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Past articles by Desiree:

XPO Logistics tax break stalled; Rep. Cohen urges review of allegations of miscarriages among workers

An XPO Logistics tax break request has been delayed after pregnancy discrimination accusations were rehashed before an economic board. → Read More

$19M off-campus student apartment building planned near University of Memphis

Indianapolis developers plan $19 million off-campus student housing building near University of Memphis → Read More

Cuts at Memphis postal center causing major delivery delays as election nears, union leader says

New policies implemented by new postmaster general have caused major mail delays in Memphis ahead of the November election, union leader says. → Read More

State Sen. Raumesh Akbari among 17 'rising stars' to give DNC keynote

The speakers will be expected to share their vision for a future of America under Biden. → Read More

'A part of your American duty': Tennessee women on why voting is important to them

In 1920 Tennessee ratified the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote. 100 years later, Tennessee women speak out on that legacy and voting today. → Read More

Memphis police search for suspects after double homicide

Two people were killed in a shooting at 4334 Falcon Drive in Memphis. Police are searching for two suspects. → Read More

$3.2 million distribution facility planned near Tennessee-Mississippi line

A $3.2 million distribution facility is planned for Tchulatech Drive in Memphis. The project will likely receive state and local incentives. → Read More

Loews accused of betrayal, subterfuge in latest lawsuit over convention center hotel

The owner of 100 N. Main in Downtown Memphis has filed a new lawsuit over the planned Loews convention center hotel. → Read More

What's next for Buff City Soap location in Downtown Memphis?

Buff City Soap plans the future of its Downtown Memphis store after COVID-19 forces months-long closure. → Read More

Raymond James lawsuit against Downtown landlord dismissed but case not over

A lawsuit Raymond James filed against the owner of its Downtown Memphis office building has been dismissed but the case could continue. → Read More

'There's no stopping': Union Row gets new name, lays out plan for continuing amid pandemic

Union Row developer Kevin Adams shares new name for project, new rendering and his plan for continuing during the pandemic. → Read More

Memphis native chosen as new Frayser CDC leader

Memphis native Damon Williams was chosen as the new executive director of the Frayser Development Corp. He succeeds Steve Lockwood. → Read More

Horn Lake mayor: New Amazon facility 'will mean so much to our city'

Online retail giant Amazon has plans for a new facility in Horn Lake. That will be the company's sixth facility in the Memphis area. → Read More

John Lewis' courage, commitment inspired generations of Memphis leaders

Civil rights icon and U.S. Rep John Lewis was an inspiration for many Memphis leaders. He died Friday at 80. → Read More

Off-duty Memphis firefighter killed in Raleigh LaGrange Road shooting

Memphis Firefighter Mack Bond, 58 , was killed in a shooting at 4570 Raleigh Lagrange Rd. on Wednesday. Police are investigating the killing. → Read More

First Horizon sees earnings rise amid 'challenging' industry landscape fueled by pandemic

Despite the spread of coronavirus, First Horizon sees earnings increase from 4 cents per share to 17 cents per share. → Read More

Pandemic forces cancellation of annual Cooper-Young Festival

The annual Cooper-Young Festival has been canceled amid health concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic. It will return in 2021. → Read More

In Germantown school reopening model, in-person education emphasized for youngest students

When Germantown schools reopen for the Fall 2020 school year, here's what parents, students and teachers can expect. → Read More

As major projects see delays, leaders discuss development, diversity

Major projects in Memphis see financing delays because of COVID-19. The Downtown Memphis Commission discusses development and diversity. → Read More

Live at Poplar Plaza? Shopping center owner proposes apartment development

Poplar Plaza at Highland and Poplar in East Memphis could see rental apartments added to its footprint. → Read More