Brandon Hollingsworth http://wuot.org en Two Newport Officers, City Alderwoman Indicted In Stolen Goods Operation http://wuot.org/post/two-newport-officers-city-alderwoman-indicted-stolen-goods-operation <p>Two Newport police captains, a city alderwoman and a fourth person have been indicted on misconduct charges based on a long-running state investigation.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Brandon Hollingsworth 21882 at http://wuot.org Two Newport Officers, City Alderwoman Indicted In Stolen Goods Operation U.S. Geological Survey Raises East Tennessee's Earthquake Risk http://wuot.org/post/us-geological-survey-raises-east-tennessees-earthquake-risk <p>When the United States Geological Survey released <a href="http://www.usgs.gov/blogs/features/usgs_top_story/new-insight-on-the-nations-earthquake-hazards/">updated earthquake hazard maps</a> last week, media outlets here in East Tennessee quickly reported that the risk of a major shaker here in Appalachia went up. That got the attention of WUOT <em>All Things Considered</em> host (and nervous homeowner) Brandon Hollingsworth. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:42:50 +0000 Brandon Hollingsworth 21880 at http://wuot.org U.S. Geological Survey Raises East Tennessee's Earthquake Risk Annual Kids Count Report: Tennessee Child Welfare Improves http://wuot.org/post/annual-kids-count-report-tennessee-child-welfare-improves <p>An annual assessment of child well-being in the United States finds Tennessee has made some strides forward in the last decade, but not in every measure.</p><p>Tennessee's children are faring better in education and health care, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Kids Count report, issued this morning. The report compared child welfare in Tennessee according to sixteen standards measured in 2005 and again in 2012 and 2013. The state improved in ten of those 16 categories, worsened in five categories, and remained unchanged in one.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Brandon Hollingsworth 21765 at http://wuot.org Annual Kids Count Report: Tennessee Child Welfare Improves Early Voting For August Election Begins Today http://wuot.org/post/early-voting-august-election-begins-today <p>It's that time again. Primaries for many local offices were held in May, and the general election for many state and federal offices comes in November. In between is the August 7 primary, in which the Democratic and Republican parties will hold primaries for their state and federal candidates. Early voting for that primary begins today.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Brandon Hollingsworth 21621 at http://wuot.org Early Voting For August Election Begins Today UT's Joe Carcello Plans To Work For Investors On SEC Panel http://wuot.org/post/uts-joe-carcello-plans-work-investors-sec-panel <p>Chances are pretty good that you are an investor. Even if you don’t own any stocks yourself, your employer probably does. Your retirement fund probably does. Even if you never glance at the Dow Jones average, you are an investor. And it’s you that Joe Carcello thinks about when he helps make recommendations designed to make sure your portfolio, stocks or mutual funds get a fair shake on Wall Street.</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:50:00 +0000 Brandon Hollingsworth 21553 at http://wuot.org UT's Joe Carcello Plans To Work For Investors On SEC Panel Pilot Reaches Settlement With Federal Prosecutors http://wuot.org/post/pilot-reaches-settlement-federal-prosecutors <p>The nation's largest truck stop chain will pay the federal government $92 million over two years and cooperate in a criminal investigation, according to the terms of a settlement reached between Pilot and federal prosecutors on Monday.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Brandon Hollingsworth 21457 at http://wuot.org Pilot Reaches Settlement With Federal Prosecutors Five Months After Defeat, UAW Plans Chattanooga Chapter http://wuot.org/post/five-months-after-defeat-uaw-plans-chattanooga-chapter <p>The United Auto Workers union announced plans Thursday to open a local chapter aimed at attracting workers from Chattanooga's Volkswagen plant. The announcement is already generating polarized opinions reminiscent of the initial debate over union involvement at VW.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Brandon Hollingsworth 21297 at http://wuot.org Five Months After Defeat, UAW Plans Chattanooga Chapter Haslam Plans Another Try For "Tennessee Plan" Healthcare Deal http://wuot.org/post/haslam-plans-another-try-tennessee-plan-healthcare-deal <p>Governor Bill Haslam&nbsp;hasn't yet given up on his plan for a compromise healthcare measure, and he plans to bring it up when he meets with the U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary this week in Nashville.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Brandon Hollingsworth 21228 at http://wuot.org Haslam Plans Another Try For "Tennessee Plan" Healthcare Deal Chattanooga Appeals Judge's Decision On Referendum Language http://wuot.org/post/chattanooga-appeals-judges-decision-referendum-language <p>The city of Chattanooga has filed a challenge to a judge's ruling on the wording of a contentious ballot measure slated for an August vote.</p><p>The referendum will ask Chattanooga voters to decide whether the domestic partners of city employees -- gay or straight -- should be eligible for benefits, as is the case with spouses of city employees. If approved, Chattanooga would be the fourth local-level government in Tennessee to extend benefits to domestic partners.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Brandon Hollingsworth 21181 at http://wuot.org Chattanooga Appeals Judge's Decision On Referendum Language White House Report Urges Tennessee Medicaid Expansion http://wuot.org/post/white-house-report-urges-tennessee-medicaid-expansion <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>More than 230,000&nbsp;Tennesseans could see better access to heath services and avoid big medical bills if the state expanded its TennCare&nbsp;rolls, according to a new federal report.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Brandon Hollingsworth 20924 at http://wuot.org White House Report Urges Tennessee Medicaid Expansion