There will be more disasters — wind, water and otherwise. How ready are we?
Tennessee closed its last institution for people with disabilities in 2017
Public records show that the organization’s commitment to equity is not reflected in its internal dynamics
Vaccination among incarcerated Tennesseans is outpacing the general public
Executive order means there will be no special legislative session
Despite noise from critics and certain state leaders, Metro schools implemented a mask mandate
The reproductive health care facility uses volunteers to escort patients past what representatives call harassers
Vandy infectious disease expert: Require vaccination for all school staff and make students mask up
People with disabilities share their stories, 31 years after the Americans With Disabilities Act’s passage
Tenants at the complex deal with pests, rising rents and mismanagement, says Elmahaba Center survey
Vanderbilt’s Dr. William Schaffner likens unvaccinated Tennesseans to an ‘interstate highway of transmission’
What Second Harvest, Metro Action Commission and others are doing to combat summertime food insecurity
We haven’t had ‘anything in the way of pro-vaccine messaging around vaccine confidence,’ says fired vaccine chief
With variants circulating, state and local health officials are facing resistance amid mistrust and disinformation
As the pandemic has slowed, homes are selling fast and prices have skyrocketed
Legislative committee tasks state agencies with coming up with solutions for Nashville’s historically Black land-grant university
Three years after fatally shooting Daniel Hambrick in the back, now-former Officer Andrew Delke accepts a three-year sentence
Advocates say the crackdown will mostly restrict vital communication
The dedication for the late Mark Middleton — who raised $1 million for HIV and AIDS patients — will be held Saturday
Conservatives are triggered by their sudden knowledge of a program initiated by the Trump administration
Johnson acknowledges problems but rejects the case as an example of a glaring injustice during his tenure
Communities at the Mosaic Apartments and the Jefferson Street Bridge Camp are fighting to stay in place
How a teen’s claims of sexual abuse and murder went from YouTube to the courts
Sentenced to death at 19, Christa Pike would be the first woman executed in Tennessee in roughly two centuries
In late 2004, a little more than a year after a Nashville man named Paul Garrett was sent to prison for the killing of a sex worker named Velma Tharpe, police and prosecutors received a piece of information that should have set off alarms. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation had run a DNA …
On May 5, state Sen. Brian Kelsey (R-Germantown) stood before his colleagues with a serious message: Democracy is under attack in Tennessee. The culprit? A particular way of seeing history. “Critical race theory teaches American democracy is a lie,” he said. “It is harmful to our democracy, …
The same week Israeli officials and Hamas leaders entered a cease-fire, bringing a tenuous halt to 11 days of fighting, two events in Nashville drew crowds in support of Palestinians, who have suffered the brunt of the conflict’s casualties and destruction.
Pervis Payne was less than a month away from his Dec. 3 execution date when Gov. Bill Lee called it off. Prison officials had already come to see Payne on death row to ask him to choose between lethal injection and the electric chair. When Lee granted Payne a temporary reprieve on Nov. 6, he…
Sitting in the grass of Fair Park, there’s a new attraction peeking out over the trees. It’s not a Ferris wheel — the Tennessee State Fair is permanently moving to Wilson County starting this year — and it’s not the speedway. The black girders of the south stands of Nashville SC’s new home h…
Metropolitik: Decisions about what information to release after deadly incidents may soon be out of the department’s hands
A ‘difference in vision’ leads working-class neighbors to seek greener pastures
Nearly two years ago, in June 2019, then-Mayor David Briley thrilled public lands advocates with his announcement that he wanted Metro to acquire 789 acres of green space on Bells Bend for parks and greenways.
Community activists envision a strictly medical response to what they say are fundamentally medical crises
In Dickson County, a 150-year-old African American settlement still stands. The unincorporated community of Promise Land, Tenn., is a piece of living history, carrying on a powerful story of freedom through the descendants of its founders, its educational programs and its ongoing volunteer efforts.
In November, Zhoobin Mohammadabadi’s mother was driving down Antioch Pike when she saw something that made her pull over and jump out of the car. An image of her son was painted on the side of the new headquarters of the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition. The colorful mural is…
In response to a rash of gun violence — including recent shootings in North Nashville that killed a local community activist and a 3-year-old girl — a coalition including members of Black Lives Matter Nashville, Black Nashville Assembly and others arranged for something as straightforward as…
Meharry Medical College student Duni Getaneh lives in the present. It’s something she learned from a buddy through a program she helped start — National Alzheimer’s Buddies. The program now has 16 locations at undergraduate colleges across the U.S., including Vanderbilt University. The progr…
In the Nashville Public Library downtown, kids sit near short shelves, reaching for books. A few people have staked out spots on every floor, mostly by the windows facing downtown. Families pass through the foyer, and librarians sort through stacks of returns.
Odessa Kelly is greeted like a celebrity at the Napier Community Center. The kids playing basketball in the gym call out to “Miss Odessa” and run over to give her fist bumps. Adult supervisors offer hugs.
If you’re a parent who received free diapers in the past year, there’s a very good chance they came from Nashville Diaper Connection. In 2020, the organization — whose website features the slogan “No Child Wet Behind” — provided a total of 2 million diapers to local families, up from 860,000…
For a group of scofflaws who regularly file bills thumbing their noses at federal law, the Tennessee General Assembly’s anti-pot crowd sure cares a lot about the federal classification of cannabis.
Fred Richards was 64, a veteran known for a funny, wild spirit and a resilience that had gotten him through many tough years. He was also unhoused. When Saturday night’s historic rainfall turned to flash flooding, the encampment Richards had been living in with a community of people near Sev…
Gov. Bill Lee and Republican allies in the Tennessee General Assembly are seeking to eliminate requirements that Tennesseans carrying a handgun pass a background check and complete safety training.
President Joe Biden last week signed into law the American Rescue Plan, through which Tennessee is expected to receive more than $30 billion, including more than $6 billion in direct aid.
Last week was a busy one for Mayor John Cooper and the Metro Council.
The right to protest has long been a cornerstone of American democracy, intrinsically linked to free speech. But a new bill currently moving through the Tennessee legislature could suppress protests by creating felony charges for the nonviolent offense of blocking traffic, sidewalks or other…
When I read that the owner of Alkebu-Lan Images bookstore had purchased the T-shirt building on Buchanan Street in December, I felt like I had hit the lottery. “Thank you, Lord,” I whispered. “We got one.”
A statue of Confederate general and early KKK leader Nathan Bedford Forrest has loomed over I-65 for 23 years, an eyesore and a consistent subject of mockery in Nashville and elsewhere. During the summer, amid renewed calls for its removal, it remained. The statue — which stands on private p…
In the 50 years since Exit/In opened on Elliston Place, the beloved music venue has survived a great deal of upheaval. The business has changed hands many times, sometimes with the owner or owners going bankrupt. Responding to extensive real estate development in the neighborhood, current ow…
Diving into the discussions and frustrations surrounding the city’s homeless encampments