Technology leaders in Nashville have long bemoaned the fact that there’s no direct flight near Silicon Valley. Part of the reason it’s finally happening is because businesses like healthcare tech company Emdeon have promised to frequent the route.
Articles by: Emily Siner
Nashville’s Chamber of Commerce business leaders have a message to the Metro school board: It needs to present a more unified front, especially on the issue of charter schools. The critique was part of its annual review of the school system.
Nashville police are defending the officers involved in the shooting death of a black teenager Sunday night. In a highly unusual move, they’ve also released an interview with one of the officers before the investigation is complete.
Nearly 2,900 residents living in ZIP code 37013 signed up for healthcare under the Affordable Care Act as of April. That’s more than double the signups of any other ZIP code in the state, except the neighboring 37211.
A new $35 million building, across the street from Nissan’s factory in Smyrna, will serve as both an extension of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Murfreesboro, as well as a training center for Nissan.
Higher education officials say tuition covers a little more half of the total price tag of community college. The school still has to dish out about $3,000 per student.
What are the odds that Nashville will get a nonstop flight route to Japan? “Ten years ago, you’d be better off getting a lottery ticket,” according to one analyst, who is now a bit more optimistic.
The governor said Friday morning he’s been talking with the White House about funding an alternative expansion plan for Medicaid, the health insurance program for low-income residents.
Meetings at Nashville’s Madison and Neely’s Bend middle schools — over which of the two low-performing schools will be taken over by the state — turned contentious last night. The nearly two-hour discussions attracted parents, teachers, school officials and a handful of students.
The housing market in East Nashville is booming — thats’s nothing new. But one Goodlettsville resident was surprised to find out that her older fixer-upper in was in demand as well. Nearly 2,500 homes were sold in the Nashville area last month.
Tennesseans’ opinion on national education standards depends partly on the wording, according to results from a new Vanderbilt University poll. Meanwhile, they favor certain restrictions on abortion — including a two-day waiting period — but not eliminating abortion access altogether.
Tennessee may once again be home to the world’s fastest supercomputer — and that’s not an easy title to keep. It announced last month it’s building a machine capable of running several times faster than the current leader in China. An ORNL director explains how powerful that is.
Thomm Jutz has put out a three-part album about one of America’s thorniest periods — the Civil War. Volume 3 of the 1861 Project features singers including Kim Richey and Bobby Bare.
Google has taken another step toward bringing high-speed fiber-optic internet to Nashville. But Fiber fans shouldn’t get too excited by the news: It’s still not a binding commitment.
If every student who applied for Tennessee’s free community college program actually went to community college, some schools, including Volunteer State Community College, would nearly double their full-time enrollment. But it’s holding judgment about enrollment increases until the next step of the application process.
The VA and the regional healthcare system has spent more than $17 million since May to send patients to private care, but the number of appointments with wait times of 30 days or longer still hasn’t decreased. In fact, it’s gone up a little.
Six months ago, the Nashville mayor’s office launched a project to get more government data online — things like public wi-fi locations or where the city fire stations are. But it’s still figuring out how to scale up that initiative.
The change isn’t expected to affect employees, patients or students, but it will have a smaller board overseeing the hospitals to make business decisions “in a really dynamic healthcare environment.”
Tennessee native Barry “Butch” Wilmore has been aboard the International Space Station for about two months. But fortunately for us all, that doesn’t mean he’s taken time off from the mundane tasks of the world, like posting pictures to the ISS Instagram account.
Nashville’s Music City Center has had 750,000 visitors since it opened about a year and a half ago — and a lot of them have probably gotten lost. WPLN’s Emily Siner tried out the convention center’s new smartphone app intended to help people find their way.