Tennessee’s efforts to sign people up for insurance on healthcare.gov improved somewhat last month. Still, the state, like most others, remains far behind federal goals set before the botched roll-out.Read more ›
Does it matter that this eye-catching feature of Nashville’s skyline will look a whole lot like another eye-catching feature in another town?
Veterans with “other than honorable” discharges lose benefits like the GI Bill for school or a VA home loan. But they also can’t get VA health care and disability compensation, even for the PTSD that may have caused the bad discharge. Such veterans have a few avenues of appeal, but none are simple.
Before taking their final vote to approve a new baseball stadium, Metro Council members sent a message to Mayor Karl Dean Tuesday: make sure this construction project creates good jobs for people who live in Nashville.
The percentage of Tennesseans working or trying to find a job is the lowest it’s been in more than a generation. At a meeting of the state funding board, economists’ jobs forecasts were hardly rosy.
It’s not clear how Lamar Alexander’s bid for reelection next year will be affected by revelations his chief of staff is under investigation for child pornography. A Vanderbilt poll taken just before the news broke showed Alexander with a statewide approval rating of 49 percent.Read more ›
Tennessee Congressman Diane Black is urging her colleagues to support the two-year budget deal. The Republican from Gallatin served on the bi-partisan committee, which came up with the deal.Read more ›
Tuesday, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools took Fisk off probation. SACS was concerned about the school’s financial situation. University officials had warned in the past the school could close because it didn’t have enough money.Read more ›
Tennessee’s Attorney General says state law prohibits local governments from setting their own rules for buying medicines that can be used to make methamphetamine.Read more ›
The United States Air Force Band surprised visitors of the National Air and Space Museum in Washington with a joyous performance of holiday classics.Read more ›
A charter school operator in Metro is getting $2 million which will help it expand. KIPP Nashville already has a pair of middle schools, and the money will help as as it adds an elementary and a high school over the next few years.Read more ›
After nearly a year of discussion, Tennessee’s governor is finally writing down what he wants a state’s Medicaid expansion to look like. Governor Bill Haslam says he’s sending a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Monday.Read more ›
David Schnaufer moved to Nashville in the 1980′s on a quest to make the mountain dulcimer as common to country music as the fiddle and the pedal steel guitar.Read more ›
Dollar General has opened hundreds of stores across the nation in the past three years, The key has been new software, allowing the company to pinpoint not only which neighborhood is ideal, but which block, and even which side of the street.Read more ›
Nearly half of Tennessee’s schools have full-time guards. The number has grown dramatically in the year since the heartbreaking massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut.Read more ›
Last year, Tullahoma City Schools gave its youngest students a standardized test that districts weren’t required to use. Now, the superintendent says that was a mistake he doesn’t want to make again.Read more ›
While home prices have risen over the last year, the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors says the average price for condominiums has fallen and now hovers around $150,000Read more ›
Dozens of workers at fast-food chains around Nashville are going on strike Thursday. The day marks the latest in a series coordinated national events this year, and the first such strike in Nashville. Workers are calling to be paid $15 hourly.Read more ›
Nashville officials have chosen a development team to replace the old convention hall with a million square foot, mixed-use tower.Read more ›
Starting in January, Amazon will begin charging Tennessee customers sales tax for the first time. And while the online retail giant has been posting huge sales figures in recent quarters, the estimates for what the company will bring Tennessee is a little less eye-popping.Read more ›
Officially, Nashville’s largest ever public building project came in under budget, but only because additional court-ordered costs were handled from a different pot of money.Read more ›
The proposed new ballpark for the Nashville Sounds faces a pivotal vote in the Metro Council Tuesday night. Committee members wrangled Monday over whether the deal should put the baseball team on the hook for more financial risk.Read more ›
A company that makes high-end endurance racecars is suing Franklin-based Nissan. DeltaWing says Nissan stole a design for an experimental car, unveiled last week.Read more ›