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.
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.
The city of Oak Ridge and the foundation that supports the American Museum of Science and Energy (AMSE) are asking the public for ideas on how to best preserve one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions.
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.
A state-sponsored effort to address Tennessee’s spiraling rate of prescription drug abuse comes to East Tennessee today as part of a statewide tour. Tennessee’s Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Commissioner Doug Varney and other addiction experts have been traveling the state this summer to draw attention to what they’re calling an “epidemic”, while highlighting specific strategies designed to bring it under control.
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.
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.