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Jay Shah is the 2018 summer intern at Nashville Public Radio. He is a participant in the Chips Quinn Scholars Program.


The 2018 TNReady test scores were released this week, and they show Tennessee students did slightly worse this year in most subjects, but not all.

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The federal government has awarded Nashville $3.54 million as part of a national program to combat youth homelessness.

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Nashville's four school board seats on the ballot this August have attracted scant attention given the competitive statewide races and congressional contests going on. They also haven’t seen the big spending from the 2016 school board elections that turned into a referendum on charter schools.

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Over the past several months, the Trump Administration has decided not to renew the Temporary Protected Status program, which allows immigrants from troubled countries to work and live in America.

More than 3,400 TPS recipients from El Salvador, Honduras and Haiti are in Tennessee, according to the Center for Migration Studies.

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The U.S.-China trade war is going to have a drastic impact on Tennessee’s agricultural exports, worth $1.4 billion as of 2016.

Specifically, soybean farmers will be hit especially hard. Tennessee’s farms exported nearly half a billion dollars worth of soybeans, mostly to China.

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The project to repair Interstate 440 could create safety hazards and traffic congestion for thousands of drivers who use the corridor on a daily basis.

At a public meeting Tuesday night, the Tennessee Department of Transportation presented three construction options.

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Musical scoring for video games is on the rise in Nashville, especially after publisher Electronic Arts moved its orchestral work to the city in 2014.

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The newest Metro Council member will be Jonathan Hall, who won the runoff election on Thursday to take over the District 1 seat that represents Bordeaux, Joelton, Bells Bend and Scottsboro.

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A growing movement to provide more nutritious food for animals has a home in Nashville Zoo's gardens.

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Imagine walking flat-footed everywhere you went, that's what traditional prosthetics can often feel like.

But engineers at Vanderbilt University say they've found a solution for amputees that complain about soreness and pain when walking on slopes or climbing stairs.