NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ahead of tomorrow night’s second presidential debate, Lipscomb University is offering voters a chance to discuss the tensions between free speech and civility.
The Lipscomb forum will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday evening. Participants will then get a chance to watch the debate together.
As the campaign debate season continues, WMOT is asking Tennesseans what one question they would ask the candidates if given the chance. Today we hear from Hedy Weinberg, director of the Tennessee chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Environmental groups are challenging a state permit for a mountaintop removal mining operation in East Tennessee.
The Sierra Club and two other groups filed an administrative appeal yesterday with state environmental regulators. The petition says the permit from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation doesn’t meet federal clean water standards.
The Zeb Mountain mining site in Campbell and Scott counties is operated by National Coal. It’s the largest mountaintop mining site in Tennessee.
DANVILLE, Ky. (AP/WMOT) — Democrat Joe Biden and Republican Paul Ryan meet tonight in a vice presidential debate that’s mushroomed in importance following Mitt Romney's strong showing in the first presidential debate.
This time, it's the Obama team looking to put the brakes on the other guy's momentum.
The veep showdown tonight at Centre College in Danville, Ky., matches up two skilled politicians with strong policy credentials and very different styles.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — The Putnam County Commission will consider placing the motto "In God We Trust" on all four sides of the courthouse in Cookeville.
According to the Cookeville Herald-Citizen, the Colonial View Baptist Church is leading the effort. The church brought the proposal to the county's planning committee this week. The committee recommended the proposal to the full commission for consideration. That vote is scheduled for October 15.
The Rev. Al Gaspard is the pastor at Colonial View Baptist Church.