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Proposed legislation would require consent from every property owner for zoning plans throughout Tennessee.

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    The Price of Access
    Knox County has identified $73 million in improvements needed to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. It has a 40-year plan to address them.
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    Scooters in the City
    Knoxville officials aim to use lessons learned from other cities while designing a pilot program for electric scooter rental businesses.
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  • Preemption for Breakfast
    Knoxville officials share concerns with legislators about bills they fear will take away their independence to find local solutions to local problems.
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  • Detail from Knox County Schools' strategic plan
    Strategic Thinking
    Knox County School administrators have been struggling to complete a new strategic plan for nearly a year. Now the school board is taking over.
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  • Madewell store in Bearden
    Bearden Rising
    With another high-profile boutique opening, West Knoxville’s long-redeveloping district moves closer to an urban rebirth.
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  • New Boss Named for TVA
    Jeffrey Lyash will move south from Canada in April to take over the nation’s largest public utility.
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  • Lawmakers Seek to Handcuff Police Oversight
    City officials ask the state Legislature to reject a bill that would strip law enforcement oversight committees of their subpoena powers.
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    Precinct Profile: Knox County #20
    In Beaumont and Western Heights, a racially diverse district leans toward Democrats (when it votes at all).
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    Knox Found #17: Deadman’s Curve
    A weekly mystery photo to test your knowledge of the local landscape.
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  • Another Feud in the Fort
    After a battle over the boundaries, City Council votes to establish a hospital district in the historic Fort Sanders neighborhood.
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Upcoming Events

  1. County Commission Beer Board

    February 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  2. County Commission Meeting

    February 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  3. County Commission Zoning

    February 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  4. Knoxville City Council

    February 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  5. Knox County Board of Education: Work Session

    March 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm