Chrissy Keuper http://wuot.org en Legislative News: Pseudoephedrine Limits / State Execution Method http://wuot.org/post/legislative-news-pseudoephedrine-limits-state-execution-method <p>The Tennessee House and Senate continue to disagree on legislation that puts annual limits on purchases of cold and allergy medications.</p><p>At the beginning of the session, Governor Bill Haslam introduced a proposal to tighten annual limits on purchases of those medications, which contain pseudoephedrine and can be used to make methamphetamine.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Chrissy Keuper 17409 at http://wuot.org Legislative News: Pseudoephedrine Limits / State Execution Method New Survey Ranks Tennessee Near Bottom For Care Of Those With Disabilities http://wuot.org/post/new-survey-ranks-tennessee-near-bottom-care-those-disabilities <p>A new survey ranks Tennessee 47<sup>th</sup> in the nation in caring for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.</p><p><a href="http://ucp.org/"><strong>United Cerebral Palsy</strong></a> weighed factors like quality of life with disabilities, efforts to promote independence, and policies designed to keep families together.</p><p>Tennessee’s low ranking from comes from the state’s long waiting list for services and from its reliance on treatment facilities rather than providing more help at home.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Chrissy Keuper 17361 at http://wuot.org New Survey Ranks Tennessee Near Bottom For Care Of Those With Disabilities Capitol Hill Update With Tom Humphrey (#14) http://wuot.org/post/capitol-hill-update-tom-humphrey-14 <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">WUOT's Chrissy Keuper and Knoxville News Sentinel Nashville Bureau Chief Tom Humphrey catch up on what's happening in the Tennessee General Assembly…</span></p><p></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:54:39 +0000 Chrissy Keuper 17258 at http://wuot.org Capitol Hill Update With Tom Humphrey (#14) Number Of Tennessee Children With Health Insurance Rises http://wuot.org/post/number-tennessee-children-health-insurance-rises <p></p><p>More Tennessee children have health insurance.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.rwjf.org/"><strong>Robert Wood Johnson Foundation</strong></a> reports that the number of uninsured children in Tennessee fell by 4.4% between the years of 2008 and 2012.</p><p>The biggest change was seen in Tennessee’s Hispanic children: &nbsp;the number without insurance fell from 27.8% in 2008 to 14.8% in 2012.</p><p>In 2012, 5.9% of children of all racial groups in Tennessee had no insurance, less than the national average of 7.5%.</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Chrissy Keuper 17092 at http://wuot.org Number Of Tennessee Children With Health Insurance Rises Dialogue: The Latest Data On Homelessness In Knoxville-Knox County http://wuot.org/post/dialogue-latest-data-homelessness-knoxville-knox-county <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The <a href="https://sites.google.com/site/kkchcoalition/"><strong>Knoxville-Knox County Homelessness Coalition</strong></a> was formed in 1986 to study homelessness in the area and to determine and coordinate services available to the homeless.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Every two years, the Coalition presents a study on homelessness we'll hear the results of that study, along with the details of the City of Knoxville's latest plan to address homelessness</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:34:50 +0000 Chrissy Keuper 17046 at http://wuot.org Dialogue: The Latest Data On Homelessness In Knoxville-Knox County Heroin Use On Rise In Tennessee http://wuot.org/post/heroin-use-rise-tennessee <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tennessee is among the states reporting a rise in heroin use.</span></p><p>Police and health officials say the abuse of prescription painkillers remains the state’s biggest drug problem, but as prescription pain pills become more expensive and harder to get, Tennessee is seeing a resurgence of heroin use.</p><p>Michael Stanfill, of the Tennessee office of the federal Drug Enforcement Agency, says pill use and heroin use go hand-in-hand. Stanfill also says Mexican cartels are targeting pill addicts with heroin that is less expensive.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Chrissy Keuper 16933 at http://wuot.org Heroin Use On Rise In Tennessee Capitol Hill Update With Tom Humphrey (#13) http://wuot.org/post/capitol-hill-update-tom-humphrey-13 <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">WUOT's Chrissy Keuper and Knoxville News Sentinel Nashville Bureau Chief Tom Humphrey catch up on what's happening in the Tennessee General Assembly…</span></p><p></p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Chrissy Keuper 16882 at http://wuot.org Capitol Hill Update With Tom Humphrey (#13) New Legislation Will Keep Tennessee Towns And Cities From Forcing Annexation http://wuot.org/post/new-legislation-will-keep-tennessee-towns-and-cities-forcing-annexation <p>Legislation now before <a href="http://www.tn.gov/governor/"><strong>Governor Bill Haslam</strong></a> will require voter approval for towns and cities to annex new areas. House sponsor <a href="http://www.capitol.tn.gov/house/members/h29.html"><strong>Representative Mike Carter</strong></a> said this legislation represents a success for average citizens in the legislative process. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Chrissy Keuper 16776 at http://wuot.org New Legislation Will Keep Tennessee Towns And Cities From Forcing Annexation Tennessee Children Lag Behind In Latest AECF Kids Count Report http://wuot.org/post/tennessee-children-lag-behind-latest-aecf-kids-count-report <p>The <a href="http://www.aecf.org/"><strong>Annie E. Casey Foundation</strong></a> has released its latest policy report this week, finding that Tennessee children are lagging behind in educational attainment and overall well-being.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Chrissy Keuper 16717 at http://wuot.org Tennessee Children Lag Behind In Latest AECF Kids Count Report Capitol Hill Update With Tom Humphrey (#12) http://wuot.org/post/capitol-hill-update-tom-humphrey-12 <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">WUOT's Chrissy Keuper and Knoxville News Sentinel Nashville Bureau Chief Tom Humphrey catch up on what's happening in the Tennessee General Assembly…</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 08:31:46 +0000 Chrissy Keuper 16603 at http://wuot.org Capitol Hill Update With Tom Humphrey (#12)