Conservatives in the state House dismissed a bill seeking to protect victims of domestic violence by requiring police to check accused offenders for guns. In instances where a judge issues an order of protection for the victim, House Bill 0568 would have required local law enforcement to conduct an in-person check to ensure the person…

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The Tennessee House of Representatives approved a ban on abortion after a heart beat can be detected — roughly six weeks of pregnancy. The legislation still must be heard by the full Tennessee Senate. The legislation, HB0077, sponsored by Rep. James “Micah” Van Huss, R-Gray, District 6, is one of Republican’s most aggressive attempts to restrict…

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