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Past articles by Ryan:

Memphis Zoo interpreters find new ways to reach crowds virtually during COVID-19 pandemic

When the Memphis Zoo shut its doors in 2020, its animal interpreters began taking their education efforts online. → Read More

The 901: For Memphis, Juneteenth is about the past and future

This year, Memphis will celebrate Juneteenth in a park that until recently honored Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest. → Read More

As COVID-19 pandemic lingers, Memphis food rescuers look to give meals to those in need

Memphis has lagged behind some other cities when it comes to saving food from landfills, but the Memphis Food Waste Project is aiming to change that. → Read More

When will I-40 bridge in Memphis reopen? Here's what we know

Memphis is working to reopen the Interstate 40 bridge over the Mississippi River after a cracked beam closed the bridge to traffic on May 11. → Read More

The 901: Why Memphis needs a third bridge over the Mississippi River

With the I-40 bridge out of commission, it's time for Memphis to seek federal funding to build a third bridge over the Mississippi River. → Read More

Larry Wright, longtime football and track coach in Memphis, dies at 89

Larry E. Wright, who made molding boys into men the focus of a decades-long career as a football and track coach, died May 17 at 89. → Read More

Memphis police officer Scotty Triplett dies after on-duty motorcycle wreck

Memphis police officer Scotty Triplett died of his injuries Saturday following an on-duty motorcycle wreck in Hickory Hill. He was 47. → Read More

Vance community to remember Memphis' historic Black leaders with new 'walk of fame'

The faces of nine historic Black figures who "made Memphis the city it is" will be stenciled on Vance Avenue's sidewalks throughout the summer. → Read More

'A nightmare out there': Trucking companies avoid delays at I-55 detour from Memphis bridge

A crack in the I-40 bridge over the Mississippi River is forcing traffic onto the I-55 bridge, causing modest delays. But what happens if I-55 closes? → Read More

Roscoe Dixon, influential Memphis lawmaker brought down by Tennessee Waltz, dies at 71

Former Sen. Roscoe Dixon, an influential Memphis Democrat convicted on corruption charges in the Tennessee Waltz sting in 2006, died Thursday. → Read More

The 901: Biden's plan for vaccine equity in Memphis is a shot in the dark

The Biden administration plans to ramp up vaccinations at the Pipkin Building in Midtown Memphis. Here's why that may not address vaccine inequity. → Read More

Richard Janikowski, 'father' of Memphis' Blue CRUSH model of policing, dies at 69

Richard Janikowski, a retired University of Memphis criminologist who helped guide and shape data-driven policing, died on March 8. He was 69. → Read More

Vanity Fair article linking Memphians to Capitol riot creates a stir

Memphians react to an article from Vanity Fair that tries to link some of the city's elites to the "Stop the Steal" rally-turned-riot at the Capitol. → Read More

The 901: Wanted — directors to restore trust in Memphis Police, Health Department

Mayors have big decisions to make about who should lead the Memphis Police Department and Shelby County Health Department. Here's what's at stake. → Read More

Arlington residents blast playoffs ban for girls basketball team

Arlington residents say the TSSAA acted unfairly by banning the town's high school girls basketball team from competing in the playoffs this year. → Read More

Memphis renters to receive rent, utility assistance starting the week of March 15

Tenants and landlords affected by the pandemic are lining up for the $28.1 million in federal aid available to Memphis and Shelby County. → Read More

Memphis' 2nd Unity Walk aims to unite city against rampant gun violence

Hundreds of people marched against gun violence Saturday in Memphis, marking the second-ever Unity Walk Against Gun Violence and the first of 2021. → Read More

The 901: The last time Memphis got this much snow was 53 years ago

This week, Memphis skidded to a halt as snowstorms slathered the region with 10 inches, making for the fourth snowiest four-day period in 53 years. → Read More

Snow, icy conditions leave Memphis area hardware store shelves empty

Ahead of Monday's snowstorm, people emptied shelves of winter supplies at hardware stores across Greater Memphis, causing shortages. → Read More

Shelby County begins accepting COVID-19 vaccine appointments for Feb. 13-20

The Shelby County Health Department on Friday began accepting COVID-19 vaccine appointments for the week of Feb. 13-20. → Read More