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The Federal Emergency Management Agency is offering COVID-19 funeral assistance aimed at reimbursing some costs accrued by those who have lost loved ones from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

In the weeks after the killing of George Floyd, protestors took to Nashville streets and Republican Gov. Bill Lee said he would work with Tennessee law enforcement agencies to seek out possible reforms.

After a 2020 in which Tennessee lawmakers passed one of the strictest anti-abortion laws in the country (which was promptly struck down by a federal judge), abortion policy has not been front-and-center at the Tennessee General Assembly in 2021. But lawmakers couldn’t leave town without push…

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery is suing the federal government, arguing that strings tied to the billions of dollars in relief money coming to the state via the American Rescue Plan are unconstitutional.

As deployment of the various COVID-19 vaccines accelerates, some Tennessee lawmakers are working to prevent residents from being required to get the shot — to varying degrees of success and despite state officials’ declaration that no such mandate was forthcoming.

Gov. Bill Lee’s Financial Stimulus Accountability Group is pivoting from the first round of federal coronavirus relief funds to the latest, under the expectation that nearly $9 billion will flow to state and local governments in Tennessee.

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Outbreaks of COVID-19 are hinting at a comeback in Tennessee as state health officials grapple with a greater-than-expected hesitancy to get vaccinated, particularly among conservative white men in rural counties. 

The Metro Public Health Department announced on Tuesday that it will host a massive drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination event on March 20. The event will be located in Lots A, B, C and D at Nissan Stadium in downtown Nashville.

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It has been one year since the first case of COVID-19 was identified in Tennessee and sent the state toward a new normal. Nearly 200 Nashville Post readers recently responded to a survey about how their businesses have managed operational changes and the economic fallout of the pandemic. Bel…

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Williamson Inc. held a virtual town hall with Williamson County Health Department officials and local hospital leaders where medical professionals offered an insight into the state of the COVID-19 response in Middle Tennessee nearly one year into the pandemic. 

Marquita Bradshaw pulled off one of 2020’s biggest political upsets when she won the Democratic nomination for retiring U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander’s seat, besting a well-funded candidate supported by national Democrats while spending less than $25,000.

More than 70,000 people have participated in virtual court hearings in Tennessee this year, according to data kept by the Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts, and judicial leaders could look to make permanent some of the operational changes made in response to the spread of COVID-19.

Tennessee health officials have identified a more contagious variant of the novel coronavirus, known as B117, within the state, and are warning that it could accelerate outbreaks just as they show signs of abating. 

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Tennessee’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout has been delayed after the federal Operation Warp Speed failed to follow through on distribution promises. 

Tennessee House members on Friday approved a first-in-the-nation Medicaid block grant plan, following their Senate counterparts, who passed the resolution on Thursday.

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Sen. Marsha Blackburn and U.S. Rep. Mark Green were among the minority 59 members of Congress to vote against the newly passed $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill, which itself was attached to a $1.4 trillion omnibus spending bill.

Hospitals in Tennessee were delivered their first shipments of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine early Thursday morning and health care workers are lining up to receive their first doses. It has been nine months since the first vaccine candidate was tested in humans, and since then more than 63 cl…

At least 16 hospitals in Tennessee ran out of intensive care unit beds last week, according to newly released federal data, and an expected spike in COVID-19 hospitalizations from the Thanksgiving holiday looms. 

A Tennessee committee overseeing the state’s allocation of $2.3 billion in federal coronavirus aid met Wednesday to discuss the final steps before the funds expire at the end of the month.

Tennessee lawmakers are considering ways to claw back pandemic-related powers from the executive branch ahead of their return to legislative session in January.

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The Tennessee Department of Education and the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services have partnered with other statewide organizations, to provide a COVID-19 Emotional Support Line for all Tennessee educators. 

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Gov. Bill Lee on Tuesday expressed his opposition to mass COVID-19 vaccine requirements, particularly in the state’s K-12 schools.

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As COVID-19 vaccines inch closer to readiness, a group of Tennessee lawmakers is seeking to make it harder to require immunizations of the state's citizens.