MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Anti-smoking groups are chiding Tennessee for not doing more to keep the state’s teens from picking up the habit.
In a report released last week, a coalition of health groups ranks Tennessee 45th in the nation for funding stop smoking campaigns.
The report says tobacco companies spend more than $251 million each year in Tennessee to promote tobacco use. By comparison, the coalition says the State of Tennessee spends just $220,000 on stop smoking efforts.
WASHINGTON (AP/WMOT) — Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker is getting national media attention as he weighs in on tax reform negotiations. Republican mavericks like Corker are pressuring their leaders to rethink some of the most contentious issues, like taxes.
Corker is being quoted saying Senate Republicans would probably agree to higher taxes for the wealthiest Americans if it leads to overhauling entitlement programs. Here’s what he had to say when he spoke to reporter Judy Woodruff recently on the PBS NewsHour.
Andrea Lawrence (L) President of Tennessee Fisher House and TFH Board Member Colonel (Retired) Thomas Vaughn (R) stand in front of Tennessee's first Fisher House under construction on the grounds of the VA Hospital in Murfreesboro, Tenn., in December, 2012.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- As the nation marks the 71st anniversary of Japan’s December 1941 surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, construction is getting underway in Middle Tennessee for a “home away from home” for Tennessee veterans.
The Tennessee affiliate of the Fisher House Foundation is building a home on the grounds of the VA Hospital in Murfreesboro. Once completed, the Fisher House will provide lodging for up to 12 veterans under treatment at the hospital and their families.