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Blake Farmer / WPLN


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.

Meribah Knight / WPLN

At a forum for mayoral candidates Monday night, three of the leading contenders talked about what they would do on the issue of deportation.

It was a pointed question from one of the city's leading immigrant rights organizations, aimed at getting the candidates to commit to taking steps in their first year to combat the federal government’s aggressive approach.

File photo / WPLN

One of the easiest things to complain about in Nashville is traffic, but what to do about it is a more difficult question for the candidates for mayor.

In recent interviews, WPLN asked the candidates what their first moves would be on transportation. Many of their answers are more about easing congestion — but not necessarily through mass transit.

Emily Siner / WPLN

At-large Councilman John Cooper is known for his obsession with transparency and sound fiscal policies. It's a skill set Nashville needs now more than ever, he argues, which is why is why he’s running for mayor.

Gresham Smith / Metro filings

Members of Nashville’s Metro Council expressed reservations about an incentive package for Amazon on Tuesday night, but after an hour of discussion, the council easily approved a grant worth up to $17.5 million.

The lopsided vote was 30 in favor and just three against.

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Tony Gonzalez / WPLN

A large development in downtown Nashville has officials wondering whether the city has sufficient rules to protect green space. The question came up Tuesday night as the Metro Council finalized a $4.5 million deal related to the new headquarters for LifeWay publishing.

Councilman Duane Dominy
Tony Gonzalez / WPLN

The 10 candidates still in the race for at-large Metro Council seats are floating some big ideas as part of the race for countywide office.