When the pandemic hit, Ashley Barrientos was a freshman at Middle Tennessee State University. Her worldview, at just 19 years old, was rapidly evolving. “I started to see a lot of the cracks in the systems,” Barrientos said.
Soon after taking office, Mayor John Cooper signed the Global Covenant of Mayors, committing the city to creating plans to both mitigate and adapt to climate change.
Democratic senators and representatives from Tennessee will be present Friday at the White House when President Joe Biden is expected to announce a new office on gun violence prevention.
With her last album, the veteran musician broke through Americana’s boundaries. Now she’s trying to make sure the door stays open.
Political battle lines are hardening over how military personnel get access to abortions.
The insurance company that covers thousands of Metro employees could soon go out of network with one of the largest hospital systems in the state.
Tennessee State University received $2.1 billion dollars less than it should have between 1987 and 2020, according to a federal analysis.
While Tennessee has seen deadly floods, ice storms and lingering droughts in recent years, wind was the source of destruction for every disaster in 2023.
In a landslide, Freddie O’Connell has won the runoff election for mayor of Nashville with 64% of the vote. Runoff elections for Metro Council seats and a special election for the state representative in District 51 have also concluded. Catch up with WPLN’s election night coverage here.
Earth is heating up, because humans continue to burn fossil fuels. In the last decade, the use of oil, coal and gas accounted for as much as 86% of the global warming fueling fires and floods. The U.S. can transition all electricity to renewable and nuclear sources by 2035, and buildings and most vehicles can […]