Gov. Bill Haslam had cited an earlier report from the group to bolster his call for mandatory jail time for a second offense of domestic assault. At the time, the state ranked fifth nationally.
Noting that Tennessee has been in the top 10 with one exception in the last decade, Kristen Rand of the center said being consistently high on the list means officials need to identify what can be effective prevention strategies.
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The Washington State Patrol says the Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River at Mount Vernon has collapsed, dumping vehicles and people into the water.More >>
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