Help From the Bench
A new mental health court would provide long-term treatment options for defendants with psychological struggles.
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- February 6, 2023During their annual retreat, Knoxville City Council members agreed to focus on housing and poverty in the coming year.
- February 6, 2023Every Monday, we run down the week’s public meetings and civic events.
- February 3, 2023Gov. Bill Lee’s rejection of federal HIV prevention dollars has left service providers, public health officials and legislators in the dark.
- February 2, 2023Facing a surge in need, ChildHelp has dramatically boosted the therapeutic side of its work with abused children.
- February 2, 2023A weekly mystery photo to test your knowledge of the local landscape.
- February 1, 2023UT-Knoxville moves to substantially extend its parameters for future campus expansion as part of its 10-year master plan.
- January 31, 2023Knox County wants 70 percent of 2024 high school graduates to enroll in college. What would it take?
- January 30, 2023Real-time data and case narratives from overdose deaths may hold the key to successful drug intervention in Knox County.
- January 27, 2023With the launch of its first eight 865 Academies, Knox County aims to bridge the school-to-work gap.
- January 26, 2023Under new leadership, Knox Education Foundation is handing off some of its programs and focusing on innovation.
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- Sundress Academy for the Arts runs a working farm in Karns that provides a retreat — and free eggs — for visiting writers.
- A talk with Adeem the Artist about recognition, representation, and why they might have to leave Knoxville.
- In the wake of an encounter at McAlister’s Deli, community advocates ask County Commission for oversight of the Sheriff’s Office.
- 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.