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LetsMoveNashville.com

Your Nashville transit referendum questions have poured in to WPLN this month, and on the eve of early voting beginning Wednesday, here are answers to another batch.

University of Tennessee

If Gov. Bill Haslam gets his way, three former athletes will soon be part of the University of Tennessee's new 12-person board.

Acting just days after state legislators approved the governor's proposal to reorganize UT's Board of Trustees, Haslam released his slate of nominees Monday. 

Julieta M Martinelli / WPLN

Immigration advocates are calling last week’s operation at an East Tennessee meatpacking plant the largest workplace raid since President Trump took office. Ninety-seven workers allegedly without legal status were arrested, and more than half have already been transferred to detention centers out of state.

Chas Sisk / WPLN

Over the past week, there's been a flurry of bills passing or failing or simply being shelved for review by the Tennessee General Assembly. Lawmakers are rushing toward the end of the legislative session as most are preparing for campaign season.

It can be confusing to keep up with the fate of the would-be laws that have been making headlines this year.

Nashville Public Radio's Jason Moon Wilkins and statehouse reporter Chas Sisk sort it out in this week's edition of The Tri-Star State.

Capt. Jarrod Morris / Courtesy DVIDS

Updated Sunday at 7 p.m.

The Pentagon has now identified two soldiers killed in a helicopter crash at Fort Campbell late Friday night.

Ryan Connolly was a decorated instructor pilot with two Army air medals and deployments to both Iraq and Afghanistan. At 37, the Chief Warrant Officer 3 had been in the military since 2001.

Warrant officer James Casadona was 28 years old and just arrived at Fort Campbell earlier this year. The head of the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade called the deaths a "great tragedy."

Vanderbilt TV News Archive

Belmont University is hosting Davis Cup tennis matches this week, marking the return of one of the sports premier showcases to Nashville for the first time in 40 years. In 1978, professional tennis was more popular and the participants more noteworthy, but it was off-the-court clashes which earned the event international attention.

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File / WPLN

An advertisement in opposition to Nashville’s transit plan has been retracted for including a faulty number.

The inaccurate information appeared in a newspaper and flyers, and was questioned by WPLN during what has been an increasingly combative debate by the groups that have lined up for and against the city’s mass transit proposal.

Blake Farmer / WPLN

Ask someone who has a child diagnosed with autism about wait times for lining up services, and they measure in months. The backup is only expected to build as the number of children on the autism spectrum balloons. Vanderbilt is now trying out a stopgap to squeeze in more kids — telemedicine.

Airbnb

Nashville and other cities trying to curb the spread of short-term rentals owned by investors got a bit of a break Thursday.

The state Senate approved a measure that would let them ban non-owner occupied units. But there are some catches.

TN Photo Services

A new poll by Middle Tennessee State University suggests that Governor Phil Bredesen holds a fairly substantial lead over Congressman Marsha Blackburn in the early stages of the race for the U.S. Senate.

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