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Pancho & Lefty's new location

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Pancho & Lefty's Cantina is coming to Melrose.

  • The local taco restaurant, owned by the team behind Edley's Bar-B-Que, will open later this summer in the Eighth Avenue space previously occupied by The Sutler.
Axios Nashville
Jun 28, 2022 - News

Tennessee's six-week ban goes into effect

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Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Abortions in Tennessee are now outlawed starting at about six weeks into a pregnancy.

  • A federal appeals court allowed the six-week ban to go into effect following the ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court last week that overturned Roe v. Wade.
Nate Rau
Jun 28, 2022 - Politics

Nashville voters could get a settlement in robocall case

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Registered voters in Davidson County may be entitled to a portion of a federal lawsuit settlement over unsolicited robocalls that went out in 2020.

  • Voters were encouraged in the robocalls to support the effort to recall Mayor John Cooper and some members of the Metro Council.
Adam Tamburin
Jun 28, 2022 - News

A six-week abortion ban seems imminent in Tennessee

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Illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios

Abortion providers acknowledged a court order blocking a six-week abortion ban in Tennessee "is no longer warranted" after the U.S. Supreme Court ruling last week that overturned Roe v. Wade.

  • The six-week ban could go into effect as soon as Tuesday, ahead of a near-total ban next month.

3 private pools to rent near Nashville starting at $54 an hour

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Escape the summer heat with these swimming spots, all listed on pool-sharing company Swimply.

How it works: Pool owners can list their pools for chunks of time, just like homeowners list their properties on Airbnb.

Nate Rau
Jun 27, 2022 - Politics

Council to consider agreement to host RNC

Protestors rally after Nashville Pride Fest on Saturday.
Jace Wilder, 21, leads a protest following the 2022 Pride parade in Nashville. Photo: Nicole Hester/The Tennessean/USA Today Network

The overturning of Roe v. Wade underscored the divide between liberal Nashville and the state's deeply conservative political leaders.

  • Following the ruling, Nashville politicians renewed their opposition to the city hosting the Republican National Convention in 2024.

Nashville leaders plot post-Roe policies

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Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

For the first time in 50 years, pro-abortion rights politicians are navigating policy positions in states like Tennessee where abortion will soon be banned.

  • In Nashville, progressive leaders' ideas range from ignoring the state's ban on abortions to financing trips for legal abortions in other states.
Adam Tamburin
Jun 27, 2022 - News

Dobbs ruling spurs another legal battle

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Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

New restrictions on abortions in Tennessee could go into effect as early as this week.

  • The state already has a "trigger law" that will ban nearly all abortions 30 days after the Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade.
  • But Tennessee attorney general Herbert Slatery III is fighting to limit abortion access in the meantime.