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Group wants Tenn., others to allow atheists in office

Group wants Tenn., others to allow atheists in officeA group wants several states, including Tennessee, to change their constitutions and let atheists be elected to office.
  • Politics
  • 11 hours ago
Politics

Candice McQueen named new Tennessee education commissioner

Candice McQueen named new Tennessee education commissionerLipscomb University Senior Vice President Candice McQueen is Gov. Bill Haslam's pick to fill Tennessee's high-profile education commissioner position
  • Politics
  • 1 day, 16 hours ago
Politics

U.S. Senate approves the ABLE act

U.S. Senate approves the ABLE actThe Senate approved the ABLE act 76 to 16 Tuesday.
  • Politics
  • 2 days, 10 hours ago
Local

Knoxville lawmakers consider seat belts on school buses

Knoxville lawmakers consider seat belts on school busesOn average, six school-age children die in school bus crashes every year in the U.S.
  • Local
  • 2 days, 14 hours ago
Politics

Nine apply for open Knox Co Commission seat

Nine apply for open Knox Co Commission seatBoard will interview applicants in January
  • Politics
  • 2 days, 20 hours ago
Elections

State attorneys ask judge to dismiss Amendment 1 lawsuit

State attorneys ask judge to dismiss Amendment 1 lawsuitAmendment 1 passed with 53 percent of the vote.
  • Elections
  • 3 days, 16 hours ago
Health

Haslam announces Insure Tennessee plan

Haslam announces Insure Tennessee planThe two year pilot program will provide health insurance for Tennesseans who currently don't have insurance or have limited options.
  • Health
  • 3 days, 21 hours ago
Politics

Haslam's evaluation fixes don't satisfy teacher groups

Haslam's evaluation fixes don't satisfy teacher groupsGov. Bill Haslam has proposed temporarily reducing the role student growth plays in their annual evaluations.
  • Politics
  • 6 days, 13 hours ago
Politics

Ramsey favors gas tax hike as part of comprehensive plan

Ramsey favors gas tax hike as part of comprehensive planLt. Gov. Ron Ramsey agreed the timing could be right
  • Politics
  • 6 days, 18 hours ago
Downtown - UT

Group to study whether to save or scrap Civic Auditorum

Group to study whether to save or scrap Civic AuditorumCity leaders have contracted with Convention, Leisure, and Sports International to conduct a market and feasibility study of the aging structure
  • Downtown - UT
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Money

Knoxville city officials push for limits on payday loan shops

Knoxville city officials push for limits on payday loan shopsKnoxville city leaders are looking for a way to tackle the growth of payday loan shops around town.
  • Money
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Politics

Live: President Obama visits Nashville

Live: President Obama visits NashvilleFollow the Tennessean's live coverage of President Obama's visit to Nashville
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Politics

Haslam not sure he'll meet with Obama in Nashville

Haslam not sure he'll meet with Obama in NashvilleGov. Bill Haslam isn't sure he'll be able to meet with President Barack Obama on Tuesday when the president plans a trip to Nashville
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Politics

Tenn. AG not yet committing to Obama immigration lawsuit

Tenn. AG not yet committing to Obama immigration lawsuitObama recently signed executive orders that would delay deportation of roughly 5 million people living in the United State illegally
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

State lawmakers respond to president's immigration plan

State lawmakers respond to president's immigration planTennessee Congressman John Duncan is speaking out about President Obama's recent decision to make changes to the United States immigration system.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Politics

Haslam tabbed to lead Republican Governors Association

Haslam tabbed to lead Republican Governors Associationhe national group of Republican governors picked the moderate conservative to succeed well-known presidential hopeful Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey
  • Politics
  • 4 weeks ago
Politics

Obama to outline immigration plan at 8pm, watch on WBIR

Obama to outline immigration plan at 8pm, watch on WBIRPresident Barack Obama will deliver a speech Thursday night outlining his long-awaited plan to change portions of the nation's immigration system
  • Politics
  • 4 weeks ago
Politics

TN lawmaker suggests moat around White House

TN lawmaker suggests moat around White HouseRep. Steve Cohen, D-TN, offered a possible fix to dissuade any more potential White House fence jumpers in a conversation with the acting head of the Secret Service
  • Politics
  • 4 weeks ago
Politics

Legislation filed to repeal Common Core in Tennessee

Legislation filed to repeal Common Core in TennesseeTennessee standards? Volunteer State standards? Anything but Common Core standards.
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Politics

Pair of Knoxville democrats recommended to lead the party

Pair of Knoxville democrats recommended to lead the partyKnoxville attorney Terry Adams and State Rep. Gloria Johnson were recommended for Tennessee Democratic chairmanship
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Politics

Knox Commission accepting applications for Briggs' seat

Knox Commission accepting applications for Briggs' seatBriggs, a Republican who defeated Cheri Siler in the general election for the 7th District state Senate seat, officially stepped down last week.
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Politics

Knox commission holds off decision on meeting time change

Knox commission holds off decision on meeting time changeThe commission off and on for more than a month now has kicked around a proposal to bump up its start times – a move some members said would make it easier for the public to attend.
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Politics

Legislation filed to repeal Common Core in Tennessee

Legislation filed to repeal Common Core in TennesseeTwo Republican state senators have filed legislation to repeal the state's Common Core standards.
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Politics

Joe Carr still weighing run for GOP chairman

Joe Carr still weighing run for GOP chairmanCarr finished with 41 percent of the GOP vote in August against Alexander while winning numerous counties outright despite being decidedly outspent by the incumbent.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Politics

Talk already turning to Haslam successor in 2018

Talk already turning to Haslam successor in 2018Who could follow GOP governor Bill Haslam?
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Politics

Senator-elect Briggs resigns from Knox Co. commission

Senator-elect Briggs resigns from Knox Co. commissionBriggs' seat on the commission oversees the 5th District, which includes a good chunk of Southwest Knox County.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Elections

See how your county voted on Amendment 1

See how your county voted on Amendment 1Amendment 1 passed with 53 percent of the vote, but there was a clear urban and rural divide
  • Elections
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Elections

Supporters, opponents of Amendment 1 out in full force on election day

Supporters, opponents of Amendment 1 out in full force on election dayWBIR 10News reporters Heidi Wigdahl and Kendall Morris fill us in on both sides of the issue.
  • Elections
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Politics

Amendment 1 passes, fails in several big TN cities

Amendment 1 passes, fails in several big TN citiesResults from Tuesday's vote on Amendment 1 show a political divide in the state and it's one that could play a factor in the future of abortion legislation.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Elections

Wine in grocery stores passes in 23 E. Tenn. counties

Wine in grocery stores passes in 23 E. Tenn. countiesIn the areas where the measure passes, retail food stores will be able to sell wine beginning July 1, 2016.
  • Elections
  • 1 month, 1 week ago