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West Tennessee’s State House 82 race features rematch from 2018

It’s the second time around in the race for the State House District 82 seat in West Tennessee, as Republican Rep. Chris Hurt runs for a second term against Andrea Bond Johnson, the candidate...
Renderings of the redeveloped fairgrounds site, which will include the current race track and new Nashville Soccer Club stadium. (Rendering: Fairgrounds Nashville)

Nashville charter referendum takes aim at soccer stadium project

Lost in the conversation about how the proposed Metro charter referendum would lead to massive mid-year budget cuts and overhaul how property tax increases are approved is the impact the ballot measure could have...
Two-time World Grand Championship Tennessee Walking Horse Midnight Sun. (Photo: VisitFranklin.com)

Commentary: When will the Tennessee Walking Horse be Unchained?

Last month the 82nd annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration ended in Shelbyville. It’s an event that’s been brewing with controversy  for more than half a century because of soring, where trainers inflict pain...
Nashville Rescue Mission (Photo from website)

Nashville Rescue Mission women’s shelter closed amid COVID-19 outbreak

The Nashville Rescue Mission's women's campus is now closed to new admissions after scores of residents and at least six staff members tested positive for coronavirus, according to the Metro Public Health Department and...
Sign outside Removery Nashville. Removery uses laser technology to remove unwanted tattoos. (Photo: Matt Bastin)

Former extremists get opportunities for a fresh start through tattoo removal programs

There are always people  trying to leave hate  groups in hopes of living a better life after a destructive past. The process of exiting brings all sorts of complications as people come to terms...
DRAKETOWN, GA - APRIL 21: Members of the National Socialist Movement, one of the largest neo-Nazi groups in the US, hold a swastika burning after a rally on April 21, 2018 in Draketown, Georgia. Community members had opposed the rally in Newnan and came out to embrace racial unity in the small Georgia town. Fearing a repeat of the violence that broke out after Charlottesville, hundreds of police officers were stationed in the town during the rally in an attempt to keep the anti racist protesters and neo-Nazi groups separated. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Election chaos and violence possible in Tennessee, experts say

Mere minutes after President Donald Trump told the Proud Boys to “stand by,” during the first presidential debate the group started posting merchandise and graphics online bearing the phrase. Based on their posts, the...
CLEVELAND, OHIO - SEPTEMBER 29: U.S. President Donald Trump and former Vice President and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speak during the first presidential debate at the Health Education Campus of Case Western Reserve University on September 29, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. This is the first of three planned debates between the two candidates in the lead up to the election on November 3. (Photo by Morry Gash-Pool/Getty Images)

Commentary: Tennesseans are cheated by failure of candidates to debate

“A presidential debate is a job interview. And voters look for certain traits in people applying to be president,” said journalist Ron Fournier.  You can substitute ‘congressional’ or ‘state house’ for ‘president,’ but here we...
Inside the Williamson County AG Expo Center, usually reserved for fairs and rodeos, voters in line inch forward on Friday, the third day or early voting. (Photo: John Partipilo)

In conservative Williamson County, mixed political views emerge in early voting

More than 270,000 residents voted early in Tennessee by Wednesday, according to the Tennessee Secretary of State, confirming a 91% increase of early-voting turnout compared to 2016. Conservative Williamson County is no different in...
Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 7 - Mayor John Cooper tours COVID-19 assessment centers in Davidson County. (Photo: Nashville.gov)

Cooper sets sights on teacher pay in year two

It’s an “if” as big as the Batman building. But, if Nashville Mayor John Cooper survives the anti-tax referendum, his second year in office will focus on restructuring and increasing teacher pay, and addressing...
Drone view of Black Lives Matter street mural on Woodland Street. (Photo: Alex Kent)

In Nashville, political weekend events on both ends of the spectrum

The combination of a sunny and warm fall day and election season meant activists from both left and right organized weekend events in Nashville and photographers Alex Kent and Ray DiPietro captured the scenes. Saturday...

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