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As the Tennessee General Assembly continues its 109th session, local university women will be learning how to lobby their lawmakers at a special meeting on Thursday, Feb. 12 at MTSU. The meeting will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. in Room 101 of MTSU’s Sam Ingram Building. “Tips of the Trade: Lobbying the Hill …

Federal Medicaid officials and the state’s attorney general on Tuesday confirmed that Tennessee could end Gov. Bill Haslam’s proposal to cover 200,000 low-income people without penalty. Attorney General Herbert Slatery, who was Haslam’s chief legal adviser before being named attorney general last year, said in a legal opinion that the state “would retain the ability …

A jury convicted two ex-Vanderbilt football players on Tuesday of raping a former student, rejecting claims that they were too drunk to know what they were doing and that a college culture of binge drinking and promiscuous sex should be blamed for the attack. The jury deliberated for three hours before announcing that Brandon Vandenburg …

A new First Assistant U.S. Attorney was named today to take the place of David Rivera, former U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee, according to a press release from the Attorney’s office in Nashville. Jack Smith, former head of the Department of Justice’s Public Integrity department, will vacate his current position at the …

Two journalists and a St. Louis alderman will host a free public forum in Tucker Theater on Feb. 10 to discuss the reporting process behind the death of Michael Brown and the riots following. David Carson, a photographer and videographer will join USA Today reporter Yamiche Alcindor and St. Louis alderman Antonio French in addressing …

The Southern Extreme Bull Riding Association came to the Tennessee Miller Coliseum in Murfreesboro for the fourth annual national finals last weekend to benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Rutherford County. A portion of the ticket sales for the Jan. 24 national finals were donated to the clubs, SEBRA announced in a press release. …