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VOL. 131 | NO. 73 | Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Greensward Controversy Shows Complex Mix of Groups

No one from the Memphis Zoo or City Hall showed up for the Greensward box luncheon Saturday, April 9, despite the invitations sent out by Citizens to Preserve Overton Park.

The Daily News Claims 3 First Place TAPME Awards

The Daily News took top honors in business reporting and editorials in the 2016 Tennessee Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors Awards.

Urban Child Institute's Acting President Retires, More Changes Ahead

Dr. Henry G. “Hank” Herrod has announced his retirement as acting president/CEO of The Urban Child Institute. In addition, UCI’s board of directors has decided to reduce other staff positions to reflect the new direction of the organization.

Young Cherishes Role of Rebuilding Memphis Neighborhoods

“I don’t want to be viewed as the most powerful person in Memphis,” said Paul Young, a Memphis native who became director of Housing and Community Development for the city of Memphis in January.

Last Word: Lipscomb's Successor, MATA School Buses and Roland's Big Breakfast

Paul Young gets a lot more attention these days than he did when he was the first director of the city-county Office of Sustainability. The attention comes with being the city director of Housing and Community Development where virtually all of the funding comes from the federal government.

Local Weather
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EVENTS

ArtsMemphis will hold a free workshop for organizations interested in Arts Build Communities grants on Tuesday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Hattiloo Theatre, 37 S. Cooper St. The grants are open to nonprofits and government entities seeking funding for artistic and cultural projects that benefit the community. Visit tn.gov for details.

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Rapid Transit Option, Route Changes Designed To Make MATA More Relevant

Budget season is looming, and the Memphis Area Transit Authority is angling for an additional $8 million in operating funds and $5 million in capital improvement dollars to prevent significant cuts to service.

GOVERNMENT & POLITICS

Roland Starts 2018 Bid for County Mayor

The 2018 Shelby County general elections are more than two years away. The 2016 county elections that decide races for General Sessions Court Clerk, five of the nine seats on the Shelby County Schools board and two judicial positions are still to come in August.

State Halts City Board From Issuing Bonds

The city of Memphis entity that sold $12 million in municipal bonds on behalf of Global Ministries Foundation has been told it can no longer conduct such business.

Phillips New County Elections Administrator

Shelby County Election Commissioners voted Friday, April 8, to hire Linda Phillips, a former county clerk in Tippecanoe County, Indiana to be the next Shelby County Elections Coordinator.

SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Cooper Street 20/20 Brings Dinner Into Focus

It’s one thing to want to prepare a healthy home-cooked meal in the evenings. It’s a different thing entirely to actually accomplish that meal after a long day at work or dealing with getting kids from activity to activity.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

The Evolving Role of Design, Part Two

Editor’s note: Part two of a two-part series. We are talking about Big Design, Big D, Meta D. Designing the energetics, level of interaction, the culture of work, and the methods of inquiry, creation and production – the invisible infrastructure of how all pieces and parts of an organization and the world interrelate.

It’s April – How is Your Year-End Fundraising?

Have you considered “front loading” your year-end fundraising? Start now. Plan now. Put your systems in place. Mark your calendar. Build your team. Identify your prospective donors. You may think we’re joking, but we’re not.

STATEWIDE

Brown-Forman Introducing First New Bourbon Brand in 20 Years

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – The spirits company behind Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey is taking a deeper plunge into Kentucky bourbon.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Tennessee AG: Transgender Bathroom Bill Could Be Costly

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee's attorney general says a transgender bathroom bill that is moving through the state Legislature could cost the state federal education funding.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Canadian Pacific Ends Bid to Buy Norfolk Southern

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Canadian Pacific said Monday that it is ending its nearly $30 billion takeover bid for Norfolk Southern, less than six months after it offered to buy the rival railroad.

US, Goldman Sachs Reach $5B Settlement Over Risky Mortgages

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Justice Department on Monday announced a roughly $5 billion settlement with Goldman Sachs over the sale of mortgage-backed securities leading up to the 2008 financial crisis. The government accused the bank of misleading investors about the quality of its loans.

UK's Daily Mail in Early Talks Over Bid for Yahoo

The owner of Britain's Daily Mail newspaper and media group is in early talks over a bid for the ailing U.S. internet company Yahoo.

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