Later today, Air Force One will touch down in Tennessee's capital city. There, President Barack Obama will deliver a speech not unlike ones he has delivered in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, as the nation's chief executive continues a mini-tour to sell ideas he proffered in the State of the Union address.
With January heating bills showing up in mailboxes soon, East Tennesseans may want to prepare themselves for an unpleasant surprise.
In Oak Ridge, City Electric Director Jack Suggs says bills for those residents who use electric sources like heat pumps could jump 30 to 40 percent from their December bills. And December bills were substantially higher than November’s. “People do need to be bracing themselves a little bit for sticker shock,” Suggs tells WUOT News, “and they need to be thinking about putting a little extra aside.”
Huddled against the wind and snow in his black leather jacket and gray hoodie, Michael admits he doesn’t know where he’ll stay tonight. When the temperatures dip into the single digits, as they’re supposed to do this evening, he tries to find a friend who’ll give up a sofa or a place on the floor. But often, he finds himself sleeping outside. “I don’t know where I’m going to stay,” he says, a toothpick and a cigarette bala
Nearly a year after its director resigned under political and media scrutiny, a state audit asserted the Tennessee Department of Children's Services still struggles with some major issues.
The report, released by the state comptroller's office Monday, said DCS conducted subpar child abuse investigations and failed to keep proper tabs on juvenile delinquents. The report also indicates the agency's failure to report child deaths to the General Assembly violates state law.
The session of Tennessee’s 108th General Assembly is entering its third week. WUOT's Chrissy Keuper speaks with Knoxville News Sentinel Nashville Bureau Chief Tom Humphrey about the latest legislation under discussion…
Deaths from the flu in Middle Tennessee have bypassed deaths in the area during the 2009 / 2010 global pandemic.
Vanderbilt University tracks flu cases and deaths in eight Middle Tennessee counties and reports that 19 people have now died from flu complications. The majority of those were between 41 and 64 years old. The outbreak has also sent about 500 Middle Tennesseans to the hospital.
Knoxville's first female mayor will soon travel to Turkey to help encourage more women to get involved in politics there.
Mayor Madeline Rogero's week-long itinerary will include meetings with Turkish municipal officials in cities that include the capital, Ankara. Nongovernmental organizations and other groups are encouraging women to become more politically active in Turkey, a country that ranked poorly on that measure in a 2010 World Economic Forum survey. Women make up a very small percentage of elected officials there.