Bill Richardson Jr., who succeeded his father in the Tennessee House of Representatives and went on to serve Maury County at the Capitol for 16 years, died Monday in Tullahoma. He was 80. Richardson, a Democrat, was elected to the … Continue reading →
For more than 25 controversial years, Peter M. Douglas fought to preserve California’s shoreline as well as the independence of the powerful regulatory agency he helped create.
By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
Peter M. Douglas, the controversial and resilient executive director of the California Coastal Commission, who for more than 25 years fought to preserve the natural beauty of the state’s shoreline and the independence of the influential regulatory agency he helped create, has died. He was 69.
Douglas, who had homes in the Marin County city of Larkspur and on the Smith River in the state’s northernmost Del Norte County, died [....]
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The Tennessee chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is calling on Gov. Bill Haslam to veto the evolution bill, saying it would “subvert scientific principle to religious ideology.” The measure, Senate Bill 893/House Bill 368, calls school districts to … Continue reading →
The House Education Committee may discuss putting EpiPens, hypodermic needles filled with epinephrine for the treatment of allergies, in schools next year after hearing Tuesday from a Sumner County elementary student. Committee members floated the idea in response to a … Continue reading →
The three-year battle to get Tennessee’s young people to pull up their pants has finally drawn to a close, as lawmakers approved a bill Monday night that makes it an official state policy that students can’t indecently expose their underwear … Continue reading →
Former Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen — who can be tight with his endorsements, even for fellow party candidates — has lent his name to a fund-raising pitch for Eric Stewart’s campaign for Congress. Bredesen’s virtual Hancock appears on an email … Continue reading →