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VOL. 132 | NO. 127 | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

County Commission Opposes End To Juvenile Court Oversight, Delays Budget Vote

Shelby County Commissioners approved a resolution Monday, June 26, opposing an end to the Justice Department memorandum governing conditions at Memphis-Shelby County Juvenile Court. And Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell said he will veto it.

UTHSC Hosting Pharmaceutical Safety Conference

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is working toward playing a major role in the safety and quality of medical products and the global pharmaceutical supply chain.

Tourism Leaders Focus on City’s Complexity, Struggle

Stax Records turns 60 years old this year, going back to its origins as a country music label called Satellite at a tiny studio in Brunswick. Next year marks 50 years since the sanitation workers strike and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In August, it will be 40 years since the death of Elvis Presley. And in 2019, the city of Memphis will mark 200 years since its founding.

Five Apply for Circuit Court Judge Vacancy

Five Shelby County attorneys have applied to fill the vacancy in Shelby County Circuit Court created by the retirement of Judge Robert Childers effective this Friday, June 30.

Last Word: Harold Ford Jr. on Change, Tourism Turns a Corner and Sim at UTHSC

Very different outlooks along party lines still in our delegation to Washington over the Senate’s version of Trumpcare.

Local Weather
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Wind: Northwest at 9.2 mph
Humidity: 71%

EVENTS

Memphis Botanic Garden continues its 2017 Vine to Wine wine-tasting series with “Reds, Whites, and Blues” Tuesday, June 27, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at MBG, 750 Cherry Road. Pop the cork with patriotic spirits and blues on the Live Garden stage, and snap a photo with the popular special guests, the regal eagle and his friends from Reelfoot Lake. Tickets are $30 for members and $45 for nonmembers. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com/winetastings for details.

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Freedom Fund Luncheon Speakers: Democratic Party Must Change

Former U.S. Rep. Harold Ford Jr. says if voters can make the big change they made last November in the White House they can do it again.

Gibson Becomes First African-American Woman Partner at Burch, Porter & Johnson

Tannera Gibson knew she wanted to be more than an attorney. She wanted to be an attorney at Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC, one of the city’s oldest law firms with a deep history in and out of court and the business of law.

EMPHASIS Architects & Engineers

$37 Million UTHSC Medical Simulation Facility Changing How Students Learn

While learning on the job is pretty common in most professions, when it comes to health care the stakes are much higher, which is why the University of Tennessee Health Science Center decided to invest in new a $37 million medical simulation facility that will offer students unprecedented access to hands-on training.

Resource Label Group Paved a Road From Lamar to New Bartlett Facility

After more than 20 years at their facility near Lamar Avenue, Resource Label Group officials wanted to move to a bigger and better place.

Hardin Hall Renovations Underway As Rental Space Competition Increases

After 20 years of serving as a premier event venue, Memphis Botanic Garden’s Hardin Hall is getting a facelift.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

The Green Rush & Tokyo Smoke

Alan Gertner gave a keynote presentation for the Front End of Innovation 2017 Conference and his talk was about the emerging Green Rush, legalized cannabis, the birth of a brand and an industry.

What Will Your References Say?

When people want to know more about your nonprofit, who do they talk to? Who serves as a reference? How can you help ensure your references speak knowledgably and with specifics?

Dry Ice Can Save Your Groceries, Budget

A couple weeks ago thousands of Memphians lost power for days as a result of the historic summer storm.

STATEWIDE

Tennessee Weighs Commission to Examine Jim Crow Brutality

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Charlie Morris vividly recalls his brother's murder.

How Goats Are Cleaning Up a Murfreesboro Cemetery

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — In hopes of renovating a historic cemetery that lies neglected under dense vegetation, Murfreesboro land owner Bob Davidson decided to use an organic method.

REGIONAL NEWS

Mississippi Seeks Estimated $155M in Abandoned Savings Bonds

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi officials are trying to force the U.S. Treasury to hand over an estimated $155 million in proceeds from abandoned savings bonds.

Arkansas Inmate on Lam for 32 Years Visiting Mom When Caught

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The mother of an Arkansas prison escapee who had been on the run for more than three decades said she has been in contact with her son since soon after his escape and that he was visiting her when he was arrested.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

GOP Leaders Add Penalty for Lapsed Coverage to Health Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders added a penalty for people who've let their insurance lapse Monday as party leaders prepared to begin pushing their health care measure through the Senate, despite a rebellion within GOP ranks.

LAW & THE COURTS

Federal Judge Considers Fate of Texas 'Sanctuary Cities' Law

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A federal judge on Monday heard arguments before he decides whether a new Texas "sanctuary cities" crackdown backed by the Trump administration can take effect.

Supreme Court Sides With Same-Sex Couples in Arkansas Suit

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has ruled for same-sex couples who complained an Arkansas birth certificate law discriminated against them.

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Theresa May Details Post-Brexit Plans for EU Citizens in UK

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May tried Monday to reassure European Union citizens living in Britain that their lives and those of their family will not be disrupted when Britain leaves the EU in 2019.

Company Curbs Sale of Panels Used on Burned London High-Rise

LONDON (AP) — American cladding maker Arconic said Monday it is discontinuing global sales of one type of composite paneling for use on high-rise buildings following the deadly fire at a London apartment tower as Britain's government sought to manage a burgeoning fire safety crisis.

Subway Digging Uncovers 'Pompeii-Like Scene' in Rome

ROME (AP) — Digging for Rome's new subway has unearthed the charred ruins of an early 3rd-century building and the 1,800-year-old skeleton of a crouching dog that apparently perished in the same blaze that collapsed the structure.

County Commission Opposes End To Juvenile Court Oversight, Delays Budget Vote

Shelby County Commissioners approved a resolution Monday, June 26, opposing an end to the Justice Department memorandum governing conditions at Memphis-Shelby County Juvenile Court. And Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell said he will veto it.

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