Featured Government Story

  • Knoxville mayoral candidates
    A Raise on the Table
    City Council will consider a proposal to give the next mayor a 14 percent pay boost above Mayor Madeline Rogero’s current salary.
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City News

  • The Rising Cost of Recycling
    China’s decision to stop importing most recycled materials has affected many American communities, and Knoxville is no exception.
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  • Talk It Out
    The Planning Commission uses a local subdivision controversy to send a message: Developers should engage neighbors.
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  • Preservation Haul
    City Council on Tuesday approved nearly $600,000 for seven projects aimed at rehabilitating historic structures in Knoxville.
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  • A New Alternative to the Streets
    Volunteer Ministry Center, with the help of city taxpayers, wants to establish Knoxville’s first ‘low-barrier’ homeless shelter.
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  • Making Connections
    Two-term City Council member Marshall Stair wants to stitch the city together if he’s elected mayor.
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County News

State News

  • Rep. Bill Dunn
    Voucher Momentum
    Knoxville’s Bill Dunn shepherds Gov. Bill Lee’s Education Savings Accounts bill over its first legislative hurdle.
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  • City County Building
    Fair and Accurate
    The state Supreme Court strengthens protections for journalists reporting on judicial proceedings and public meetings.
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  • Classroom chairs
    School Choice Chronicles
    The Legislature gears up for Gov. Bill Lee’s proposals to broaden charter authorization and school vouchers.
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  • Rethinking Rural Healthcare
    A UT healthcare policy expert says expanding Medicaid is needed but wouldn’t be enough on its own to prevent rural hospital closures.
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  • Arena Audience Concert
    Raise a Glass
    A proposed change in state law would allow alcohol sales at concerts and other non-athletic events in UT Knoxville’s arenas.
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    March 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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    March 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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    March 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  4. Knoxville City Council

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

    April 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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