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Echoes of Discord

Echoes of Discord

Local disagreements on key issues reflect the national partisan divide.
As partisan disagreements on pending legislative measures continued to dominate the Washington political scene, there were distinct local echoes. Even as Democrats in Congress

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Filling in the Blanks

Filling in the Blanks

More names for the 2018 political season, plus a brewing controversy.
Shelby County Assessor Cheyenne Johnson, a Democrat, will not be running for reelection and instead will be supporting the candidacy of Shawn Lynch, a

Looking Ahead: The Electoral Picture

Looking Ahead: The Electoral Picture

Next week’s District 95 showdown is the opening act of an unfolding scenario.
Nature, rather famously, abhors a vacuum. And, for better or worse, few vacuums exist, year by year, in the calendar of elections for Memphis and

Even in his off-duty time, Jim Strickland had to face the weather.

Even in his off-duty time, Jim Strickland had to face the weather.

Is there such a thing as time off when you're Mayor of Memphis? Maybe not. Jim Strickland, the city's chief executive, made room on

Closing Out the Session in Nashville

Closing Out the Session in Nashville

The 2017 session of the Tennessee General Assembly, which came to an end last week, was one of the more momentous in recent years, as measured

Reinventing the Wheel

Reinventing the Wheel

Democrats start with the basics as they strive to recreate an official party for Shelby County.
The meetings underway among Shelby County Democrats to rebuild what for the last nine months has been a defunct local party have so far

Memphis and Shelby County Focus on Creating Opportunity for Minority and Women Contractors

Memphis and Shelby County Focus on Creating Opportunity for Minority and Women Contractors

It was a couple of weeks ago that a group of Memphis contractors gathered in East Memphis for a fund-raiser to benefit the city's

GOP’s Lee Puts His Hat In

GOP’s Lee Puts His Hat In

The 2018 gubernatorial field expands, with more likely on the way.
The 2018 gubernatorial field expands with Franklin businessman's entry; more entries are likely on the way; "Lynching Site Project" announced, with event scheduled for next month; local Democrats to hold first reorganizational forum this weekend.

Two Takes

Two Takes

Corker and Herenton try to get their messages across to different audiences.
Bob Corker made one thing clear at a town meeting in suburban Arlington on Tuesday — that the venue, Crave Coffee Bar and Bistro, was not

District 95 Showdown

District 95 Showdown

Ten aspirants for the state House seat vacated by Mark Lovell turn up for a TNA forum.
Ten aspirants for the District 95state House seat vacated by Mark Lovell turned up for a TNA forum at Collierville High School last week. There were 7 Republicans, 2 independents, and 1 Democrat. One of them will get to replace Lovell.

They’re Back!

They’re Back!

The General Assembly tackles two Shelby County hot topics: de-annexation and school vouchers.
As the current session of the Tennessee General Assembly heads toward its conclusion, either late this month or early in May (see cover story, "Nashville Gets Serious"), two questions of serious concern to the Memphis area are about to be revisited.

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County Officials Seek End of Federal Monitoring of Juvenile Court

Letter from Mayor Luttrell, Juvenile Court Judge Michael, and Sheriff Bill Oldham is follow-up to personal request made to Jeff Sessions on occasion of AG's recent Memphis visit.

GOP's Vaughan Wins Special Election for House District 95

Republican defeats Democrat Ashworth and two independents with 60+ percent of final vote.

Gubernatorial Candidate Boyd Stresses Post-Secondary Goals

The former state Economic Development Commissioner, a partner in Haslam’s innovations, talks tech education in visit to Whitehaven campus of Southwest Community College.
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