Blake Farmer

There is no year-to-year comparison with the standardized test results for elementary and middle school students in Tennessee released Wednesday. But education officials are not trying to make them seem better than they appear. 

Tennessee is getting $6 million to fund addiction treatment primarily for the state's uninsured. The money will be targeted at six counties, including Davidson.

Tennessee's attorney general has weighed in on whether school districts can withhold student data from charter schools that want it for recruiting purposes. According to the state's top attorney, they cannot.

Smooth-singing Don Williams has died after a short illness. The Country Music Hall of Famer was known for being soft-spoken. Even many of his hits, like "It Must Be Love" were low-key.

This season's massive hurricanes will force communities in Texas and Florida to ask a tough question: How do you make sure homes and businesses never flood again? Since its own devastating flood in 2010, Nashville has embraced one answer: offer to tear them down.

It would seem a welcome way out of disaster, but it's not always an easy sell.

There are a handful of bright spots in a so-so year for high school standardized testing statewide. Tennessee moved to a much harder test last year to match the difficulty in other states. This was the first opportunity for any year-to-year comparisons. District-level scores were released Wednesday.

Memphis Congressman Steve Cohen says President Trump's comments following the deadly white supremacist rally in Virginia show he's not fit to be president. In a statement, Cohen says he will introduce articles of impeachment — becoming the second Democrat to do so.

TDOT is discouraging Tennesseans from trying to chase a view of next week's eclipse on the interstate, whether to dodge clouds or lengthen the viewing time. Emergency responders aren't sure what to expect, but they're worried about the potential for gridlock or even chaos.

The United Automobile Workers just can't seem to get a big win in the South. After years of organizing at a Nissan plant in Mississippi, the vote a week ago went down just like it had twice before at its flagship plant in Smyrna. The UAW claims worker intimidation is a big factor. But organizers are also having a hard time convincing folks they need a union when their jobs may already seem like the American dream.

State officials first had to get a good count of Tennesseans with disabilities who've been able to hold down a paying job before setting a goal to double the figure in five years. So they surveyed the local agencies that help administer benefits from the Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

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