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Bill Freeman Honored with 2017 Hooligans Shillelagn

Shillelagh: Distinguished Nashvillian Bill Freeman was honored with the 2017 Shillelagh and a Sweet Lucy bourbon liqueur at the Hooligans’ 36th annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Presenter Terry Cobb said…

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Panel Discusses “Medical Aid in Dying”

End-of-Life: “Medical Aid in Dying,” was the topic at a recent Temple Ohabai Sholom Town Hall Meeting. Nurse and attorney Kathryn Payne from Vanderbilt’s Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society…

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Waterpark will Produce Huge Tax Gains According to Proponents

Water Park: The Council member 33-3 vote last week on Opryland Water Park tax incentives were front and center on the podium at John A’s recent breakfast. Metro-wide Councilman Jim…

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Bill Purcell Hopes to Attract 35,000 More Residents to Downtown

WOW!: Bill Purcell, who once wowed Metro Nashville as mayor (1999-2007), was the Green Hills Rotary 2017 “Wow Speaker” last week. Purcell called the 1950’s redevelopment of downtown the “worst…

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Political News Coverage from the Experts and Upcoming Plant Sales

PolitiFact: Bill Adair, founder of the Pulitzer Prize-winning PolitiFact website spoke recently at Vanderbilt’s First Amendment Center. His talk is the first in a planned series of talks honoring the…

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Mayor Barry Responds to Immigration Bans, Discusses Tax Hikes

Immigration: Metro Nashville Mayor Megan Barry  this week led her annual “State of Metro” address with immigration, which she noted as on “the top of the minds of many of…

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Academics Express Pride in Obama’s Legacy and Medical Center Receives Massive Grant

Eight years after Barack Obama’s historic election as the nation’s first African American president, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos convened a panel of political experts last week to discuss whether race…

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L-Club, New Lt. Governor and Memoirs

L-Club: Political activist Pam Kidd reminds Nashville progressives the L-club (“L” stands for liberal) will hold the first meeting of 2017 on Sat., Feb. 11. Metro Judges Lynda Jones and…

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Honky Tonks and Plumb Books

Honky Tonks: New Year’s is still great on Nashville’s Lower Broad.  Performance headliners like Keith Urban have moved over to Bicentennial Mall. However, the familiar honky tonks downtown also offered…

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Taming the Electoral College

Good “reads” on the Electoral College: Tennessee’s 11 Electoral College members have voted formally at the State Capitol on the election of the president and vice president. Vice  President Joe…