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Taking On Water: The Story Of Dairy King And The 2010 Nashville Flood

Editor's Note: This is only one of many stories of the disastrous flood that hit Nashville five years ago this week. But when we hear what happened to Jeff Jones, his family and the staff of his Woodbine restaurant, a more universal experience of the flood resonates.
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Tennesseans will soon be able to get alcohol with their takeout.

Gov. Bill Haslam has signed a measure, House Bill 1011, that will let delivery services bring along up to a gallon of alcohol per customer. Deliverers must first get a state license, and they'll have to ask for ID.

They're allowed to start providing the service July 1.

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Gun owners in Tennessee can now apply to carry for life.

Gov. Bill Haslam has signed House Bill 745, which lets Tennesseans request permits that never expire. They'll cost $500.

Law enforcement will still run criminal background checks on lifetime permit holders once every five years. Those who have lost their right to carry will have up to 30 days to turn over their permits or face suspension of their drivers' licenses.

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Editor's Note: This is only one of many stories of the disastrous flood that hit Nashville five years ago this week. But when we hear what happened to Jeff Jones, his family and the staff of his Woodbine restaurant, a more universal experience of the flood resonates.

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"Ban The Box" — a national campaign to convince employers to drop questions about applicants' criminal history — has launched a petition to strike the requirement from Metro Nashville job forms.

Organizers say they need 7,000 signatures to get the matter on Metro's August ballot. If they succeed, they say countless former inmates could find it easier to resettle into society, giving them more stability and reducing the chances that they'll offend again.

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In Mayor Karl Dean’s final State of Metro address, he said "I don't apologize" for focusing on downtown redevelopment. The mayor framed his signature project—and the most expensive in city history—as an economic stimulus.

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Some residents in predominantly black North Nashville are pushing back on plans to relocate the city’s police headquarters. Dozens rallied on the Jefferson Street site Wednesday night.

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This is the third of seven profiles of the candidates running for Nashville mayor. For more on the mayor's race, click here.

At 36, Jeremy Kane is the youngest of the candidates running for Nashville mayor, but his bio already reads like a highlight reel.

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The deadly earthquake in Nepal is halfway around the world, but for Nashville’s small Nepalese community, the tragedy hits close to home. Immigrants here are trying to raise aid money to help more than 9,000 injured victims, as the death count rises to nearly 5,000 as of Tuesday night.

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An attorney representing the state of Tennessee argued against same-sex marriage yesterday in front the U.S. Supreme Court. The case called Obergefell v. Hodges deals with lawsuits from four states — Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee — and we'll take you through Tennessee’s role in this case.

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U.S. Sen. Bob Corker says he's reached an important milestone for his proposal to handle Iran and its nuclear program: Enough senators have signed on that not even President Barack Obama can block it.

The Tennessee Republican has not opposed Obama's efforts to strike a deal with Iran. But as the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, he has pushed for Congress to have a role in negotiations.

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