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VOL. 132 | NO. 129 | Thursday, June 29, 2017

Sessions Gets More Opposition to Ending DOJ Memorandum

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been getting a lot of mail from Memphis lately about Juvenile Court.

Individual Giving Fuels Memphis, National Philanthropic Economy

Americans give. So do Memphians. The “Giving USA 2017” report showed that in 2016 Americans gave $390.1 billion.

ASD Grade Extensions May Prompt Legal Action

The Shelby County Schools system is exploring possible legal action against the state-run Achievement School District, the state Department of Education, Memphis Scholars charter schools and Aspire Public Schools over the two charter organizations adding grades to Memphis schools they took over.

St. Jude Ranked No. 1 Pediatric Cancer Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has reclaimed the title as the No. 1 pediatric cancer hospital in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 28th annual “Best Hospitals” list, which compared nearly 5,000 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions.

Last Word: Ransomware, Memphis Charitable Giving and The Race for Governor

The ransomware problem got so serious Wednesday that trading in FedEx stock was stopped briefly during the afternoon. The virus was specifically aimed at TNT Express operations. Here’s a more detailed story via Bloomberg on what happened.

Local Weather
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Wind: Southwest at 8.1 mph
Humidity: 38%

EVENTS

The Collierville Chamber of Commerce will host a Small-Business Lunch & Learn Thursday, June 29, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University of Memphis Collierville Center, 215 W. Poplar Ave. Courtney Orians, coordinator of external activities at the U of M, will discuss personality types in the workplace. Cost is free for members and $15 for nonmembers. Visit colliervillechamber.com for registration details.

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VIEW FROM THE HILL

Tennessee, Left Coast a World Apart on Immigration

San Francisco resident Terry Karlsson relishes her hometown’s reputation for embracing “multi-cultural diversity.”

REAL ESTATE RECAP

$18.5 Million Permit Filed for Central Station Project

In this week’s Real Estate Recap, developers pull an $18 million permit for the Central Station overhaul, another new Downtown hotel is in the works and the new Laurelwood bookstore gets a restaurant...

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

June Travel Is The Worst

My love-hate relationship with late spring travel all started with a trip to England.

STATEWIDE

Judge Rules Tennessee Must Release Outsourcing Records

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A judge has ruled in favor of a media group that sued the state of Tennessee to release records about its attempt to outsource services at Fall Creek Falls State Park.

Vote Next Week on Nashville Sanctuary City-Like Bid Nixed

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The sponsors of a Nashville "sanctuary city"-like push are canceling next week's final vote.

Earl Hudson, Trainer of Vols' 'Smokey' Mascot, Dies at 91

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Earl Hudson, who owned and trained Tennessee's live canine "Smokey" mascots for over two decades, has died. He was 91.

REGIONAL NEWS

Mississippi Man Takes Confederate Flag Fight to High Court

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A black Mississippi citizen is taking his case against the state's Confederate-themed flag to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Tupelo's Police Advisory Board Meets for 1st Time

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A police advisory board has met for the first time in a Mississippi city, one year after the fatal shooting of a black man by a white officer led to racial tensions and hundreds of people protesting.

Man Destroys New Ten Commandments Statue at Arkansas Capitol

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A man yelled "Freedom!" as he crashed his vehicle into Arkansas' new Ten Commandments monument early Wednesday, nearly three years after he was arrested in the destruction of Oklahoma's monument at its state Capitol, authorities said.

Texarkana Prepares to Accommodate Marijuana Businesses

TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — A city in southwest Arkansas is creating a legal structure to accommodate medical marijuana entrepreneurs who are approved for state licenses.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

The Latest: Trump Promises 'Big Surprise' on Health Care

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Republican legislation to repeal and replace the Obama health care law (all times EDT):

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Intel Report: Kremlin Sees US Urging Regime Change in Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kremlin leaders are convinced America is intent on regime change in Russia, a fear that is feeding rising tension and military competition between the former Cold War foes, the Pentagon's intelligence arm has assessed.

South Korean Leader Aims to Reconcile Differences with Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — South Korea's new leader, on a four-day visit to Washington, was aiming to reconcile differences with President Donald Trump after advocating a softer approach to North Korea and delaying U.S. plans for the full deployment of a missile defense system in his country.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 0 331 19,904
MORTGAGES 0 391 23,305
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 83 8,387
BUILDING PERMITS 0 338 40,366
BANKRUPTCIES 1 232 13,336
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 76 6,213
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 125 13,120
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 94 4,936

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