Period Poverty

Period Poverty

Group works to supply women in need with sanitary products
One Memphis grassroots organization wants to help eliminate period poverty here by improving women's access to sanitary products for menstruation. Sister Supply, formed in

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Gannett In an act of relative sanity, Gannett shareholders have — at least temporarily — turned back MNG/Alden Global Capital's attempted hostile takeover. For

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Dammit, Gannett It's an exciting time for The Commercial Appeal, having moved from its oversized offices on Union and into a cozier, contemporary space

Suppress the Vote

A new lawsuit aims to stop new voter registration legislation.
A new Tennessee law on voter registration might violate the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, according to a lawsuit filed last week. The

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Hats Off Nobody not named Trump, Mueller, or Barr got more media attention last week than Memphis' own U.S. Congressman Steve Cohen, who brought

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Neverending Lawler Anticipating the opening of Avengers: Endgame last week, Memphis wrestling icon/comic book fan Jerry Lawler tweeted a picture of himself wearing Thanos'

Legal Status

Q&A: Kayla Gore, lead plaintiff in lawsuit against Tennessee
Four transgender Tennesseans sued the state last week to challenge a law prohibiting them from changing the gender marker on their birth certificates. The

Pill Peddlers Popped

Strike force nets 16 medical professionals for distributing opioids.
Five Memphis medical professionals were indicted last week for illegally distributing opioid prescriptions to patients — in one case in return for sexual favors.

Open The Government

Lawmakers aimed at (and hit and missed) efforts for transparency this legislative session.
Several bills before the Tennessee General Assembly were aimed at government transparency this year. Some hit. Some missed. One was sent out for some

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Neverending Gannett? Sometimes it's probably helpful to remind readers why Fly on the Wall has been obsessed with MediaNews Group's unfriendly attempt to acquire

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Gannett Grab Sorry, folks, no monologue jokes this week. Instead, FOTW is checking back in with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), who continues

Bigger Bike Share

Q&A: Explore Bike Share Director Trey Moore
Explore Bike Share (EBS) announced the launch of a new pricing system earlier this month. The Flyer talked with EBS executive director Trey Moore

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County opens new crisis center for crime victims.
Officials cut the ribbon last week on a new center for the victims of rape and other crimes. Operating on three floors in a

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TV News WATN and WLMT will be sold to Tegna Inc., according to a co-announcement by Nexstar and Tribune Media. Last December, WREG owner

Work it Out

State lawmakers advance repeal of tax on small gyms.
A piece of legislation that would eliminate a 10 percent tax on small fitness centers in the state (and that is largely supported by

Swiss Design Firm to Take on "Brooks on the Bluff"

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