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Taking a look at redistricting, Republicans drifting to the right, the 5th Congressional District primary and more

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One of Nashville’s greatest assets is that open space is never too far away. It doesn’t take long to get from the evermore bustling center of the city to the by-God countryside. Drive five minutes west on River Road, say, or Whites Creek Pike, and it’s like being in the middle of nowhere.

Inspired by Earth Day, we at the Scene have dedicated this week’s cover package to environmental issues. We’ve got a round-up of eco-friendly shops, services and nonprofits, as well as a look at responsible recycling. We also dive into disaster mitigation as it relates to climate change, loo…

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This article is part of a two-story cover package on labor in Tennessee. See also: "Right-to-Work Policy Makes Its Way to the State Constitution: Though organized labor is ‘woven in the history of the South,’ Tennessee’s unions remain weakened."

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Five or six years ago, dancer Erik Cavanaugh — then in his early 20s — “never saw the point” of Instagram. He would post performance shots and videos here and there, plus the occasional selfie. But mostly, he didn’t give much thought to the platform.

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No political or social issue really exists in a vacuum — just ask Brenda Pérez, who is happy to explain how the worlds of transportation, immigration and class intersect regularly. Some of it is pulled from her own experiences as an undocumented immigrant navigating car-centric Nashville.

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Not five minutes have passed during a visit with David Dark at his 12South home before he offers a cup of coffee and references The Simpsons, Radiohead, The Matrix and the Book of Revelation in the same sentence. The joy in his voice — and the smirk on his face — reveals his love for this so…

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Ask LaQuita James what she does for a living, and you’ll get a simple answer: “I talk — all day long.” But as with most things, the story of how James became an in-demand voice-over artist and audiobook narrator is just a bit more complicated. 

If we were in a world where liner notes were more widely read, it’s unlikely David R. Ferguson would need much introduction. The veteran record producer and audio engineer has played vital roles in bringing to life widely loved recent albums from country and country-adjacent artists. With St…

This story is part of a five-part series examining the presidency and legacy of Andrew Jackson. For full context, please visit these stories as well: "Wrestling With Jackson," "Reevaluating Old Hickory's Legacy," "The Cruel Enslaver," "Conductor on the Train of Native American Genocide."

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This story is part of a five-part series examining the presidency and legacy of Andrew Jackson. For full context, please visit these stories as well: "Wrestling With Jackson," "Reevaluating Old Hickory's Legacy," "Conductor on the Train of Native American Genocide," "At The Hermitage, the Fu…

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This story is part of a five-part series examining the presidency and legacy of Andrew Jackson. For full context, please visit these stories as well: "Reevaluating Old Hickory's Legacy," "The Cruel Enslaver," "Conductor on the Train of Native American Genocide," "At The Hermitage, the Full S…

This story is part of a five-part series examining the presidency and legacy of Andrew Jackson. For full context, please visit these stories as well: "Wrestling With Jackson," "The Cruel Enslaver," "Conductor on the Train of Native American Genocide," "At The Hermitage, the Full Story Must B…

At the beginning of 2020, most of us probably didn’t even know what an N95 mask was. Since then, roughly 90,000 Nashvillians have contracted the illness known worldwide as COVID-19. That means somewhere in the neighborhood of 13 of every 100 Davidson County residents has tested positive for …

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Before WeGo eliminated its downtown circulator buses as part of budget cuts, this valuable service laid bare a frustrating disparity surrounding food insecurity in Nashville. If you were the owner of a $400,000 condo in the Gulch, a free shuttle would stop at your front door a few times an h…

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Nashville’s first COVID-19 death was confirmed nearly a year ago — on March 20. The deceased was a 73-year-old-man with “underlying health conditions.” Back then that last bit was often stressed, a comforting caveat to those of us watching the case counts and hospitalization numbers grow. A …

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The pandemic has stressed all sorts of institutions and services around the city, and Nashville’s public transit system is no exception. Over the past year, WeGo Public Transit saw ridership numbers fall while at the same time having to implement new COVID-19 safety protocols — like running …