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Adam Tamburin
2 hours ago - News

Nashville is a housing inventory growth leader

Illustration of an upward pointing arrow made from the top of a house
Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

Nashville's housing inventory is growing faster than almost anywhere else in the country as home sales cool.

  • Music City ranked second in a national review of year-over-year inventory increases, according to the RE/MAX National Housing Report.
Adam Tamburin
Aug 17, 2022 - News

Nashville's place on the "heat belt"

Note: Shaded counties are those that will, on average, have 0.5 days or more at or above a 125F° heat index in 2053; Data: First Street Foundation; Map: Axios Visuals

Nashville has been especially sweltering this summer, but a new report found conditions will get progressively worse in the years to come.

  • The study found Music City and some of Middle Tennessee are part of an emerging "extreme heat belt," where the heat index could reach 125°F on at least one day a year by 2053.
Adam Tamburin
Aug 17, 2022 - News

Bill Frist named chair of conservancy group

Bill Frist
Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images

Former U.S. Sen. Bill Frist will serve as global board chair for The Nature Conservancy starting in October.

Adam Tamburin
Aug 16, 2022 - News

Garth Brooks partners with Nashville and police

Garth Brooks performing.
Photo: J. Kempin/FilmMagic via Getty

Garth Brooks wants to carve out space for police and city transportation workers alongside his upcoming Lower Broadway honky-tonk.

Driving the news: Under a plan announced Monday by Mayor John Cooper, Brooks would cover the costs to develop a police substation and a traffic control room as part of his complex at 411 Broadway.

Adam Tamburin
Aug 12, 2022 - News

ACLU of Tennessee picks a new director

Portrait of Kathy Sinback.
Kathy Sinback. Photo: courtesy of ACLU-TN

Nashville attorney Kathy Sinback will take the reins as the next executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee, the organization announced yesterday.

  • Sinback will replace longtime director Hedy Weinberg. Her first day is Sept. 6.

Smoking ban would bring new era for Nashville dives

Interior photo of the Melrose Billiards bar.
Melrose Billiard Parlor. Photo: courtesy of A.Ray Hospitality

Nashville seems poised to outlaw smoking in the handful of age-restricted bars and music venues that still allow it.

  • At least one owner sees a "bittersweet" silver lining in the dissipating smoke clouds.
Nate Rau
Aug 11, 2022 - Politics

Cooper launches neighborhood investment tracker

Photo illustration of Nashville Mayor John Cooper with lines radiating from him.
Photo illustration: Allie Carl/Axios. Photo: Leah Puttkammer/Getty Images

A new online tool unveiled by Mayor John Cooper yesterday will allow you to track new sidewalks, school improvements and other infrastructure projects in your neighborhood.

Why it matters: Cooper touted the initiative as a way to increase transparency and accountability.

Nate Rau
Aug 11, 2022 - News

New homes needed for rescued beagles

Beagles at the Nashville Humane Association
Photo: courtesy of the Nashville Humane Association

A batch of beagles that were slated to be sold to laboratories for drug experiments will instead be up for adoption at the Nashville Humane Association beginning today.

Driving the news: Forty impossibly cute beagles arrived here late Tuesday night from a Virginia breeding facility where 4,000 dogs were rescued.

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