When Jazmin Ramirez heard the news early Thursday that the U.S. Supreme court ruled that she and 700,000 other young undocumented immigrants would be allowed to remain in this country, she waited for someone else to tell her before she could believe it herself.
Metro Nashville Public Schools will distribute laptops and internet access to all public school students, Mayor John Cooper said Monday. Cooper said he is requesting $24 million of the federal Cares Act money from the Metro Council for the rollout, which he says will provide the district with roughly 90,000 laptops and 17,000 mobile internet […]
Nashville is staying in Phase 2 of reopening after seeing cases of the coronavirus trend upward, officials said Monday. Alex Jahangir, chairman of Metro Nashville’s Board of Health, said the decision to pause re-opening was not taken lightly. “This doesn’t mean that we’re regressing. It doesn’t mean we’re going back to Phase 1. It […]
Twenty-eight people were arrested Saturday night in Nashville, and another man was taken into custody on suspected arson Sunday evening, after a peaceful rally turned chaotic. Protestors set fires in the Metro Courthouse, broke windows, graffitied buildings and vandalized business along Lower Broadway.
This season on The Promise, we’re exploring the thorny subject of public education and race. Two public elementary schools just over a mile apart. One is overwhelmingly black and poor, the other is almost exclusively white and well off. What happens when the neighborhood begins to notice?
A federal court of appeals upheld a decision Friday to allow abortion clinics to stay open in Tennessee, despite the state’s ban on “non-emergency” medical procedures due to concerns around COVID-19. In early April, Gov. Bill Lee banned all abortion services other than those administered with a pill, which are only available until 11 weeks […]
The state Democratic Caucus says Gov. Bill Lee is putting lives at risk by lifting the “Safer-at-Home” order for most of Tennessee.
Nashville could begin easing stay-at-home orders as early as the first week of May, officials said. This means re-opening retail and commercial businesses, with proper social distancing protocols.
As coronavirus continues to impact and alter all of our daily lives, we’ve been asking listeners to send us their musings, their thoughts on life in this current moment.
The Davidson County jail has confirmed its first case of an inmate with COVID-19, the sheriff’s office said in a statement. The individual is now in quarantine and his symptoms are described as “mild.”