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Bag-gate Did you hear that Trader Joe's opened a store in the Memphis area last week? (Pause for laughter.) The personalized store bags (oh,

Transit Trouble

MATA’s proposed service cuts spark concern.
The Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) is proposing service cuts this fall that would affect almost 30 routes, and Memphis bus riders aren't happy.

Historic Troubles

Report alleges lack of training, oversight at Tennessee Historical Commission.
A new report found some big problems with the Tennessee Historical Commission (THC), the group that tried but failed to block Memphis from removing

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Dammit, Gannett The Commercial Appeal soldiers on. Though greatly diminished, the Gannett-owned daily newspaper has hired a clutch of new reporters to replace all

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RATS! Did anybody else catch an article in The Commercial Appeal with the headline, "Kirby High Cancels Thursday Classes Due to Pest Infestation?" "Thursday

Birthing a Center

Choices re-claims feminist health care with new site.
Rebecca Terrell is calling, um, malarkey. Why do traditional health-care providers get to claim childbirth? No more. Choices will break ground this week on

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Dammit, Gannett A short list of don'ts for daily newspapers wishing to appear somewhat local inspired by the Gannett-owned Commercial Appeal: 1. Not to

Station Break

A new group wants some big changes at WEVL.
Friends of WEVL made public last week its hopes to bring changes to the volunteer radio station, but the station's board said the original

Liberty & Safety

City surveillance methods on trial this week.
Arguments began Monday in a trial to determine whether or not the city of Memphis violated activists' First Amendment rights with a system of

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Criminal Record I Raymond Preslar told a security guard at the Cordova Superlo last week that he couldn't breathe and needed emergency help from

Eyes on You

Court says Memphis’ police surveillance violated consent decree.
A court ruled last week that city leaders violated a 1978 federal court consent decree by gathering political intelligence on protesters over a two-year

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Bye, Boris The controversial, law-bending $3.9 billion merger of Tribune Media and Sinclair TV collapsed last week when Tribune Media's board voted to terminate

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Listed! Cold comfort seems like the wrong way to describe this latest news. But as we sink into August and the dog days of

Historic Status

City set to vote on new guidelines for historic districts
After months of delay, Cooper-Young and Speedway Terrace residents' time in historic district limbo may be coming to an end. The Memphis City Council

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Dammit, Errbody Ryan Poe, the Gannett-owned Commercial Appeal reporter-turned-columnist, began a recent installment of his daily 9:01 with a hearty, "good morning from Memphis,

‘Goodbye to the Past’

Greenspace clears out more Confederate artifacts from Memphis Park.
Memphis Greenspace started removing the remaining Confederate memorabilia from Memphis Park Saturday "to say goodbye to the past" and now also has full state approval

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Historic Troubles

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