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The COVID Effect on Voting

Concerns about the pandemic have helped fuel record levels for early and absentee voting during this year’s election.

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  • Managing the Mandates
    Amid vocal criticism, the Knox County Board of Health keeps its focus on coronavirus cases, mitigation measures and hospital capacity.
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    Pandemic Lessons
    Superintendent Bob Thomas makes an appeal for in-person instruction, as Knox County teachers await clarity on evaluations and testing.
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    Knox Found #106: Spies R Us
    A weekly mystery photo to test your knowledge of the local landscape.
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  • Authority to Build?
    Knoxville and Knox County likely will consider forming a sports authority if officials decide to build a baseball stadium for the Tennessee Smokies.
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    Night of the Living Bands
    Halloween brings a full moon and live music to South Knoxville, with pandemic precautions.
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    Diagnosis Uncertain
    Diagnosis Uncertain County Commission takes more steps to curb the Board of Health, but seems unprepared to dissolve it. by jesse fox mayshark • october 27, 2020 A sign protesting the …
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    Crime in the COVID Era
    The first six months of the pandemic saw Knoxville’s rates rise for some crimes and fall for others. KPD says the coronavirus isn’t the only explanation.
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  • The UT Torchbearer
    Review Blues
    A lot of work, not much benefit? Doubts persist about UT’s new post-tenure review system for judging faculty performance.
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  • City County Building
    Weekly Watch: Oct. 26-Nov. 1, 2020
    Every Monday, we give you a rundown of the week’s public meetings and civic events.
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  • Neyland Stadium
    Budget Offsides
    Pandemic-related losses in the University of Tennessee’s Athletics Department have created an estimated $40 million funding gap.
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