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Four candidates – three Democrats and a lone Republican – are asking voters in the Shelby County Board of Commissioners’ District 7 for support in clearing the first election hurdle to representing the district contained within ZIP code 38108. The Democratic Primary is contested territory for Eric Dunn, Stephanie Gatewood...
The city of Memphis had not asked for and did not expect to get any state funding to help finance the bicentennial celebration next year, according to a spokesperson for the city. The Republican-dominated House voted Tuesday to punish Memphis for removing Confederate monuments from its parks by taking $250,000...
More than four million 17-year-olds will turn 18 prior to the 2018 midterm elections. The new voters’ block has the potential to become one of the most powerful electoral players before 2022. Pressuring elected officials to pass gun-control legislation is a leading issue. During last month’s March for Our Lives...
Mayor Jim Strickland unveiled “HireMemphis” Wednesday, a hiring initiative to get more young people working in the city. “In Memphis alone, there are 30,000 youth ages 16-24 who are neither employed nor in school,” Strickland said. “I see this as an additional byproduct and cause of our unacceptable high rate...
For more than three decades, the Africa in April International Festival has entertained, educated and kept its revelers engaged in multicultural celebrations of African countries. Meaningful bonds have been nurtured between Memphis and the African continent because of the authentic enactments of dance, song, culinary art, aesthetic creations and all...
As Tennessee education officials responded to a potentially “deliberate attack” on the state’s online test, Democrats called for the resignation of the state’s top education official, while a Republican lawmaker said he would move to scrap the exam completely. House Democrats issued their rebuke on Tuesday after a second day...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apHKnrHmPos&list=PLQ_gBtRVsqRi2RtnPwKfLhi-2dFYZpIXp By SHEILA BURKE, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Republican-dominated House in Tennessee voted Tuesday to punish the city of Memphis for removing Confederate monuments by taking $250,000 away from the city that would have been used for a bicentennial celebration next year. The retaliation came in the form of passage...
The International Olympic Committee has approved rock climbing as an Olympic sport starting with the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Imagine a Memphian making his or her way to  the top of the leader board. For Chris Dean, director of outreach for Memphis Rox Climbing + Community, helping to create...
Tennessee will drop two end-of-course exams for high schoolers next school year in its most significant reduction of state testing in recent years. The state’s testing task force voted Monday to eliminate standardized tests for chemistry and English III — essentially cutting by more than half the amount of state-ordered...
With an announcement that sent shockwaves through Memphis politics, former Memphis Mayor Dr. Willie W. Herenton announced that he wants the job back in 2019. Herenton, who served in the role from 1992 until 2009, was the first African American elected mayor of Memphis. He left the mayors office for an...
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