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Commission Gets It Together

Commission Gets It Together

Consensus for medical marijuana; against school vouchers and county social media policy.
God knows what will happen when the Shelby County Commission tangles with the deannexation issue — as it will, now that the legislature has

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Shelby County Democrats to Revive

Shelby County Democrats to Revive

Mancini forms group to begin reorganization for defunct local party; Cohen holds town hall.
Mary Mancini of Nashville, who in late January won reelection as Tennessee Democratic Party chair at a meeting of the state party's executive committee,

The Abortion Divide, Again

The Abortion Divide, Again

An HIV prevention grant to Planned Parenthood is narrowly approved as the County Commission splits along party lines.
During Monday's regular meeting of the Shelby County Commission, a dispute on continuing Planned Parenthood's involvement in a local, state-funded HIV-prevention program was resolved — sort of

The Buddy System

The Buddy System

Harris and Kelsey hope to effect a good public outcome on the TVA/aquifer issue.
In a bi-partisan team-up, state Senators Harris and Kelsey hope to effect a good public outcome on the TVA/aquifer issue.

Unfinished Shelby County Business: Aquifer, EDGE, and Weed.

Unfinished Shelby County Business: Aquifer, EDGE, and Weed.

The issue of the Tennessee Valley Authority's drilling wells into the Memphis Sand aquifer may not be a done deal, after all. Though TVA's

Key Political Moves Underway in Memphis and Nashville (UPDATED)

Key Political Moves Underway in Memphis and Nashville (UPDATED)

A statement made by state Senator Mark Norris (R-Collierville) in Nashville last week all but put the Senate Majority Leader in the running for the

Dark Ages Coming?

Dark Ages Coming?

The governmental future as seen by Congressman Cohen, who hints at a new leadership position for himself.
Memphis Congressman Steve Cohen's cell phone rings in telephone calls to the theme song of the old Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson? Who knew? Whatever

Herenton and Cohen: Still at It

Herenton and Cohen: Still at It

The former mayor and current congressman make waves for the new year.
Neither current Memphis Congressman Steve Cohen nor former Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton have any intention of hanging it up.  Those two realities, each with

Trumped Expectations

Trumped Expectations

One major surprise colored the 2016 political year. One major surprise colored the 2016 political year.
One major surprise colored the 2016 political year, from the presidential election on down.

Kelsey, Harris: Bipartisan Effort on Aquifer Issue

Kelsey, Harris: Bipartisan Effort on Aquifer Issue

Plus, DNC aspirant Ellison arouses youthful attendees at national Young Democrat conference here.
"There's no point in trading bad air to get bad water." That was a comment made this past weekend by state Senator Brian Kelsey

Politicians Call the Roll in Memphis and Nashville

Politicians Call the Roll in Memphis and Nashville

Tennesseans whose names were still circulating in the grapevine, as of mid-week, for possible appointive positions in the administration of President-elect Donald Trump were U.S.

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Surprises Galore at Local GOP's Lincoln Day Dinner

Strickland says he eschews local media; Keynoter Alberto Gonzales picks a bone or two with President Trump; and candidates turn up in droves.

Shelby Legislator Lovell Resigns

Allegedly engaged in “inappropriate touching [and] sexual contact with a woman last week....”
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