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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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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No Harm Done And No Need To Rerun School Lottery, Nashville Officials Say

No Harm Done And No Need To Rerun School Lottery, Nashville Officials Say
Nashville Prep students go to class from 7:30 to 5:00 and also have more instructional days than traditional schools. Credit: Nashville Prep via Instagram

A bug in Metro Schools' lottery system resulted in a few hundred families getting seats in several different schools instead of just one. But district officials say there was no harm and no need for a re-do.

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Glitches Take Down Nashville’s School Lottery

Glitches Take Down Nashville’s School Lottery
Four of the nine seats on the Metro Schools board of education are on the August ballot. Only one seat has no incumbent. Credit: Nina Cardona/WPLN

More than 13,000 families in Nashville are still waiting to hear if they got into the school they wanted for next year. A website announcing results of the school lottery was published Friday and then taken down over the weekend after glitches emerged.

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Record Number Of Nashville Families Trying To Get Into Schools They’re Not Zoned For

Record Number Of Nashville Families Trying To Get Into Schools They’re Not Zoned For
Metro Nashville Public Schools rebranded many of its high school reforms in recent years under the "Academies" program. The "Middle Prep" project is a similar effort to help describe some reforms already in place and others that are completely new. Credit: MNPS via Instagram

Decision day comes Friday for 13,300 families in Nashville. That's how many students have applied to attend a school other than the one that's closer to home.

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If There’s A Seatbelt Law For Tennessee School Buses, Who Gets A Ticket?

If There’s A Seatbelt Law For Tennessee School Buses, Who Gets A Ticket?
Tennessee school buses are not required to have seat belts. Law enforcement officials ask how a seat belt law might be enforced. Credit: Bill McChesney via Flickr

The Tennessee Highway Patrol has some unanswered questions about a proposed law requiring seat belts on school buses. After a deadly bus collision in Knoxville, legislators immediately began calling for lap restraints.

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Tennessee Hunters Bristle At Proposed Fee Increase

Tennessee Hunters Bristle At Proposed Fee Increase
A TWRA agent releases trout at Nice's Mill in Smyrna. The agency says it has stocked 100 million fish in Tennessee and manages 1.5 million acres of publicly accessible land. Credit: TWRA via Facebook

Wildlife officials are proposing a fee hike of more than 20 percent for in-state hunting licenses — the first increase in a decade.

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Fort Campbell Soldiers Returning From Ebola Mission Will Spend 3 Weeks Quarantined In Texas

Fort Campbell Soldiers Returning From Ebola Mission Will Spend 3 Weeks Quarantined In Texas
Sgt. 1st Class Brian Smith and Capt. Eric Swett, both assigned to 101st Airborne Division watch a football game while at a USO facility in Monrovia, Liberia. Soldiers will also have some downtime as they complete a three-week isolation period. Credit: U.S. Army photo by Spc. Rashene Mincy

Soldiers will be kept on task for eight hours a day as they wait out the incubation period of the Ebola virus.

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