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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

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There came a moment in Monday's regular public session of the Shelby County Commission when chairman Van Turner attempted to assure his colleagues that

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Commission wrangles over Pre-K funding; Governor Lee backs criminal justice reform.
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As petitions for city offices continue to be pulled at the offices of the Shelby County Election Commission, attention this week focuses on the

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Jeff Warren, who may have been the first person, several months ago, to float a City Council candidacy for the 2019 Memphis general election,

Lammey, Casada, Michael Harris Face Potential Threats to Their Jobs

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It was a 12-0 vote on the Shelby County Commission on Monday to support the pending possible censure by the Tennessee Board of Judicial

The Casada Controversy

The Casada Controversy

In the wake of a chaotic close to the legislative session, crisis continues to swirl on Capitol Hill in Nashville. UPDATE: Tennessee Firearms Association calls for ouster of GOP House Speaker Glen Casada..
In the wake of a chaotic close to the legislative session, crisis continues to swirl on Capitol Hill in Nashville. UPDATE: Several Republican legislators, and the Tennessee Firearms Association, a pro-gun group with close ties to Republicans, urge GOP Speaker Glen Casada's ouster..

Harris’ Shelby County Budget Likely to be Impacted by Vouchers

Harris’ Shelby County Budget Likely to be Impacted by Vouchers

On Monday, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris hastily scheduled an appearance before the Shelby County Commission to present an addition to the day's agenda

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8th District Congressman teases availability for run at Alexander seat; others are likely to be heard from.

Lee Harris Endorses Council Candidate Davin Clemons

County Mayor’s intervention in city election seen as escalation of battle with Fords.
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Mayor Lee Harris’ Recent Actions Cause a Stir

ALJ2: I wonder what Mr. Harris would say if the UofM cut $1M from community programs to make up for his »

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Council Race Switcheroo; Tax Rate Questioned

jcov40: Not that the rate will change, but I think the penalty is that the county's lawyers will tell them that »

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County Commission Continues Budget Battle

jcov40: Was the commission's vote on June 24 to adopt the tax rate a valid vote? This is what I have »

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Brandon Webber Shooting is Seen Through Multiple Lenses

CL Mullins: Gus,
"Almost every" does not qualify as a statistic. If you want to bring some credibility describe your experience with »

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