Lee signs 3 executive orders on ethics, transparency

Business 01/24/19, 18:33

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee's newly signed executive orders show that he will largely follow his Republican predecessor's footsteps when it comes to ethics disclosure, transparency and non-discrimination employment practices.Lee announced Thursday that the executive orders both underscore the state's current ...

Clemency granted to woman sentenced to life at age 16

U.S. 01/07/19, 14:00

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam granted clemency on Monday to a woman serving a life sentence for murder who says she was a victim of sex trafficking.The outgoing Republican governor, whose term ends in just two weeks, chose to show mercy ...

State lawmakers urge clemency for woman convicted as teen

U.S. 12/14/18, 16:16

Several Democratic Tennessee lawmakers are urging Republican Gov. Bill Haslam to grant clemency to a woman convicted of murdering a man when she was a 16-year-old prostitute.Newly elected Nashville Sen. Brenda Gilmore led a group Friday calling for 30-year-old Cyntoia ...

Electric chair builder worried Tennessee execution will fail

U.S. 10/30/18, 15:58

If Tennessee electrocutes Edmund Zagorski, it will be in an electric chair built by a self-taught execution expert who is no longer welcome in the prison system. Fred Leuchter (LOOT'-cher) fell out of favor with corrections departments nationwide after he claimed ...

Out of power for years, Tennessee Democrats see some hope

Politics 10/24/18, 12:06

Tennessee Democrats know something about disappointment. The last time voters chose a governor, the party pinned its hopes on a longshot punchline named Charlie Brown, who was trounced by 30 percentage points.Two years before that, the Democrat who unexpectedly bested ...

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