2018 Archives for Special Reports

  • Regal Building
    2018 Revue: The Shifting Business Landscape
    Takeovers, makeovers and other transitions mark a busy year in the economic life of Knoxville and Knox County.
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  • MPC meeting
    2018 Revue: Reshaping a City
    Newcomers on City Council, public improvements projects and a new zoning code are signs that major changes are in store for Knoxville.
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  • Tim Burchett
    2018 Revue: A Changing of the County Guard
    The turnover in county offices was expected, but some of the results were still surprising.
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  • Glenn Jacobs
    The Bully Pulpit
    Three months in, Glenn Jacobs is finding his feet -- and his voice -- as chief executive of Knox County.
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  • Black Wednesday Main Assembly Room
    Black Wednesday: The Compass Primer
    The Black Wednesday scandal still reverberates through Knox County political culture, even though most of those involved are no longer in office.
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  • Glenn Jacobs' swearing-in.
    Knox 2018: Knox County
    In Knox County politics, the stage was set for this year to be mostly an encore performance, with lots of familiar faces in slightly different roles.
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  • World's Fair Park
    Knox 2018: City of Knoxville
    Knoxville’s city government is in a period of relative calm before next year’s election. Mayor Madeline Rogero is finishing her second term in office, which ends in December 2019. Potential successors are lining up to run, and thanks to term limits four new Council members will be elected next year as well.
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  • Road closed sign
    How Local Government Works
    Local government is complicated, but don’t despair! We have compiled a handy set of quick guides to the structure and history of our local institutions.
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  • Downtown Knoxville
    Knox 2018: Federal, state elections loom
    Tennesseans get to elect only three offices statewide -- governor and the state’s two U.S. Senate slots. This year, two of the three are up for grabs with no incumbent in the mix.
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  • Knox 2018: The Economy
    One of the long-noted ironies of life in East Tennessee is that in a region dominated politically for a century and a half by the Republican Party and its limited-government philosophy, the economy relies significantly on the federal and state governments.
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  • Ayres Hall
    Knox 2018: The University of Tennessee
    The University of Tennessee has been a remarkably unstable place for the last two decades.
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  • Main Assembly Room
    Knox 2018: Knox County Schools
    The Knox County School Board is in something of a muddle. Three seats turned over in this year’s elections.
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