Metro Nashville is bringing COVID-19 clinical research vaccine trials to local residents. The city is partnering with medical institutions including Vanderbilt, Clinical Research Associates and Meharry Medical College. The effort is part of Operation Warp Speed, a federal initiative to “deliver 300 million doses of a safe, effective vaccine for COVID-19 by January 2021.”
The Tennessee Valley Authority has abandoned its plans to outsource information technology work to outside firms, after President Trump put the agency’s leaders in his crosshairs this week.
Some people have just started having conversations about how racism shapes our daily lives. But for many Black Nashvillians, that breaking point came long ago. So WPLN’s Ambriehl Crutchfield decided to ask people about the moments that caused them to think differently about race and whiteness — and what their visions are for the future — in our new series Breaking Points.
The previous record was 37 deaths on July 23. In the two weeks since then, the 14-day average has continued to climb and now stands at 19 per day.
The Metro Nashville Police Department issued its first citation for a mask violation on Lower Broadway on Wednesday night. They cited and arrested a 61-year-old Black homeless man, promoting immediate criticism. The charge was later dropped.
Nashville Police Chief Steve Anderson is leaving his post at the end of the day, a sudden change on Thursday that rapidly accelerates his planned retirement.
It looked like it was going to be close — but by 10 p.m., former economic commissioner Bill Hagerty was a double-digit winner over physician Manny Sethi in the Republican Senate primary.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee is scheduled to hold a press conference on the coronavirus pandemic at 3 p.m. Central on Thursday, Aug. 6. You can watch it live here.
Nationwide protests this summer have pushed communities into a reckoning with their racist past, and Tennessean reporter Emily West says she’s seen a difference in Williamson county.
The number of Nashville residents seeking COVID-19 testing has dropped by nearly half in the last month. And statewide, the testing numbers have plateaued. Health officials say there are still plenty of tests to be had, just fewer people wanting them.