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1. In New Orleans, A Regulation Reboot For Short-Term Rentals
- Tuesday, September 4, 2018
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The sounds of a raucous pool party drift over a privacy fence amid brightly colored cottages that have become vacation rentals in New Orleans' Marigny neighborhood, and Allen Johnson laments the dwindling number of full-time neighbors.
2. Mempho Festival Headliners Announced for October Event
- Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Beck, Phoenix, Post Malone and Nas are the headliners for the second annual Mempho Music Festival Oct. 6 and 7 in Shelby Farms Park.
3. At What Point Does Crying 'Lynching' Trivialize the Word?
- Monday, May 7, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) – R. Kelly says boycotting his music because of the sexual abuse allegations against him amounts to a "public lynching." Bill Cosby's people say his conviction was a lynching, too. Kanye West, in trying to defend his inflammatory comments about slavery, has been tweeting lynching imagery to assure fans he won't be silenced.
4. Tennessee Panel Won't Let Las Vegas Shooting Survivors Speak
- Friday, March 9, 2018
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A Tennessee legislative panel refused to let two Las Vegas concert shooting survivors testify Wednesday after Republicans delayed action on a Democratic bill to ban the device used by that gunman in October.
5. Consensus on Gun Legislation? Not on Your Life
- Thursday, February 22, 2018
That burning smell emanating from the General Assembly isn’t coming from the flame of bipartisanship. More likely it’s the result of scorched-earth politics.
Even though a weapons measure called the “carry-like-a-cop” bill died recently in a House committee, the gap between Republicans and Democrats on gun legislation is, for the most part, about as wide as the range of a Barrett .50-caliber rifle, more than 2.5 miles.
6. Trump’s Bluster Cascades Through State Politics
- Thursday, October 12, 2017
The chaos emanating from President Donald Trump’s administration is changing the landscape of Tennessee politics, setting the stage for upheaval within the dominant Republican Party.
“This is a really big moment for the Tennessee Republican Party,” with the Trump wing or far-right wing “firmly in control,” says Kent Syler, Middle Tennessee State University political science professor.
7. Micromanaging Nashville is Job 1 for Legislature
- Thursday, July 6, 2017
Metro Nashville is used to getting hammered by the Legislature’s Republicans.
Nearly every time the Metro Council tries to come up with a solution to growing problems, conservatives in the General Assembly swoop in and save the rest of the state from Music City’s attempts to better handle its success.
8. Roger Ailes, Media Guru and Political Strategist, Dies at 77
- Friday, May 19, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) – Roger Ailes, the communications maestro who transformed television news and America's political conversation by creating and ruling Fox News Channel for two decades before being ousted last year for alleged sexual harassment, died Thursday, according to his wife, Elizabeth Ailes. He was 77.
9. House Committee Postpones Action on Short-Term Rentals
- Thursday, May 11, 2017
A day after the House targeted Nashville with a tough bill on short-term rentals, the Senate deferred action on legislation blocking the Metro Council from enacting any prohibitions.
The Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee postponed a bill by Sen. John Stevens until January 2018, ending the debate this year on a measure singling out Davidson County efforts to restrict short-term rentals such as Airbnb.
10. Bill O'Reilly Out at Fox News Channel After 20 Years
- Thursday, April 20, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) – Fox News Channel's parent company fired Bill O'Reilly on Wednesday following an investigation into harassment allegations, bringing a stunning end to cable television news' most popular program and one that came to define the bravado of his network over 20 years.
11. Memphis Gets Nod for New Hotel Tax, Nashville Having Pipeline Problems
- Thursday, April 20, 2017
The state Senate approved legislation enabling the Memphis City Council to consider an ordinance to create a new hotel/motel tax of no more than an aggregate of 5 percent to go toward the city-owned Memphis Cook Convention Center.
12. Memphis Gets Nod for New Hotel Tax, Nashville Having Pipeline Problems
- Wednesday, April 19, 2017
The state Senate has approved legislation enabling the Memphis City Council to consider an ordinance to create a new hotel/motel tax of no more than an aggregate of 5 percent to go toward the city-owned Memphis Cook Convention Center.
13. Memphis Rep. Towns Attacks Drug Lobby
- Friday, March 31, 2017
Legislation designed to make oral chemotherapy medication more affordable is hitting a snag in the form a financial reporting amendment.
The holdup is raising the ire of state Rep. Joe Towns Jr., who believes the Legislature is running scared of big drug companies.
14. Big Business Warns Trump Against Mass Deportation
- Monday, December 12, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — Still grappling with Donald Trump's surprise election, the nation's business community has begun to pressure the president-elect to abandon campaign-trail pledges of mass deportation and other hard-line immigration policies that some large employers fear would hurt the economy.
15. And Now It's Comcast vs. The Wait for the Cable Guy
- Thursday, July 28, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) – Did you hear the one about the cable company that's actually improving customer service? The punchline: Comcast and its rivals say it's no joke.
These companies have poured hundreds of millions into new tools and staff to de-agonize the process of getting cable TV, Internet or phone service. It's part of a yearslong effort to assuage customers as the specter of "cord-cutting" – dumping cable for Netflix and the like – haunts the industry. More than 2 million customers have fled from cable and satellite over the past three years, according to research firm SNL Kagan, and the pace has been accelerating.
16. Beale Street Music Festival Marks 40th Year With 64 Acts
- Thursday, February 25, 2016
The last time Neil Young played Memphis, it was at the Mid-South Coliseum with a rockabilly band called the Shocking Pinks and Ronald Reagan was president.
17. Neil Young, Paul Simon, Modest Mouse Top Beale Street Music Fest Lineup
- Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Neil Young, Beck, Paul Simon, Train and Modest Mouse are among the headliners for the 2016 Beale Street Music Festival, April 29-May 1, in Tom Lee Park.
18. Judge Throws Out Drunken Driving Charge Against Rep. Beck
- Thursday, July 30, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A judge on Tuesday threw out a drunken driving case against freshman state Rep. Bill Beck on the basis that the police officer did not have reasonable suspicion to pull him over.
19. State Legislators Misfire In Rush to Impress NRA Attendees
- Wednesday, March 18, 2015
With the National Rifle Association bringing 75,000 people to Nashville for its April 10-12 convention, the timing is seemingly right for the General Assembly to impress by passing a bevy of gun bills.
20. Midtown Medical Office Building Sells for $2.6 Million
- Friday, January 10, 2014
A partnership of two Utah-based companies has acquired a medical office building on Union Avenue near Overton Square.
Trivalis LLC and Novalis LLC, both based in Utah, acquired the medical office building built in 1967 at 2076 Union Ave., next door to the IHOP restaurant, for $2.6 million. The property, at the corner of Union Avenue and Florence Street, was appraised at $1.3 million in 2013, according to the Shelby County Assessor of Property’s office. The sellers, Missouri-based Roundabout Real Estate LLC and Visual Projects LLC, acquired the property in 2008 for $2 million.
21. US Challenges Deal to Merge Budweiser and Corona
- Friday, February 1, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Justice Department filed a lawsuit Thursday to stop Anheuser-Busch InBev's proposed $20.1 billion purchase of Mexican brewer Grupo Modelo, which would unite the ownership of popular beers like Budweiser and Corona.
22. In Remembrance
- Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The Bluff City Tuesday, Sept.11, joins communities across the United States in honoring local firefighters and remembering the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks that shook the nation 11 years ago on this day.
23. Worldly View
- Monday, March 12, 2012
Ron Paul would feel right at home in the Economic Club of Memphis audience next week.
Duke University professor Bruce Caldwell will speak to the club Thursday, March 15, to make a presentation titled “Some (mostly) Austrian insights for these trying times.” That’s Austrian, as in the Austrian school of economic thought represented by a particular brand of deficit hawkishness, bailout-ballyhooing and bristling against big government that Paul the perennial Republican presidential candidate loudly champions.
24. Conservative Radio Launches in Memphis
- Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Two years before the next national election and with fervor for conservative activism, Memphis-based MPS Broadcasting Monday announced the launch of WMPS “The Point” simulcast on 87.7 FM and 1210 AM.
25. Source of ‘Obstructionism’ at Root of Political Divide
- Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Less than a month from the Nov. 2 Congressional midterm elections, you don’t have to go far to find partisans with a national perspective on which party holds the majority in Congress.
And from each side of the divide locally, partisans are calling for a change in Washington.
26. GOP Leaders Let Demagogues Set Tone, Lawmaker Says
- Monday, July 12, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — Too many Republican leaders are acquiescing to a poisonous "demagoguery" that threatens the party's long-term credibility, says a veteran GOP House member who was defeated in South Carolina's primary last month.
27. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, September 23, 2002
Calendar of events Sept
Calendar of events Sept. 23-Sept. 29
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28. Archived Article: Law Analys
- Thursday, February 20, 1997
A look back A look ahead A look back A look ahead By Jeff Weintraub Special to The Daily News As expected, 1996 was another eventful year in the labor and employment arena. 1996 saw a number of important Supreme Court decisions, the passage of healt...