The Politics of Garbage: A backlog of leaves bumps into complex past

By , Daily Memphian Updated: February 03, 2020 11:05 AM CT | Published: February 03, 2020 4:05 AM CT

The city's response to a backlog in picking up leaves reveals just how politically volatile the city's most basic service can be -- and has been -- for decades.

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Bill Dries

Bill Dries

Bill Dries covers city government and politics. He is a native Memphian and has been a reporter for more than 40 years.


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