The mayor’s race in Nashville has finally reached the televised debate phase. The seven leading candidates have appeared side-by-side for months at forums around town. But Thursday night is the first on live TV.
If the mayor’s proposed budget passes this year, Nashville will be dedicating $25 million to sidewalks — which is more funding than any other year in the past decade and a half. But some residents say it’s still just a baby step toward making the city pedestrian-friendly.
A syndicated radio show based in Nashville has agreed to pay a $1 million fine. The station aired an unauthorized Emergency Alert System test. The fine is part of a crackdown by the Federal Communications Commission.