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Tony Gonzalez

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Tony Gonzalez, a reporter in Nashville since July 2011, covers city news, features inspiring people, and seeks out offbeat stories. He is the executive producer of the Curious Nashville podcast. He’s also an award-winning juggler who lives in East Nashville with his wife and daughter. During his time at The Tennessean newspaper, his investigative reporting and feature stories were honored in the state and nationally. Gonzalez grew up near Chicago and came to Nashville after three years reporting and editing at Virginia's smallest daily newspaper, The News Virginian.

Nashville will officially eliminate eight bus routes and reduce hours or redraw the maps on more than a dozen others, as well as increase the cost of a bus ride from $1.70 to $2.

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Nashville’s mayor says the city needs more time to decide whether to purchase a 100-year-old downtown building with strong ties to local black history.

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Nashville’s police chief is facing consistent criticism from the leading mayoral candidates, including one who says he should leave his position.

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For about a decade, a massive Nashville tower project has mostly consisted of a construction pit — eight stories deep and carved into gray limestone like a quarry.

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Mayor David Briley, retired professor Carol Swain and At-Large Councilman John Cooper haven’t agreed on much during this year’s mayoral race.

But one issue they found themselves on the same side of this week was opposing an increase to Nashville’s property tax.

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Nashville will not raise its property tax this year after a push by the Metro Council fell one vote short on Tuesday night.

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The debate over raising property taxes in Nashville took another twist on Monday as two influential members of the Metro Council said they’ll now work together to try to pass a property tax increase.

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Turmoil in Metro Nashville Public Schools has prompted Mayor David Briley to criticize the school board and push for a more hands-on role in the district. In turn, that’s drawn reactions from other candidates vying for the mayor’s office.

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Update: New developments on Monday morning include key changes to two proposals. Please read the latest: Nashville Tax Battle Hardens As Influential Council Members Team Up Against Mayor

Nashville’s leaders have set themselves up for an epic budget showdown this week, with five different budget proposals up for debate at the Metro Council.

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In a season of mayoral forums, Nashville candidates had a rare chance to loosen up this week.