Tennessee is among the states reporting a rise in heroin use.
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.
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.
The ACLU says administrators at a public after-school program in Middle Tennessee have agreed to train their staff on constitutional issues after one student was told he couldn’t read the Bible during free reading time.
It’s your last day to donate during WUOT’s Spring Fund Drive. Saturday features one of our most popular programs, Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, and if you donate by 8 p.m., you’ll have the chance to see one of the show’s most hysterical panelists, Pop Tart Princess Paula Poundstone!
Kingsport native Jeff Bivins has been tapped to fill an upcoming vacancy on Tennessee's highest court. Governor Bill Haslam made the announcement Thursday.
Bivins is slated to succeed Justice Bill Koch, who plans to step down in July to become the next dean of the Nashville School of Law. Koch has been on the state Supreme Court since 2007, and has taught at the law school for the past 14 years.
Today is Community Partnership Day! If you donate today between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m., your pledge will count toward our goal of 400 pledges. And if we reach 400 pledges, you can say you played a role in helping a homeless child!
If we receive 400 pledges, a generous anonymous donor will give $5,000 to Youth LIFT, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help homeless youth succeed through education. Youth LIFT has programs in Knoxville and Nashville, Tenn., as well as St. Petersburg and Tampa, Fla.
It didn’t get a lot of attention, but last Friday, March 28, was the 35th anniversary of the nuclear emergency at the Three Mile Island plant near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. That incident, perhaps more so than any other, shaped the way Americans feel about nuclear energy in their communities. Today, former Dallas mayor and U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk is trying to change opinions on nuclear power through his work with the advocacy group CASEnergy.
Legislation now before Governor Bill Haslam will require voter approval for towns and cities to annex new areas. House sponsor Representative Mike Carter said this legislation represents a success for average citizens in the legislative process.