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A new pilot program to help at-risk youth stay out of trouble is coming to Nashville. The initiative, named Restorative Justice, is the first of its kind in Tennessee.

Adam Brimer / University of Tennessee

With less than a month until the midterm elections, the U.S. Senate race in Tennessee is intensifying and attack ads are increasing.

One of the latest attacks came from the National Republican Senate Committee, a group that supports Marsha Blackburn.

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Democrat Phil Bredesen pushed back Wednesday night on the claim that he mishandled sexual harassment allegations when he was governor, in the sharpest of many points of contention during the last U.S. Senate debate in Knoxville.

Chas Sisk / WPLN

Republican Bill Lee and Democrat Karl Dean continued to keep their campaigns civil Tuesday night in Kingsport, where the two held their second debate.

They largely passed up on direct attacks, but there were some places where they sought to highlight their contrasting views.

Nashville voter registration
Tony Gonzalez / WPLN

Today — Oct. 9 — is the last day before the November election to register to vote in Tennessee, and in Davidson County, officials say more people are signing up.

The uptick could be attributed to the number of community groups doing outreach, including the Tennessee Black Voter Project, a state coalition trying to register 55,000 people of color.

Screenshot of Taylor Swift's Instagram post.

The conversation around Taylor Swift’s endorsement of Democrat Phil Bredesen even got the President's attention.

President Donald Trump — who has campaigned for Republican Marsha Blackburn in the Tennessee senate race — told reporters that Swift’s endorsement has made him like her music 25 percent less.

Courtesy The White House

The looming vote on Brett Kavanaugh's appointment to the Supreme Court has been a growing political issue.

But rather than sway Tennesseans, the debate surrounding whether Kavanaugh committed sexual assault when he was a teenager seems to be causing people to dig in their heels.

Screenshot of Republican Convention / TN Photo Services

The polls show Tennessee's Senate race between Congressman Marsha Blackburn and former Gov. Phil Bredesen is neck and neck. That makes events like last week's debate at Cumberland University all the more crucial.

During the debate Bredesen and Blackburn highlighted some important differences as they tried to make their final cases to voters. WPLN's Chas Sisk and Sergio Martínez-Beltrán have been covering the race, and they sat down with Jason Moon Wilkins to talk about why this race is taking on national implications.

Liam James Doyle / NPR

The Senate Judiciary Committee is voting on Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination. A full Senate vote on the nomination is expected as early as next week. Watch the proceeding live.

Sergio Martínez-Beltrán / WPLN

A political action committee formed in Tennessee aims at preventing Republican David Byrd of Waynesboro from being reelected to the state House of Representatives.

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