At 86, John Seigenthaler Still Reads The Tennessean Like He’s The Editor

At 86, John Seigenthaler Still Reads The Tennessean Like He’s The Editor
John Seigenthaler (center) at the dedication ceremony for the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge on April 29, 2014. The Shelby Street bridge was renamed in his honor. In 1954, Seigenthaler saved the life of a suicidal man who was about to jump off the bridge. Image: Metro Photo Archive

The Tennessean has defined John Seigenthaler’s life. Even in retirement, he still looks at stories in the paper with the sharp eyes of a tough editor.

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Rosanne Cash Tells Congress: Pandora Is The Future, But Needs To Pay Musicians Fairly

Rosanne Cash Tells Congress: Pandora Is The Future, But Needs To Pay Musicians Fairly
Roseanne Cash chats with Rep. Doug Collins (R-Georgia) prior to testifying before the House Judiciary Committee. Her father, Johnny Cash, testified before the same panel in 1997. Image: House Judiciary Committee

Singer and songwriter Rosanne Cash was on a different kind of stage Wednesday. She testified in front of a congressional committee on the thorny issue of music royalties and online streaming services, like Pandora.

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Tennessee’s Bob Corker Plays Dealmaker In Restoring Highway Trust Fund

Tennessee’s Bob Corker Plays Dealmaker In Restoring Highway Trust Fund
"As one of the folks who's taken so many of the tough votes necessary to cause this place to function, I could not be more disappointed," Corker told reporters after the vote. (Image via Corker's site)

Tennessee's Bob Corker is once again casting himself as a Washington dealmaker. This time, the Republican Senator is touting a bipartisan plan to refill the federal highway trust fund, which is set to run out of money by the end of the year.

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Monorail To Murfreesboro: Transit Planners Say It’s Too Costly, But TDOT Will Study It Anyway

Monorail To Murfreesboro: Transit Planners Say It’s Too Costly, But TDOT Will Study It Anyway
Lawmakers passed Senator Bill Ketron's bill, requiring TDOT to study building a monorail in the median of I-24. The agency must report back to the legislature by February 1, 2015. Image: Joe Penniston/Flickr

State Senator Bill Ketron says he's serious about building a monorail down the median of I-24, and has even discussed it with a Canadian train manufacturer. Others say we've already considered this idea.

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