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After Same-Sex Ruling, Tennessee Official Asks Congress To 'Protect Religious Freedoms'

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery is warning that the Internal Revenue Service could try to strip the tax-exempt status of religious organizations that oppose same-sex marriage. He and 14 other state attorneys general have sent a letter to Congress, urging members to pass legislation protecting their status in the wake of last month's Supreme Court ruling.
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Nashville Home Prices Hit Another Record

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The median home price in the Nashville area is at its highest level ever.

June was the fourth month in a row that the region hit a record median price — this time, it was $240,000, according to the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors.

Vanessa Chang has watched those prices march higher. She bought her home in Donelson earlier this year.

"I got a really good deal for it, but I know it's going up. My brother is trying to move here too, and he's trying to buy a house, and yes, the price is definitely going up."

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Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery is warning that the Internal Revenue Service could try to strip the tax-exempt status of religious organizations that oppose same-sex marriage.

He and 14 other state attorneys general have sent a letter to Congress, urging members to pass legislation protecting their status in the wake of last month's Supreme Court ruling.

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Several community colleges are holding a volunteer day this Saturday, as part of an effort to help Tennessee Promise students complete eight hours of required community service by the end of the month. The sooner students complete their hours, the sooner colleges say they can estimate how many people to expect in their classrooms next month. 

Nashville immigration diversity
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More than 200 immigrants have registered to vote in Nashville in the past few weeks, according to the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition. The group has also hosted a mayoral forum and surveyed foreign-born Nashvillians about what they want in the next mayor.

Williamson County Schools

The superintendent who has clashed frequently with some school board members in Williamson County could become the next leader of Metro Nashville Public Schools. 

Mike Looney, the chief of Williamson County Schools since 2009, was named Monday as one of the finalists for Nashville's top job. 

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These days in Nashville's most sought-after neighborhoods, nearly every offer is accompanied by a personal letter from a potential buyer about why the homeowner should choose to sell. 

Realtor Zelda Sheldon has left a thousand letters on East Nashville doorsteps describing her client, house-hunter Nathan — a young doctor wanting to adopt a rescue dog. He’s a qualified buyer ready to close in 28 days.

Bobby Allyn / WPLN

In the courtroom of Davidson County chancellor Claudia Bonnyman, attorneys for death row inmates and representing the state plan to present doctors and pharmacists who share their views on the effectiveness of a drug called pentobarbital.

Nashville pollworker election voting
Tony Gonzalez / WPLN

Finding people to work at polling places on Election Day isn't easy. But Davidson County has seen a huge surge in interest, in part, by changing how they talk about the job.

Metro Works

A white Metro Works van is traveling 1,445 miles in Davidson County in the next few weeks looking for "pavement distress." The "road profiler," decked out with lights, metal tubes and a sign saying "Danger: Lasers," will gather images of potholes and cracks. Public Works spokesperson Jenna Smith says it's collecting data for future road maintenance.

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A group of Williamson County parents says state campaign finance officials are trying to squelch their free speech rights.

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