MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Tennessee’s Republicans are resisting calls to reign in conservatives on the party’s right flank.
Stories this week in Tennessee’s two largest newspapers, the Commercial Appeal in Memphis and the Tennessean here in the Mid-State, call into question comments made recently by county-level GOP officials concerning gays and Muslims.
At the national level, Republican Party leadership spoke out forcefully this week against similar comments made by Congresswoman Michelle Bachman.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- The plaintiff’s attorney leading the two year-long court battle to stop construction of a new mosque in Murfreesboro has issued a scathing appraisal of federal involvement in the case.
Attorney Joe Brandon Jr. says his clients have been “robbed,” a word the lawyer says he uses "very intentionally." He notes that plaintiffs won their case in Rutherford County Chancery Court, only to have the decision voided in federal court.
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — The founder of the Knoxville-based charity Remote Area Medical (RAM) says he wishes more states had Tennessee’s liberal medical licensing laws.
Stan Brock says RAM has treated more than half-a-million patients since 1992, but it could serve even more if state laws were changed.
Brock formed RAM initially to provide free medical care in poor communities overseas. He discovered a similar need locally when an East Tennessee county asked him to arrange free care for local residents. The county’s only hospital had just closed.