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Marine Corps veteran Rebecca Johnston is talking after the meeting with Jan Dew about her specific questions at the meeting. Credit: Emily West.

Low Number of Veterans Turn Out for Nashville Town Hall Meeting

August 29, 2014 at 3:25 pm

Low numbers of veterans asked questions at today’s town hall meeting hosted by the Veterans Affairs Regional Office in downtown Nashville today.

According to the CDC, Tennessee sells the second-most kilograms of prescription painkillers. It ranks 13th in the country for its drug overdose death rate.

Prescription Abuse Unseats Alcohol As Tennessee’s Top Drug Problem

August 29, 2014 at 7:18 am

For the first time in Tennessee, more people are heading to rehab for prescription pain killers than for alcohol abuse.

I Am Jose was the World Grand Champion from 2013. Credit: Tennessee National Walking Horse Celebration

Can Blood Tests And X-Rays Solve The Walking Horse Soring Problem?

August 29, 2014 at 4:09 am

The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration hopes to quiet its critics with a new testing regimen. So far, the debate over soring hasn’t quieted.

Gov. Bill Haslam says he will be sending federal officials the state's plan for expanding Medicaid sometime this fall. Credit: Tennessee Photo Services

Gov. Haslam Says He’s Sending Medicaid Expansion Plan To Obama Officials This Fall

August 28, 2014 at 7:29 pm

This comes a year and a half after Haslam first started talking about the so-called “Tennessee Plan.”

Senators Mike Bell and Dolores Gresham are questioning the materials the College Board is providing teachers.

Two Tennessee Senators Pick A Bone With Advanced Placement History Guidelines

August 28, 2014 at 6:08 pm

The topics in history left out of guidelines for Advanced Placement U.S. History have left two Republican senators questioning teachers should cover in Tennessee classrooms.

Top officials from Beretta and state dignitaries such as Gov. Bill Haslam and Senator Lamar Alexander attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the gun manufacturer. Credit: Emily West.

Beretta Unsure How Many Jobs Will Go To Tennesseans

August 28, 2014 at 3:53 pm

While Beretta is making the move from Maryland to manufacture all its U.S. products in Tennessee, it is bringing quite a few employees along.

Workers assembling an Chevy Equinox at the GM plant in Spring Hill. The company will start building a Cadillac crossover vehicle there. Credit: GM

GM To Invest In Spring Hill, But That Might Not Mean New Jobs

August 27, 2014 at 6:30 pm

General Motors is investing $185 million into Spring’s Hill’s auto plan, bringing production of a Cadillac crossover vehicle from Mexico to Tennessee.

Credit: Stephen Jerkins

Photos: ‘Last Cheer At Greer’ After 36 Seasons

August 27, 2014 at 11:09 am

Fans and players enjoy one of the last games at the old stadium. Here’s a look.

The Ryman Lofts offer 60 affordable housing units on the Rolling Mill Hill complex near the Cumberland River.  Credit: RGAnderson

Tax Bill Puts Two Of Nashville’s Most Notable Subsidized Housing Developments In Jeopardy

August 27, 2014 at 4:00 am

The Davidson County Tax Assessor’s office has sent MDHA an annual tax bill of nearly $400,000 for Ryman Lofts, subsidized artist housing,and Nance Place, a workforce apartment complex.

George Barrett stands with Rita Sanders Geier at a Vanderbilt University event. Credit: Vanderbilt University School of Law.

Attorney Known For Desegregation Of Tennessee Universities Dies

August 27, 2014 at 3:12 am

Nashville civil rights attorney George Barrett has died. He was affectionately known as “Citizen Barrett” as he would take up civil justice causes. In recent years, he unsuccessfully challenged Tennessee’s law requiring voters to show a photo ID at the polls.

Volkswagen's workers voted in February and narrowly rejected representation by the UAW following intense pressure from Republican politicians. Credit: VW

Anti-UAW Workers Rush To Form Volkswagen Union

August 26, 2014 at 5:19 pm

Workers who fought off the United Auto Workers earlier this year are now trying to form an their own union at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant.

Metro Nashville Public Schools rebranded many of its high school reforms in recent years under the "Academies" program. The "Middle Prep" project is a similar effort to help describe some reforms already in place and others that are completely new. Credit: MNPS via Instagram

Nashville Schools Re-brand, Beef Up Middle Grades To Stem Student Loss

August 26, 2014 at 2:23 pm

Don’t call it “middle school” in Nashville any more. The public school system is re-branding grades five through eight as “middle preps” and adding foreign languages and extracurriculars in an effort to compete with private schools and other county systems.

Corker Calls For Action Against ISIS In A Divided Syria

Corker Calls For Action Against ISIS In A Divided Syria

August 25, 2014 at 10:10 pm

ISIS controls parts of Iraq and Syria, and Corker supports beginning military support in Syria. But fighting in Syria is a complicated situation, with three major factions battling for control.

State Sen. Jim Tracy declares victory prematurely. Credit: Dave Smith for WPLN

Tracy Opts To Concede Instead Of Dispute Primary Results

August 25, 2014 at 10:07 am

More than three weeks after voting ended, state Sen. Jim Tracy has conceded in the 4th Congressional District Republican Primary. Rep. Scott DesJarlais came out on top by just 38 votes.

PFC Cecil Harris was 19 when he went missing near the French/German border in World War II. Credit: TNVA

Shelbyville Soldier’s Remains Return 70 Years After He Went Missing

August 25, 2014 at 7:49 am

The remains of Private First Class Cecil Harris were found last year by a French national under a large rock with a crudely engraved “H” on it. U.S. officials excavated the burial site on hilltop near the French/German border and found Harris’ dog tags.

Councilman Walter Hunt, who sponsored the contextual overlay district, which passed last Tuesday. Credit: Bobby Allyn

Tool For Neighborhoods To Pushback On Development Could Pit Neighbors Against Each Other

August 25, 2014 at 5:00 am

The the new law came after thousands wrote city council members complaining about new development.

Tyler Ross helps a customer outside the restaurant Josephine in 12 South. Credit: Leah Johnson

No Parking? Nashville’s Valet Companies Spy Opportunity As Business Booms

August 25, 2014 at 4:54 am

There were a little more than a dozen valet locations in 2011. That number is on track to triple by year’s end.

The Nashville Area exchange traded fund will invest in public companies headquartered in Davidson and adjacent counties. Founders, including Bill Decker of Decker Wealth Management, announced the fund Friday on the east bank of the Cumberland River. Credit: Blake Farmer / WPLN

Nashville’s ‘Wacky’ Investment Fund Hanging In There After Year One

August 25, 2014 at 4:12 am

CNBC called it a “wacky” idea when it launched a year ago – a fund that invests in companies solely because they’re based in a particular city, in this case – Nashville. The Nashville ETF has beat the odds, but maybe not for long.

MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee addresses the crowd during his State of the University address Friday morning during the 2014 Fall Faculty Meeting inside Tucker Theatre. (MTSU photo by J. Intintoli)

MTSU President To Faculty: Start Caring About Grad Rates Or ‘You’re Not Going To Have A Job’

August 24, 2014 at 6:01 am

MTSU president Sidney McPhee’s frank speech at a Friday faculty meeting is still ringing in the ears of professors and campus staff.

Dozens of people asked questions at the Nashville town hall meeting on Ferguson, Mo. Among them was longtime Nashville resident Ed Kindall, who asked about the frequency of diversity training within the police department. Credit: Emily Siner / WPLN

Nashville Town Hall Meeting On Ferguson Discusses Discrimination And How To Ease It

August 22, 2014 at 4:00 am

Several hundred people squeezed into a North Nashville church Thursday night to hear what police had to say about the events in Ferguson, Mo. Some audience members thanked the police for their service, but others talked about perceived racial tension.