Knox County adds paid maternity/paternity leave for general government employees, putting it in the local vanguard of parent-friendly employers.
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- November 28, 2022A lettering artist and designer, Nkem Warner uses her work to further conversations about mental health, and social and environmental justice.
- November 28, 2022Every Monday, we run down the week’s public meetings and civic events.
- November 24, 2022A weekly mystery photo to test your knowledge of the local landscape.
- November 23, 2022Despite a $150,000 payout, the county still says it had cause to fire Paul White.
- November 22, 2022UT-Knoxville intends to team up with Arizona State University to power a major expansion of its online academic programs.
- November 21, 2022The Metro Drug Coalition’s Gateway Center opens up a new front in a long battle against addiction and overdose deaths.
- November 21, 2022Every Monday, we run down the week’s public meetings and civic events.
- November 18, 2022Respondents express some optimism and some pessimism, and offer their opinions on what state and local governments should prioritize.
- November 17, 2022Political tensions between the U.S. and China are having economic impacts on Tennessee businesses and consumers.
- November 17, 2022A weekly mystery photo to test your knowledge of the local landscape.
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- The FBI said the same man, who died after his arrest, was responsible for attacks on Planned Parenthood’s clinic and shooting at the federal building.
- As more organizations look to start charter schools in Knox County, we take a look inside the only one currently operating.
- Local candidates from both parties benefit from political action committee donations, although with some differences in who’s writing the checks.
- On November’s ballot, voters will have the chance to add Tennessee’s ‘right to work’ law to the state constitution. Union members and organizers strongly oppose it.
- Marijuana is still prohibited in Tennessee. But as a new boutique on Gay Street demonstrates, people are getting high legally anyway.