Nashville Fire Department Spells Out What ‘No Signs Of Life’ Means

Nashville Fire Department Spells Out What ‘No Signs Of Life’ Means
Current protocol says that if patients' injuries will result in certain death, they do not need to be taken to the hospital. The fire department is clarifying: Make sure they're not breathing. Credit: Dave via Flickr

This comes after emergency responders left a man as dead Wednesday morning, though later they were called back because he was still breathing. He was taken to the hospital two and a half hours after they first responded.

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One Route To Getting On The Ballot As A Third-Party Candidate: File A Lawsuit

One Route To Getting On The Ballot As A Third-Party Candidate: File A Lawsuit
A constitutional Amendment can only pass if it has 50-percent-plus-one of the total number of the voted tallied in the governor's race. Credit: Vox Efx via Flickr

The Libertarian Party is suing state election officials to get its candidate for governor listed as a Libertarian on November's ballot. Lawsuits like these have forced the state legislature to change ballot access laws, as they're known, in recent years.

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Charter School Director Calls Jesse Register’s Increasing Support ‘Refreshing’

Charter School Director Calls Jesse Register’s Increasing Support ‘Refreshing’
Mayor Karl Dean was the one cutting the ribbon at the opening of KIPP Nashville's new high school, but Nashville schools superintendent Jesse Register spoke at the ceremony. Credit: Emily Siner / WPLN

When KIPP Nashville celebrated the opening of its new high school, Metro’s school superintendent was there to help cut the ribbon. It marks a continuing shift in the rocky relationship between the school board and charter operators.

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U.S. Appeals Court To Weigh In On Gay Marriage In Four States, Including Tennessee

U.S. Appeals Court To Weigh In On Gay Marriage In Four States, Including Tennessee
Sophy Jesty, left, and Valeria Tanco, second from left, were legally married in New York before moving to Knoxville. The couple sued the state last fall for refusing to recognize their marriage. Credit: Daniel Potter / WPLN

The Sixth Circuit’s decision could affect only the three Tennessee couples who sued the state. But since the court is ruling on several other cases, the impact could be broader.

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Nashville Gun Owners Aren’t Clamoring To Buy Banned Russian Rifles

Nashville Gun Owners Aren’t Clamoring To Buy Banned Russian Rifles
A Nashville Armory salesman holds up a $1,000 Saiga rifle, whose imports have been banned with the new sanctions against Russia. Credit: Emily Siner / WPLN

American distributors can no longer import certain brands of popular AK-47 style rifles. Normally, a potential shortage leads gun enthusiasts to snatch up the last items on the market, but Nashville gun shops are not seeing a hike in sales.

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A Nashville Business Run By Former Prostitutes Celebrates $1M In Sales

A Nashville Business Run By Former Prostitutes Celebrates $1M In Sales
Shana Goodwin, a sales rep at Thistle Farms, had more than 22 years of sex trafficking and prostitution before coming to Magdalene and Thistle Farms. Credit: Emily Siner / WPLN

In addition to facing the normal challenges of running a small business, Thistle Farms has an unlikely model for success: It hires women like Shana Goodwin, whose sex trafficking began when she was 12. Most of the employees have survived years of homelessness, addiction and abuse.

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