Convention center design comes 'round

Planners reveal idea for roundabout at community meeting
Sep 30, 2008 5:06 PM

Alexander calls for economic clean up, Tuke calls for Paulson's head

Rivals for U.S. Senate have differing approaches to tackling economic meltdown
Sep 30, 2008 2:51 PM

Nashville's former U.S. attorney had been target for removal

Former U.S. Attorney Jim Vines called 'weak' by senior Justice Department officials who are now under investigation
Sep 29, 2008 12:50 PM

New MTSU Poll: 22% Of Hillary Supporters Will Vote For McCain

According to a new poll, in a state which Hillary Clinton won the Democratic primary by a commanding percentage and which includes a large swath of those conservative Appalachian voters, Barack Obama still has trouble in the race against John McCain:
The McCain campaign seems to have had modest success at attracting supporters of former Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, whom 22 percent of Tennesseans say they voted for in the Democratic primary. A quarter of those who voted for the junior senator from New York in Tennessee’s Democratic presidential primary say that they would now vote for McCain and Palin in the general election. However, 56 percent of those who report that they voted for Clinton in the primary say that they would now vote for Obama and Biden. The rest of Clinton’s supporters remain undecided at this point or say they would vote for someone other than McCain or Obama.
In state politics, Republican also enjoy an advantage:
Fully 47 percent of Tennesseans are satisfied with the direction the state is going, but only 34 percent of Democrats are satisfied compared with 59 percent of Republicans and independents.
Lamar Alexander, as expected, polls well in his race versus Bob Tuke:
Republican incumbent Sen. Lamar Alexander outpolls Democratic challenger Bob Tuke 50 percent to 26 percent among likely voters in Tennessee’s race for U.S. Senate, but about a fourth (23 percent) say they aren’t yet sure whom they favor.
A plurality of Tennesseans want more church in their state:
Fully 41 percent of Tennesseans think politicians say too little about religion, while 26 percent say the amount is about right, and 23 percent say there is too much religious talk.
View entire report here. Press release available here. SEE ALSO: Grantham is Talking
Sep 29, 2008 11:39 AM

Security Blanket

Tim Chavez uses Nashville's drop in an index of secure places to live to hit the common sense illegal immigration solution he loves to hate:
Sheriff Daron Hall claimed the 287g program was going to make Nashville a safer place. It was implemented more than a year and a half ago. Instead, the Farmers Insurance report shows Nashville is less safe. And that data matches long-term research of immigrant conduct released earlier this year by Robert J. Sampson, chairman of the Department of Sociology at Harvard University.
Sep 29, 2008 6:10 AM

Morning Links: 29 September 2008

Avenue Bank exec resigns, Vought workers strike, Wachovia in Citi deal, and more...
Sep 28, 2008 9:39 PM

Memphis Ranks Two In Percentage Of Debate Watchers

Nashville was in the top five. Braisted has the numbers:
In the city rankings, Nashville had the 5th highest percentage of viewers (44%), and Memphis had the second highest (49.5%). St. Louis was at the top of the heap with about half of households watching.
Sep 27, 2008 6:54 PM

Purity ice cream jobs moving out of town

Other Dean Foods plants to take over production
Sep 26, 2008 3:00 PM

Bond resolution misses filing deadline

Metro holding station, maintaining current capital projects
Sep 26, 2008 1:36 PM

Kurita files suit against Dems in federal court

State senator claims her 14th Amendment rights have been violated
Sep 25, 2008 11:39 AM