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Mid-South News
6:21 am
Wed August 27, 2008

Coal-Fired Power Plant Under Construction In Osceola

Memphis, TN – Despite talk of future CO2 regulation increases and global warming concerns, coal-fired power plants provide more than half of America's electricity. While the nation is looking into alternatives to fossil fuels, a new coal-fired plant is under construction near Memphis.

The Earth Policy Institute and the Department of Energy report that in 2007 59 proposed coal-fired power plants were abandoned, put on hold or canceled.

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Mid-South News
12:35 am
Thu August 21, 2008

Empty Lots Come to Life In Memphis

Memphis, TN – Life in the inner city isn't easy. It conjures up images of poverty, blight, and crime. But there's much more. Candice Ludlow explores how an initiative called Grow Memphis is helping people help themselves, by growing fruits and vegetables on inner city plots.

The Mid-South Peace and Justice Center has teamed up with neighborhoods throughout Memphis to build community gardens. The idea is simple. Find a plot of land, neighbors and start a garden.

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Mid-South News
3:59 am
Fri August 8, 2008

Cohen Wins Second Term

Memphis, TN – Congressman Steve Cohen took home the 9th District Congressional seat for the second time after weeks of negative campaign attacks from opposition Nikki Tinker.

Incumbent Steve Cohen and Nikki Tinker went head to head for the second time in the race for the ninth district congressional seat. Four years ago the two held the top two seats against more than a dozen others, this time around the two took the lead of five. Again, Steve Cohen ended the night as victor.

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Mid-South News
2:57 am
Fri August 8, 2008

Tenn. 9th District Incumbent Wins Democratic Primary

Memphis, TN – Congressman Steve Cohen took home the 9th District congressional seat Democratic nomination for the second time after weeks of negative campaign attacks from opposition Nikki Tinker.

Cohen and Tinker went head to head for the second time in the primary race for the seat. Four years ago the two held the top two seats against more than a dozen others. This time around, the two took the lead of five candidates. Again, Steve Cohen ended the night as victor.

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Mid-South News
1:47 am
Fri August 8, 2008

Tenn. 7th District Incumbent Wins Primary

Memphis, TN – Strong support in west Tennessee wasn't enough to help challenger Tom Leatherwood take the 7th District seat from incumbent Marsha Blackburn in Thursday's Republican primary race.

Leatherwood was counting on Shelby County voters and rural counties in between the wealthy suburbs of Nashville and Memphis to help him win the primary. But rain, an August election, and voter fatigue may have cost him the race.

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