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The Week in Review

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In this week’s news there’s a lot of talk about law enforcement.

County Commissioner Van Turner discusses an upcoming vote on 3 ordinances related to law enforcement. “We want safe communities. But you don’t have to have a militarized law enforcement force in order to serve and protect the community,” he said.

And Pastor J. Lawrence Turner of Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church says the first part of Mayor Jim Strickland’s effort to reform the Memphis Police Department didn’t go far enough.

Also, take a look at The Daily Memphian’s online Small Business Seminar, where business owners discuss how they’re navigating the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

 
 
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Van Turner: Reform vote 'is not against law enforcement'
 

Shelby County Commissioner Van Turner has seen first hand the impact of violent crime on his commission district which includes Hickory Hill. But Turner says it’s possible to back law enforcement and be opposed to a militarization of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and Memphis Police Department.

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Watch: Small Business Seminar with City Tasting Tours, InsideOut founders
 

A panel of small business owners and advisers will discuss PPP loan requirements, family leave rules and how to navigate the new normal. 

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Mississippi Blvd. pastor calls for 'clear, identifiable shifts' in policing
 

The pastor of Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church thinks the first part of Mayor Jim Strickland’s effort to reform the Memphis Police Department didn’t go far enough.

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Schools open before Labor Day break with varying plans
 

The seven public school systems in Shelby County opened in one way or another before the Labor Day weekend with plans that vary to some degree.

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How Choose901 was born - and the future of 901 Day
 

In this week’s edition of The Extra Podcast, John Carroll talks with Eric Barnes about how he set about trying to find ways to talk to people about all the good things in Memphis.

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A political valley on the road to Nov. 3
 

The Daily Memphian Politics Podcast recaps some events from the past week and some of the recently certified election results are cause to go looking through some numbers from the historic 1991 city elections.

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Marquita Bradshaw: 'Not a fringe campaign'
 

On "Behind The Headlines," the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate says she's raised 10 times more money since she won the August primary statewide. Bradshaw touts an alternative path back to the U.S. Senate in Tennessee for Democrats that relies on community organizers and their networks. 

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City Parks director says parks seeing 'renaissance' in pandemic
 

Nick Walker, who recently went from interim to permanent director of the city’s division of parks and neighborhoods, talked about the change and the move to a parks master plan on The Daily Memphian Politics Podcast.

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