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Educators preserve, shape future with 'ALT NEW COLLEGE'; NY appeals court denies delay for Trump civil fraud trial; Michigan coalition gets cash influx to improve childcare.

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A House Committee begins its first hearing in the Biden impeachment inquiry, members of Congress talk about the looming budget deadline and energy officials testify about the Maui wildfires.

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A small fire department in rural Indiana is determined not to fail new moms and babies, the growing election denial movement has caused voting districts to change procedures and autumn promises spectacular scenery along America's rural byways.


Ford's BlueOval City complex could create up to 30,000 jobs in the region, including site operations and support positions, with more than $1 billion in annual earnings. (Mike Mareen/Adobe Stock)

Monday, September 25, 2023

Ford BlueOval City to boost jobs, economy in rural west TN

Most of the news about the automotive industry this month is focused on the United Auto Workers' strike against the Big Three automakers, but the …

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The last open enrollment period saw a record high number of Tennessee residents signing up for health insurance. More than 340,000 people enrolled in private health plans. ( Stock)
Open enrollment for health insurance begins Nov. 1

The open enrollment period to purchase health insurance through the federal marketplace begins Nov. 1, and experts urge consumers to do some research …

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Tennessee is among 17 states where the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says infant mortality rates are ">
Black Women Face Greater Risk for Maternal Mortality in Tennessee

In Tennessee, a pregnancy shouldn't be fatal - but Black women are three times more likely to die than white women from pregnancy-related causes…

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A recent survey found more than one in three older adults lack extra prescription medications they would need in case of an emergency. (MIKHAIL/Adobe Stock)<br /><br />
Survey: Opportunities for TN Older Adults to Increase Disaster Preparedness

September is National Preparedness Month, when AARP raises awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies. A recent …

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In Tennessee, almost 801,000 people are facing hunger. Almost 198,000 of them are children, according to the nonprofit Feeding America. (Alisaaa/Adobe Stock)
Working for Better Access to Doctors, Heathy Foods in Rural TN

September is Hunger Action Month, and Tennessee groups are working to get more heart-healthy foods to people in rural communities as well as greater …

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More than 400 mass shootings have occurred this year in the United States, according to the Gun Violence Archives. (Fitz/AdobeStock)
TN ‘Moms Demand Action’ Calls for More Action on Gun Safety Laws

As Tennessee lawmakers continue in their special legislative session on public safety, mental health and gun reform, hundreds of groups and activists …

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A 2020 study found the COVID-19 pandemic affected Gen Z and their views in key areas such as leadership and living with their parents as well as well-being, and how the pandemic has shaped their beliefs about the future of work, education and much more. (Jacob Lund/AdobeStock)
Groups Provide Vital Resources for Gen Z During Mental-Health Crisis

Mental health has emerged as a pressing concern for young individuals belonging to Generation Z, those born after 1996. A recent study shed light on …

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When you get SSI, you may also get Medicaid, which helps pay doctor and hospital bills. Your local social services or medical assistance office can give you information about Medicaid. (Vitalii Vodolazskyi/AdobeStock)
Feds to Expand Awareness of SSI Benefits to Tennesseans

The Social Security Administration has taken a proactive step to bridge the gap between critical financial assistance and the people who may be eligib…

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On Election Day, voters can only cast ballots at their assigned polling place. The polls are open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. (LIGHTFIELD STUDIOS/AdobeStock)
Voter Education Pushed Ahead of Memphis Municipal Election

As municipal elections in Memphis approach, groups are making an urgent push for more voter education in Shelby County. More than 550,000 voters …

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In July, Gov. Bill Lee announced appointments to the Tennessee Nuclear Energy Advisory Council, to position the Volunteer State as a national leader for nuclear energy innovation and advancement. (Angellodeco/Adobe Stock)
TN Group Fights Y-12 Nuclear Weapon Expansion in Oak Ridge

An environmental group in Knoxville wants to stop construction at the Uranium Processing Facility, part of the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak …

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Over 1.2 million people have received training and support services from Goodwill across the U.S. to help grow their careers. (Azeemud-Deen Jacobs/ Stock)
Goodwill, Google Collaborate for Job Training in TN

By Ramona Schindelheim for WorkingNation.Broadcast version by Danielle Smith for Keystone State News Connection reporting for the WorkingNation-Public…

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The FBI reported in 2022 that American Jews account for 2.4% of the U.S. population, but that antisemitism drove 63% of reported religiously motivated hate crimes. (Seventyfour/Adobe Stock)
Tennessee On Board to Counter Growing Antisemitism

The Volunteer State, like many others, isn't immune to the recent wave of antisemitic acts and rhetoric, and the state is fighting back through …

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