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VOL. 43 | NO. 34 | Friday, August 23, 2019

Decision: Nashville

Election illustrates city's history

Next month’s Metro mayoral runoff election pits two Nashville natives with long connections to the state and city and long family histories of public service.

David Briley Q and A: Seriously consider 'pace of growth'

Q: What do you see as the role of the mayor? What can the mayor do? What can the mayor not do?

A: “It’s evolved over time. If you go back to the 1960s and ‘70s there was a different political and media environment.

John Cooper Q and A: Take care to remain 'livable city'

Q: What do you see as the role of the mayor? What can the mayor do? What can the mayor not do?

A: “The mayor is given clearly in Nashville a dominant role in setting the tone for the city. That does not necessarily jump out at you from the (Metro) Charter ...

RICHARD COURTNEY: REALTY CHECK

At-home radon testing should be a requirement

In the 1980s the air quality in Nashville and other cities around the country began to worsen to the point that states and the Environmental Protection Agency began to take steps to improve the air Tennesseans breathe.

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EVENTS

Legislative Update Friday, Aug. 23: Williamson, Inc. Legislative Update is a monthly community forum featuring elected officials centered on the issues being discussed in the Tennessee Legislature and in Williamson County. Representatives are given a platform to discuss the issues in greater depth with their constituents’. Columbia State Community College, Community Room- Building A, 1228 Liberty Pike, Franklin. 7:15 Networking, 7:30 -8:30 program. Information: www.williamsonchamber.com.

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REAL ESTATE

Long-term mortgage rates near historic lows: 30-year 3.55%

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates are near historically low levels this week with the average on the benchmark 30-year loan falling to its lowest level since November 2016.

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

Open up debate on panhandling in downtown

Councilman Freddie O’Connell wants to do something about panhandling in Nashville. He’s still working on precisely what.

TIM GHIANNI: STREET LEVEL

Essra Mohawk lived sex, drugs and rock 'n roll life

Uncle Meat leans back on the piano bench – arm-swept clear of the CDs and assorted implements of a musician’s life that fill it and the rest of the living room of the home in Bellevue – and sings a joyous, or at least joy-filled and powerful song titled “Rollin’ With The Punches.”

NEWSMAKERS

Women in Litigation taps Hollabaugh for Top 250

Lela M. Hollabaugh of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP in Nashville has been selected for the Top 250 Women In Litigation 2019.

BRIEFS

Princeton Review taps MTSU for best listing

The Princeton Review has named Middle Tennessee State University one of the best places for an undergraduate degree.

TENNESSEE TITANS

Learning from GOAT gives Titans fresh perspective

For nearly 20 years now, the New England Patriots with Bill Belichick and Tom Brady have set the standard by which all other NFL teams – past, present and future – are measured.

Steelers visit as Titans gear up for real season

This Sunday night – yes it is still preseason – Nashville will be in the spotlight as Sunday Night Football comes to town when the Titans host the Pittsburgh Steelers.

UT SPORTS

Reinvigorated Jennings brings 'alpha male' to season

If there was any doubt about Jauan Jennings’ status within the Tennessee football program, he quickly put it to rest.

PERSONAL FINANCE

What millennials get wrong about Social Security

Few issues unite millennials like the future of Social Security. Overwhelmingly, they’re convinced it doesn’t have one.

GUEST COLUMNIST

Court of Appeals reins in state's expansive use of investigatve exemption

The Tennessee Court of Appeals in a ruling on Friday put much-needed limits around the so-called investigative exemption that has been used by the state to cloak otherwise public records.

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

US stock indexes end mixed ahead of Fed chairman speech

A wobbly day on Wall Street left stock indexes mostly lower Thursday as investors turned cautious ahead of a widely anticipated speech by the Federal Reserve chairman.

World powers increasingly see icy Arctic as a hot property

TASIILAQ, Greenland (AP) — From a helicopter, Greenland's brilliant white ice and dark mountains make the desolation seem to go on forever. And the few people who live here — its whole population wouldn't fill a football stadium — are poor, with a high rate of substance abuse and suicide.

Walmart to revamp, reopen El Paso store after mass shooting

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Walmart plans to reopen the El Paso store where 22 people were killed in a mass shooting this month, the retail giant said Thursday, but the entire interior of the building will first be rebuilt.

Report shows US deficit to exceed $1 trillion next year

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal budget deficit is expected to balloon to more than $1 trillion in the next fiscal year under the first projections taking into account the big budget deal that President Donald Trump and Congress reached this summer, the Congressional Budget Office reported.

Why streaming services are the new credit card rewards binge

When it comes to credit card rewards, it's not all about gas, groceries and restaurants anymore. Issuers are moving beyond suburban staples to include millennial-friendly categories such as transit and streaming subscriptions.

EDUCATION

Survey: Tennessee educators say job stress isn't worth it

NASHVILLE (AP) — The majority of Tennessee teachers say they would leave the profession if they could get a higher paying job, while an even higher percentage say their job isn't worth the daily stress and disappointment.

TECHNOLOGY

Leather wallets, loose change pose danger for new Apple Card

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple tried to make the new Apple-branded credit card attractive, copying the heft and sleekness of higher-end cards like the Chase Sapphire. But cardholders are discovering that with such a design, they'll have to give it special care.

HEALTH CARE

Planned Parenthood seeks cash after bailing from US program

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Planned Parenthood clinics in several states are charging new fees, tapping financial reserves, intensifying fundraising and warning of more unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases after its decision to quit a $260 million federal family planning program in an abortion dispute with the Trump administration.

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL POLITICS

Trump flip-flops on tax cuts, saying US has 'strong economy'

WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after considering cutting taxes to promote economic growth, President Donald Trump changed course and said he would abandon the idea because the nation already had "a strong economy."

AP-NORC poll: 62% disapprove of how Trump's handling his job

NEW YORK (AP) — About 6 in 10 Americans disapprove of President Donald Trump's overall job performance, according to a new poll released Thursday by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, which finds some support for the president's handling of the U.S. economy but gives him weak marks on other major issues.

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