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The family of a Clarksville man gunned down by bounty hunters is suing his shooters as well as the companies who employed them.

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The National Weather Service says this past month was the warmest April on record for Nashville. It follows an unusually warm winter that also included the second hottest recorded February for the city.

The Nashville Technology Council

A new shared space that hopes to mirror collaborative efforts in Silicon Valley opens in Nashville today. 

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Not every bill that becomes Tennessee law requires a fight. After the legislative session's lengthy debate over the gas tax and ongoing disputes over abortion and gun laws, it's easy to forget there are some meaningful bipartisan bills that breeze through.

WPLN’s Jason Moon Wilkins and Chas Sisk talk about some issues where state lawmakers seem to be singing from the same songbook.

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A giant in the Nashville publishing industry has signed a deal with one of the most well-known names in the travel industry. 

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Thousands of fish have been showing up dead on the banks of two Tennessee lakes. The fish are silver carp, an invasive species and target of an intense, nationwide eradication effort. But wildlife authorities are still worried as to why so many are dying off. 

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Governor Bill Haslam’s plan to raise the gas tax, the IMPROVE Act, has been one of the major stories of this year’s legislative session.

Lawmakers could close the book on that debate this week. So what else is left to be done?

Nashville Public Radio's Jason Moon Wilkins sat down with statehouse reporter Chas Sisk to talk about that.

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Tennessee Legislature

The father of an East Tennessee teen killed in a car crash testified before a state House committee leveling tearful criticism at the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

Beth Harwell
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It was beginning to look last week like the road was finally beginning to clear for Governor Bill Haslam’s transportation plan and gas tax hike.

Then, some legislative leaders from the governor's own party cut in.

Now, the Tennessee legislature is set for what could be a make-or-break week.

Nashville Public Radio's Jason Moon Wilkins sat down with statehouse reporter Chas Sisk to lay out the route ahead.

Photos courtesy of the Country Music Hall of Fame.

The Country Music Hall of Fame announced its 2017 class Wednesday morning. The trio includes a guitar hero turned movie star, a songwriting legend and a honky tonk revivalist.

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