Clarksville Leans On Citizens To Make Case Against Fort Campbell Downsizing

Clarksville Leans On Citizens To Make Case Against Fort Campbell Downsizing
Fort Campbell is home to the 101st Airborne Division, which has been one of the most heavily-deployed units in the last 12 years of war. Credit: Stephen Jerkins

Tuesday night is Clarksville’s chance to make its case for preserving as many jobs as possible at Fort Campbell. Local leaders have been working to recruit an overflow crowd in order to persuade Pentagons officials, going as far as to put up Interstate billboards advertising the so-called "listening session."

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Nashville’s Next Mayor: Minimum Wage Question May Help You Pick

Nashville’s Next Mayor: Minimum Wage Question May Help You Pick
Nationally, there's been a campaign to raise the minimum wage to $15.00 an hour, though the push has gotten very little traction in Tennessee. Credit: The All-Night Images via FLICKR

Should Nashville have its own minimum wage? It's a move made recently in neighboring states and nearby cities. There's been little-to-no support for raising the mandated base pay at the state level, but there have been rumblings on the city level.

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Some Fort Campbell Soldiers Fighting Ebola May Have To Stay In West Africa

Some Fort Campbell Soldiers Fighting Ebola May Have To Stay In West Africa
Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, right, greets a soldier in Liberia. No handshakes in an Ebola zone. Credit: Joint Forces Command United Assistance

More soldiers from the 101st airborne division will be coming home from Liberia in early February. But the rest are waiting to hear whether the mission to fight Ebola is over — or whether they’ll be sent to a different part of West Africa.

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Will Tennessee Continue Allowing Virtual Schools To Operate Statewide?

Will Tennessee Continue Allowing Virtual Schools To Operate Statewide?
K-12 students end up getting most of their instruction online, though the youngest grades spend less time in front of a computer. Credit: K-12 via Facebook

This year, Tennessee lawmakers must decide whether or not to stay in the statewide cyber school business. The legislative act that paved the way for the troubled Tennessee Virtual Academy needs to be renewed.

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TennCare Ditches Northrop Grumman, Starts Over On Eligibility Computer System

TennCare Ditches Northrop Grumman, Starts Over On Eligibility Computer System
Darin Gordon is the head of TennCare, which has grown by 120,000 this year even though the state has not expanded who qualifies for the health coverage. Credit: TN Photo Services

A year after a contractor failed to deliver a new computer system to TennCare, the agency is starting over. Northrop Grumman won the $35 million project three years ago but has never brought online the new system for determining who is eligible for health benefits.

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‘National Treasure’ Designation Means Help For Music Row Preservationists

‘National Treasure’ Designation Means Help For Music Row Preservationists
Houses converted to song publishers and record labels have long been the norm for Music Row. But increasingly, some houses are home to offices from other industries while others are knocked down to make room for condos and other large structures. Credit: Nina Cardona/WPLN

Nashville’s Music Row has been officially declared a National Treasure. That means local groups trying to preserve the character of country music’s home neighborhood will have hands-on assistance from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

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