Madeline Rogero is well known in East Tennessee, not only for being Knoxville’s City Mayor. Rogero is the first woman to hold that office and she’s the first woman elected mayor in any of Tennessee’s four largest cities (Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville and Chattanooga).
The US Embassy in Turkey recently asked Rogero to come to Turkey, to speak with politicians, political parties and women’s groups about women in politics.
WUOT's Chrissy Keuper spoke with Mayor Rogero about the trip…
The last time Sister Megan Rice, Michael Walli and Greg Boertje-Obed were in the federal courtroom in Knoxville, they assumed they would either be set free or sentenced to prison for breaking into the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge.
Old Man Winter had different ideas.
With a snowstorm bearing down on East Tennessee on January 28, the courtroom was closed before the three nuclear protesters could learn their fate.
They’ll be back in that same courtroom today. With temperatures predicted in the low 60’s, another snow delay isn’t likely.
An agreement signed on Monday means parts for airplanes and cars, as well as household items, may soon be printed instead of manufactured using traditional methods. The research-and-development agreement links Oak Ridge National Laboratory to Ohio-based Cincinnati Incorporated. Together, they'll work on using 3-D printing to make bigger items more cheaply and faster than current methods allow.
"The additive manufacturing machines now make something the size of a shoebox," said Lonnie Love, a robotics team leader at ORNL. "This new machine can make something the size of a car."
The American Civil Liberties Union’s Nashville office usually has a pretty good idea of what bills they’ll need to address before they’re introduced. The Religious Freedom Act was an exception.
Introduced shortly before last week’s filing deadline, HB2467 and SB2566 would protect business owners from having to provide goods or services to gay couples “in furtherance of a civil union, domestic partnership, or marriage not recognized by the Tennessee Constitution.”
A measure that would strip local governments of the authority to decide whether handgun carry permit holders can bring their firearms into city parks passed the Senate by a wide margin Thursday, but its future in the House is unclear.
Schools, government offices and even the University of Tennessee’s Knoxville campus are closed today in the wake of a winter storm that dumped nearly six inches of snow at McGee-Tyson airport overnight.
US Attorney General Eric Holder has asked Tennessee and 10 other states (Arizona, Florida, Alabama, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, Wyoming, and Virginia) to restore voting rights to those with former felony convictions.