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An environmental nonprofit has removed more than an acre of invasive plant species near part of a creek in Tennessee's capital. 

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam's proposed budget amendment includes $50 million dollars for a new state library and archives building. 

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Tennessee lawmakers and downtown state workers will end their work days early because of President Donald Trump's visit to Nashville.

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Environmental groups are taking the Tennessee Valley Authority to trial over whether coal ash from its coal-fired power plant near Nashville, Tennessee, polluted the Cumberland River in violation of the Clean Water Act. 

It was a weekend for Rep. John Lewis to remember his past. The Georgia Democrat and civil rights icon filled a Nashville auditorium and told stories of his role in the student movement.

And he showed that he can still rally a crowd of hundreds.

"When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just," he said, "you have a moral obligation, a mission and a mandate, to stand up, to speak up and speak out, and get in the way, get in trouble, good trouble, necessary trouble."

In 2003 the Supreme Court struck down state laws that made homosexual conduct a crime, and overnight, prosecutions under so-called "sodomy" laws ended.

But for some, the decision came too late — their charges were logged in court files and subject to background searches.

That's what brought a Nashville man this summer to seek out attorney Daniel Horwitz. The man sought expungement, the clearing of his record.

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Barkley Regional Airport is gauging public interest in adding a Paducah to Nashville flight.

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Update Thursday Evening: An official in Tennessee says a pilot was killed when his Blue Angels fighter jet crashed, but no civilians were hurt on the ground.

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The Time Jumpers started as a group of performers jamming western swing between sets at the Grand Ole Opry. They took the sound to the Station Inn in Nashville and it came together from there. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Ranger Doug about what he enjoys most when playing live shows and what the audience can expect tomorrow night at West Kentucky Community and Technical College's Clemens Fine Arts Center.

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This Friday and Saturday, East Nashville's Five Points neighborhood anticipates tens of thousands of visitors for the Tomato Art Fest founded by Meg and Bret MacFadyn, owners of the Art and Invention Gallery. The neighborhood pitched in to grow the event, touted by the Oxford American and Southern Living as one of the "five things you need to know in the South right now." On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Meg MacFadyn about the festival celebrating all things tomato, the concert Friday night and area art vendors.

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