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Howdy folks and welcome to Building Codes with Brian.  Most folks do not give a lot of thought to building codes or their importance, but if you think about where we live, work, play and shop, the one thing they all have in common, they are all buildings.

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Scattered showers and a few thundershowers are expected for Middle Tennessee on Tuesday as a cold front passes through. Partly cloudy and cooler will return for Wednesday through Friday with high temperatures only in the 60s and low temperatures dropping to near 40 degrees. 

It’s sad but true.  We are as connected as ever but probably as lonely as ever.  With that comes the opportunity for criminals to take advantage of unsuspecting people looking for companionship in online platforms.  

For the past 16 months our city has conducted a pilot to test public interest in the recycling of garbage.  I commend our city leaders for launching the pilot that provided free of charge a twice-a-month curbside recycling for 800 residents.  

Last month, my colleagues and I gathered for an extraordinary session in the House chamber to swear in our new speaker and my friend, Cameron Sexton.

Middle Tennessee looks to be on the way to one of the driest September's on record. Through the 20th, many areas have had no rain for the month and it is rare to find anyone reporting over a quarter of an inch for September.

The youth and young adult years often represent the prime of life – a time filled with fun and new experiences. But they can also be marked by challenges or stress in school, with friends and at home. 

I am proud to file H.R.4219 as my first bill, because nationwide injunctions impact every one of us. The bill is an effort to curtail nationwide injunctions, which have the potential to severely restrict new government policies. It is a harmful trend and a practice that must be stopped.

Folks in Middle Tennessee have endured highs in the 90s and the heat index over 100 for so many days recently that I would imagine you are ready for a pattern change and that is exactly the news I bring.

It looks like we are going to have a hot week in Middle Tennessee with high temperatures in the 90s and the nights in the low 70s.

It’s been 99 years since women in the U.S. first gained the right to vote — a milestone commemorated each year with Women’s Equality Day on Aug. 26.

As suicide and attempted suicide continue to dominate discussions and topics related to the health care of young people, this demographics’ reliance and use of social media gets much of the blame.

Next year, we will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which gave millions of women access to the ballot box. In fact, it was House Republican Harry Burn — then a 24-year-old — who cast the tie-breaking vote as p…

After the lovely Labor Day weekend, there will be a slight chance of an afternoon thundershower by the middle of the week because of the heat and increasing humidity.  

Editor’s note: The Tennessee Press Association is celebrating its 150th year by creating a series of essays recalling historic events that have taken place in Tennessee and looking at how newspapers played a role in reporting, supporting, or influencing such events. This feature is the fi rst …

We are into a period of unsettled weather in Middle Tennessee. Showers and thunderstorms are quite likely through Tuesday. Many of these will produce heavy downpours and cloud-to-ground lightning.