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Nashville Vice Mayor Candidates Have Disagreed On Hot-Button Subjects

Nashvillians go to the polls again starting Friday, as early voting begins in the runoff race to choose a vice mayor to serve for the next year. Acting Vice Mayor Sheri Weiner and At-Large Councilman Jim Shulman are facing off for the second-highest-post in the city.

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A clinic in North Nashville has expanded its dental department in response to a growing need among people who lack insurance coverage. The manpower and money come from new partners who also see a glaring problem.

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Nashvillians go to the polls again starting Friday, as early voting begins in the runoff race to choose a vice mayor to serve for the next year. Acting Vice Mayor Sheri Weiner and At-Large Councilman Jim Shulman are facing off for the second-highest-post in the city.

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Have you ever had the nightmare where you’re standing at the front of an audience, about to say something important, but when you open your mouth there’s nothing? Imagine waking up in that nightmare and realizing that you couldn’t get out. That’s exactly what happened to KC Steedle, the night that a mysterious blackout nearly killed his dream of ever having a career in music.

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The Davidson County Sheriff has started construction on a facility that will force the local criminal justice system to change how it treats people with a mental illness.

But at its official groundbreaking this week, the sheriff admitted he still has some convincing to do.

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Davidson County voters are now set to decide this fall whether to create an independent board overseeing Metro Nashville Police, after the county election commission voted unanimously Wednesday to approve the referendum.

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As it turns out, it’s easier to sink an amphibious car than to dredge one up from the bottom of a lake.

It took about four hours yesterday for a dive team to rescue the car-boat that sank into Percy Priest Lake in just 20 seconds on Saturday.

Violinist Alicia Enstrom brings brand new sounds that combine the instrument with her voice and varied electronics. Alicia is currently one of ten finalists in The Ear - a New York based competition for composers of new music. She is also the Artistic Director of Alias Chamber Ensemble.

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Hundreds — and potentially thousands — of dockless electric scooters could be back on Nashville streets before the end of the year.

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Immigration has been a big issue in many political races this year. Conservative candidates have frequently promised a border wall and to crack down on undocumented immigrants.

Now the other side of the debate is trying to gin up as much enthusiasm for candidates who back their priorities. 

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State lawmakers are reviewing exemptions to Tennessee's Public Records Act for the first time in 30 years. Since the report from 1988, the number of loopholes has grown more than sixfold.

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