Frank Rummo came from a hockey-loving, Italian family in Massachusetts. So of course, he was a Boston Bruins fan. His allegiance changed when his son signed on as a team doctor for the Nashville Predators. Rummo is one of the lives lost to the pandemic in Middle Tennessee, which WPLN News has been memorializing.
The Nashville Arts Commission is facing a substantial budget cut, as Metro officials look to dig their way out of the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus. The commission is looking at a 37% decrease in funding — or $1,371,700.
In just the past month, Nashville’s new police oversight agency has launched three investigations into high-profile, use-of-force incidents. And they’re testing the department’s powers.
Stay inside or go out? See one friend or five? And, what about wearing a mask? As the black-and-white guidelines of the safer at home orders lift in Nashville and the state, the decision for residents has become a moral one.
The economists who help the state of Tennessee decide how much money it has to spend agree on two things: The times are unprecedented, but they probably won’t inflict as much pain on the state budget as the Great Recession did.
The Tennessee Supreme Court is easing COVID-19 restrictions that have halted nearly all in-person proceedings in the state, including evictions and jury trials, since late March.
Meharry Medical College is asking Congress for billions of dollars to help combat disparities that have emerged in the testing and treatment of COVID-19.
State officials are reversing course on a controversial policy that provides coronavirus test results with local law enforcement and first responders.
Mayor Cooper put out a call to the scores of songwriters, requesting entries that would inspire and uplift residents (and be used for promotional purposes by the Convention and Visitors Corporation).
The number of Tennesseans who are receiving unemployment from the state has ballooned over the past two months, up to nearly 320,000 people. But there are still tens of thousands more who are waiting for the state to give them an answer.