driver's license or government-issued photo ID. College student IDs are not acceptable. (Vesperstock/Adobe Stock)
TN Early Voting Underway; Voters Face Lengthy Ballots

The Volunteer State ranks poorly in the U.S. for its overall lack of voter participation. Over the last decade, critics say the poor turnout is …

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Los residentes de Tennessee deben traer una identificación válida con foto a las urnas. Eso significa una licencia de conducir o una identificación con foto emitida por el gobierno. No se aceptan identificaciones de estudiantes universitarios. (Vesperstock/Adobe Stock)
Comenzó votación anticipada en TN; votantes enfrentan boletas largas

El Estado Voluntario ocupa un lugar bajo en los EE. UU. por su falta general de participación de los votantes. Durante la última dé…

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Expanding professional nursing licenses to DACA recipients and Temporary Protected Status holders could help alleviate Tennessee's nursing shortage. (Adobe Stock)
TN Gov. Expected to Sign 'Historic' Expansion of Immigrant Workers’ Rights

A bill on Gov. Bill Lee's desk would expand eligibility for certain types of work licenses to Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) recipients…

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Ampliar las licencias profesionales de enfermería a los beneficiarios de DACA y los titulares de Estado Temporal de Protección (TPS) podría ayudar a aliviar la escasez de enfermeras en Tennessee. (Acción de Adobe)
Gobernador firmará expansión 'histórica' para trabajadores inmigrantes en TN

Un proyecto de ley en el escritorio del gobernador Bill Lee ampliaría la elegibilidad para ciertos tipos de licencias de trabajo a los beneficiar…

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A recent report by the Hope Center calls on states to increase funding for HBCUs to help close the gap in addressing students' basic needs. (Adobe Stock)
Hunger Persists at HBCUs, Despite Record Federal Funding

Tennessee's six Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) collectively received more than $131 million in the past year through the America…

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