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VOL. 131 | NO. 83 | Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Ikea: 'Everything's on Track' for New Memphis Store

A construction crew of nearly 500 is at work turning what is now a steel frame into Tennessee’s first Ikea store. This week, the crew began installing Ikea’s trademark cobalt-blue walls on the western edge of what will be a self-serve warehouse.

2014 Abortion Amendment Recount Ordered

Almost two years after Tennessee voters approved an amendment to the Tennessee Constitution limiting abortion access, a federal judge in Nashville has ordered a recount of the vote – not a new vote but a recounting of the 2014 election returns.

Regionalism Enhances Recruiting For Cities in Metros

When Memphis hits a dirty dozen list – whether it’s for crime, or education attainment, or poverty – those ratings are based on Memphis Metropolitan Statistical Area data.

Keelon Lawson To Be Part of Tubby Smith’s Memphis Staff, Pending NCAA Action

The ever-moving story of whether Keelon Lawson, father of freshmen forwards Dedric and K.J. Lawson, would have a place on the new University of Memphis basketball staff has taken another turn.

Local Weather
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Humidity: 54%

EVENTS

SRVS will host a free dance and movement class for the general public, including people with disabilities, on Tuesday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to noon at the J.K. Lewis Senior Center, 1188 North Parkway. Participants must be 18 or older. Email astrid.french@srvs.org to register.

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SPECIAL EDITION Law Week 2016

Hagler Launches Solo Practice as Real Estate Sector Picks Up

Monice Moore Hagler grew up in a real estate family. Her father owned a real estate company and her brothers studied finance and real estate before going on to become brokers.

Judicial Commissioners Grow in Number, Job Description

Seventeen years ago, there were three newly minted judicial commissioners working at the Criminal Justice Center.

Last Word: Memphis Gets Busy, Elections Future and Past and Dad Rock In C-Y

While their folks are still getting settled over in the front office at The Commercial Appeal, Gannett announces Monday an $815 million offer to buy Tribune Publishing which would put The Los Angeles Times and The Chicago Tribune in the expanding USA Today family.

County Commission Delays Vote on Police Body Camera Positions

Shelby County Commissioners put off a vote Monday, April 25, on funding related to police in-car and body cameras for the District Attorney General’s office.

Mike Conley Leave the Grizzlies? Possible, but Unlikely

The on-court business of the season finished – the San Antonio Spurs made sure of that – the Grizzlies now turn to the offseason.

SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Federated PI, Signal 88 CEO Recovers From 'Devastating' Setback

Business was good and getting better. This was 2010 and Huston Akins steadily had grown his private investigative and security operation. But his contract with Kroger was the cornerstone.

Shelby Farms Park Transformation Started With Plan

Two years ago this summer, the Shelby Farms Park Conservancy had raised $52 million to start its “Heart of the Park” work that is scheduled to open in the late summer and early fall.

Methodist Takes IT, Electronic Records to Stage 6

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare’s race to not only digitize patient medical records but to improve the IT processes and technology around those records and throughout the organization has added Methodist to a distinguished club.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Essential Tactics For Innovation Intrepreneurs

For authentic innovation to occur at an organization, you have to craft the culture of a place to accept and embrace new ways of working together and being in the market.

Periodically Check Processes to Best Track Funds

Where’s the money? How do you process gifts?

STATEWIDE

Volkswagen Appealing Ruling Allowing UAW Vote in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Volkswagen is appealing a ruling that allowed a union vote ultimately won by the United Auto Workers at the German automaker's lone U.S. assembly plant in Tennessee.

Legislature Votes to Reduce, Eventually Eliminate Hall Tax

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Legislature on Friday passed a measure that would reduce and eventually eliminate the Hall tax on investment income.

Public To Be Heard on Indigent Legal Representation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A task force studying how lawyers are compensated for work with defendants who are unable to afford legal counsel will be holding sessions in West Tennessee this week to hear from the public.

REGIONAL NEWS

March Mississippi Casino Revenue Dips as Coast Gambling Lags

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Dipping Gulf Coast casino revenue dragged down Mississippi's statewide gambling totals in March.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

USA Today Owner Gannett Bids for LA Times Publisher Tribune

NEW YORK (AP) — Newspaper publisher Gannett said Monday that it wants to buy Tribune Publishing for more than $388 million, in a deal that would give the owner of USA Today control of the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune and several other newspapers.

U.S. Ends Honda Probe for Failing to Report Deaths, Injuries

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government has closed an investigation into Honda's failure to report deaths and injuries, saying that the company has met all of its obligations.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 102 224 17,767
MORTGAGES 127 277 20,703
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 176 510 36,326
BANKRUPTCIES 54 146 11,828
BUSINESS LICENSES 21 80 5,640
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 27 147 12,181
MARRIAGE LICENSES 11 60 4,417

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