tennessee press association http://wmot.org en Newspaper Pressures Haslam for Records http://wmot.org/post/newspaper-pressures-haslam-records <p style="line-height: 200%;"><span style="line-height: 200%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 14pt;">CHATTANOOGA, <span style="color: red;">Tenn</span>. (AP) &mdash;&nbsp;A bill&nbsp;under consideration&nbsp;by the Tennessee General&nbsp;Assembly&nbsp;is creating tension between the governor and an East Tennessee newspaper.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Tue, 01 May 2012 17:26:15 +0000 AP/WMOT 10412 at http://wmot.org "Sunshine Week" Observed in Tennessee http://wmot.org/post/sunshine-week-observed-tennessee <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) &mdash; This is Sunshine Week in Tennessee, a celebration of efforts to keep government business transparent. Sunshine Week is observed annually by news organizations and open government advocates.</p><p>The statutes that regulate public and media access to government information are often referred to as Sunshine Laws.&nbsp; Tennessee&rsquo;s sunshine law was adopted in 1974 in reaction to the Water Gate scandal.</p> Fri, 16 Mar 2012 21:35:52 +0000 Mike Osborne 8587 at http://wmot.org