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A study says Knox County could reduce its inmate crowding by making reforms to the local criminal justice system.

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Compass Selections

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  • The Northwest Passage
    Long planned and delayed, in the next few years the extension of Schaad Road will create a major new corridor in Knox County’s fastest-growing corner.
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  • Of Painters and Potholes
    The city and county both fund the arts, but to different extents and with different levels of enthusiasm. What is the role of government?
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  • ‘We Want to See the Big Picture’
    An alliance of residents and civic groups across Knox County comes together to push for better planning and infrastructure.
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  • Lawfully Wedded?
    As a legal challenge holds up a law on marriage officiating, some ask why the state gets to say who’s allowed to administer the vows.
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  • Pay to See
    The Knox County Sheriff’s Office says it can charge labor costs for requests to view public records. Despite long-established state law, a judge may agree.
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