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With the prospect of Memphis’ next mayor entering office without a mandate, Memphis City Council members Tuesday (Sept. 26) passed a pair of ballot-referenda ordinances in their first readings, aiming to produce a smaller field of candidates in the...
With access to high-speed internet concentrated among its more affluent areas, the city of Memphis has entered an ambitious $750 million partnership with French company Meridiam to expand access throughout the city, including some of its most underserved communities. Memphis...
We’re now almost five weeks into the school year, and I must admit, I’m already experiencing a nostalgic yearning to return to the role of school leader and the day-to-day grind of urban education. I miss it! But I’m in school...
Just a few months ago, I wrote a column about the AI (artificial intelligence) revolution taking place around the world.  I've had an opportunity to learn more since that time, and I'm even more excited about what is transpiring.  AI is...
Three proposed ordinances written to check over-policing by Shelby County Sheriff’s Office deputies moved ahead in their second readings during Monday’s (Sept. 11) Shelby County Board of Commissioners meeting. Only one of the items – a proposed ordinance to collect...
Minus one of the expected frontrunners, six of the 17 candidates for Memphis mayor jockeyed for position in front of a television audience on Monday (Sept. 11) during a City of Memphis mayoral debate sponsored by ABC-TV Channel 24...
by Adrian Sainz and Jonathan Mattise -- Five former Memphis police officers were charged Tuesday with federal civil rights violations in the beating death of Tyre Nichols as they continue to fight second-degree murder charges in state courts arising from...
The city of Memphis mayoral race is heating up. The candidate pool is crowded with 17 individuals trying to convince Memphis citizens that they have the leadership wherewithal to turn this city around. Strong leadership is a critical need in...
by Taylor Batson -- Rick Farwell spent most of his time as a child watching his family operate their own businesses. His uncles owned laundromats and repair businesses, his father owned his own liquor business and his grandmother owned one...
Under pressure from on-hand activists, Shelby County Commissioners on Monday approved three work-in-progress ordinances in their first reading to curb over-policing by Shelby County Sheriff Office’s deputies. However, the ordinances to ban specialized units, end pretextual traffic stops and create...