A local disability rights advocate and activist traveled to Washington D.C. last week to urge state representatives to push for legislation supporting those with autism and other disabilities.
While Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., has strongly disagreed with President Donald Trump’s administration on a number of issues in the past – most recently voicing his opposition to new tariffs against trade partners and the executive’s escalation of anti-immigration policies – the senator is with the administration when it comes to health care.
After a statewide campaign to oppose what many have dubbed the “sanctuary city bill,” Gov. Bill Haslam allowed HB 2315 to become law without his signature on May 21.
While recent polls show that nearly 65 percent of Tennesseans support Medicaid expansion, a provision allowed as part of the Affordable Care Act, state legislators have not voted to expand health care coverage in the state.
Tariffs imposed by the Trump administration could hurt Tennessee businesses and consumers, experts say.
Neither party immediately appeared to suffer major setbacks. Yet the winners and losers in California’s most competitive races could take days to sort out given the state’s unique election laws.
NEW YORK — Billionaire conservative icon David Koch is stepping down from the Koch brothers’ network of business and political activities.
Faith leaders from across Tennessee gathered in Nashville’s Legislative Plaza Tuesday to urge Gov. Bill Haslam to veto a bill they say will target the state’s immigrants.
More than 40 local religious leaders signed a letter urging U.S. Sen. Bob Corker to support measures to stop nuclear weapon proliferation and efforts to stave off climate change.
Take a look at the responses Washington County Trustee candidates Dale Ford and Rick Storey gave to a survey from the Johnson City Press about their plans for the office.
personal experience drives citizens out to the streets to advocate for the legalization of marijuana for medical purposes at a cannabis rally Saturday at the corner of State of Franklin Road and University Parkway.
After recent efforts to legalize medical marijuana in Tennessee were postponed once again on Capitol Hill, local medical marijuana advocates are planning another Johnson City rally on Saturday to voice their disappointment.
A small group of local activists held a “No War on Syria” Rally and discussion Tuesday evening at Founders Park in response to the U.S.-led missile strikes this weekend in Syria.
“Instability in the Middle East does have ramifications for the price of energy, which is one reason the United States is working to become energy independent, but American involvement in Syria is first and foremost about putting an end to a horrific abuse with chemical weapons that simply cannot be tolerated” — U.S. Rep. Phil Roe.
When Scott Evans left Northeast Tennessee after years of teaching in both Johnson City Schools and Washington County Schools in 2013, he was excited to go back to Kentucky to teach in his home state.