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Meeting Time: Congressmen, Candidates, and Campaign Chairs

Meeting Time: Congressmen, Candidates, and Campaign Chairs

Last week was one in which a central figure in the national impeachment drama came to Memphis, and a week in which the three

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No Mayoral Debates; Herenton and Strickland Opt Out

No Mayoral Debates; Herenton and Strickland Opt Out

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Money Talk: A Look at Council Race Funding

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Family Matters: It’s Father vs. Daughter in Council District 6 Race

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Commission Overrides Harris Natatorium Funding Veto

Commission Overrides Harris Natatorium Funding Veto

Despite some wishful advance indications that the county government's division over funding the University of Memphis swimming facility ("natatorium," in officialese) would end in some

Multiple Choices for Justin Ford and Mauricio Calvo

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Mayor Lee Harris’ Recent Actions Cause a Stir

Mayor Lee Harris’ Recent Actions Cause a Stir

Even as most local attention begins to focus on the ongoing city election campaigns, including a multi-candidate race for Memphis mayor, another mayor, namely

Council Race Switcheroo; Tax Rate Questioned

Council Race Switcheroo; Tax Rate Questioned

Petitions for elective positions on the October 3rd city of Memphis ballot continue to be pulled, and there has been one major surprise of

County Commission Continues Budget Battle

Shelby County’s budget process is looking like a shell game.
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Downtown Town Hall Leads to Dialogue on City Issues

Council candidate Pearl Eva Walker stirs up a coherent critique

Strickland‘s Amen Corner


Herenton Rouses Women Supporters with Promise of Victory

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Family Matters: It’s Father vs. Daughter in Council District 6 Race

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Meeting Time: Congressmen, Candidates, and Campaign Chairs

crackoamerican: Greg, holy cow, don't keep us hanging. Why do you see no light at the end of the tunnel? »

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Meeting Time: Congressmen, Candidates, and Campaign Chairs

Greg Guess: I am not a fan if Jim Strickland and dont know enough about Herndon to comment on him but I »

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Strickland‘s Amen Corner

Jackson Baker 1: What Bruce said. I would add my puzzlement that so much is being made of a single sentence that does »

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