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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.

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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

Among the youngest contenders in Nashville’s mayoral race, Democratic state Rep. John Ray Clemmons is trying to position himself as a charismatic leader that he says the city has been lacking.

Stephen Jerkins / WPLN (File photo)

The Tennessee House of Representatives approved Wednesday a resolution that honors the legacy of Martin Luther King and denounces racism — a unanimous decision that the chamber's Republican leader hopes unanimously will set the tone for this year’s legislative session.

It comes after House lawmakers killed a measure last year denouncing white nationalism, a failure that some saw as an embarrassment for the Republican-led body.

Stephen Jerkins / WPLN

Tennessee lawmakers are pointing fingers at one another over the failure of a resolution condemning white nationalists and neo-Nazis, after a House panel defeated the measure earlier this week.

Blake Farmer / WPLN

The terrorist attacks in Paris last Friday have spawned a passionate debate in the Tennessee legislature about refugee resettlement. Calls to round up recent Syrian arrivals have been met with strong rebukes.