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Tony Gonzalez / WPLN

In the shakeup at Nashville’s City Hall, the succession includes the naming of Sheri Weiner as the new vice mayor. As a Bellevue councilwoman since 2011, she’s considered one of the few conservatives on the council, and hasn’t been afraid to ask tough questions of Metro departments.

Julieta Martinelli / WPLN

A group of citizens who have advocated for a community oversight board to review claims of police misconduct will file an official ethics complaint later today against Mayor Megan Barry.

The complaint questions the potential repercussions of the mayor’s extramarital relationship with a police officer, Sgt. Rob Forrest, including her ability to act as an “honest broker” between the community and Metro Police.

Megan Barry
Tony Gonzalez / WPLN

Not since 1974 has the Metro Council investigated a mayor with a special committee — but a decision on Tuesday that passed by the minimum number of votes means that Megan Barry will face such scrutiny.

Emily Siner / WPLN

Law enforcement agencies reassured community members Wednesday night that they are working hard to keep Jewish organizations secure and track down the origins of threats. Nashville's Jewish Community Center hosted the discussion after it received three bomb threats since the beginning of January.

Broadband fiber internet
Tony Gonzalez / WPLN

A complicated and feisty Metro Council debate led to a surprisingly clear vote on Tuesday night — with the council voting assertively in favor of a “One Touch Make Ready” policy to govern how companies attach high-speed internet cables to utility poles.

Whites Creek
Tony Gonzalez / WPLN

A bill that allows the Fontanel inn and amphitheatre to add a 136-room hotel to the wooded site passed by the slimmest of margins in the Metro Council on Tuesday night. And the vote was seen as a test of whether city leaders will abide by newly adopted guidelines that call for preserving Davidson County's most rural corners.

"In many ways, this is maybe one of the hardest ones we’ve had since we’ve been elected to this council term," Councilman Jim Shulman said. "That area is so beautiful."

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Metro Development and Housing Agency

Nashville’s proposal to encourage construction of more affordable housing units took a step forward Thursday. More than 100 residents, officials and business leaders shared opinions, and the Metro Planning Commission voted in favor of a plan known as “inclusionary zoning.”

Nashville General Hospital at Meharry
Tony Gonzalez / WPLN

Nashville’s “safety net” hospital for the poor is facing another financial crisis. Now Metro General Hospital at Meharry is asking the city for emergency funding of $10 million.

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Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County

A dispute over Davidson County’s early voting locations reached a new level on Wednesday, with some members of the Metro Council threatening to cut funding for the Election Commission.