The Early Word: Joris Ray is on paid leave, and public money can now pay for private school

Bianca Phillips By , Daily Memphian
Updated: July 14, 2022 3:22 PM CT | Published: July 14, 2022 6:21 AM CT Subscribers only

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland wants to go in for round three, St. Jude commits even bigger bucks to research and treatment and we tell you where to find the “single best taco in town.”


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Bianca Phillips

Bianca Phillips

Bianca Phillips is a Northeast Arkansas native and long-time Memphian with more than a decade of experience in local journalism. She’s a diehard morning person who spends her free time running marathons and ultras, practicing daily yoga, and stuffing her face with vegan food.


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