N.F.L. Punishes Titans for Their Handling of Coronavirus Outbreak

A heavy fine, but no suspensions, come after two dozen players and staff members tested positive for the virus.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fines-penalties, #football, #goodell-roger, #las-vegas-raiders, #masks, #national-football-league, #tennessee, #tennessee-titans

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Federal Judge Strikes Down Waiting Period for Abortion in Tennessee

The ruling, which called the state’s 48-hour waiting period “gratuitously demeaning,” came at a pivotal moment for abortion access, as the Senate considers Judge Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court.

#abortion, #center-for-reproductive-rights, #decisions-and-verdicts, #friedman-bernard-a, #law-and-legislation, #supreme-court-us, #tennessee

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Lessons From Tornadoes Help a Community Combat Covid

The same spirit of innovation that made it possible to track storms has helped a Tennessee county prepare for online learning and a return to classrooms.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rural-areas, #tennessee

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3 Air National Guard Members Killed in Plane Crash in Tennessee

The crash, which occurred near an airport 70 miles southeast of Nashville, is being investigated by the F.A.A. and the National Transportation Safety Board.

#air-national-guard, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #deaths-fatalities, #jessica-wright, #scott-bumpus, #shelli-huether, #tennessee

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Coronavirus Schools Briefing: Lunch Along With Learning

Providing free meals is a crucial function for schools.

#bloomington-ind, #bogota-colombia, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #florida, #georgia, #missouri, #oklahoma, #tennessee, #utah

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Medics Save Lives. Let Them.

The U.S. military, with its experience in disasters and its multiple medical corps, could do more to end the pandemic.

#alabama, #arizona, #army-corps-of-engineers, #california, #conscientious-objectors, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-department, #disease-rates, #emergency-medical-treatment, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #florida, #georgia, #medal-of-honor-us, #medicine-and-health, #national-guard, #new-york-city, #quarantines, #reserves-military, #tennessee, #texas, #united-states-air-force, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-marine-corps, #united-states-navy, #vaccination-and-immunization, #ventilators-medical, #virginia

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The Week Women’s Suffrage Almost Wasn’t

A century ago, opponents unleashed chaos to try to sabotage the expansion of voting rights. The strange interlude still holds lessons in how backlash works today.

#black-people, #burn-harry-t, #constitutional-amendments, #nineteenth-amendment-us-constitution, #politics-and-government, #state-legislatures, #tennessee, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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How Tennessee Ratified the 19th Amendment

On Aug. 18, 1920, a young state legislator listened to his mama, and Tennessee became the final state to ratify the 19th Amendment.

#black-people, #nineteenth-amendment-us-constitution, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity, #state-legislatures, #tennessee, #womens-rights

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Marquita Bradshaw on Her Tennessee Primary Victory: ‘I Could See the Momentum’

Ms. Bradshaw, an environmental justice advocate, is the first Black woman to be nominated for the Senate by a major party in Tennessee. “Working people showed that my viability was different,” she said.

#democratic-party, #elections-senate, #primaries-and-caucuses, #senate, #tennessee

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Bill Hagerty Wins Tough Tennessee Primary With Trump’s Endorsement

The fractious race to replace the outgoing Lamar Alexander signified an end to the moderate tenor that has long defined Tennessee Republicanism.

#alexander-lamar, #elections-senate, #endorsements, #hagerty-william-f, #republican-party, #sethi-manny, #tennessee, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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‘I Was a Little Scared’: Inside America’s Reopening Schools

In their first week back, students have faced altered classrooms and emergency quarantines. Here’s what they say school is like in the age of Covid-19.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #georgia, #indiana, #mississippi, #north-paulding-high-school-dallas-ga, #quarantines, #tennessee

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Tennessee State Senator Embezzled $600,000 in Federal Grant Money, U.S. Says

Katrina Robinson allegedly used the funds for personal expenses — including her wedding, honeymoon and later divorce — as well as a campaign event, according to a criminal complaint.

#corruption-institutional, #embezzlement, #senate, #tennessee

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Thinking of Traveling in the U.S.? These States Have Travel Restrictions

A third of states have strict measures in place for visitors, from mandatory testing to quarantine requirements.

#alabama, #alaska, #american-automobile-assn, #automobiles, #boise-idaho, #california, #chicago-ill, #connecticut, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #delaware, #florida, #georgia, #hawaii, #idaho, #illinois, #indiana, #iowa, #kansas, #louisiana, #maine, #massachusetts, #miami-dade-county-fla, #mississippi, #nevada, #new-england-states-us, #north-carolina, #pennsylvania, #rhode-island, #south-carolina, #states-us, #tennessee, #texas, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings, #utah, #vermont, #wisconsin

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Coronavirus Spread in Tennessee, Despite State Paying for Covid-19 Testing

Tennessee’s governor said anyone in his state could be tested for the coronavirus, and the state would pay. That did not stop the virus from roaring back.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disease-rates, #jahangir-alex, #lee-william-byron-1959, #nashville-tenn, #politics-and-government, #states-us, #tennessee, #tests-medical, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy

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Who Gets Lifesaving Care? Tennessee Changes Rules After Federal Complaint

Disability rights groups said state guidelines on who would, and who wouldn’t, receive coronavirus treatment during a shortage was discriminatory.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disabilities, #health-and-human-services-department, #quarantines, #severino-roger, #tennessee, #ventilators-medical

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How the Pandemic Splintered the Appalachian Trail

The coronavirus scuttled plans and forced officials to ask people to get out of the woods. Of the thousands who hoped to hike the trail this year, only a few hundred remain.

#appalachian-trail, #appalachian-trail-conservancy, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #damascus-va, #georgia, #hikes-and-hiking, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #north-carolina, #small-business, #tennessee, #virginia

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Nashville N.A.A.C.P. Leader Finds Bull’s-Eye in His Yard

A suspect has been charged in the case, and the police have set up a mediation between the Rev. Keith Caldwell and a police officer who he said was dismissive of the matter.

#caldwell-keith-1967, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #nashville-tenn, #national-assn-for-the-advancement-of-colored-people, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #race-and-ethnicity, #tennessee

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Brothers Who Hoarded 17,700 Hand Sanitizer Bottles Avoid Fine After Donating Supplies

Matt and Noah Colvin reached a settlement this week with the Tennessee attorney general in the widely publicized price-gouging case.

#cleansers-detergents-and-soaps, #colvin-matt, #colvin-noah, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #feldheim-baruch-1976, #price-gouging, #stockpiling, #tennessee

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Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina Move to Reopen as Hot Spots Emerge

Even as some states move to restart their economies, coronavirus hot spots are emerging, including at a state prison in Ohio.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #dewine-mike, #georgia, #governors-us, #kemp-brian-p, #lee-william-byron-1959, #ohio, #prisons-and-prisoners, #states-us, #tennessee, #tests-medical

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The Huge Cost of Waiting to Contain the Pandemic

As the numbers show, the timing of social distancing can have an enormous impact on death tolls.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #epidemics, #fauci-anthony-s, #florida, #frieden-thomas-r, #institute-for-health-metrics-and-evaluation, #iowa, #kentucky, #mississippi, #new-york-city, #quarantines, #states-us, #tennessee

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In the American South, a Perfect Storm Is Gathering

In states with many uninsured citizens, few hospitals and leaders who have not required citizens to stay home, a disaster is looming.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional, #southern-states-us, #tennessee

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The People Leading When Leaders Do Not

Business owners, pastors and others are voluntarily closing their doors as the coronavirus spreads, seeking to fill a void when clarity from political leaders is lacking.

#arizona, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #oklahoma, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional, #tennessee

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Tornadoes Kill 25 in Tennessee, Shredding Buildings in Nashville Area

A powerful storm system cut a path through the middle of Tennessee early Tuesday morning, toppling electrical lines and littering streets with debris.

#deaths-fatalities, #nashville-tenn, #national-weather-service, #primaries-and-caucuses, #putnam-county-ny, #tennessee, #tornadoes, #weather

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