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Model Predicts Fewer COVID-19 Deaths in U.S., But Strickland Prepares ‘for Worst’

Model Predicts Fewer COVID-19 Deaths in U.S., But Strickland Prepares ‘for Worst’

A forecasting model by the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation released Sunday predicts fewer COVID-19 fatalities in the country than first anticipated, but Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland said that won’t change the way the city is responding to the pandemic. 

COVID-19 Cases Rise to 789 in Shelby County, 13 Deaths Recorded

Shelby County currently has 789 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Why Memphis Fast Food Employees Went on Strike: One Woman's Story

Fast food workers with Fight for $15 and a Union in Memphis joined about 100 others earlier this week from St. Louis and Tampa in a strike to protest against unsafe working conditions amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Model Predicts Fewer COVID-19 Deaths in U.S., But Strickland Prepares ‘for Worst’

Model Predicts Fewer COVID-19 Deaths in U.S., But Strickland Prepares ‘for Worst’

A forecasting model by the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation released Sunday predicts fewer COVID-19 fatalities in the country than first anticipated, but Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland said that won’t change the way the city is responding to the pandemic. 

Why Are There So Many Dead Fish at Shelby Farms?

Anyone who has been near Hyde Lake at Shelby Farms Park recently, has likely noticed the large number of dead fish in and around the lake — and the smell that comes with it.

COVID-19 Cases Rise to 789 in Shelby County, 13 Deaths Recorded

Shelby County currently has 789 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

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Your 2020(?) Memphis Redbirds

Your 2020(?) Memphis Redbirds

If the Memphis Redbirds play a 2020 season (granted, a tremendous if these days), it's bound to be successful.

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Music

Mario Monterosso Reimagines Sun Records History With Heathens’ “Steady Girl”

Mario Monterosso Reimagines Sun Records History With Heathens’ “Steady Girl”

Sun Records, Black & Wyatt Records, Mario Monterosso, Rockabilly, Garage Rock, Country, I-40 Country

Listen Up: The Harbert House Band

The Harbert House Band is a band of the times.

Memphis Music Lovers Support Players’ Online Events

And just like that, the gigs were gone.

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Politics

Lee Firms Up Previous Order, Makes 'Stay-at-Home' Mandatory

Lee Firms Up Previous Order, Makes 'Stay-at-Home' Mandatory

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced Thursday he would sign Executive Order 23 requiring that Tennesseans "not carrying out essential activities" must stay at home as data shows an increase in citizen movement across the state.

Election Commission Hears from Public, Will Delay Vote on New Voting Machines

Decision means probable wait on new machines' purchase until next year; County Mayor, County Commission will have role.

More Voting Machines Controversy

Among the potential local casualties of the coronavirus, there is an unexpected one — the democratic process itself. A scheduled meeting of the Election Commission to vet alternatives for new voting machines is mired in uncertainty.

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Food & Drink

Father Ben Bradshaw's 'Soul Food' — Food for Body and Soul

Father Ben Bradshaw's 'Soul Food' — Food for Body and Soul

Father Ben Bradshaw is host of Soul Food, but this isn’t a show about how to make sweet potatoes, fried chicken, and collard greens.

Memphis Made Brewing Co. to Distribute in Mississippi Beginning this Week

In a press release today, Memphis Made Brewing Co. announced it will begin distribution of its craft beers outside of Shelby County for the first time since the company’s inception.

Local Farmers Impacted by COVID-19

COVID-19 is radically changing how local restaurants operate, and, in tow, local farmers are facing mounting challenges as well.

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Opinion

It’s Time To Let Low-Level Offenders Out of Jail

It’s Time To Let Low-Level Offenders Out of Jail

The COVID-19 pandemic has people keeping their distance from each other, but what if you had no choice but to be in a crowded room, sharing a sink and a toilet, unable to so much as sanitize your hands or step away from a person when they sneezed?

Stir Crazy

I've got an announcement: The Memphis Flyer will temporarily be going to an every-other-week print schedule.

“Your Money or Your Life”

I'm writing this on Tuesday, the day Mayor Strickland's "shelter in place" edict goes into effect.

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Film/TV

Music Video Monday: Don Lifted

Music Video Monday: Don Lifted

Today's Music Video Monday is going long.

Better Call Saul Puts on a TV Masterclass

Here’s the trouble with prequels: Their ostensible reason for being is to explore an intriguing backstory suggested by their parent story.

Uncorked

In what must be a coincidence, both major productions that filmed in Memphis in 2019— Bluff City Law and Uncorked — have protagonists named Elijah.

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Why Memphis Fast Food Employees Went on Strike: One Woman's Story

crackoamerican: Wage slaves are always essential, it's the very foundation of our economy. »

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Why Are There So Many Dead Fish at Shelby Farms?

crackoamerican: I'm assuming these fish finish their breeding cycle before a massive die off, otherwise.... »

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Why Are There So Many Dead Fish at Shelby Farms?

Cathy Arrington: We have a good size pond at the base of our back yard and several years ago grandkids went outside »

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Why Are There So Many Dead Fish at Shelby Farms?

Shawn Xavier Jones: This happens every year. It’s the shad fish that you see turn over and die not the usual game fish »

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