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In Final Pitch To Black Voters, Fox And Barry Focus On Economic Opportunity

Megan Barry and David Fox squared off for a final time Thursday night, in a debate at Mt. Zion Baptist Church that centered on economic issues. The forum gave them a chance to make their closing pitches to Nashville's African-American voters, most of whom voted for other candidates in August's general election.
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North Nashville’s African-American community has the highest concentration of undecided voters in the city’s waning mayoral race, according to some of the only independent polling done in the race. And that’s where both candidates are focusing their offense and defense.

Erika Chambers / Nashville Public Library Foundation

One of outgoing Mayor Karl Dean's pet projects has been rethinking what a school library should be, and the latest overhaul has happened at Nashville's McGavock High School. This week, the library debuted a cyber café, a "maker space" for science and art projects and a sound and video production studio.

Nashville election
Emil Moffatt / WPLN

It’s unusual that all five at-large Metro Council members will change at one time — there aren't even any incumbents. Once elected, those council members are supposed to take on countywide policy questions, so many of the 10 candidates running for the five openings have promised to take on some of Nashville’s toughest challenges.

InterNASHional Food Crawl
Tony Gonzalez / WPLN

The ethnic cuisine along South Nashville’s Nolensville Pike can make visitors feel like they’ve gone around the world — while traveling just 4 miles down this one city road.

Nashville mayor race
Tony Gonzalez / WPLN

No matter who gets elected — Megan Barry or David Fox — the next mayor of Nashville will be in charge when the city completes a new affordable housing policy. The most controversial part — which the candidates don’t agree on — is known as “inclusionary zoning.”

Rotary Club Nashville
Tony Gonzalez / WPLN

Nashville’s traffic problems are a leading issue in the mayor’s race. While Megan Barry and David Fox have been reluctant to talk about specific solutions, they’ve outlined contrasting views on transit funding, especially how to pursue local, state and federal funding sources.

Fox Campaign

The Tennessee Democratic Party has stepped up its role in Nashville’s mayoral race, which it had been hesitant to do given the non-partisan nature of the office. But now that the contest has turned into what looks more like a partisan race, the state party is running radio ads and mailers in opposition to candidate David Fox.

Chas Sisk / WPLN

Megan Barry and David Fox squared off for a final time Thursday night, in a debate at Mt. Zion Baptist Church that centered on economic issues. The forum gave them a chance to make their closing pitches to Nashville's African-American voters, most of whom voted for other candidates in August's general election.

Emil Moffatt/WPLN

The Nashville Sounds inaugural season at First Tennessee Park comes to an end tonight. The team is not in playoff contention but did see the biggest jump in attendance among Triple-A teams this year.  And it's still drawing first-time fans, like Scott West who was at Monday’s game.

Barnes Housing Trust Fund
Tony Gonzalez / WPLN

Both Megan Barry and David Fox say they would likely invest more city money into affordable housing — but the mayoral candidates have not committed to the dollar amount suggested in a city study. 

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The runoff election is September 10. We've been following Megan Barry and David Fox since January.

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