Monday, August 3, 2020

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by Jonathan Mattise --  NASHVILLE — Voting rights groups argue that Tennessee’s continued enforcement of a state law barring many first-time voters from casting absentee ballots doesn’t comply with a judge’s ruling that all eligible voters can vote by mail...
Shelby County Schools students will start the school year on Aug. 31 and end on June 16, three weeks later than planned. Under the new 2020-21 calendar approved by the school board Monday in a 5-4 vote, students and teachers will still...
NASHVILLE — A Tennessee Republican running for U.S. Senate resigned from the board of a brokerage firm after the company expressed support for the Black Lives Matter movement, according to a letter from the candidate. Bill Hagerty announced he would...
by Jonathan Mattise -- NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee on Monday signed one of the strictest abortion bans in the country, and a federal judge quickly blocked the measure. U.S. District Judge William Campbell in Nashville opted to wait for...
by Seth Borenstein -- Washington, perhaps the nation’s most reviled city, needs a new nickname for its football team. What could possibly go wrong? Naming opportunities are rife with ridicule, partisanship and humor: Washington Gridlock, Washington Swamp Monsters, Washington Bureaucrats, Washington...
The rite of passage known as high school graduation signals success, with each year’s observation embraced with a sense of survival. For all of the Class of 2020 high school graduates, the global pandemic that turned much of the...
Shelby County Schools Salutatorians have achieved a commendable accomplishment: they earned a place of honor in their senior classes with the second highest grade point average. Wise quotes by famous individuals have inspired these scholastic achievers. They share some profound...
Family and friends of Memphis music icon Larry Dodson Sr. joined him on Friday for the unveiling of a sign that brought his legacy sharply into view at the corner of Marlin Rd. and Elvis Presley Blvd. Now a solo...
by Stacy M. Brown -- When Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the playing of the national anthem to bring awareness to social and other injustices faced regularly by Black and Brown individuals in America, the National Football League,...
by Stacy M. Brown --  The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) will pay tribute to civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump and his law firm while honoring the family of George Floyd, during the NNPA’s Annual Convention scheduled for Wednesday, July...
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