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Ex-Tennessee vaccine leader: Firing put politics over health

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee's former top vaccinations official said she couldn't stay silent after she was fired this week amid scrutiny from Republican state...

Dozens of states target Google’s app store in antitrust suit

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SAN RAMON, Calif. — Dozens of states are taking aim at Google in an escalating legal offensive on Big Tech, this time in a...

Lawyer: Ex-officer reaches plea deal in Black man’s death

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A white former Nashville police officer will plead guilty to voluntary manslaughter Friday just ahead of his first-degree murder trial, three...

Tennessee Valley Authority considers replacing coal with gas

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The nation's largest public utility is looking at shutting down three of its five remaining coal-fired power plants, saying they are...

Tennessee’s transgender bathroom sign law challenged again

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Tennessee's first-of-its-kind law that requires businesses and government facilities to post signs if they let transgender people use multiperson public bathrooms of their choice...

Rental assistance fell victim to politics, bureaucracy

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Before the pandemic hit, Jacqueline Bartley, a mother of two girls and a boy, had a comfortable life. Then the 41-year-old lost her job...

How Southern Power Fund upends traditional grantmaking

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Clara Benson, founder of a nascent South Carolina nonprofit that connects Black residents with health and wellness resources, got an intriguing call last September. ...

Millions skipped church during pandemic. Will they return?

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WALDOBORO, Maine — With millions of people having stayed home from places of worship during the coronavirus pandemic, struggling congregations have one key question:...

As variant rises, vaccine plan targets ‘movable middle’

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WASHINGTON — Thrown off-stride to reach its COVID-19 vaccination goal, the Biden administration is sending A-list officials across the country, devising ads for niche...

Habitat for Humanity struggles with high construction costs

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Reeling from massive cutbacks in volunteers during the COVID-19 pandemic, and grappling with high construction costs, Habitat for Humanity leaders would be the first...