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Kavanaugh protest mirrors ongoing national debate

A group of 50 protesters and a few dissenters outside the Peabody Place office building Downtown Monday evening played out the ongoing national debate over the Senate confirmation of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. And it came with a brief tug of war over a megaphone at the rally organized by Ama Ehrmann that drew leaders of the Indivisible Memphis organization.

FBI: Memphis ranks as 3rd most violent big city in US

Memphis’ homicide rate was the third highest among the country’s 50 largest cities last year, according to the FBI’s latest data. In 2017, there were 181 homicides in Memphis, 28 deaths per 100,000 people in the city, according to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting statistics released last month.

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By Jennifer Biggs

$10 Deal: Las Margaritas Cordova

Nabbing at $10 deal at a Mexican restaurant for lunch doesn’t take much effort – go to just about any place in town. But Steak Monterrey at Las Margaritas in Cordova is heads above your typical tacos and tamales with rice and beans.




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Union Mission building $34M homeless shelter

The city’s largest emergency shelter for the homeless holds a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday for the first phase of a $34 million project replacing its outdated facilities Downtown with a 52,875-square-foot complex. Memphis Union Mission will name its new campus – enlarged to 3.1 acres at 383 Poplar Ave. – “The Opportunity Center."


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