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‘Keyboard Cat’ Has Tickled His Last Ivory

(Newser) – An online memento to Bento is how many fans found out some sad news late last week about one of the internet’s most famous cats. People reports that a six-minute tribute to the renowned “Keyboard Cat” was posted Friday, announcing the musically inclined feline’s death on March 8 at the age of 8. […]

Editorial: City leaders wise to go all-in on pre-K

by David Waters, The Commercial Appeal Five years after Memphis voters rejected a half-cent sales-tax increase to fund a citywide pre-kindergarten program, pre-K is making a valiant and vital comeback. City and county officials are working to find ways to fully fund countywide needs-based pre-K. No public policy initiative is more important for the future of […]

Waters: Hold candidates accountable for attack ads

David Waters, USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee H.L. Mencken, one of our most caustic cultural critics, has been dead for more than 60 years. But he would not have been surprised by the tactics deployed in Tennessee’s most recent state legislative election. “Under democracy,” Mencken once wrote, “one party always devotes its chief energies to […]

Police, fire unions propose way to fund pre-K

By WMCActionNews5.com Staff MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) –  Days after Memphis leaders announced a $6 million increase to pre-K funding, local fire and police unions announced a plan to add to that dollar amount. Memphis fire and police unions want voters to approve a half percent sales tax hike. The money raised from that tax increase […]

‘Time for Zuckerberg to Stop Hiding Behind His Facebook Page’

The Cambridge Analytica incident picks up steam By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff Posted Mar 19, 2018 9:50 AM CDT   (Newser) – It’s variously being called one of the biggest data leaks in Facebook history and “unequivocally not a data breach.” And it has lawmakers on both sides of the Atlantic clamoring for answers. This […]

Facebook Plunges, Other Tech Stocks Decline

Broad decline on Wall Street Monday By Newser Editors and Wire Services Posted Mar 19, 2018 3:16 PM CDT (Newser) – Technology stocks led a broad decline on Wall Street, led by a plunge in Facebook following reports that a company employed by the Trump campaign improperly obtained data on tens of millions of users, […]