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Mayor Cooper reflects on tough first year in office [Video]

Mayor Cooper reflects on tough first year in office

Mayor John Cooper talked with us about his first year in office, which has been filled with setbacks.

Credit: NewsChannel 5 Nashville     Duration: 03:36Published
Mayor John Cooper reflects on first year in office [Video]

Mayor John Cooper reflects on first year in office

Nashville Mayor John Cooper looks back on the challenges of his first year in office.

Credit: NewsChannel 5 Nashville     Duration: 02:46Published
Gov. says Nashville should reopen, denies request for funding from Metro [Video]

Gov. says Nashville should reopen, denies request for funding from Metro

Governor Bill Lee said it's time for Nashville to reopen and said Metro's economic reopening plan was not effective.

Credit: NewsChannel 5 Nashville     Duration: 02:31Published
Nashville moving to Phase 3 on Oct. 1; bars can increase capacity starting Friday [Video]

Nashville moving to Phase 3 on Oct. 1; bars can increase capacity starting Friday

Nashville Mayor John Cooper says the city will move to its Phase Three of reopening beginning October 1. However, bars and restaurants can increase their capacity starting Friday.

Credit: NewsChannel 5 Nashville     Duration: 02:13Published
Nashville to allow fewer than 7,000 fans at Nissan Stadium for Steelers game on Oct. 4 [Video]

Nashville to allow fewer than 7,000 fans at Nissan Stadium for Steelers game on Oct. 4

Nashville Mayor John Cooper has announced that Titans fans will be able to attend the Steelers game at Nissan Stadium on Oct. 4 at 10% capacity.

Credit: NewsChannel 5 Nashville     Duration: 01:57Published
Gov. Lee rejects Metro Mayor Cooper's request for $82.6M additional coronavirus relief funding [Video]

Gov. Lee rejects Metro Mayor Cooper's request for $82.6M additional coronavirus relief funding

Gov. Bill Lee has rejected a request from Metro Nashville Mayor John Cooper for an additional $82.6 million in coronavirus relief funding for the county.

Credit: NewsChannel 5 Nashville     Duration: 01:27Published
Metro fire, police officials estimate hundreds of jobs lost if property tax referendum passes [Video]

Metro fire, police officials estimate hundreds of jobs lost if property tax referendum passes

Metro city leaders and emergency services officials say a referendum to repeal the Nashville property tax hike would put hundreds of positions on the chopping block and in turn put the safety of..

Credit: NewsChannel 5 Nashville     Duration: 02:28Published
'The cuts will be deep and painful;' Comptroller warns Metro of cuts if property tax is repealed [Video]

'The cuts will be deep and painful;' Comptroller warns Metro of cuts if property tax is repealed

Metro Nashville Council members passed a substitute resolution by Councilman Bob Mendes that will appear on a Davidson County ballot if a special election is called.

Credit: NewsChannel 5 Nashville     Duration: 02:57Published

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Metro Council is set to vote next week on the city's renegotiated agreement with Nashville SC for a soccer stadium at the fairgrounds, including nixing a provision that was making it difficult to..
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Former Nashville mayor joins Frost Brown Todd

Former Nashville Mayor Bill Purcell has joined the local office of the Frost Brown Todd law firm. According to a news release, he is serving as counsel in the firm’s government services practice..
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Coverage roundup: Protests give way to looting, prompting ‘state of civil emergency’

Nashville was among dozens of American cities Saturday that saw peaceful, large-scale daytime protests followed by smaller, chaotic bursts of nighttime destruction and looting. As WPLN Nashville Public..
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Cooper: 'Enormous' 32% tax hike needed to endure Covid-19 crisis

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Slideshow: Scenes from Nashville a month into lockdown

It's been nearly a month since Nashville Mayor John Cooper announced his Safer at Home order. Recent weeks have produced massive losses in revenue for hotels, a historic spike in unemployment claims..
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Taylor Swift donation will help Nashville record store

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pop superstar Taylor Swift is helping out a Nashville record store closed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Grimey’s co-owner Doyle Davis said Thursday the store got a call last..
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Report: Lee to issue order closing nonessential businesses

The Volunteer State will soon be under a “safer at home” order. The Tennessean reports that Gov. Bill Lee will issue the order later today. As with Nashville Mayor John Cooper’s order, which he..
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Kid Rock's Bar to Close After Initial Refusal, Dierks Bentley to Help His Employees Amid Shutdowns

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Kid Rock’s Bar & More Refuse to Close Despite Nashville Mayor’s Coronavirus Request

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Nashville Declares Public Health Emergency, Shuts Down Lower Broadway to Combat Coronavirus

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Street by Vanderbilt basketball gym named for Perry Wallace

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Tenn. Gov. Lee, Nashville Mayor Cooper meet with Oracle officials

If the recruitment is successful, a local Oracle office could rival Amazon's 5,000-person operations center as one of the largest economic development deals in state history.
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Keith Urban to Be Joined by Stevie Nicks at Nashville's New Year's Eve Show

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Slideshow: Go inside Mayor-elect John Cooper's election-night party

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Nashville mayor calls for scrapping anti-sanctuary state law

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Nashville mayor’s race on ballot for Thursday’s election

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The Tennessean makes endorsement in race for Nashville mayor

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Metro to buy almost 800 acres of Bells Bend green space

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