Mike Reicher, The Tennessean

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The Tennessean

Nashville, TN, United States

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Past articles by Mike:

Kirk Herbstreit vs. Tennessee DMV: Can you creep into the intersection before turning left?

ESPN personality and Nashville resident Kirk Herbstreit has some thoughts about Nashville traffic, but when it comes to left turns he might not be right. → Read More

Woman calls police and says she shot a man in East Nashville home

Police identified the Tuesday night caller as Kristina Arnold and arrested her on charges of attempted homicide. → Read More

Mayor John Cooper's budget fix depends on more federal detainees in Nashville jails

The Davidson County Sheriff's Office is "working with the U.S. Marshals on a plan" to keep 100 detainees a day in Nashville jails. → Read More

Trump may skip presidential debates. What does that mean for Belmont University?

Donald Trump is considering skipping the 2020 presidential debates, one of which includes Nashville's Belmont University in October. → Read More

Nashville budget another obstacle for narrowing racial gap in school suspensions

Advocates are resurrecting a proposal for elementary school rooms dedicated to alternative discipline. → Read More

See the fastest-growing areas of Nashville city government

While general fund revenues increased 32% from fiscal year 2013 to 2018, the city is spending increased 38% over the same time. Not all parts of the government saw even growth. → Read More

Hendersonville doctor pleads guilty to opioid distribution, admits he exchanged drugs for sex

The plea is part of a massive investigation into opioids and overprescribing by federal prosecutors. → Read More

Man in his 20s fatally shot in Edgehill

Police were investigating the shooting Monday evening. → Read More

$1 billion of federal funds unspent in Tennessee: Here's what we know so far

After a couple weeks of big revelations, Gov. Bill Lee is working on a plan to use some of the federal funds earmarked for working poor families. → Read More

Fact-check: DHS commissioner on the unspent federal funds and news coverage

The federal Department of Health and Human Services allows states to determine rules for eligibility for needy families program. → Read More

How sharing data could help bring Nashville residents out of poverty

Out of 2,700 counties in the U.S. Nashville ranked near the bottom on one measure of economic mobility. → Read More

Tennessee's $732M surplus can be used to try to help those who fall 'between the cracks,' DHS head says

DHS commissioner addresses TANF reserve, hopes Tennessee can do more to help residents who fall 'between the cracks' → Read More

These Nashville schools had the highest and lowest racial disparities in suspensions

African American students in Nashville schools are three times more likely than white students to be suspended. Some schools, however, have much larger or much smaller disparities. → Read More

Interactive database: Nashville school suspensions by race

Search our interactive database to find your school's discipline data, including how often students of each racial and ethnic group are suspended. → Read More

Lower Broadway chaos: Nashville officer hospitalized after shooting fleeing driver

Police say the fleeing suspect's car hit Sgt. Kris Delap, who became pinned between a van and the Chrysler. → Read More

How did one Murfreesboro pharmacy earn title of state's largest purchaser of opioids?

More than a month after the data was released the pharmacy's owner claimed it was originally reported incorrectly to the DEA. → Read More

How did one Murfreesboro pharmacy earn title of state's largest purchaser of opioids?

More than a month after the data was released the pharmacy's owner claimed it was originally reported incorrectly to the DEA. → Read More

Tennessee prison population hits second consecutive year of record highs

The trend bucks the national pattern of declining prison incarceration. Tennessee was one of the only eight states in the nation that had all-time high population in 2018. → Read More

Commercial developers will have to plant more trees under new Nashville legislation

From 2008 to 2016, Metro officials estimate the city lost 918 acres of tree canopy, the equivalent of 695 football fields. → Read More

At least 220,000 Tennessee kids lost their health insurance due to lack of paperwork

For years, TennCare used an insurance renewal system that largely didn't work. Poor families across the state have lost coverage due to lack of paperwork. → Read More