Report: Tennessee has 4.4 home price-to-income ratio, below U.S. average

Dec 07, 2021 at 10:15 am by WGNS

One of the major economic stories in recent months has been rising concerns about inflation. While year-over-year wage growth in the U.S. has reached its fastest rate in decad.... Read More

Report: 11.1% of Tennessee homeowners are under 35, 17th most in U.S.

Nov 30, 2021 at 09:00 am by WGNS

The most recent Census data (from 2019) shows that 37.0% of Tennessee residents under age 35 own homes. Overall, 11.1% of all Tennessee homeowners are under 35.Over the last.... Read More

EPA Releases Bold National Strategy to Transform Recycling in America

Nov 15, 2021 at 02:41 pm by WGNS

On Monday (11/15/2021), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the 2021 National Recycling Strategy to tackle major recycling challenges facing the.... Read More

REPORT: Nursing Homes Down 221,000 Jobs Since Start Of Pandemic

Nov 10, 2021 at 09:15 pm by WGNS

The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), representing more than 14,000 nursing homes and assisted living communities.... Read More

Tennessee has 10.3 EV charging stations per vehicle, below U.S. average

Nov 05, 2021 at 03:00 pm by WGNS

Encouraging the adoption of electric vehicles is a high priority for many policymakers and environmentalists concerned with how to limit carbon emissions. President Joe Biden.... Read More

Blackburn, Durbin Introduce Bipartisan Eliminating Limits To Justice For Child Sex Abuse Victims Act

Nov 01, 2021 at 03:00 pm by WGNS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) introduced bipartisan legislation to ensure that survivors of child sex abuse a.... Read More

Rare Bleeding Disorders in Tennessee and Finding Answers (with interview)

Oct 25, 2021 at 03:44 pm by WGNS

  An organization in Tennessee is educating others on a rare blood disorder that impacts 20 to 30-thousand Americans...That was Janet Patterson who serves as the Board P.... Read More

Tennessee Treasurer David Lillard: Authorizing the IRS to snoop in the bank accounts of Tennesseans is a bad idea

Oct 08, 2021 at 12:06 pm by WGNS

Friday, Tennessee State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. speaks out in opposition to the Biden Administration plan to monitor banking accounts with more than $600 in transactio.... Read More

Researchers find 11.1% of Tennessee residents face food scarcity, 14th most in U.S.

Sep 27, 2021 at 09:30 am by WGNS

The COVID-19 pandemic created economic hardship for millions of Americans. With the onset of the pandemic in the spring of 2020, the U.S. unemployment rate spiked to 14.8%, an.... Read More

Public Invited: "Immigration Law" at MTSU 3PM This Monday

Sep 18, 2021 at 07:21 am by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO)  “Immigration, Law and Local Consequences: Current Issues for Immigrants and Refugees in Rutherford County” is set for 3&nb.... Read More

Report finds 38.5% of Tennessee population under age 30, 13th least in U.S.

Sep 17, 2021 at 10:04 am by WGNS

Less likely to be tied down by family and mortgages, young people tend to be more mobile than their older counterparts. Cheaper cities where young people can afford to rent or.... Read More

Report finds 9.9% increase in Tennessee construction employment, 19th largest in U.S.

Sep 13, 2021 at 03:00 pm by WGNS

While the potential for trillions of dollars of new infrastructure spending looms on the horizon, America’s construction industry is struggling to even keep pace with cu.... Read More

First Time in Decades - SNAP Benefits Updated, Effective October 1, 2021

Aug 31, 2021 at 12:32 pm by WGNS

For the first time in several decades, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is revising a guideline called the Thrifty Food Plan, which helps determine Supplemental Nutrition As.... Read More

The Understanding of a Book that We Read, a Commentary by a Professor at MTSU

Aug 30, 2021 at 11:08 am by WGNS

Books of opinion, books of fact, books of fiction and every other book under the sun. Books being kept under lock and key, books in libraries and books being banned. With mo.... Read More

Murfreesboro Native serves aboard nuclear-powered aircraft carrier “Mighty IKE”

Aug 17, 2021 at 01:00 pm by WGNS

A Murfreesboro, Tennessee, native is serving aboard one of the world’s largest warships, the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69).Petty Officer 2.... Read More

MEDICAL: Heart disease likely to remain #1 killer in U.S. indefinitely due to long-term COVID-19 impact

Aug 05, 2021 at 10:00 am by WGNS

Heart disease and stroke continue to kill more people in the U.S. than any other cause, despite, and likely even due to, the impact of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic last year,.... Read More

Tennessee Population Grew 17th Most in U.S. Since 2010

Jul 22, 2021 at 12:00 pm by WGNS

With less natural population growth and decreased immigration, the population of the United States has been growing more slowly every year since 2015, according to new Census.... Read More

Free Speech and Making the High School Cheer Squad

Jul 02, 2021 at 08:30 am by WGNS

The freedom of free speech in America, the Supreme Court and high school cheerleaders - - what does all of this have in common? With more, here is MTSU Professor Larry Burri.... Read More

U.S. Senator says she Fears the Banning of Hunting Rifles with Recent ATF Nominee

Jun 24, 2021 at 05:35 pm by WGNS

U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) said that hunters throughout Tennessee could be in danger of losing their right to use and own rifles.Blackburn r.... Read More

Salute to Veterans features Andrew Farrer

Jun 02, 2021 at 08:30 am by WGNS

In this Salute to Veterans, WGNS features Andrew Farrer, a Marine Combat Veteran who did three tours of duty.