Nashville Mayor Karl Dean is moving ahead with a plan to consolidate the city’s public libraries with those inside Metro Schools. But newly-hired Schools Director Jesse Register isn’t in such a hurry to get it done.
A one-hundred thousand dollar donation came at a critical time for the Tennessee Repertory Theatre.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation is recommending two major tollway projects on either end of the state.
Today, the House Ethics Committee dismissed a complaint against the new House Speaker, saying it has no jurisdiction over sexual harassment allegations.
The Tennessee Board of Regents has hired a Washington D.C. consulting firm to look at areas that can be cut or combined to save money.
Over a thousand truckers in Tennessee will have to be tested again to keep their commercial licenses. The state Department of Safety says for almost three years a private company it contracted with failed to fully test drivers, 90% of whom are truckers.
WPLN attempted to contact all Metro departments and subsequent division to find if and when government officials communicated or provided any services in any language other than English.
For the third time, Congressman Lincoln Davis is introducing a bill aimed at reducing abortion rates. The key for many pregnant mothers, Davis argues, is alleviating the financial stress he believes may cause them to seek abortion in the first place.
The Nashville Symphony Orchestra will perform under the baton of several remarkable guest conductors next season.
Vought Aircraft Industries made yet another threat today as a strike by union workers enters its 15th week. Vought informed the International Association of Machinists Local 235 that if there’s no labor agreement by midnight next Friday, Vought will move production for a new Cessna plane to another location.
Former Hamilton County Schools superintendent Jesse Register will begin working as the director of Metro Schools January 15. Last night, the Metro school board finalized a three and a half year contract with Register, including a payout if the state fully takes over the system.
With tax season on the horizon, new tax breaks could prove valuable to many Tennesseans, given the down economy.
The Nashville Metropolitan Planning Organization is backing off its travel time surveys and counting cars by phone instead.
The Metro school board completed its final interview for the vacant superintendent position last night, hearing from a nearly-hometown applicant.
Tennessee Senator Bob Corker says the 700-billion dollar Wall Street bailout was too broad.
A new era begins January 1st for the local musicians union. Session bassist Dave Pomeroy won a three-year term for union president over the weekend.
Local broadcasters are preparing for a “soft test” of the digital television transition later this week.
A candidate for the top post at Metro Schools calls the district’s corrective action status under No Child Left Behind a “bump in the road.”
Deciding whether or not someone is guilty of a crime is primarily a matter of logic, but emotion comes into play when we set the punishment. That’s the finding of a Vanderbilt University research project, published in the latest issue of the scientific journal Neuron.