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National Guard activated in at least 21 states

Lee: National Guard faces ‘tremendous challenge’ in DC

Gov. Bill Lee says Tennessee National Guard troops face a “tremendous challenge” as they head to the nation’s capital at the request of President Donald Trump.
A vote-by-mail ballot is returned to a ballot drop box

Judge: Tennessee must allow vote by mail for all amid virus

A judge has ruled that Tennessee must give all of its voters the option to cast ballots by mail due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Nashville's Historic Courthouse was the site of arson, burglary and vandalism, Photo Date: May 31, 2020

Police make 3rd arrest in damaged Nashville courthouse

Police have arrested a third person who they say vandalized a historic courthouse in Tennessee during weekend protests.
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The Rate of New Unemployment Claims in Tennessee Continue To Fall

The rate of new unemployment claims in Tennessee continue to fall with 22,784 filings for the week of May 30.

Elected Officials Speak about Change in Hamilton County

When the news took place where Mr. Floyd was killed, The title of commissioner went out the window” said Hamilton County Commissioner Katherlyn Jeter.

Chattanooga Protest following the Death of George Floyd

Chattanooga joined other cities to protest following the death of George Floyd.

Lee asks state agencies to cut budgets by 12%

Gov. Bill Lee has asked all state agencies to find ways to slash their budgets by 12% and submit their new proposals by the end of June.
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Covid 19 Trends in Tennessee

Trends don't show a slam dunk for either argument about reopenings.
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Tennessee Unemployment Claims Increase By Another 26,041

The latest unemployment claims for the week of May 23 in Tennessee saw another increase with 26,041 new filings; down slightly from the 28,692 that claimed unemployment the week before.

Tennessee Committee advances bills to loosen gun restrictions

Bill would end need to get a gun carry permit.

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