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- December 8, 2021Only about 40 percent of Knox County 3rd graders typically read at grade level. A new state law could hold the rest of them back.
- December 7, 2021The city’s Construction Appeals Board rules proposed Fort Sanders development must meet stricter building code.
- December 6, 2021Every Monday, we run down the week’s public meetings and civic events.
- December 6, 2021Sharon Deane took up soap-making for a greener lifestyle — and ended up with a side business.
- December 3, 2021Community members and school staff say the next superintendent should be assertive, inclusive and flexible.
- December 2, 2021A weekly mystery photo to test your knowledge of the local landscape.
- December 2, 2021Court orders out of Louisiana and Kentucky cause local institutions to reverse their COVID-19 vaccination policies.
- December 1, 2021A skeptical City Council OK’d scooter regulations on first reading, but had enough questions to make final approval far from certain.
- November 30, 2021A report from the Knoxville Chamber underscores the need for short- and long-term infrastructure planning to handle the region’s growth.
- November 29, 2021Fountain City artist Janet Trewhitt incorporates fused glass into her jewelry and other creations.
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- City Council candidates weigh in on KPD funding and staffing, as well as violence intervention programs.
- The proposed publicly financed sports and entertainment venue would have a higher sticker price but cost less to finance than previously estimated.
- Larsen Jay reflects on an unusual and eventful 12 months heading County Commission — and why he won’t seek the leadership post again.
- An overwhelming majority of survey respondents disagree with the state Department of Health’s decision to stop vaccine outreach to adolescents.
- More than 170 political science scholars penned an open letter raising alarms about threats to American democracy. We talked to one of them.