VOL. 41 | NO. 21 | Friday, May 26, 2017
Work on pothole-plagued stretch to begin in 2018
Now that the ink has dried on the IMPROVE Act, the state law that raises additional funds for transportation projects, the real work begins – building roads, fixing bridges, easing traffic and boosting safety.
It’s entirely possible that when Nashville Mayor Megan Barry said this month she was “thrilled” that the state had listed I-440 repairs as a top priority, thousands of Midstate residents fist-bumped in agreement.
Road and bridge projects scheduled for the next 12 to 14 years under the IMPROVE Act, the recently passed state law that raises revenue for infrastructure projects. Some projects that span more than one county might not be shown.
SAM STOCKARD: VIEW FROM THE HILL
Two state parks are celebrating victories in an atmosphere of uncertainty created by the governor’s penchant for privatizing state functions.
TIM GHIANNI: STREET LEVEL
A volley of gunshots slightly interrupts my calm as I stand on one of my favorite knolls in the Nashville National Cemetery.
RICHARD COURTNEY: REALTY CHECK
I was a big fan of the Beatles, as some may know, for most of my life. Then I had read hundreds of books and wrote a couple about the lads from Liverpool. Now, I am a historian and have a radio show to prove it. The intro to the show identifies me as a historian, so I must be.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week to their lowest levels of the year. The benchmark 30-year rate dipped below the key 4 percent mark.
Just five games into this history-making hockey season, the Nashville Predators faced an early character test.
With the Predators preparing for their first trip to the Stanley Cup Final, it’s difficult to recall that this team began the playoffs with very few expectations six weeks ago.
DAVID CLIMER: OUT OF LEFT FIELD
At the 2015 SEC Media Days, Tennessee coach Butch Jones referred to his school as “the original Wide Receiver U.”
BEHIND THE WHEEL
Honda has brought its first five-door Civic hatchback to the U.S. from England, and it comes with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, the passenger room of a sedan and SUV-like cargo space.
Suppose you have 10 ounces of red dye and your associate has 10 ounces of yellow dye. The assignment is for each of you to create 10 ounces of the perfect shade of orange. The fair solution: exchange five ounces of each color.
NASHVILLE (AP) — The U.S. Senate has voted to name Nashville's new federal courthouse after former Sen. Fred Thompson, the late actor who appeared in at least 20 movies and in the TV series "Law & Order."
People shopping for insurance through the Affordable Care Act in yet more regions could face higher prices and fewer choices next year as insurance companies lay out their early plans for 2018.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks climbed for the sixth day in a row Thursday as strong first-quarter results from retailers like Best Buy and PVH led indexes to record highs. That offset weakness in energy stocks caused by a plunge in oil prices.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Restaurants, grocers and other businesses celebrated on Thursday as House Republicans backed off efforts to eliminate the cap on fees that banks can charge retailers when customers use a debit card.
VIENNA (AP) — OPEC and other oil nations meeting Thursday were set to extend their production cuts in an effort to shore up prices. But the intended impact could be short-lived.
NEW YORK (AP) — Sears' extended decline in sales persisted during the first quarter and the storied retailer vowed additional spending cuts to offset its slowing business.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's proposal to sell nearly half the U.S. emergency oil stockpile is renewing debate about whether the Strategic Petroleum Reserve is still needed amid an ongoing oil production boom that has seen U.S. imports drop sharply in the past decade.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and 21 other Republicans on Thursday urged President Donald Trump to follow through on his campaign pledge to pull out of the Paris climate accord.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The Republican candidate in the nationally-watched election Thursday for Montana's sole congressional seat has been charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly grabbing a reporter by the neck and throwing him to the ground.