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FOOD
7:30 am
Thu April 23, 2015

Chicken Wings in a Pulled Pork Town? Jennifer Biggs Says Wings are Taking Flight

Once considered a humble -- if messy -- finger food, chicken wings and drummies are on the rise even in Memphis' best barbecue joints.

Commercial Appeal food critic Jennifer Biggs says that wings have come along way from the spicy, fried and sauced appetizer that originated in Buffalo in the 1960s. Memphis restaurants now serve them in a variety of styles, though it's not uncommon to smoke them. After all, Memphis is where smoked meat is king.

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CITY FINANCES
7:30 am
Wed April 22, 2015

Casting a Wider Net: The High Cost of Policing

Commercial Appeal investigative reporter Beth Warren.

The Memphis Police Department accounts for 40 percent of the city's budget. Reporter Beth Warren explains the price tag and the product.

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Life Matters
6:51 am
Wed April 22, 2015

Exercise for Good Health

Credit Church Health Center

150 minutes of moderate exercise is recommended by the American Heart Association for good health.

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The Weekly Dish
2:06 pm
Tue April 21, 2015

Hot Wings Memphis-Style

Credit Justin Fox Burks

Some like it hot! And if you do, I bet Hot Wings are at the top of your list.

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CITY FINANCES
11:27 am
Fri April 17, 2015

Memphis' Financial Blues -- A History of Chasing Money

The financial security of Memphis is at stake as the city plans for future growth amidst decades of economic stagnancy. Marc Perrusquia explains.

In a new six-part series, Commercial Appeal investigative reporter Marc Perrusquia explores the challenges facing the city's finances in the coming decades. The biggest problem, he says, is a stagnant tax base trying to prop up a sprawling infrastructure.

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