NASHVILLE, Tenn (AP/WMOT) — Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey is chiding the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce for focusing on a bill to guarantee workers the right to store firearms in vehicles parked on company lots.
The Blountville Republican acknowledged Wednesday that the guns-in-parking-lots measure involves prickly property rights issues, but said he expects to reach a compromise on the matter.
In a recent interview with WMOT, Chief Policy Officer Mark Hill was adamant about the chamber’s opposition.
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Tonight, in Whitesville, W.Va., mourners will silently walk with candles on sidewalks lined with luminary lights to remember the 29 coal miners who died two years ago today in the nation's worst mine disaster in 40 years.
That memorial will follow a 3 p.m. ET event in Beckley,W. Va., where an honor guard will ring a bell 29 times to mark the moment the Upper Big Branch coal mine erupted in a massive explosion.
Race is central to the debate surrounding Trayvon Martin, the black Florida teen shot by neighborhood watch volunteer, George Zimmerman. Many media outlets first identified Zimmerman as "white," but his father describes him as a Spanish-speaking minority. Host Michel Martin explores the question, "who is white?" with sociologist Jean Halley.
Dennis Walcott oversees a school system with more than one million students. Graduation rates are below the national average, and studies suggest most of the city's high school graduates are not ready for college. But Chancellor Walcott tells host Michel Martin that, after one year on the job, New York City schools are on the mend.
Thursday afternoon, April 5, at 3:30 p.m. in the Tom Jackson Building, MTSU will welcome Egyptian playwright Ibrahim El-Husseini for an event billed as “Protests, Poets and Playwrights: The Artistic Response to the Egyptian Revolution.”
A delegation from MTSU will be at the State Capitol at 9 a.m. Thursday (April 5) to receive a proclamation from the General Assembly in honor of the centennial of the University’s founding. State Rep. Joe Carr, R-Rutherford County, is the sponsor, and MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee will give remarks.