- Cheekwood took a pretty nasty hit from Monday’s storms and began cleaning up all the fallen trees and debris today. They expect to reopen on Friday. [WKRN]
- NES reports that about 2,000 people still don’t have power, but it’s an improvement over last night’s 7,600. The next line of severe weather looks like it could roll through on Sunday night. [Tennessean]
- State lawmakers sprang quickly into action today trying to find a way to nullify the nondiscrimination ordinance passed by Nashville’s Metro Council last night. [City Paper]
- The EPA reported that fallout from Japan’s nuclear catastrophe reached Oak Ridge on March 24th, though radiation wasn’t strong enough to pose any significant threat. [WSMV]
- Bruce Casper, a 37-year old gay homeless man, plans to run for mayor this year and is being financially backed by the Davidson County Libertarian Party. [WSMV]
- The Institute for Economics and Peace ranked Tennessee as the second least peaceful state in the country, topped only by Louisiana. [WSMV]
- Oh and PS: Some baby clouded leopards were born at the zoo a few days ago and they’re so fluffy we wanna die. [Tennessean]
Photo by Kerry Woo.
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