There was some good news for people looking for work January according to the latest jobs numbers released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The latest report shows that the unemployment rate in Volunteer State fell to 7.2 percent in January. This is over a half percentage point improvement from the 7.8 percent rate in December of 2013. [Read more...]
Beginning tomorrow (March 1st), all students and staff at Tennessee State University (TSU) will be required to wear and display traceable identification badges. Students will receive a special lanyard that prominently displays their ID badge.
Anyone found on campus that is not wearing the ID can be compelled to leave. Students might receive judicial punishment for non-compliance and employees can face disciplinary action. [Read more...]
Music lives on in Tennessee, and that message comes through strongly in the new 2014 Official Tennessee Vacation Guide. A brilliant cover features the international superstar, Justin Timberlake, who is also a Tennessee native.
A tourism department spokesperson said that they were thrilled to have Justin Timberlake on the cover of the 2014 Official Tennessee Vacation Guide as they celebrated rock n’ roll’s 60th anniversary and everything that the state has to offer as the number one music destination in the world. [Read more...]
A number of state lawmakers in Tennessee are looking at child custody in a whole new way. There is a big push from advocates now who argue that divorcing parents should get equal custody.
Proponents of the shared parenting laws say that children are much better adjusted when they get the same amount of time with both parents. They are against laws that give custody to just one parent, except in cases where there’s a history of substance or physical abuse. Critics say that judges have to have some flexibility in determining custody arrangements that are optimal for children. [Read more...]
It is important to make sure that everyone that casts a ballot during an election has the right to vote. This need has caused an increase in the prevalence of voter ID laws. These laws make sure that our elections are fair and maintain the integrity of our government. However, they can sometimes have some unintended consequences.
Students in Tennessee could soon be blocked from casting ballots in upcoming elections because of the state’s new voter ID law. [Read more...]