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Economists say coronavirus disaster declarations may be the quickest path to reopening; militia groups use virus, Independence Day to recruit followers.

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Trump visits South Dakota's Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore today; nearby tribal leaders object, citing concerns over COVID-19 and a fireworks display. Plus, voter registration numbers are down from this time in 2016.

Public News Service - TN: Immigrant

Tight working conditions on production lines in meat and poultry processing facilities make it impossible for workers to adhere to 6-foot distancing. (Adobe Stock)

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. -- A Tyson chicken plant in Goodlettsville is reporting nearly 300 confirmed cases of the coronavirus among employees, and similar scenarios are popping up across the country where COVID-19 has spread rapidly in meat processing and packing facilities. The Centers for Disease

According to the Urban Institute, immigrants and their children make up one-quarter of the U.S. population. (Adobe Stock)

BOLIVAR, Tenn. - In the coming weeks, Tennesseans will have a chance to fill out their U.S. Census forms online or by mail. Cities across the state are working to ensure that groups that traditionally have been harder to count, including immigrant families in the state's rural farming regions, are a

Refugees arrive in the United States with the status of

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee residents who also are refugees are gathering outside the State Capitol today to protest House lawmakers' passage of a resolution that they contend says they aren't welcome here. The resolution opposes Gov. Bill Lee's decision to continue the state's refugee resettleme

U.S. Customs and Border Protection detention facilities are hotbeds for potential flu epidemics. Children and older people are especially vulnerable. (Adobe Stock)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Peak flu season is here, when most people check in with their doctors about whether to get a flu shot. But for migrants being held in detention centers, that isn't an option – and U.S. Customs and Border Protection has refused to offer the flu vaccine to detainees. N

Of the more than 700,000 DACA recipients in the United States, about 8,000 live in Tennessee. (Adobe Stock)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A group of Tennessee DACA recipients has just returned from a trip to Washington, D.C., where they rallied outside the U.S. Supreme Court as justices heard arguments in the case that will determine the fate of DACA – the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

More than 80,000 children in Tennessee currently lack health-insurance coverage. (Adobe Stock)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The number of uninsured children in Tennessee increased by 43% in just a two-year period, according to a report released today by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families that found that 25,000 children lost health coverage between 2016 and 2018. Kinika Young, d

More than 6% of Memphis, Tenn.'s population is foreign-born, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. (Adobe Stock)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Immigrants could help Tennessee fill its health-care workforce gap, according to a new report by the Business Forward Foundation. Foreign-born individuals currently make up less than 5% of the state's total population. President of the Business Forward Foundation Jim Doyle

It may come as no surprise that a new poll finds Tennessee is becoming more politically polarized. (Adobe Stock)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A new poll from Vanderbilt University finds Tennessee is becoming more politically polarized. Pollsters surveyed by phone 1,000 of what they call "demographically representative voters," covering topics such as voting access, health care, the opioid crisis and immigration.

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