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By Chris Butler | Watchdog.org | May 13, 2015 5:00 AM | 96
Bass Pro Shops founder John Morris had a grand idea. He wanted to convert the iconic Memphis Pyramid — neglected and long-abandoned — into another one of his retail stores.
By Chris Butler | Watchdog.org | May 08, 2015 5:00 AM
In Memphis, stories circulate about kindergarten students tutoring their older siblings, some of whom, the rumors go, are in fifth grade.
By Chris Butler | Watchdog.org | May 05, 2015 5:00 AM
Good news, those of you Chattanooga residents with a child in a school's free and reduced lunch program: Mayor Andy Berke wants to slash your monthly Internet subscription costs by half. That is, as long as you're a subscriber to Chattanooga’s government-owned Internet.
By Amelia Hamilton | Watchdog.org | May 01, 2015 9:00 AM
The Memphis Area Home Education Association ensures that their local home-school students have the same athletic and social opportunities as public students.
By Chris Butler | Watchdog.org | Apr 30, 2015 5:00 AM
In Tennessee, state regulators have a penchant for micromanaging health-care services for providers, which results in far fewer hospital beds and MRI and CT scanners.
By Chris Butler | Watchdog.org | Apr 24, 2015 5:00 AM
By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog NASHVILLE — Take a painkiller in pill form like OxyContin. Grind it, crush it, melt it and snort it and you get an immediate high. Take another OxyContin in pill form, this time one that has something called “abuse deterrent properties,” which make the texture of the pill so hard you can’t even [...]
By Chris Butler | Watchdog.org | Apr 22, 2015 5:00 AM
If you work in Tennessee and hold a professional license, pay those student loans.
By Chris Butler | Watchdog.org | Apr 15, 2015 5:00 AM
Republican Gov. Bill Haslam is pushing for legislation that would put a $10.5 million cap on how much tax FedEx pays on aviation fuel to keep the company from doing more business out of state.
By Chris Butler | Watchdog.org | Apr 13, 2015 5:00 AM
Tennessee officials in 2013 promised they wouldn’t use a new state law to shut down an online public school because of things that happened before the law passed.
By Chris Butler | Watchdog.org | Apr 07, 2015 5:00 AM
Public utilities that offer cable and Internet using public dollars regularly lose money, says a professor who’s studied the issue. Clarksville is a prime example of this problem, according to its most recent audit.