2:00 PM Jan 9, 2015
State officials Tuesday released preliminary traffic fatality numbers for 2014 and the state’s highway safety plan for 2015.
2:00 PM Jan 2, 2015
(Photo courtesy of Rachel Elaine • Flickr) In Tennessee, nearly one-in-six high school students and one-in-four adults are smokers.
The latest report on how well states are funding tobacco prevention and cessation efforts has Tennessee ranked in the back of the pack at 36th in the nation.
1:00 PM Jan 2, 2015
The Nashville metropolitan area, which includes Wilson County, as well as the state, ranked high on the Walgreens Flu Index this week.
4:00 PM Dec 31, 2014
According to a report released by the Department of Health and Human Services on Tuesday, 87,137 people in Tennessee selected plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace leading up to the Dec. 15 deadline for coverage that begins Thursday.
2:00 PM Dec 31, 2014
Motorists traveling for the year-end holidays saw the cheapest Christmas Day gasoline since 2008.
11:00 AM Dec 31, 2014
(Photo courtesy of Sophie & Cie • Flickr) The number of Tennessee youth in foster care who are aging out of the system is down, and for those who are leaving, extended support is helping with the transition to adulthood.
Progress is being reported in Tennessee as the number of foster children in the state who are aging out of the system without finding a forever home is trending down.
3:00 PM Dec 4, 2014
Concerns abound by citizens and groups all along the route over plans to re-purpose the Tennessee Gas Pipeline, which runs through the state on its way from the Gulf Coast to the Northeast.
4:00 PM Nov 21, 2014
Tennessee ranked No. 28 out of all U.S. states and the District of Columbia when it comes to giving parents fundamental power over their child’s education, according to the fifth edition of Parent Power Index, released recently by the Center for Education Reform.
10:00 PM Oct 22, 2014
U.S. oil production soared to its highest level since 1985, which placed downward pressure on oil and gasoline prices.
4:00 PM Oct 18, 2014
Motorists started to find gasoline selling less than $3 a gallon at filling stations in the southeastern U.S. last weekend.
8:00 PM Oct 15, 2014
(Photo courtesy of futureatlas.com • Flickr) It’s a win-win for drivers in Tennessee. The statewide average for gas is now about $3.00 a gallon, while new vehicles in the United States are getting better mileage than ever before.
The average price for a gallon of gas in Tennessee is at about $3 a gallon, but that isn’t the only way drivers are saving money at the pump.
3:00 PM Oct 11, 2014
Tennessee may just now have its first two lab-confirmed cases of enterovirus D68, but it’s likely the virus has been present for a while in all parts of the state, said Dr. Tim Jones, epidemiologist for the state Department of Health.
8:00 PM Oct 2, 2014
Drivers across the U.S. paid the lowest September gas prices since 2010.
10:00 PM Sep 24, 2014
Motorists continue to enjoy a discount at the pump, as gas prices fall to their lowest point since February.
9:00 PM Sep 20, 2014
John Tidwell
NEW JOHNSONVILLE – State Rep. John Tidwell, a Castle Heights Military Academy graduate, announced his re-election bid as the Democratic nominee for state House District 74 that covers Humphreys, Houston and the western part of Montgomery counties.
5:00 PM Sep 20, 2014
(Photo courtesy of Images Money • Flickr) New research shows states that have expanded Medicaid are seeing a surge in the number of parents with health insurance, compared to little change in uninsured rates in states like Tennessee that have not opted for expansion.
NASHVILLE – When it comes to parents who have health insurance, there is a growing gap among the states – with a stark difference in coverage trends between those that have expanded Medicaid and those that have not.