AP-TN--Tennessee News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, TN
Good morning! 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 email@example.com. Becky Yonker is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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TENNESSEE ELECTION NEWS GUIDE
A rundown of what’s on the ballot, including U.S. Senate primaries, competitive governor’s race primaries on both sides, three of nine congressional seats open, state legislative roundup and Memphis county mayor’s race.
BOSTON — Anticipating renewed fights over abortion, some governors and state lawmakers already are looking for ways to enhance or dismantle the right in their own constitutions and laws. President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court has raised both fears and hopes that a conservative court majority could weaken or overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that created a nationwide right to abortion. That could fan an already raging battle in states over what should and should not be legal. By David A. Lieb and Steve Leblanc.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GRANTS, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. — State officials say 70 communities in Tennessee are receiving nearly $28 million in grants to improve infrastructure and health and safety programs.
LAND BETWEEN THE LAKES, from GOLDEN POND, Ky. — The U.S. Forest Service is seeking public feedback on how it should plan for recreation and environmental education at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.
LINEMAN KILLED, from MANCHESTER, Tenn. — A power company lineman who was working in a lift bucket that suddenly caught fire has died.
PASTOR-RAPE CHARGES, from MORRISTOWN, Tenn. — A Tennessee pastor is accused of raping a 17-year-old girl.
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