VOL. 41 | NO. 12 | Friday, March 24, 2017
Program has grown to serve those not threatened by hunger
Every day in Nashville, Metro public schools serve 92,000 meals – from in-classroom breakfasts to pizzas at lunch – all meeting strict nutritional requirements, prepared with efficiency in mind and designed to appeal to that toughest of audiences, kids.
In Middle Tennessee, where restaurants seem to pop up overnight and grocery stores offer sushi and $100 bottles of wine, it’s hard to imagine that one in seven people are at risk for hunger, according to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.
Debate has just begun this year about the federal budget and what role the federal government will play in social welfare programs, including nutrition measures like the National School Lunch Program.
Karen Cahn, former Google and YouTube executive, thought her timing was going to be perfect.
SAM STOCKARD: VIEW FROM THE HILL
For those who ignore the news – fake or otherwise – Donald Trump won the presidency last November. While he didn’t capture a majority of the vote, he did win the electoral vote, causing many detractors to call for the elimination of this outdated voting method.
TIM GHIANNI: STREET LEVEL
If it wasn’t for my old friend and hero, Bobby Bare, I’d not have a column this week.
RICHARD COURTNEY: REALTY CHECK
Spring break is over, and here come the listings. At least that’s the hope as depleted inventories have left buyers disappointed for the past three years.
Top commercial real estate sales, February 2017, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.
DAVID CLIMER: OUT OF LEFT FIELD
The time has come to write a new chapter of Tennessee Vols football.
Kurt Winstead, a founding member of the Nashville law firm Rudy Winstead Turner, PLLC, has been promoted to brigadier general in the Tennessee National Guard.
BEHIND THE WHEEL
The Macan, Porsche’s smallest SUV, is more affordable and more fuel efficient for 2017 and is stocked with more standard equipment, including a rearview camera.
BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW
Your boss is a VIP: a Very Important Person. Nothing gets done without approval from the Executive Suite and nothing is unnoticed.
When Palm Computing was in its heyday, many analysts thought they couldn’t be beaten. They had technology coveted by the market and an internal culture – dubbed Zen of Palm – which employees described as the best they’d ever experienced.
When you’re truly unhappy in your current job, a new one can’t get here fast enough. Having to drag yourself to the office each day can be the worst.
“The Last Supper” is billed as one of Leonardo da Vinci’s great masterpieces, and it’s housed in Milan’s Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie. I didn’t know this until recently thumbing through the Milan entry in a guidebook to Italy. But when I mentioned it to my wife, she demanded it make our itinerary when we are in Milan for about 24 hours this summer.
NASHVILLE (AP) — A Tennessee lawmaker is taking heat after being accused of sponsoring a bill that would hide his own unpaid speeding tickets from the public.
NASHVILLE (AP) — A bill that helps non-violent offenders find employment has passed in the Legislature with bipartisan support.
NASHVILLE (AP) — The House has voted on a bill that would block any efforts by Tennessee cities to decriminalize the use of marijuana. The bill would nullify laws that Memphis and Nashville have passed that have reduced the penalty for weed in some cases.
NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Senate has passed a bill that would punish protesters who block traffic and obstruct emergency vehicles from responding to an emergency.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has selected a former Tennessee secretary for trade and commerce as U.S. ambassador to Japan.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Central Missouri's Lincoln University is searching for a new president after the campus' top administrator resigned for a similar position at another historically black college.
NASHVILLE (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday issued a preliminary injunction barring a Tennessee County from putting juvenile offenders in solitary confinement.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The rich and the almost rich would make out well under the House Republican bill to dismantle Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. The old and the poor, not so much.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have pushed the GOP health care overhaul past an initial procedural hurdle in the House. That moves the chamber toward a climactic final vote that's a big gamble for President Donald Trump and congressional leaders.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans muscled their capstone health care overhaul past an initial barrier and toward a climactic roll call Friday, plunging ahead despite uncertainty over whether they had the votes to prevail in what loomed as a monumental gamble for President Donald Trump and his GOP allies in Congress.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, the author of the best-selling book, "The Art of the Deal," is about to see his deal-making abilities ratified in a legislative showdown on the House floor — or dramatically rebuffed.
WASHINGTON (AP) — After seven years of fervent promises to repeal and replace "Obamacare," President Donald Trump and GOP congressional leaders buckled at a moment of truth Thursday, putting off a planned showdown vote in a stinging setback for the young administration.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican House leaders delayed a planned vote Thursday on a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare," because they lacked the votes. The delay was a stinging setback for President Donald Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis. After meeting behind closed doors with Trump administration officials Thursday night, House Republicans agreed to vote on the bill Friday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans' health care bill provides massive tax cuts to the wealthy while increasing taxes for many lower income families, adding to America's big income gap between the rich and everyone else.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Nissan Motor Co. is declining to talk to union supporters about conditions at its Mississippi assembly plant.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans responded to higher mortgage rates by snapping up new homes in February at the fastest pace since July.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates slid this week from their highest levels of 2017.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are mostly higher Friday as technology companies and banks climb. For most of this week investors have been waiting for answers about the fate of the Republican-backed American Health Care Act, which is scheduled to come up for a vote later Friday after it was delayed a day earlier. Stocks are on track for their biggest weekly loss of 2016.
LONDON (AP) — Businesses across the 19-country eurozone, and particularly in France, are increasingly upbeat and hiring more people despite big uncertainties — including France's high-stakes presidential election.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new Federal Reserve survey has found that children who grew up in poverty were twice as likely to struggle with financial challenges later in life, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Friday that after the initial congressional battle over health care, the administration plans to turn quickly to tax reform with the goal of getting a program approved by Congress by August.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared it a "great day for American jobs" on Friday as he formally green-lighted the Keystone XL pipeline, clearing the way for the $8 billion project to finally be completed.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's unsubstantiated claims of wiretapping (all times local):
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government investigation of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, crossed the Atlantic earlier this year to the Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus, once known as a haven for money laundering by Russian billionaires.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Senate Democrat said Thursday he will oppose President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee and lead a filibuster of the choice, setting up a politically charged showdown with Republicans with far-reaching implications for future judicial nominees.