Sunday, September 26, 2021

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New Yorkers voice concerns about the creation of not one, but two draft maps for congressional and state voting districts; and providers ask the Supreme Court to act on Texas' new abortion law.

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The January 6th committee subpoenas former Trump officials; a Senate showdown looms over the debt ceiling; the CDC okays COVID boosters for seniors; and advocates testify about scams targeting the elderly.

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A new Oklahoma museum honors tribal nations, while Iowa's history is back on the blacktop; mixed news on COVID-19 comes with a warning about unconventional drugs; and electric cars and buses are coming to rural America.

Laura Thornquist


Location: Flower Mound, TX

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Report: Street Design Poses Threat to TN Pedestrians

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Crossing the road in Tennessee can be deadly. A new report from Transportation for America says in the last decade, 806 …

Dealing with Storm Aftermath – Look for Warning Signs in Kids

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Regular monthly tests of tornado sirens can put many people on the edge of their seats because of recent events. And it's not just …


Effort to De-fund Planned Parenthood Fizzles

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - An effort to de-fund Planned Parenthood in Tennessee apparently has failed, now that Republican leaders acknowledge constitutional …

State Income Tax Ban Faces Hurdles: Who Shoulders Financial Burden?

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A permanent ban on a state income tax is marching closer to reality in Tennessee, but many hurdles remain to amending the state …


Mississippi River Slowly Recedes in TN-Placed on Endangered List

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The swollen Mississippi has received a special mention as a "river at risk" in this year's newly released "Most Endangered Rivers" …

TN Budget Back on the Table

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee lawmakers and the state administration are ready to begin setting a final plan for the budget year that starts July 1…


Survey: Most TN Teachers Feel Good about Their Jobs, Schools

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Most teachers in Tennessee are giving the state a passing grade when it comes to their jobs and workplaces. In the first-ever …

How Much is a Tennessean's Life Worth?

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Governor Bill Haslam's tort reform bill (HB1993/SB2001) has passed the key Senate Judiciary Committee and will now go on to the …


Could NM Lose its “Spirit” With Deteriorating Colorado River?

SANTA FE, N.M. - New Mexico is facing increased water resource risks. A report to Congress from the U.S. Department of Interior, The SECURE Water Act …

No Spanking Allowed in TN This Week

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - If you've ever been a parent, you know how difficult it can be to raise a child. Deb Sendek, program director of the Center for …


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