In the U.S., hospitalizations are rising in areas with low vaccination rates.

Health officials worry that Covid-19 hospitalization rates could increase among the unvaccinated as variants of the virus spread. The coronavirus might be receding in much of the United States, but it continues to spread in communities with low Covid-19 vaccination rates, where highly contagious virus variants pose a threat to those who have not hadContinue reading “In the U.S., hospitalizations are rising in areas with low vaccination rates.”

Nashville hat shop promotes anti-vaccine yellow Star of David badge

An Instagram post promoting the yellow badge was no longer on Instagram, but the shop defended its product. A Nashville hat shop on Saturday stood by its promotion of a yellow badge in the shape of the Star of David emblazoned with the words “NOT VACCINATED” as a few demonstrators protested outside. Organizers planned anContinue reading “Nashville hat shop promotes anti-vaccine yellow Star of David badge”

Tennessee: Woman charged after car plows through Maryville vaccination tent

A Greenback woman is facing charges after she drove her car through a COVID-19 vaccine event Monday, narrowly missing National Guard and Blount County Health Department personnel. Virginia Christine Lewis Brown, 36, is facing seven counts of felony reckless endangerment. According to a Blount County arrest report, Brown was driving in her SUV at aContinue reading “Tennessee: Woman charged after car plows through Maryville vaccination tent”

‘You shouldn’t be able to breathe,’ officer tells man before he dies

LEWISBURG, Tenn. (WTVF) — He repeatedly told deputies he could not breathe. But the deputies and police officers he struggled with taunted him until he died. An exclusive NewsChannel 5 investigation is raising questions about the death of William Jennette last May inside the Marshall County Jail in Lewisburg, Tennessee. His daughter has filed aContinue reading “‘You shouldn’t be able to breathe,’ officer tells man before he dies”

Tennessee Governor Signs Anti-Trans School ‘Bathroom Bill’ Into Law

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee quietly signed an anti-transgender “bathroom bill” into law Friday. The legislation, House Bill 1233, will deny trans students and staff in public schools access to multi-occupancy restrooms and changing rooms aligning with their gender identity, while requiring schools to make “reasonable accommodations” for them, for example, a single-occupant or faculty restroom. It furtherContinue reading “Tennessee Governor Signs Anti-Trans School ‘Bathroom Bill’ Into Law”

Tennessee measure honoring gay country star TJ Osborne blocked by Republicans

State. Rep. Jeremy Faison cited a procedural objection, although many believe that his history of supporting anti-LGBTQ legislation is the likelier reason. A measure in Tennessee to honor Brothers Osborne singer TJ Osborne, who recently came out as gay, has been blocked by Republicans in the state’s House of Representatives, after it had unanimously passed the Senate. Rep.Continue reading “Tennessee measure honoring gay country star TJ Osborne blocked by Republicans”

Tennessee Lawmaker Bizarrely Defends Three-Fifths Compromise As ‘Ending Slavery’

Tennessee state Rep. Justin Lafferty (R) gave an impassioned speech on the state House floor Tuesday, saying the Three-Fifths Compromise was included in the Constitution “for the purpose of ending slavery”—which isn’t true, since the compromise allowed slaveholding states to hold a massive amount of political power in the U.S.’s early years for the purposeContinue reading “Tennessee Lawmaker Bizarrely Defends Three-Fifths Compromise As ‘Ending Slavery’”

Black Families in Memphis Are Fighting to Save Their Land From a Pipeline

The people of South Memphis stand to lose the land that their families have lived on for centuries to a new pipeline. The Byhalia Connection is set to be built above the Memphis aquifer and to snake through historically Black neighborhoods. VICE News Tonight goes to South Memphis to meet the people fighting for theirContinue reading “Black Families in Memphis Are Fighting to Save Their Land From a Pipeline”

Student dead, officer injured after gunfire erupts at high school in Knoxville, Tennessee

The shooting occurred after officers responded to a report of an armed person at Austin-East Magnet High School. One student was killed and a police officer was injured Monday in a shooting at a high school in Tennessee, authorities said. Gunfire erupted after officers in Knoxville responded to a report of an armed person atContinue reading “Student dead, officer injured after gunfire erupts at high school in Knoxville, Tennessee”

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