MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- The Tennessee State Senate will consider a bill Monday that critics say will “gut science education” in the state’s public schools.
Senate bill SB0839 would allow classroom teachers the freedom to “analyze, critique, and review…the scientific strengths and weaknesses of existing scientific theories.”
ACLU Tennessee state chapter Director Hedy Weinberg said in a press release Sunday that the bill is simply another attempt by Christian conservatives to provide legal cover for teachers who want to teacher Creationism.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- A Middle Tennessee gallery is modeling its new arts initiative on the latest fad in sustainable agriculture.
Community Supported Agriculture matches the people who eat food with the people who grow the food. Customers pay farmers, in advance, to deliver fresh produce and other items every week or two.
SeedSpace art gallery in downtown Nashville is now applying that same concept to art. Saturday evening at 6 p.m., SeedSpace will hold what it calls an "art pick-up party." It’s part of a program called CSArt; short for Community Supported Art.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — 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.
The statutes that regulate public and media access to government information are often referred to as Sunshine Laws. Tennessee’s sunshine law was adopted in 1974 in reaction to the Water Gate scandal.
MUFREESBORO, Tenn (WMOT) -- The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce says 60,000 high-school athletes and their supporters have visited Middle Tennessee in recent days. They're here for the state high-school basketball championships currently underway in Murfreesboro.
The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association is holding its annual tournament on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University. The girls championship was held last week. This week the boy’s teams are in town for their tournament.
Mona Herring is with the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce.
WASHINGTON (AP/WMOT) — Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander is firing back at Majority Leader Harry Reid over comments the Democrat made concerning a Republican filibuster.
Republicans are holding up 17 Obama Administration judicial nominations. Reid is hoping to pull together the 60 votes he needs to limit debate on the appointments and force a vote.
The Majority Leader says he’s acting in response to the slow pace of confirmations of Obama's picks for the federal bench. He said Republicans should end the delays immediately to ease the backlog of cases in federal courts.