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City Council signed off on a tax incentive plan that allows the redevelopment of a downtown block to move forward.

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    Knox County Commission appears amenable to a 30 percent reduction in the county’s indigent care program.
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    A Knox County public defender leads a discussion of the book ‘American Prison,’ which traces the dark history of correctional privatization.
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    The Knaffl-Stephens House in Burlington tops the list of endangered historic properties annually released by Knox Heritage.
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    UT’s proposed budget keeps tuition increases low. But a decade of hikes has still left it one of the priciest state schools in the Southeast.
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    Candidates have filed their petitions for this year’s city election, though one mayoral hopeful was disqualified.
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    With unemployment low, the City of Knoxville is finding it difficult to fill positions in multiple departments.
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    In its 10th year, the Rhythm N’ Blooms music festival has flowered where it’s planted.
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  • Precinct Profile: Knox County #41
    The southern half of Norwood is often a political battleground but Republicans generally have the upper hand.
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  • Speaking His Mind
    Yes, Dean Rice is still a Republican and a Christian. But Tim Burchett’s former chief of staff has expansive definitions of both.
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  • Fire and Frustration
    Smoke from a blaze at a North Knoxville recycling facility with a history of recent safety violations forced the evacuation of nearly 100 homes.
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  • Taking Care of Basics
    Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs’ first budget sticks with a proven template, but adds (and subtracts) a few flourishes.
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  • Finding the Right Blend
    KCDC is finalizing its master plan for the Austin Homes makeover, which will feature up to 440 mixed-income apartments.
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  • Chapman’s Challenges
    An open house in South Knoxville drew a crowd to scrutinize possible safety improvements to Chapman Highway.
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