Local school safety a priority in wake of Connecticut shooting-Nooga

Tennessee’s electoral votes cast for Mitt Romney-Nooga

George Jackson drops out of City Council District 2 race-Nooga

Gov. Bill Haslam: Mental health services key in preventing future mass slayings-News Sentinel

Haslam: Tennessee will be part of national gun debate-AP

Haslam saddened by Newtown massacre, doesn’t see “big need to change” gun laws-Nashville City Paper

Tennessee lawmakers mum on gun control after Sandy Hook massacre-Times Free Press

Silent since shootings, NRA could face challenge to political power-NY Times

Barack Obama to seek stricter gun laws-Wall Street Journal

After tragedy, partisanship may cool a bit-NY Times

Clues hint at school shooter’s state of mind-Wall Street Journal

Chattanooga Village plan for Hixson questioned-Times Free Press

Meningitis death toll in Tennessee rises to 14-WKRN

Haslam announces re-election campaign-WBIR

Sen. Bob Corker predicts no fiscal cliff compromise by end of the year-News Sentinel

Obama, Speaker John Boehner move closer to cliff deal-Washington Post

With new offers, fiscal cliff talks narrow-Wall Street Journal

Boehner’s Tuesday task: Selling GOP on tax hike-Politico

Daniel K. Inouye, U.S. senator, dies at 88-Washington Post

Tim Scott tapped to succeed Jim DeMint in Senate-Wall Street Journal