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Help From the Bench

A new mental health court would provide long-term treatment options for defendants with psychological struggles.

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    Raising the Rate
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    With the launch of its first eight 865 Academies, Knox County aims to bridge the school-to-work gap.
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    Foundation for Change
    Under new leadership, Knox Education Foundation is handing off some of its programs and focusing on innovation.
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