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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