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1. Report: Multiple offers declining in Nashville -

Only one-third of homebuying offers written in the Nashville area in July encountered competition, down from 73% in July 2021, a new study from real estate brokerage Redfin reports.

Nationwide, 44.3% of home offers written by Redfin agents faced competition on a seasonally adjusted basis in July compared with a revised rate of 50.9% one month earlier and 63.8% one year earlier.

2. Events -

Tennessee State Fair. Gates open Monday-Friday 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. and Sundays at noon. Buildings and exhibits close at 10 p.m., and rides close at midnight or 1 a.m. weekends. 845 E. Baddour Parkway, Lebanon. Admission: Adults: $12, Children: 6-12, $6, 5 and younger free. Through Aug. 27. Information

3. ACLU of TN taps new executive director -

The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee has selected Nashville attorney Kathy Sinback to lead the organization as its new executive director.

Sinback has served as the Davidson County Juvenile Court administrator since 2014. She began her career with the Metropolitan Public Defender’s Office, where she represented youth facing transfer to the adult system. She also served as a senior attorney with the Metropolitan Department of Law.

4. Team bull riding makes its Nashville debut this weekend -

There’s a stampede coming to Bridgestone Arena this weekend – and that’s no bull.

Well, actually, it’s a lot of bulls – and bull riders – who are in Nashville this weekend for the inaugural PBR Stampede Days at Bridgestone Arena.

5. Same old motives in this war on public education -

Southern conservatives have long been fighting a war on public education.

They don’t call it a war, of course. More recently it’s been going by the innocuous label of “parental choice.” Conservatives, it turns out, can be very pro-choice – depending on who’s doing the choosing and what’s being chosen.

6. Duplicate Kansas? Won’t happen -

Could enough Tennesseans rise up to demand a Kansas-like referendum to reverse the Legislature’s banning of all abortions? Highly unlikely.

Tennessee voters cannot call a referendum or place an initiative on the ballot. The Tennessee Legislature could approve a vote on an amendment to the state Constitution, but only in a general election in which a governor is elected.

7. Over-the-counter hearing aids expected this fall in US -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Americans will be able to buy hearing aids without a prescription later this fall, under a long-awaited rule finalized Tuesday.

The regulation creates a new class of hearing aids that don't require a medical exam, a prescription and other specialty evaluations, the Food and Drug Administration said. That's expected to increased competition and eventually lower costs. The devices will be sold online or over-the-counter at pharmacies and other retail stores.

8. Tennessee Vols look for more wins in Heupel's 2nd season -

The Tennessee Volunteers say they know what they're doing and exactly what they want out of coach Josh Heupel's second season.

What they want is more wins — and Heupel believes they know how to reach that goal.

9. Vandy rebuilding challenge clear after Lea's 1st season -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Vanderbilt coach Clark Lea understands he has a major building job ahead of him at his alma mater.

If he didn't, his debut season made that clear.

The Commodores went 2-10 last year, including going winless inside the Southeastern Conference. Lea has compared 2021 to stripping the program down to the studs, and his first full recruiting class is first step toward creating what he wants. That 30-player class was slotted 32nd by the 247Sports composite rankings.

10. Housing grant will aid those leaving Tennessee prisons -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Department of Correction announced on Monday it has received a $200,000 grant to help temporarily house indigent offenders who are leaving prison.

The program expands an existing partnership with the Tennessee Housing Development Agency, according to a news release. In the past, housing assistance has only been available to offenders on probation or parole. The grant will pay for up to 60 days of housing for applicants who meet the qualifications.

11. CoreCivic to settle lawsuit over Trousdale inmate death -

NASHVILLE (AP) — A private prison company has agreed to settle a federal lawsuit over a Tennessee inmate's killing that got national attention after a judge ordered the plaintiff's attorney to stop tweeting about it.

12. Titans have competition for backup QB job thanks to Willis -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have a competition for the job backing up Ryan Tannehill, and coach Mike Vrabel has made it very clear they want rookie Malik Willis throwing more.

Vrabel pulled Willis two plays into Tennessee's first drive of the third quarter after the quarterback scrambled on the second play for 17 yards in the Titans' 23-10 loss Thursday night to Baltimore. Willis showed off his scrambling ability running five times for 38 yards with a touchdown, and his strong arm was on display with a 48-yard toss to Racey McMath.

13. Ravens top Titans 23-10 for 21st straight preseason win -

BALTIMORE (AP) — Tyler Huntley went 16 of 18 for 110 yards and a touchdown in the first half, and the Baltimore Ravens extended their record streak of preseason victories to 21 with a 23-10 win over the Tennessee Titans on Thursday night.

14. Music City Fencing, coach sued over alleged sex abuse -

NASHVILLE (AP) — A federal lawsuit says USA Fencing, the national governing body for the sport, failed to protect a Tennessee teenager from sexual abuse over a two-year period.

The girl and her parents filed suit last month against the Colorado-based organization as well as her former coach, Robert Piraino, and the Nashville business he owned and ran, Music City Fencing Club.

15. VU study outlines health coaching benefits -

A new study led by Vanderbilt showed the sustained benefits of health coaching for patients with chronic conditions like heart disease and diabetes.

The study led by Ruth Wolever, professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation and director of Vanderbilt Health Coaching at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, found that 10 sessions of health coaching for people at risk for coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes or both led to increased physical activity which was sustained six months after the intervention ended.

16. Bradley adds Sveadas to health care team -

Heather H. Sveadas has joined Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP as counsel in the health care practice group.

Sveadas has extensive experience advising health care providers, including hospitals, home health providers, federally qualified health centers, rural health clinics and physicians in regulatory matters and in litigation.

17. Let’s hope we don’t have to see Willis play this season -

When you get something new, it’s human nature to give it special attention and hold it in high regard. It doesn’t matter whether it is a new house, a new car, a new phone or, in the case of Tennessee Titans fans, a new quarterback.

18. Deliverer of fun for Nashville SC fans -

For a brief time this Saturday afternoon, Stephen Mason thought critically about his choice of alter ego.

No, it wasn’t about the fact that he has one, in Mason’s case the beautiful game-loving, pseudo-prophet now known as Soccer Moses.

19. NFL teams tapping USFL veterans for help in training camp -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Cornerback Terrell Bonds has talked about being a member of the NFL's Tennessee Titans since he played in college at Tennessee State.

20. TVA moving forward with plans for smaller nuclear reactors -

CHATTANOOGA (AP) — Nearly four decades after the Tennessee Valley Authority abandoned construction of more than half of the nuclear plants it once planned to build, the federal utility is moving forward again with plans to pursue the next generation of nuclear power.

21. No contract talk as Titans lineman Jeffery Simmons works -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee rookie quarterback Malik Willis made a business decision when he found himself facing off against Pro Bowl defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons in a live tackle drill at training camp.

22. Titans patient as QB Malik Willis makes jump from Liberty -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Malik Willis is experiencing some growing pains as the Tennessee Titans rookie works through his first training camp.

Willis threw a deep pass to Josh Malone for a nice connection Friday and came back by finding Mason Kinsey across the middle in coverage. Needing a touchdown to wrap up practice, Willis completed two of his first three passes before running and sliding down around the 10.

23. Doctor critical of lax COVID rules wins Democratic gubernatorial primary -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Jason Martin, a Nashville doctor critical of Republican Gov. Bill Lee's hands-off approach to the COVID-19 pandemic, won the Democratic nomination for governor Friday and will face Lee in November.

24. MTSU retiring Byard's number -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Two-time All-Pro safety Kevin Byard notched the first interception off Ryan Tannehill in the Tennessee Titans'training camp Thursday, joking he had to end the streak with everyone writing about the quarterback off to a turnover-free start.

25. AP News Guide: A look at Tennessee's primary elections -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee's primary elections were held Thursday to determine party nominees for governor, Congress and state legislative seats.

A handful of ballot initiatives and district attorney races were also on the ballot in some counties, as well as Supreme Court retention for all of the justices.

26. Far-right mayor wins GOP primary for Nashville US House seat -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Andy Ogles, a far-right county mayor, won Tennessee's crowded Republican primary on Thursday in a reconfigured congressional district in left-leaning Nashville that the party is hoping to flip in November. In a warning ahead of the general election, he said, "Liberals, we're coming for you."

27. Transgender child sues over Tennessee school bathroom law -

NASHVILLE (AP) — A transgender child and her parents sued the Tennessee Department of Education on Thursday over a law that prohibits transgender students and staff from using school bathrooms or locker rooms that match their gender identities.

28. Titans place reserve center Munyer on IR, sign 2 players -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Titans placed center Daniel Munyer on injured reserve and signed offensive lineman Willie Wright and defensive back Terrell Bonds on Wednesday.

29. GOP eyes Nashville seat for flip; Dems vie to face governor -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee Republicans on Thursday will settle a nine-way primary in a reconfigured congressional district in Nashville they are hoping to flip, while Democrats will choose their nominee for governor in what could be a history-making bid to topple the GOP incumbent.

30. Live on the Green announces lineup -

The lineup for Live on the Green features both local favorites and noisemaking newcomers as the Labor Day weekend music festival returns to Nashville’s Public Square Park after a two-year pandemic-related hiatus.

31. Nichols joins Meharry as senior vice president -

Michelle Nichols, M.D., M.S., MBA, FAAFP, has been named as senior vice president of clinical affairs Meharry Medical College. Nichols will lead Meharry’s clinical enterprise, collaborating with the college’s clinicians and overseeing its graduate medical education programs. She will spearhead efforts to advance health equity and reduce disparities among those in underserved communities.

32. Forest or Forrest? Little city tackles a thorny issue -

The city of Forest Hills here in Davidson County wants to rename some of its streets that have Civil War associations, to which my first thought was: Forest Hills is a city?

Second thought, more on point: This could be interesting.

33. No sleep till Glendale -

Last season, the Tennessee Titans won the AFC South and entered the playoffs as the AFC’s top seed. It wasn’t good enough, as they lost to the upstart Cincinnati Bengals in the divisional round.

34. Titans' Robert Woods, Caleb Farley push through ACL recovery -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Titans wide receiver Robert Woods and cornerback Caleb Farley worked together on their own individual drill Monday during a special teams period at training camp.

35. States hope for revenue boost with Mega Millions craze -

A bump in college scholarships for New Mexico students. A new bike trail nestled in the western slope of Colorado. More homeless shelters in Arizona.

When lottery sales soar, players holding the golden ticket aren't the only ones who win. Across the U.S., state lottery systems use that money to boost education, tourism, transportation and much more. Now that the giant Mega Millions lottery jackpot has ballooned to more than $1 billion, state officials are hoping increased national interest will result in more funding for their own causes.

36. Newgarden qualifies 5th at Indy after given all-clear -

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Josef Newgarden will start fifth in Saturday's IndyCar race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway after series officials cleared the injured two-time series champ to qualify.

The 31-year-old from Tennessee advanced to the final group of six qualifiers less than two hours after doctors examined him again. Newgarden responded by easily advancing through the first two rounds and then completed the track's 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course in 1 minute, 10.6968 seconds.

37. Titans QB Ryan Tannehill using playoff loss as fuel for 2022 -

NASHVILLE (AP) — No quarterback has won more games over his first three seasons with the Tennessee franchise than Ryan Tannehill, who has posted a 30-13 record for the Titans.

The problem? He is 2-3 in the postseason.

38. Titans' top pick Burks says he has asthma under control -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Treylon Burks stretched out for a fade from Ryan Tannehill and kept both hands on the ball as he went to the ground for a deep reception. Later, he reached for a catch with defenders around him.

39. Chemical company to add 200 jobs at Tennessee site -

CHARLESTON (AP) — A German chemical company plans to add 200 jobs through an expansion at its Tennessee campus.

The state Department of Economic and Community Development says Wacker has begun a feasibility study to add new silicone production facilities in Charleston. A $200 million investment there would be phased over several years. The company currently employs 700 people at the site.

40. Titans report for camp healthy, playoff loss left in past -

NASHVILLE (AP) — All that matters to the Tennessee Titans is having a healthy Derrick Henry, a driven Ryan Tannehill and one of the NFL's best defenses back essentially intact to chase a third straight AFC South title.

41. Highland Ventures to make Williamson home -

Highland Ventures Ltd. will invest $8.2 million to relocate its headquarters operations from Glenview, Illinois, to Brentwood, company officials say, creating 80 jobs during the next five years.

Located at 209 Powell Place, Highland Ventures’ new Tennessee headquarters will serve as the hub for the company’s brands: Family Veterinary Group, Stay Fit 24, Highland Pure Water & Ice and Legacy Commercial Property.

42. Training camp at a glance -

The 2022 Tennessee Titans opened camp Saturday with rookies reporting first, veterans coming in Tuesday and the first full team practice Wednesday.

The team puts on pads Friday for a practice session open to fans, and will only open camp practice once more to fans Aug. 5, due to ongoing construction at Saint Thomas Sports Park.

43. Titans start camp with concerns on offense -

Training camp has opened for the Tennessee Titans for 2022, and this year’s version of the team has seemingly flipped the script regarding issues facing the squad.

A year ago, the Titans entered training camp with an offense that featured Ryan Tannehill coming off a second consecutive outstanding season and quarterbacking an offense that featured 2,000-yard rusher Derrick Henry, 1,000-yard receiver A.J. Brown and the just-added future Hall of Fame receiver Julio Jones.

44. Dad means well, but he’s no expert on real estate -

As another recession looms, those in the mortgage lending community are absorbing the data and working with buyers and investors as they plot their financial courses.

Mary Littleton, a senior mortgage broker with Accurate Mortgage, notes “Bond pricing is worse this week as the 10-year Treasury yield opened at 3.028 last week and moved to 2.842 Monday morning.” She adds: “Treasury yield spread continues to show inversion, a typical sign of impending recession.”

45. Politicians are telling us how smart they aren’t -

One way to think of an election ballot, like the ones for next week’s Republican and Democratic primaries in Tennessee, is as a multiple-choice IQ test.

Some people would argue that anyone who asks for a Republican ballot has already failed that test. I have a friend who might agree. After a recent column in which I gave the Republican legislature some measure of credit for reasonable social studies curricula in Tennessee schools, he had this response:

46. Energy Dept. backs $2.5B loan to GM venture for EV batteries -

WASHINGTON (AP) — A joint venture between General Motors and South Korean battery company LG Energy Solution is set to receive a $2.5 billion loan from the Energy Department to build battery cell factories for electric vehicles in three states.

47. Volkswagen starts US electric vehicle assembly in Chattanooga -

CHATTANOOGA (AP) — Volkswagen began production of its first electric vehicle assembled in the United States at a Tennessee plant Tuesday.

In a news release, the German automaker said it plans to ramp up production in Chattanooga of the ID.4 electric compact SUV to 7,000 cars per month in the fourth quarter of this year, with a goal of increasing that rate next year.

48. Bristol Casino debut rakes in millions from slots, tables -

Bettors at Virginia's first full-fledged casino preferred slots to table games in its first week of operation, and were also slightly more likely to win their money back at the one-armed bandits as well.

49. Tennessee drops Medicaid drug change over federal concerns -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee is abandoning plans for a major change to its Medicaid program's pharmacy benefits after federal health officials raised concerns.

TennCare, Tennessee's Medicaid program, said it will abandon a proposal to impose limits on some prescription drugs following pressure from the federal government. The state last year received approval from former President Donald Trump's administration for a TennCare overhaul that included the change. Officials argued the overhaul could produce flexibility and savings that would then fuel additional health coverage offerings, including prescription drug limits aimed at rising costs.

50. Media predict Alabama will beat Georgia in SEC championship -

ATLANTA (AP) — Two-time defending champion Alabama was predicted to win a third consecutive Southeastern Conference title in voting by media attending this week's SEC Media Days.

Alabama beat Georgia in last year's SEC championship game in Atlanta before losing to the Bulldogs in the national title game. Media picked a repeat matchup by selecting Alabama to win the SEC West and Georgia to win the SEC East in voting released Friday.

51. Man who hid guns in unfinished jail convicted of vandalism -

NASHVILLE (AP) — A Tennessee jury found a prominent prison reform advocate guilty of vandalism Thursday after he disguised himself as a construction worker to hide guns, handcuff keys and hacksaw blades inside the walls of a Nashville jail under construction.

52. Amy Grant, U2, George Clooney among Kennedy Center honorees -

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's going to be a "Beautiful Day" for the band U2 and four other artists when they receive this year's Kennedy Center Honors in December.

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced Thursday that the Irish rock band along with actor George Clooney, singers Gladys Knight and Amy Grant and composer Tania León are being honored this year.

53. DHS adds new actions to support child care -

The Tennessee Department of Human Services announced new actions to support child care providers and parents. TDHS increased child care payment assistance reimbursement rates July 1 by 20% across all categories of care in the Child Care Certificate Program.

54. Chalos named president of Tennessee Trial Lawyers -

The Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association recently elected Mark Chalos, managing partner of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein’s Nashville office, as president for the 2022-23 term.

Chalos replaces Tony Seaton of Johnson City who served as president from 2021-22. Seaton now assumes the role of immediate past president, and Carey Acerra of Memphis advances to the office of president-elect.

55. Whiskey bent and trail bound -

The foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains have long played host to distilleries, though their grand openings weren’t always accompanied by a news release.

These days, instead of being underground operators living in fear of the “Revenuers” breaking up their equipment, Tennessee’s distillers have become a cohesive group of entrepreneurs working to drive economic development and tourism across the state.

56. Sankey sees changes in stronger SEC with expansion, playoff -

ATLANTA (AP) — Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey proclaimed Monday the league "is stronger now than at any other time in our history."

But the conference can't rest on its success, which includes the last three national championships in football, Sankey said in his address that opened SEC Media Days. He spoke of the changes to come with conference realignments, leaving open the possibility of further expansion after Texas and Oklahoma join the SEC in 2025 to make it a 16-team conference, as well as what might be next for the College Football Playoff.

57. A look at Tennessee's primary elections -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Voters can begin casting ballots Friday in Tennessee's Aug. 4 primary election as candidates compete to win their party's nomination for governor, Congress and state legislative seats.

58. EXPLAINER: How gestational age plays a role in abortion laws -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The abortion bans taking effect after the nation's highest court overturned Roe v. Wade vary greatly in how they define when a pregnancy can be ended.

Some laws prohibit abortion at the point of the "first detectable heartbeat" while others restrict abortion at 15, 22 or 24 weeks of pregnancy. This means determining how far along someone is in pregnancy — gestational age — has become more important, because there is a smaller window of time to secure the procedure in about half of the states in the U.S.

59. UT sets lofty goals for individual sports, program as whole -

Athletic director Danny White hasn’t been shy about his desire for the University of Tennessee to be a juggernaut in all sports. White wants Tennessee to have the best teams, best facilities, most titles, most money and biggest crowds. He now has a blueprint for how UT will try to make that possible and is sharing it with everyone.

60. Gov. Lee: School voucher program to start immediately -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced Wednesday that his administration will immediately begin rolling out his long-blocked school voucher program after a judge lifted an injunction that had prevented it from being implemented.

61. Tennessee Supreme Court accepting AG applications -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Supreme Court says it will soon begin accepting applications for the state's open attorney general position.

Earlier this year, current Attorney General Herbert Slatery announced he would not seek another eight-year term as the state's top legal counsel. He was the first Republican to hold the office since Reconstruction.

62. After 1st term, Gov. Lee unopposed in GOP primary election -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Nearly four years ago, Bill Lee startled political insiders when the first-time political candidate survived a bruising and crowded $45 million GOP primary for Tennessee governor. He cruised to win the top elected state seat a few months later.

63. Statewide early voting begins Friday -

Tennessee’s early voting period for the Aug. 4 primaries and general election is scheduled for July 15-30, daily except Sundays.

On the August ballot, Tennessee voters will see primary races for governor, U.S. House, state Senate, state House and the state Executive Committee members for each political party, as well as retention or general elections for judicial offices and other state and local positions.

64. Signing Forsberg sets Preds on course to catch Avs -

Christmas in July? You betcha. It is for Nashville Predators star forward Filip Forsberg, who has a new contract worth $68 million, as well as for the Stanley Cup-starved Smashville fan base, which gets to keep him in Nashville with the eight-year deal.

65. Do you really need Yoshi? -

With gas prices hovering between $4 and $5 a gallon, anything to ease pump pain is welcome. How about a fast-growing, Nashville-based company that will search for the lowest price within 2 miles, deliver it to you at that price and maybe wash the car and change out the wiper blades while they’re at it?

66. TVA seeks proposals for big carbon-free push -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The nation's largest public utility is seeking proposals for what would be one of the biggest recent swings at adding carbon-free electricity in the U.S., laying out a mix-and-match of possibilities Tuesday that range from solar to nuclear.

67. 3 probable cases of monkeypox reported in Tennessee -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Three probable cases of monkeypox have been announced in Tennessee.

The first case was reported last week in a Nashville resident and two more cases in Davidson County have been identified since then, the Metro Nashville Public Health Department told news outlets. None of the patients are close contacts, health officials said.

68. Tennessee man sentenced in 2019 deaths of 2 outside bar -

NASHVILLE (AP) — A Tennessee man who was convicted in two stabbing deaths outside a bar in 2019 has been sentenced to life in prison.

Davidson County Criminal Court Judge Angelita Dalton sentenced Michael Mosley on Wednesday to two consecutive life sentences as well as a 40-year sentence for attempted murder and a year for assault, news outlets reported.

69. YWCA opens calls for Women of Achievement -

YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee is calling for nominations for the 31st annual Academy for Women of Achievement, presented by Amazon. The AWA award recognizes Middle Tennessee women who have made extraordinary accomplishments through career success, community service and leadership.

70. Genesco taps Sandfort as independent director -

The independent directors of the Genesco board have unanimously selected Gregory A. Sandfort as the company’s lead independent director. Sandfort succeeds Matthew C. Diamond, who has served in that role for the past four years.

71. Is Tennessee ready for 988? -

Tennesseans have a new resource for emergency mental health crises beginning July 16. Like 911, 988 is a new three-digit crisis number that connects to the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

72. 101st marking first deployment to Europe in almost 80 years -

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — Soldiers at Fort Campbell are having a ceremony Tuesday to mark deployment to Europe, the first time 101st Airborne has deployed to Europe in nearly 80 years.

The 101st Airborne and the 101st Airborne Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion will case their colors in the ceremony. Casing of the colors is an Army tradition that represents movement to a new location.

73. Tax breaks, trans athletes, more: Tennessee laws kicking in -

NASHVILLE (AP) — As Tennesseans prepare to enjoy fireworks and cookouts over the long weekend, a long slate of new state laws affecting transgender athletes, which books can be in school libraries, homeless camps, and harsh criminal sentences will go into effect Friday.

74. TN reaction to abortion ruling varied, intense -

Reaction to the Supreme Court’s 6-3 vote overturning Roe v. Wade last week ranged from rage to celebration, with abortion rights advocates decrying the decision while anti-abortion forces moving to restrict access as quickly as possible.

75. July 4 celebrations across Middle Tennessee -

A sampling of Independence Day events around Middle Tennessee, each featuring fireworks and other fun for families.

Brentwood

Where: Eddy Arnold Amphitheater in Crockett Park, 1500 Volunteer Parkway, Brentwood, 37027

76. So, you think you’re an expert on all things related to July 4? -

Happy (almost) Fourth of July! In honor of the 246th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, here’s a quiz about it and other historical bits from the early days of the country.

No cheating!

77. Bin there, done with recycling confusion -

On any given day, a small but fiercely dedicated army arrives to do battle. They come in SUVs, small sedans and pickup trucks. Their battle attire is tank tops, Bermuda shorts and flip-flops.

Their common enemy? Waste. Their ammunition is cardboard, aluminum cans and plastic bottles they faithfully march to recycling centers.

78. Court lets Tennessee 6-week abortion ban take effect -

NASHVILLE (AP) — A federal court on Tuesday allowed Tennessee's ban on abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy to take effect, citing the Supreme Court's decision last week to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion rights case.

79. Bonnaroo, a leader in green fests, faces climate change risk -

MANCHESTER (AP) — Since its debut on a rural Tennessee farm two decades ago, the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival strived to be one of the country's greenest music festivals, investing in recycling, composting, solar energy and other improvements.

80. Instagram, Facebook remove posts offering abortion pills -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook and Instagram have begun promptly removing posts that offer abortion pills to women who may not be able to access them following a Supreme Court decision that stripped away constitutional protections for the procedure.

81. More than 1 million voters switch to GOP in warning for Dems -

WASHINGTON (AP) — A political shift is beginning to take hold across the U.S. as tens of thousands of suburban swing voters who helped fuel the Democratic Party's gains in recent years are becoming Republicans.

82. Manufacturers struggle to keep pace with vinyl record demand -

The arrival of the compact disc nearly killed off record albums, with vinyl pressing machines sold, scrapped and dismantled by major record labels.

Four decades later, with resuscitated record album sales producing double-digit annual growth, manufacturers are rapidly rebuilding an industry to keep pace with sales that reached $1 billion last year.

83. How Tennessee, other U.S. states have banned, limited, protected abortion -

The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. Friday's ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states. In anticipation of the decision, several states led by Democrats have taken steps to protect abortion access. The decision also sets up the potential for legal fights between the states over whether providers and those who help women obtain abortions can be sued or prosecuted.

84. Legal battles likely as divided states grapple with abortion -

The Supreme Court's decision Friday to overturn the constitutional right to abortion has only further fractured an already deep division between the states, where contentious legal battles are almost certain to erupt as legislatures and attorneys general grapple with the new landscape of abortion access.

85. Amazon providing $23M for affordable housing in Seattle -

SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon said Thursday it is providing $23 million to help minority-led organizations build or preserve more than 500 new affordable housing units in Seattle — the latest spending by a tech company to ease a severe housing crunch the industry has helped create.

86. Developer holds open houses on proposed Tennessee gas line -

HARTSVILLE (AP) — Energy developer Enbridge is hosting a series of open houses this month to discuss its plan to build a 125-mile methane gas pipeline in Tennessee between Trousdale and Roane counties.

87. Questions answered, unanswered as Titans wrap offseason -

The offseason work is in the books for the Tennessee Titans.

Installations have been made for both the offensive and defensive systems. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill has been working to develop chemistry with his new receivers, and rookies and other newcomers are working to get more comfortable, so they can be ready to go once training camp opens July 26.

88. Snitker named Waller chief diversity officer -

Ron Snitker has been named the first chief diversity officer at the Nashville-based Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis.

Snitker will be responsible for overseeing and executing the firm’s diversity, equity and inclusion strategy in concert with Waller’s Diversity Committee. This includes internal and external initiatives such as collaborating on recruiting, retention, firm culture, programming, leadership development and community engagement.

89. Angry Fans might pass on ’22 Ally 400 -

A year ago, when NASCAR returned top-tier Cup Series racing to the Nashville area for the first time since 1984 with the Ally 400 at Nashville Superspeedway, the race-day experience looked like an easy victory for the track and fans.

90. Nuclear industry hopes to expand output with new reactors -

The U.S. nuclear industry is generating less electricity as reactors retire, but now plant operators are hoping to nearly double their output over the next three decades, according to the industry's trade association.

91. Justice Bus to bring legal aid to Tennessee residents -

NASHVILLE (AP) — A Tennessee court initiative to help residents in need of legal aid has found a new way to reach out. On Monday, officials launched the Tennessee Justice Bus — a mobile legal clinic that will travel the state providing free pop-up legal services.

92. Wallowing in Watergate 50 years later: A political quiz -

WASHINGTON (AP) — For half a century, every major Washington scandal started with some form of this question: Is this another Watergate?

Watergate spawned an all-purpose suffix. If "gate" were appended to misdeeds it was controversy of first rank.

93. Watergate 50th meets Jan. 6. Common thread: Thirst for power -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The wreckage of Watergate and Jan. 6 are a half-century apart yet rooted in the same ancient thirst for power at any cost.

Two presidents, wily and profane, tried an end run around democracy.

94. FIFA picks 2026 World Cup cities, predicts US `No 1 sport' -

NEW YORK (AP) — The 16 cities of the first World Cup spread across three nations have been revealed — with Nashville left out — and FIFA President Gianni Infantino made a bold statement summing up the goal of the 2026 tournament, to be played largely in the United States.

95. Jeffery Simmons dodges contract talk at Titans' minicamp -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Jeffery Simmons showed off some of the slippery moves he uses to dodge offensive linemen when chasing opposing quarterbacks.

96. Despite push, states slow to make Juneteenth a paid holiday -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Recognition of Juneteenth, the effective end of slavery in the U.S., gained traction after the police killing of George Floyd in 2020. But after an initial burst of action, the movement to have it recognized as an official holiday in the states has largely stalled.

97. Henry insists foot is healthy, open to extension from Titans -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee running back Derrick Henry has let his hair down this offseason, prompting lots of questions about the new 'do.

98. Editor sues Tennessee courts director over meeting access -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The editor of a national news website on Monday sued Tennessee's state court administrator over her February decision to close Judicial Conference meetings to the public.

In a complaint filed in federal court in Nashville, The Center Square Executive Editor Dan McCaleb asks the judge for an order declaring a Tennessee Judicial Conference meeting that begins on Wednesday to be open to the public. An emergency hearing was scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.

99. VU Children’s Hospital No. 1 in state, Southeast -

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has once again been named the No. 1 children’s hospital in Tennessee and continues to be recognized among the top pediatric hospitals in the nation, the latest U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospital rankings finds.

100. Legal Aid Society picks Nashville managing attorney -

Legal Aid Society, Tennessee’s largest legal nonprofit, has hired Jordan Stringer as managing attorney and director of its Volunteer Lawyers Program.

As managing attorney, Stringer will supervise staff members, oversee administrative functions for the Nashville office, work closely with other management team members to coordinate client services and assist in oversight and quality assurance systems. Stringer will also serve as director of the Volunteer Lawyers Program, developing strategic initiatives and managing staff to support pro bono lawyers helping clients across 48 counties in Middle Tennessee.