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Nashville Scene: Endorsements Pile Up in Metro Elections

July 16, 2019

With early voting underway and just a couple of weeks until the Aug. 1 election, various civic groups and public figures are scrambling to back candidates for mayor and Metro…

Tennessean: What should come of troubled Knowledge Academies charter schools? Here’s what mayoral candidates think

July 16, 2019

Three of the top four candidates for mayor say the Nashville school board should close the Knowledge Academies charter schools over financial irregularities, poor academic performance and failure to abide by its…

TN Tribune: Clemmons marches and votes with educators

July 15, 2019

Last Saturday, State Representative John Ray Clemmons, candidate for mayor of Nashville, hosted an Educators VOTE Rally and March to the Polls with members of the MNEA union and fellow…

Nashville Public Radio: Mayor’s Race 2019: Candidates Split Over How To Respond To State Laws That Impact Local Government

July 15, 2019

Almost every year, the Tennessee General Assembly supports legislation that prevents cities from enforcing ordinances. The latest example is a law that curtails the powers of Nashville’s police oversight board. So…

Tennessean: Where Nashville’s leading mayoral candidates stand on improving education

July 14, 2019

The decisions and role Mayor David Briley has played in education politics are at the forefront of this year’s debate among who should become the city’s next mayor. Running for mayor in the…

Nashville Public Radio: Mayor’s Race 2019: Where The Candidates Stand On The First Day Of Early Voting

July 12, 2019

Nashville voters go back to the polls as voting begins in Metro’s General Election. It features the race for mayor. In recent weeks, there have been more than a dozen…

Tennessean: See who has raised the most money in the campaign for Nashville mayor

July 12, 2019

Nashville’s top-tier mayoral candidates raised $938,478 in the second quarter of the campaign season, while spending $1.43 million, according to an analysis of campaign finance records released a day before…

Tennessean: Nashville must serve its communities of color better | Opinion

July 11, 2019

As we work together to address Nashville’s greatest challenges, Metro cannot continue to neglect communities of color. Fully funding Metro Nashville Public Schools, solving our affordable housing crisis, and improving…

Nashville Scene: Mayoral Candidates Each Claim a Lane as Early Voting Begins

July 11, 2019

Over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, mayoral candidate and At-Large Metro Councilmember John Cooper posted a tweet. “You can change the bad things in this mayor’s budget by changing…

Tennessean: Why Nashville teachers need John Ray Clemmons as mayor | Opinion

July 8, 2019

After the recent disappointing vote by the Metro Council, teachers are frustrated. That frustration stems from two years’ worth of work raising awareness of our underfunded schools and teacher shortage problems. Quite frankly, Nashvillians…

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