Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — President Barack Obama says he'd like to see a bipartisan effort by Tennessee lawmakers in finding a solution to extend health care coverage.

Obama visited an elementary school in a northeast Nashville neighborhood on Wednesday where he spoke to about 70 people and reporters about his Affordable Care Act, which was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court a week earlier.

The White House had said Obama wasn't going to focus on Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's failed plan to expand Medicaid in Tennessee.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — All of Tennessee's county clerks are ready to or are already issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, according to county staffers and gay marriage advocates.

The Tennessean ( ) reports that all 95 counties in the state are following last week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that overturned bans on same-sex marriage. Still, some county clerks are refusing to perform those marriages.

Clerks are legally allowed to refuse to perform the marriages, but must issue the licenses.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Highway Patrol is taking steps to try to make the Fourth of July holiday period as safe as possible.

According to a news release, the agency will use predictive analytics to allocate manpower and target areas where the likelihood of alcohol-related, serious injury or fatal crashes may occur during the holiday period.

State troopers will also conduct saturation patrols, and sobriety and seat belt checkpoints.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The U.S. Attorney in Nashville says former Woodbury Police Chief Kevin Mooneyham has pleaded guilty to a federal theft charge.

Media cited a statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office in reporting that Mooneyham admitted on Monday to submitting false time sheet for more than $28,000 from January 2013 to February 2015. The money came from a federal grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that was supposed to pay for overtime patrols for DUI enforcement.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Seven of Tennessee's 95 counties were not issuing same-sex marriage licenses on Monday, but officials say technical hurdles, rather than political objections, were to blame for the majority of the delays.

The Tennessean ( reports that the state's 88 other counties were complying with the Supreme Court's Friday ruling that overturned gay marriage bans.