Redistricting Moves Forward
After rejecting a delay, County Commission approves a new district map that will divide some communities but preserve the majority-minority 1st District.
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- October 22, 2021A majority of Power Poll members want the next superintendent to have a mix of classroom and administrative experience.
- October 21, 2021During COVID, the University of Tennessee has suspended requiring ACT or SAT scores for admission. The Board of Trustees is weighing whether to make it permanent.
- October 21, 2021A weekly mystery photo to test your knowledge of the local landscape.
- October 20, 2021In Tennessee, criminal sentences can include more than 360 different fees and fines. Reform advocates say they can pose insurmountable obstacles.
- October 19, 2021Knox County aims to bolster resources for victims of domestic violence and those in mental health emergencies.
- October 18, 2021From stranded cargo ships to empty grocery shelves, suddenly everyone cares about supply logistics. We talk to a UT expert to understand what’s going on.
- October 18, 2021Every Monday, we run down the week’s public meetings and civic events.
- October 15, 2021Planning commissioners OK plans to turn the landmark Boyd-Harvey House in West Knox County into a bed and breakfast.
- October 14, 2021Knoxville’s uniformed employees have aligned themselves on opposite sides in this year’s City Council races.
- October 14, 2021A weekly mystery photo to test your knowledge of the local landscape.
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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.