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Photo courtesy of Dana Smith Across the state of Tennessee, educators and activists are rallying behind increased compensation for some of higher education’s most unsung heroes: adjunct professors. Adjunct professors are not eligible for tenure, teach on limited-term contracts, generally receive no retirement or health benefits and, many say, far too little in terms of …

Photo courtesy of TAC In a culture saturated by stories of superheroes and vigilantes saving the world from evil government officials and shady corporations, a small group of Tennesseans have taken the stories to the real world – albeit in a much more legal way, and with considerably less acrobatics. Meet the Tennesseans Against Corruption, …

Photo courtesy of Julie Bocchino / Flickr Story by Ashley Perham / MTSU Seigenthaler News Service Sen. Rosalind Kurita has introduced a bill in the Tennessee legislature to raise the legal smoking and vaping age in Tennessee from 18 to 21. SB280 would make it a Class C misdemeanor for 18 to 21-year-olds to purchase …

Photos and story by Alexis Marshall / Reporter  The Tennessee House Criminal Justice Subcommittee passed a controversial bill to the next level Wednesday that would strip community oversight boards of subpoena power. Among others, Nashville Mayor David Briley attended the meeting to voice his opposition. Sponsor Rep. Michael Curcio (R-Dickson) said Tennessee law currently has …

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Story by Jonathan Mattise / Associated Press Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee says he won’t seek re-election in 2020. Alexander said in a news release Monday that he’s deeply grateful for being elected to serve more combined years as governor and senator than anyone else in Tennessee. But …

Photo courtesy of United States Geological Survey Residents of Eastern Tennessee were startled awake early Wednesday morning by a rare 4.4 magnitude earthquake, which struck about seven miles northeast of Decatur County, Tennessee. The vibrations, which could be felt as far as Atlanta, Georgia, and in parts of North Carolina, produced a 3.3 magnitude aftershock …