VOL. 125 | NO. 92 | Wednesday, May 12, 2010
U.S. Rep Steve Cohen hopes his colleagues on Capitol Hill will soon become as familiar with the term “aerotropolis” as the constituents he represents in Tennessee’s 9th District.
Downtown’s ‘hidden gem’ hopes for improved access
Memphis will spend up to $1.9 million to stabilize a riverbank so a historic site, living museum and one of the city’s best spots for catching summer breezes can be protected.
Skatepark Money Survives - Beale Street Landing Takes Hit
Memphis City Council members took up a trio of high profile CIP (Capital Improvement Projects) Tuesday as they prepared for the start of the new fiscal year on July 1.
Interim Shelby County mayor Joe Ford, now the Democratic nominee for mayor in the fall general election, garnered attention last year for his personal financial woes.
Before the floodwaters of May 1 rose in Shelby County, some homes in the Memphis area were already underwater.
Metro Charter Commissioners are setting the stage for the most eagerly anticipated part of their work – the details of who pays for what services in a consolidated government.
The Kindness Revolution, a Memphis-based nonprofit initiative committed to raising awareness about the importance of kindness in customer service, has launched a new online forum for customers to say “thanks” for service with a smile.
ThanksforKindness.com invites visitors to submit stories about positive exchanges with businesses and organizations.
Dr. Randal Rushing, professor of voice and soloist of the concert and opera stage, has been appointed director for the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music at the University of Memphis. Rushing has been a faculty member at the school for 20 years.
NASHVILLE (AP) — Resisting the federal government reach into state affairs has been a common theme of the Tennessee governor’s race. But not when it comes to flood relief.
PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has lifted a ban on recreational boating on sections of the Tennessee River and the Cumberland River.
NASHVILLE (AP) — Gov. Phil Bredesen will find money to help Tennessee flood victims by using the state's cash reserves if necessary, the state's top fiscal officer said Tuesday.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Retired Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Dan Lee has died after a lengthy illness.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Lottery Commission chairman Ray Thornton says his job in getting the lottery started is complete and he will resign.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Inventories held by wholesalers rose for a third consecutive month in March while sales increased by more than double the expected amount. Rising demand is making businesses more confident about the future, a key development needed to sustain the recovery.
WASHINGTON (AP) — New hiring rose in March to its highest level in more than a year while job openings moved up slightly, signs the job market is slowly improving.
DALLAS (AP) — U.S. airlines are doing a better job of staying on schedule, according to the government.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal banking regulators on Tuesday proposed stricter rules for banks that create asset-backed securities, the bundles of loans that helped spark the market collapse in 2008 and the near-meltdown of the financial system.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A key House lawmaker said reforms are needed to restore investor confidence and prevent the stock market from plummeting as it did last week.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's new health care law could potentially add at least $115 billion more to government health care spending over the next 10 years, congressional budget referees said Tuesday.