NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee law changed to make it easier for people who use service dogs to travel around. But in spite of the new law put in place last year, many blind and other disabled Tennesseans find themselves being illegally questioned or forced to leave whenever they try to shop, go to restaurants or patronize businesses.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The state House is scheduled to take up legislation tonight that would protect schools from lawsuits for allowing traditional winter celebrations, or religious displays.
The legislation says schools can display scenes or symbols associated with such celebrations on school property, if the display includes more than one religion, or one religion and at least one secular scene or symbol. Messages that encourage adherence to a particular religious belief are prohibited.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee State Parks is offering free guided hikes at each of the 54 state parks on March 22. Officials say the 2014 Spring Hikes are designed for all ages and abilities.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The Children's Museum of Memphis is being recognized nationally.
The museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the Washington-based advocacy organization and watchdog group that develops standards for the country's estimated 17,500 museums, science centers, historic sites and aquariums.
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