Mike Reicher, The Tennessean

Mike Reicher

The Tennessean

Nashville, TN, United States

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Recent articles by Mike:

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

Nashville mayoral forum: Candidates stake out positions on affordable housing

Mayor David Briley defended his record while other candidates criticized the way Nashville’s development boom has affected residents. → Read More

$198 million winning Powerball ticket sold in Hendersonville

It was the seventh time that someone in Tennessee has purchased a ticket with all matching numbers. → Read More

At least 220,000 Tennessee kids faced loss of health insurance due to lacking paperwork

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

Could Tennessee finally hit the brakes on red-light cameras?

A proposal to ban them statewide would meet opposition from local governments and police that rely on the revenue. → Read More

Congressional watchdog to investigate disability consultant doctors

The announcement follows a Tennessean report that found some doctors in Tennessee were denying a high rate of applicants while reaping large sums of fees. → Read More

Nashville police searching for suspects from late-night Friday brawl downtown

The fight left Nicolas Christian, 30, with a life-threatening head injury. → Read More

With all the weather, is the Nashville Pride Festival still on for Saturday?

The National Weather Service expects storms to pass through Nashville between 11 a.m. and noon, possibly bringing damaging winds, hail and heavy rainfall. → Read More

State changes reason for shielding golf tournament emails from public; lawmaker calls for reform

Top officials at the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation continue to conceal emails about an industry-sponsored golf tournament. → Read More

Environmental agency officials asked state worker to run industry-sponsored golf tournament

The worker's testimony runs counter to the official state narrative. He spoke at the House Committee on Government Operations hearing into the Environmental Show of the South. → Read More

Meharry Medical College to study vaping with $7.5 million grant from e-cigarette manufacturer Juul

Nashville's historically black college, Meharry is undertaking the e-cigarette research because of smoking's disproportionate health impacts on African Americans, college leaders say. → Read More

Disability denials: Congressman calls for federal investigation into eligibility decisions

A USA TODAY NETWORK investigation found some doctors were making big money denying disability benefits. Now a U.S. Congressman is demanding a federal investigation. → Read More

Were state resources misused? Lawmaker asks Comptroller to audit 'Environmental Show of the South

State Rep. Gloria Johnson wants to probe finances of Environmental Show of the South after Tennessean reporting found close industry ties to regulators. → Read More

How much debt do graduates rack up at Tennessee's colleges and universities?

The new data is meant to help college and graduate applicants evaluate programs. → Read More

Gov. Bill Lee, lawmakers to review environmental agency's 'hobnobbing' with special interests

After a Tennessean investigation, Gov. Bill Lee and lawmakers are questioning an annual meeting by environmental regulators — paid for by industries they regulate. → Read More

Golf tourneys, bar crawls and big-screen TVs: Are environmental regulators 'too cozy' with industries they regulate?

Scores of state regulators mix and mingle with industry representatives at TDEC's Environmental Show of the South convention, prompting concern from watchdogs and lawmakers. → Read More