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By Ashlyn Woods // Contributing Writer | Photo by Samantha Hearn // Sidelines Archive The American Democracy Project commission is now holding student voter registration until Feb. 1 at Harrison House, which is located at 1416 East Main St. beside the campus police station. “Anyone can come to our office,” said Mary Evins, who locally coordinates the American Democracy Project. “We …

Rutherford County Commission, State's Rights Act, MTSU

Photo by Sarah Grace Taylor // Managing Editor MTSU students, alumni and parents attended tonight’s Rutherford County Commissioner meeting to protest the State’s Rights Resolution, which the commissioners voted to pass with two new amendments. If passed at the state level, the act will allow state representatives to dismiss rulings made by the Supreme Court …

Tennessee state representative and chairman of the House GOP Caucus Glen Casada made a statement Tuesday regarding Syrian refugess in the state. “We need to activate the Tennessee National Guard and stop them from coming in to the state by whatever means we can,” Casada told The Tennessean. His plan also entails gathering refugees currently in the state and …

Vice President Joe Biden addressed thousands of city leaders from across the country as part of the National League of Cities’ annual meeting at Nashville’s Music City Center Thursday afternoon. Biden, who spoke for about 45 minutes, reflected on his early start in local government as a county councilman in Delaware and acknowledged the duties of local officials, who he said often go unrecognized for …

Dawn Wyatt//Contributing Writer  Religious leaders and elected officials from across Tennessee converged in downtown Nashville Thursday for “Stand in the Gap for Truth,” a rally on religious freedoms sponsored by the Tennessee Pastor’s Network. Among many of the day’s speakers, the common theme was Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to …

Two Tennessee lawmakers say they are working on a bill designed to protect clergy and houses of worship that refuse to perform or host same-sex marriages. The announcement comes in response to the ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states. In a news release, State Rep. Bryan Terry says …