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It is an office that runs on paperwork and affects a large number of the juveniles who come from broken homes and who get into legal trouble in Shelby County. That makes the clerk of the Juvenile Court of Memphis and Shelby County one of the most important positions...
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...
As election season heats up in municipal, county, state and national elections, you need good information to make the best choice at the polls. That’s why we’ve created “Power & Politics” as a home for candidates’ surveys at TSDMemphis.com! Leading our political coverage is veteran journalist John Semien. But you’ll...
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...
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...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Another effort to expand the Tennessee's Medicaid program has failed after the state's Republican-dominated House refused to support an amendment on a bill on insurance coverage for certain cancer patients. The failed amendment was brought by House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh, a Democrat from Ripley who...
In many states, a photo identification is required for the right to cast a ballot. Tennessee is not one of them. The first step, of course, is completing the registration process with the Shelby County Election Commission. Basic requirements of voter registration are: * U.S. citizenship * Be at least 18 years of...
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...
“We are in intense times ripe with opportunity.” The observation was offered by one of the many people musing about “Where do we go from here?” The context, of course, is the 50th commemoration of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis on April 4, 1968. What one...
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