VOL. 132 | NO. 129 | Thursday, June 29, 2017
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been getting a lot of mail from Memphis lately about Juvenile Court.
Americans give. So do Memphians. The “Giving USA 2017” report showed that in 2016 Americans gave $390.1 billion.
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 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.
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.
VIEW FROM THE HILL
San Francisco resident Terry Karlsson relishes her hometown’s reputation for embracing “multi-cultural diversity.”
REAL ESTATE RECAP
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...
My love-hate relationship with late spring travel all started with a trip to England.
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.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The sponsors of a Nashville "sanctuary city"-like push are canceling next week's final vote.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Earl Hudson, who owned and trained Tennessee's live canine "Smokey" mascots for over two decades, has died. He was 91.
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, 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.
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, Ark. (AP) — A city in southwest Arkansas is creating a legal structure to accommodate medical marijuana entrepreneurs who are approved for state licenses.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Republican legislation to repeal and replace the Obama health care law (all times EDT):
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.
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.