Featured Government Story
- January 24, 2020City Council agrees on the process to replace Stephanie Welch in the soon-to-be-vacant 1st District seat.
- January 22, 2020The City of Knoxville is in the final stages of setting priorities for spending millions of federal housing dollars over the next five years.
- January 15, 2020City Council approves a $100,000 contract to market the Knoxville Police Department to prospective officers.
- January 8, 2020Kincannon joins the state’s three other big-city mayors in a meeting with the governor and the legislative leadership.
- January 3, 2020In Indya Kincannon’s first year as mayor, her administration and the new City Council have their work cut out.
- January 28, 2020Appointed Judge Kyle Hixson and attorney Wesley Stone square off in a contest they agree typically hinges on experience and fairness.
- January 27, 2020For the first time in 30 years, Knox County voters will elect a new attorney to represent indigent defendants in court.
- January 27, 2020The county Law Department reiterates its contention that the Sheriff’s Office can charge labor costs for inspection of public records.
- January 27, 2020Every Monday, we give you a weekly rundown of public meetings and civic events.
- January 24, 2020Should Knox County abolish its most unusual elected office? Our latest survey of local community leaders shows strong support.
- January 17, 2020As the Legislature prepares to write a new billboard law, scenic highway advocates fear the outdoor advertising industry will push to weaken regulations.
- January 16, 2020From marijuana to motorized wheelchairs, Knox County’s state lawmakers have introduced a raft of legislation for the General Assembly’s 2020 session.
- January 9, 2020Tennessee’s Republican governor and a Democratic lawmaker have made paid family leave a key issue leading into the legislative session — but they don’t see eye to eye.
- January 6, 2020As the Legislature prepares to return to session, local representatives also weigh in on vouchers, healthcare and abortion.
- December 24, 2019Gov. Bill Lee’s criminal justice task force says the state needs to reform everything from sentencing guidelines to mental health services. Will the governor follow through?
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