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Candidates Vie for Vacant Norris Seat

Candidates Vie for Vacant Norris Seat

It took a while for Mark Norris to become a federal judge. He was nominated by President Trump last year but was only recently

Shelby County Commission Ponders Matters of Time

Toward the end of Monday's meeting of the Shelby County Commission, second-term member Mark Billingsley, looking out from his seat on the stage of

The Council Deadlock

At some point between next Tuesday and next October, the city’s legislative body will reconfigure itself.
On Tuesday, November 20th, when the Memphis City Council began to vote on a replacement for Bill Morrison, the District 1 councilman elected on

The Swinging Door

Memphis city government begins the transition to a new election year, while Shelby County government achieves a measure of harmony.
As one election, a national one, finally heads to an end (with votes still being counted here and there), the next process of electoral

Post-Mortem, Pre-Birth

On the surface, the GOP still rules in Tennessee, but the election showed evidence of Democratic revival.
A week and more since the election, the dust has settled, as they say. On the surface, the GOP still rules in Tennessee, but the election showed evidence of Democratic revival.

Last Stop, Memphis!

On the long campaign’s final night, most of the major candidates were working Shelby County.
To say it plain, Monday night of this week was a challenge — for candidates who wanted one last opportunity to see and be seen; for party operatives; for undecided voters; and for reporters whose wish was to cover the last moves of major candidates before Judgment Day on Tuesday.

Defining the Divide on the Shelby County Commission

In the month and a half that the current version of the Shelby County Commission — the one in office as of the August

November Ballot Features Several Contested Local Races

In addition to the well-watched races for senator and governor and the key referendum measures on the ballot for Memphis voters, a number of

Another Voting Kerfuffle at the Election Commission?

Confusion at the Election Commission: So what else is new?
This is the week that early voting for the November 6th election begins, and a glitch of sorts has already occurred at the offices

Another George H.W. Bush Memory

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