AP-TN--Tennessee News Digest 1:30 pm, TN
Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Tennessee. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Nashville bureau at (615) 373-9988 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Beth Campbell is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at email@example.com. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. If circumstances change before 6 p.m., a new digest will be sent reflecting those developments. All times are Central.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The first week of June was one of Luke Combs’ biggest weeks in his still fledgling career. The 28-year-old taped an outdoor performance for the “CMT Crossroads” series with soul singer Leon Bridges, attended the CMT Awards, released a deluxe version of his debut album and sang in front of tens of thousands of fans at the CMA Fest.
NEW YORK — Fresh off a breakout year in 2017, comedian Hasan Minhaj is ready to turn his wit to diagnosing the larger issues facing America.
—VOTER SUPPRESSION CLAIMS, from Memphis: A judge has ruled that the election commission in Tennessee’s largest county must open all 27 of its early voting locations two days earlier than originally planned, in response to a lawsuit filed by the NAACP and Democrats.
—TENNESSEE SENATE-SUPREME COURT, from Nashville: In Tennessee’s U.S. Senate race, Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn is backing President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee and Democratic ex-Gov. Phil Bredesen is holding judgment until after confirmation hearings.
—CLINGMANS DOME-REPAIR, from Forneys Creek, N.C.: One of the most popular destinations in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park closed on Tuesday for repairs.
—TBI GROUNDBREAKING, from Jackson: The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is slated to break ground on a new laboratory and regional headquarters.
—EDUCATION GRANT, from Nashville: Tennessee is receiving a federal grant of more than $4.3 million to help prevent student obesity, manage childhood chronic disease and prevent those sicknesses in adulthood.
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