VOL. 132 | NO. 28 | Wednesday, February 8, 2017
The unions representing city of Memphis employees gave a rough reception Tuesday, Feb. 7, to a proposal to revamp the city’s impasse proceedings for stalled contract talks between the unions and the city administration.
Almost a year after it opened, The Curb Market is closing its Cooper-Young location Sunday, Feb. 12, as it begins its move to Crosstown Concourse.
NASHVILLE – Calling the governor’s fuel-tax plan a “slap in the face” of working Tennesseans, legislative Democrats are making a move to offset increased costs at the pump by phasing out the grocery tax.
Memphis is a veritable “maker city,” a metropolis with a bustling creative economy of artisans and similar entrepreneurs building small enterprises around everything from technology to handcrafted jewelry to packaged foods.
Usually the concept of farm-to-fork is designed to keep locally-grown produce out of shipping containers, but one company is working with local farmers to do just the opposite.
The late 1970s – bell bottoms, punk rock, disco, that perpetual haze floating over those lucky enough to get the most expensive concert seats for as much as $10 each on the floor of the Mid-South Coliseum… and yes, the impasse ordinance.
Shelby County Commissioner Steve Basar looked out at the audience in the commission’s chambers Monday, Feb. 6, and saw something the commission only sees once or twice a year – a standing room-only crowd with every seat taken and most there for a single issue.
NASHVILLE – Two Memphis legislators co-sponsoring a Shelby County pilot voucher bill say the measure is one more attempt to give students more options for education.
Conservative voters are more likely to support legalizing medical marijuana than raising gas taxes, at least ahead of using a $1 billion surplus to pay for transportation projects.
NASHVILLE – With an eye toward helping convicted felons clear their records for a fresh start, state Rep. Raumesh Akbari is sponsoring legislation to cut expungement fees dramatically.
No Grizzlies player scored more than 15 points or made more than one 3-pointer. The team’s big free agent signing in the off-season, forward Chandler Parsons, suffered through another cold shooting night going 1 of 10 from the floor.
Tom Moorman has been named chief scientist of Memphis-based Ducks Unlimited, the world’s largest nonprofit dedicated to conserving North American waterfowl habitats. Moorman, who will take over from retiring chief scientist Scott Yaich on March 1, has worked for DU for more than 25 years, most recently serving as head of its 13-state Southern Region.
On Jan. 30, President Trump signed a controversial executive order focusing on immigration issues. Titled “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Entry into the United States by Foreign Nationals,” the order placed an immediate freeze on all entry for individuals from Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Yemen, Iraq and Sudan for at least 90 days.
If you’re looking for a new job, I bet one of your top two priorities is finding a job you truly love. Somehow, you’ve found yourself at a job you don’t care for, and you’re ready to make a change. And you hope to not wake up in another situation where you don’t like your job.
KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) – A year after celebrating the opening of its global headquarters in East Tennessee, Pure Foods Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Republican Gov. Bill Haslam says his administration won't make a bid to reshape Tennessee's sentencing laws this year.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Several school systems around Tennessee have temporarily closed because a number of students and teachers have come down with the flu or a stomach bug.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Arkansas lawmakers rejected a proposal Tuesday to block funding to colleges and universities that don't cooperate with federal immigration authorities, a stance that differs with other Republican states targeting campuses and cities offering sanctuary to immigrants in the country illegally.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of open jobs was mostly unchanged in December from the previous month, leaving openings at a healthy level.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate on Tuesday confirmed school choice advocate Betsy DeVos as Education secretary by the narrowest of margins, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie in a historic vote.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – President Donald Trump's travel ban faced its biggest legal test yet Tuesday as a panel of federal judges prepared to hear arguments from the administration and its opponents about two fundamentally divergent views of the executive branch and the court system.
NEW YORK (AP) – Twitter has broadened its campaign against hate speech and abuse.