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Root Nashville Campaign Aims to Replenish City's Tree Canopy

Root Nashville Campaign Aims to Replenish City's Tree Canopy

By: Bailey Basham

As decades-old trees are chopped down to make way for ritzy apartments within scooter-ing distance o ...

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Nashville Perspectives: When Further Accountability is Possible, it's Necessary

Nashville Perspectives: When Further Accountability is Possible, it's Necessary

By: Eric Dorman

A few weeks ago, the Nashville Fraternal Order of Police filed a complaint with Davidson County Circ ...

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Karl Dean: Personal Convictions Over Ideology

Karl Dean: Personal Convictions Over Ideology

By: Eric Dorman

Former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean’s campaign headquarters are modest and efficient. There are a few p ...

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Cutting Edge: Nashville Street Barbers offer free weekly grooming to the city's homeless

Cutting Edge: Nashville Street Barbers offer free weekly grooming to the city's homeless

By: Bailey Basham

War Memorial Plaza is bumping on a recent Monday night. More than 100 people mill about, waiting in ...

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VENDOR SPOTLIGHT


More To His Story: Victor J. Always Looking to Improve His Odds for Success

More To His Story: Victor J. Always Looking to Improve His Odds for Success

By: Holly McCall

Word about Victor precedes meeting him. He’s one of The Contributor’s newer vendors, but he’s alread ...

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Contributor Vendor Mario M. Says Man's Best Friend Keeps Him Moving Forward

Contributor Vendor Mario M. Says Man's Best Friend Keeps Him Moving Forward

By: Bailey Basham

  One vendor's lawn care business spurred by years of sales with his closest companion.   Mario M. a ...

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Vendor Tiffany M. Describes Hardships Of Being Female, Living In Nashville Homeless Encampments

Vendor Tiffany M. Describes Hardships Of Being Female, Living In Nashville Homeless Encampments

By: Tiffany M.

 As a woman living in Nashville's homeless encampments, reality is harsh but reminders of internal s ...

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More to the Story: Vendor Joey S.

More to the Story: Vendor Joey S.

By: Holly McCall

  For vendor Joey S., the loss of his brother leads to a loving musical tribute.   Joey Shumpert rem ...

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