The State of Cannabis

Cannabis products on display at the Holistic Connection

Marijuana is still prohibited in Tennessee. But as a new boutique on Gay Street demonstrates, people are getting high legally anyway.

TennCare Tension

Medicaid illustration

The Biden administration is dangling huge incentives for the last 12 states to expand Medicaid. Will Tennessee bite?

TennCare Expansion Revisited

Tennessee State Capitol Building

State Sen. Richard Briggs is making the latest pitch to extend public health insurance coverage to Tennessee’s working poor.

Rethinking Thanksgiving

A newly formed group of local leaders and the CDC are urging citizens to get creative to have a safe holiday during the pandemic.

Forrest Bumped

Capitol Commission

The State Capitol Commission votes to remove a Confederate general’s bust, with prominent Knoxville names — living and dead — factoring into the decision.

Determining the Decider

Tennessee State Capitol Building

State Sen. Richard Briggs turns back an attempt to take public health decisions out of the hands of the county Health Department.

Capitol Exodus

Senate Education Committee on March 16, 2020

As the state Legislature barrelled toward a budget vote and recess last week, local lawmakers saw things to applaud and lament.