Tuesday, May 24, 2022

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A 2017 study in The Lancet found 20% of people who are pregnant must travel more than 43 miles to get access to an abortion. (Adobe Stock)

Monday, May 23, 2022

TN Women Would Have to Travel Much More Post-Roe v. Wade

By Skylar Baker-Jordan for The Daily Yonder.Broadcast version by Chance Dorland for the Tennessee News Service/Public News Service Collaboration The …

TN Residents May Be Eligible for TurboTax Settlement Payments

More than 100,000 lower-income Tennessee residents who paid for online-tax prep services advertised as being free may be eligible for payments…


Experts: Working from Home Can Worsen Back, Spine Problems

With nearly half of Americans telecommuting, ergonomically designed office furniture has been replaced by couches, beds and kitchen tables. Experts …


TN Gov. Expected to Sign 'Historic' Expansion of Immigrant Workers’ Rights

A bill on Gov. Bill Lee's desk would expand eligibility for certain types of work licenses to Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) recipients…

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Federal data released earlier this year finds more than 14% of households with children nationwide were food insecure during the height of the pandemic. (Adobe Stock)
End of Federal Waivers May Put More Rural TN Kids at Hunger Risk

Federal waivers put in place at the height of the pandemic allowed federal child nutrition programs more flexibility in delivering meals to households…


TN Community Colleges See Lowest Enrollment in Two Decades

Tennessee is seeing the lowest level of community-college enrollment since 2001. Remote learning, child care challenges and income loss amid the …

EPA Green-Lights Cleanup of TN Superfund Site

Tennessee soon will receive federal funding to clean up a 260-acre toxic-waste site in Shelby County. The Environmental Protection Agency recently …


Experts: County-Level Disparities in TN Child Incarceration

Children living in certain counties in Tennessee are more likely to be arrested and jailed, and experts contended they are not seeing signs the state …

Amid Inflation, Senate Lawmakers Debate Drug Pricing

A recent report found Tennessee households pay more than $6,000 a year on prescriptions, far more than the national average of around $4,000 dollars…


Hunger Persists at HBCUs, Despite Record Federal Funding

Tennessee's six Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) collectively received more than $131 million in the past year through the America…

Amid Hospital Closures, TN Community Health Centers Fill Rural Health-Care Gap

Health-care professionals say Community Health Centers have stepped in to meet the needs of residents during the pandemic, as the state's rural areas …


 

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