Editorial Results (free)
1. Cohen Prevails, Incumbents Dominate
- Friday, August 08, 2014
Democratic U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen held off Thursday, Aug. 7, the most serious electoral challenge he’s faced since winning the Congressional seat in 2006, in the form of attorney Ricky E. Wilkins.
2. Baker’s Career Mirrored State’s Political Story
- Monday, June 30, 2014
As the week begins, political leaders of both parties and across several generations will gather in East Tennessee for the funeral of former U.S. Sen. Howard Baker.
3. Roland ReElected At Filing Deadline, Two Countywide Races Set For August
- Friday, February 21, 2014
One of the six Shelby County Commission incumbents seeking re-election this year was effectively elected to a new four-year term in a new district with the noon Thursday, Feb. 20, filing deadline for candidates in the May county primaries.
4. Bailey Pulls Petition for Circuit Court Return
- Thursday, January 16, 2014
Retired Shelby County Circuit Court Judge D’Army Bailey has pulled a qualifying petition to run for Circuit Court Division 1 judge in the Aug. 7 elections.
Bailey retired in September 2009 as Division 8 judge.
5. Sebelius: Couple of Hundred Website Fixes Required
- Thursday, November 07, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Prodded to be more candid with Congress, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Wednesday the administration's flawed health care website needed a couple of hundred fixes when it went online more than a month ago and conceded, "we're not there yet" in making all needed repairs.
6. Lawmakers Push to Delay Huge Flood Insurance Hikes
- Wednesday, October 30, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – A bipartisan group of lawmakers Tuesday unveiled legislation that would delay for about four years several changes to the federal government's flood insurance program that are threatening to sock thousands of people with unaffordable premium hikes.
7. Business Making an Anti-Regulation Pitch to Voters
- Wednesday, September 19, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – The National Association of Manufacturers, U.S. Chamber of Commerce and National Federation of Independent Business are working to make the anti-regulatory fervor their members share an issue in the last weeks of the campaign.
8. New Owner For Bartlett Car Wash Property
- Friday, May 04, 2012
A former car wash site in Bartlett has traded hands. Nyan Jaf acquired the 0.71-acre lot at 5960 Summer Ave. from Mr. Carwash LLC for $65,000.
9. Obama's Health Overhaul Lags in Many States
- Tuesday, January 24, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Here's a reality check for President Barack Obama's health overhaul: Three out of four uninsured Americans live in states that have yet to figure out how to deliver on its promise of affordable medical care.
10. Online-Gambling Fight Now About When, Who – Not If
- Wednesday, January 04, 2012
LAS VEGAS (AP) – The fight to fully legalize online gambling in the U.S. is now less about whether Americans will be able to play and more about who will bring the action to them – and when.
11. State Official: Police Can't ‘Baby-Sit’ Protesters
- Monday, October 31, 2011
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee state troopers cleared out Wall Street protesters from the state Capitol grounds early Friday because they didn't have the resources to "babysit" the overnight encampment, the state's safety commissioner said.
12. Senate Unveils Next Piece of Obama Jobs Bill
- Monday, October 24, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama's allies in the Senate on Friday unveiled the next piece of his failed $447 billion jobs measure to get a vote in the Senate: an almost $70 investment in infrastructure projects such as roads and bridges.
13. Obama: Jobs Bill is 'Moment of Truth' for Senate
- Wednesday, October 12, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate faced a critical "moment of truth," President Barack Obama declared Tuesday as lawmakers neared a vote on his $447 billion jobs bill. Despite his exhortations, defeat was likely at the hands of Republican senators opposed to stimulus spending and a tax surcharge on millionaires.
14. Senate Bill Aims to Combat Pharmaceutical Theft
- Wednesday, March 09, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Law enforcement officials would have more leeway to pursue and punish criminals who steal prescription pharmaceuticals under a proposal introduced Tuesday by Senate lawmakers.
15. Senate Shuns Push for Elimination of Pet Projects
- Wednesday, December 01, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – By a sizable – but dwindling – margin, the Senate on Tuesday voted in favor of allowing lawmakers to keep stocking bills with home-state projects like roads, grants to local police departments and clean-water projects.
16. Biofuel Firms Seek New Life Amid Changes
- Monday, November 15, 2010
While the Mississippi Delta region is considered a centerpiece of agricultural diversity and productivity in the southern U.S – distinguished by a variety of soil types, favorable climate and fairly long growing season – the biofuels industry must become viable to take advantage of the area’s assets.
17. ‘Holy Grail’ of Recording Uncovered
- Monday, July 26, 2010
A 52-year-old tape recorder described by some as the Holy Grail of the music industry has been discovered in the storage room of the owner of a used bus dealership in Marion, Ark.
But this isn’t just any bus dealership owner. Bob Tucker, owner of Bob Tucker Motors on Interstate 55, is a music industry veteran and one-time leader of the Memphis band that toured with the Beatles in 1964.
18. Unemployment Benefits Extension Clears Hurdle
- Wednesday, July 21, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – Legislation to restore unemployment benefits to millions who have been out of work for more than six months broke free of Senate Republican delaying tactics on Tuesday.
Senators voted 60-40 to move ahead on the bill, clearing the way for a final Senate vote later on Tuesday. The measure would restore jobless checks for 2.5 million people whose benefits started running out seven weeks ago in a stubbornly jobless economic recovery.
19. Major Banking Bill Faces Final Vote This Week
- Wednesday, July 14, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday secured the 60 votes he needs in the Senate to pass a sweeping overhaul of financial regulations, all but ensuring that he soon will sign into law one of the top initiatives of his presidency.
20. Unemployment Bill Dealt Senate Defeat
- Thursday, June 17, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans and a dozen Democratic defectors in the Senate dealt a defeat to President Barack Obama Wednesday, just days after he pressed Congress to renew pieces of last year's economic stimulus bill.
21. Democrats Keep Focus on Wall Street
- Wednesday, April 28, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — Aiming their criticism at Goldman Sachs, Democrats on Tuesday used the giant investment firm's legal troubles to draw attention to their financial regulatory legislation and Republican efforts to delay the start of debate.
22. Willie Nelson Criticizes Horse Slaughter Bill
- Thursday, April 08, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Willie Nelson submitted an opinion piece to The Tennessean criticizing Rep. Frank Niceley for a bill that would encourage horse slaughtering operations.
23. Insurers, Doctor-Owned Hospitals Get Late Help
- Tuesday, March 23, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - Tucked into President Barack Obama's health care bill are several 11th-hour changes that help major insurance companies and doctor-owned hospitals.
Among the beneficiaries, according to lobbyists and congressional aides, are Kaiser Permanente, the giant California-based insurance company; Geisinger Health Plan based in Pennsylvania; and doctor-owned health facilities in about a dozen states, including Ohio, Pennsylvania and Tennessee.
24. Senate Passes Jobless Aid, Business Tax Breaks
- Thursday, March 11, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate voted Wednesday to extend a host of soon-to-expire elements of last year's economic stimulus measure, including help for the jobless and money to help financially strapped states pay for health care for the poor.
25. Senate Approves Tax Breaks for New Hires
- Thursday, February 25, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democrats Wednesday delivered the first of several promised election-year jobs bills, passing a measure blending tax breaks for companies that hire unemployed workers with highway funding eagerly sought by the states.
26. Obama Team Draws Sharp Questions on US Budget
- Wednesday, February 03, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's $3.8 trillion budget outline drew bipartisan fire from U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday, with Republicans complaining it does not address deficits soon enough and raises taxes too much. Democrats balked at some of Obama's spending cuts.
27. Joint Venture
- Monday, December 21, 2009
Charles Redden remembers getting the call in April.
A sales associate for Smith & Nephew, Redden worked hospitals and clinics in Dallas – among the most lucrative regions for the British medical device maker whose U.S. headquarters is in Memphis. On the other end of the phone line was Redden’s boss, Jon Hebel, a former minor league baseball player and an area sales manager for Smith & Nephew.
28. Senate Confronts Abortion in Health Care Debate
- Tuesday, December 08, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) – The divisive issue of abortion emerged Monday as an obstacle to Senate passage of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul as a moderate Democrat proposed tough restrictions that liberals said they could not possibly accept.
29. Senate Girds for Historic Debate on Health Bill
- Friday, November 20, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional budget crunchers said Thursday the Democrats' latest health care plan would hold down federal red ink for at least 20 years, an assessment that gave supporters hope as the Senate moved gingerly toward a historic debate.
30. Morgan Freeman Helps Friend in Miss. Gov.'s Race
- Wednesday, October 14, 2009
CLARKSDALE, Miss. (AP) - Academy-Award winner Morgan Freeman says Mississippi is "starving" for the right leadership, so the actor is using his celebrity status to help his friend run for governor in 2011.
31. Budget Umpire: Health Care Bills Would Raise Costs
- Friday, July 17, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats' health care bills won't meet President Barack Obama's goal of slowing the ruinous rise of medical costs, Congress' budget umpire warned on Thursday, giving weight to critics who say the legislation could break the bank.
32. House, Senate Budget Plans Boost Obama Agenda
- Monday, April 06, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Passage by both House and Senate of companion budget plans gave President Barack Obama and his allies on Capitol Hill a key victory, but the debates also exposed some of the president's vulnerabilities.
33. Lawmakers Want VA Report On Unsterile Equipment
- Thursday, March 26, 2009
Two members of Congress from Florida are demanding the U.S. Veterans Affairs department account for mistakes with medical equipment that possibly exposed thousands of patients to infectious diseases.
34. Obama: Catastrophe Coming if Congress Doesn't Act
- Thursday, February 05, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans tried to push back against the ballooning size of President Barack Obama's economic recovery plan Wednesday even as he said the financial crisis would turn into "a catastrophe" unless the bill passed quickly.
35. Republicans Block Boost for Road Building
- Wednesday, February 04, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked Democrats from adding $25 billion for highways, mass transit, and water projects to President Barack Obama's economic recovery program.
36. Rights Museum Picks Gore, Nash for Freedom Awards
- Thursday, August 21, 2008
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Former Vice President Al Gore and civil rights activist Diane Nash were named Tuesday as recipients of the National Civil Rights Museum's annual Freedom Awards.
They will receive the awards at a banquet in Memphis in October. The museum is built around the former Lorraine Motel where civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968.
37. Presidential Contenders Find Cash Flows From Memphis
- Friday, July 20, 2007
After losing top staffers, hemorrhaging campaign cash and watching one opponent after another outdistance him in fundraising, the general consensus is that John McCain's 2008 presidential bid now is on life support.
38. Ark. Gov.: No General Revenue for Proposed Ark. Trauma Center
- Wednesday, June 20, 2007
LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Gov. Mike Beebe said Tuesday that the state cannot afford to fund a $25 million trauma care system using general revenue, despite a lawmaker's comments that he may push for an initiated act to do so.
39. Archived Article: Multifam (lead)
- Thursday, June 03, 2004
The Living is Easy Downtown
In Downtown Memphis, the Living is Easy
Myriad housing options bring more residents Downtown
The Daily News
It wasnt all that long ago that when someone asked, Whats available in Downtown livin...
40. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, May 26, 2004
MLGW EXEC PRESENTED BEST COMMUNICATIONS AWARD
FedEx's Fred Smith Named CEO of the Year
FedEx Corp. chairman, president and chief executive officer Frederick W. Smith was named Chief Executive of the Year for 2004 by Chief Executive magazine....
41. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, August 11, 2003
Calendar of Events Aug. 11-17 Aug. 12
The Bartlett Chamber of Commerce hosts its monthly luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Holiday Inn-Sycamore View, 6101 Shelby Oaks Drive. A presentation will be given by Lifeblood of Memphis. Cos...
42. Archived Article: Benchmark
- Thursday, May 23, 2002
Justice Department says it will file voting rights lawsuits from 2000 presidential election Feds might file voting rights lawsuits from 2000 election The Justice Department said it is ready to file lawsuits in Florida, Missouri and Tennessee allegin...
43. Archived Article: Tva P. 2
- Tuesday, February 15, 2000
TVA names members of Regional Resource Stewardship Council TVA names members of Regional Resource Stewardship Council TVA announced the 19 members of the new Regional Resource Stewardship Council, created to help TVA develop strategies and policies ...
44. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, September 22, 1999
Flynn Named Vice President of Ruth Ann Marshall has been appointed North American Region president for MasterCard International. Marshall formerly was executive vice president at Concord EFS Inc. Stephen J. Flynn has been named vice president of res...
45. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, September 30, 1998
US LEC Appoints Director Of Sales Todd Nelson has been appointed to director of sales for US LEC. He previously was a national account manager. John McCullough has been named vice president of finance and secretary-treasurer for Memphis Light, Gas a...
46. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, October 06, 1997
Oct Oct. 7 The Quality Center will sponsor an ISO 9000 implementation workshop through Oct. 8. For more information, call 543-3530. The Business Emergency Preparedness Council will meet at 11:45 a.m. at the Ridgeway Inn, 5679 Poplar Ave. The speaker...
47. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, September 08, 1997
Sept Sept. 8 The Laurelwood Business and Professional Women will meet at Davis-Kidd Booksellers, 387 Perkins Road Extended from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, call 685-0495. The Shelby County Republican Womens Club will meet at 11 a.m. at...