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7:33am

Wed November 26, 2014
Top Stories

Ferguson-related protests held across Tennessee

Students gather on the MTSU campus November 25, 2014 to remember Michael Brown of Ferguson, MO.
Credit MTSU Sidelines

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  -- There were protests held across the nation and across Tennessee Tuesday in reaction to the Michael Brown incident in Ferguson, Missouri.

WSMV-TV reports a few hundred protesters marched through downtown Nashville. They ended up briefly blocking several streets, including Interstate 24. Nashville police cordoned off streets as the protesters passed to keep them safe.

The Associated Press says about 200 protesters marched peacefully in Memphis Tuesday. The Knoxville News Sentinel says about 100 people marched for Michael Brown in that city.

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10:48am

Fri November 21, 2014
Politics

Reaction in Tenn. to Obama immigration moves

Credit whitehouse.gov

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  President Obama hit the road today to build support for the executive actions regarding immigration he announced Thursday night.

The president will appear Friday at a Las Vegas High School where he last year launched his campaign to overhaul the nation’s immigration policy.

Tennessee Republicans have been swift in their condemnation of the president’s actions. Chris Devaney heads the Tennessee GOP.

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9:28am

Fri November 21, 2014
Business

Hospice provider expands in Rutherford County

Credit alivehospice.org

 

 

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — The nonprofit Alive Hospice has announced that it will be opening a new facility in Rutherford County.

The Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency approved an application for the charity to begin working toward a June 2016 opening of a free-standing facility in Murfreesboro.

Alive Hospice currently provides care for terminally ill patients and grief support services in Rutherford County, but CEO AnnaGene O’Neal says the new facility will be available for patients needing a more intensive level of hospice care.

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6:25am

Fri November 7, 2014
Top Stories

Tenn. case may trigger final Supreme Court showdown on same-sex marriage.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Credit SCOTUS

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — An appeals court decision upholding Tennessee’s gay marriage ban is likely to trigger a final, nationwide showdown on same sex marriage in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Yesterday, a federal appeals court upheld Tennessee law prohibiting the recognition of same-sex marriages. The ruling marks a rare victory for gay marriage opponents after a flood of 20-plus court victories for supporters over the past year.

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6:06am

Fri November 7, 2014
Politics

Tenn. lawmakers readying new abortion restrictions

 

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — While the rest of the South slowly whittled away at abortion access, Tennessee's clinics operated under less stringent restrictions.

That’s about to change.

Voters on Tuesday approved altering the state constitution to make clear that it does not protect the right to an abortion.

House majority caucus chairman Rep. Glen Casada says state GOP leaders are considering three abortion restrictions. They include informed consent for the parents of teens seeking an abortion, mandatory counseling, and a waiting period.

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