8:00 PM Mar 26, 2014
Subterranean termites are the most destructive wood-feeding insect in Tennessee, and even though they do their part to recycle dead and fallen trees back into the soil, termites can also attack the wood, paper and other wood scrap sources around a home, according to University of Tennessee entomologist, Dr. Karen Vail.
7:00 PM Mar 26, 2014
For parents, there are no magic words to make tantrums disappear. However, you can respond in ways that can help.
9:00 AM Mar 25, 2014
Talking heads love to call the NCAA basketball tournament “March Madness,” but I think that doesn’t adequately describe the spectacle.
9:00 AM Mar 22, 2014
This week is Sunshine Week, a nationwide discussion about the importance of access to public information and what it means for you and your community. During this week we pay special attention to our collective obligation to bring some “sunshine” to the often shadowy processes of government decision-making.
9:00 AM Mar 21, 2014
In her first newspaper job with The Frederick News-Post in Frederick, Md., Kelly Hinchcliffe got a call that the school district called a news conference.
9:00 AM Mar 20, 2014
This Sunshine Week, the National Security Archive is reporting that 50 out of 101 agencies have not updated their FOIA regulations since the OPEN Government Act of 2007. Even fewer have updated since President Barack Obama committed to improving the FOIA in 2009. One, the Federal Trade Commission, hasn’t updated its regulations since 1975. Luckily, the House of Representatives and the White House are, belatedly, taking up the case.
9:00 AM Mar 19, 2014
In the McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission decision likely to be announced soon, the Supreme Court is expected to strike down the long-standing cap on total contributions individuals may give to federal candidates and political parties, permitting the unseemly spectacle of a single donor contributing more than $3.5 million to one party during an election cycle. This Sunshine Week, as we consider the vital importance of the public’s right to know, we should put pressure on our elected officials to ensure we all have access to who’s funding and influencing our elections.
9:00 AM Mar 18, 2014
Openness in government is not a liberal, conservative, Republican, Democrat, Independent, TEA party or Libertarian issue. The importance of transparency in local, state and federal government should transcend parties and political ideologies.
6:00 PM Feb 19, 2014
On the same day that the president discussed income inequality during his State of the Union address, I introduced legislation that would allow $2,100 federal scholarships to follow 11 million low-income children to any public or private accredited school of their parents’ choice.
9:00 AM Feb 18, 2014
After this weekend, it appears I am not a good event scheduler.
6:00 PM Feb 15, 2014
Diane Black
During my first campaign for Congress in 2010, I aired a television ad that we titled “Grandchildren.” We spent a Saturday afternoon filming in a classroom of Cornerstone Church in Madison with a car full of neighborhood kids and a box of school supplies purchased at the Parent-Teacher store.
9:00 AM Feb 13, 2014
Crissy and I hope 2014 is off to a great start for you and your family. We’re excited to have a new granddaughter, and two more grandchildren will arrive by this summer.
9:00 AM Feb 11, 2014
James Joyce’s novel Ulysses was published in Paris in 1922 and, is recognized for establishing the “Modernist” movement in literature.
6:00 PM Feb 7, 2014
At some point before 35-year-old Jesse Ryan Loskarn hanged himself in his parents’ home outside Baltimore, he wrote a painful letter soaked in shame and self-loathing in which he attempted to explain the unexplainable.
9:00 AM Feb 1, 2014
As I prepare to stand up for Tennesseans and get results on the most pressing issues facing our country in 2014, I thought I’d share with you some of what got done in 2013.
9:00 AM Jan 23, 2014
This week is Public Notice Week across Tennessee, and lest you think that is just a celebration for people who work in the newspaper business, let’s remember who the public is in “public notice.”
9:00 AM Jan 22, 2014
In recent years, the General Assembly has considered amending the way public notices are handled in Tennessee. This is understandable. The communications world is changing, and newspapers, where many public notices historically have been published, are in transition.