Featured Special Report
- September 3, 2018Knoxville in 2018 is a complicated place. A moderate-progressive Southern Appalachian city in a libertarian-conservative Southern Appalachian county, it is home to a strong and diverse culture fueled by competing and often contradictory interests and philosophies.
Special Report Supporting Stories
- January 1, 2019In 2019, County Mayor Glenn Jacobs will present his first budget and wrestle with some persistent challenges.
- December 31, 2018Takeovers, makeovers and other transitions mark a busy year in the economic life of Knoxville and Knox County.
- December 27, 2018Newcomers on City Council, public improvements projects and a new zoning code are signs that major changes are in store for Knoxville.
- December 26, 2018The turnover in county offices was expected, but some of the results were still surprising.
- December 26, 2018Three months in, Glenn Jacobs is finding his feet -- and his voice -- as chief executive of Knox County.
- September 3, 2018The Black Wednesday scandal still reverberates through Knox County political culture, even though most of those involved are no longer in office.
- September 3, 2018In 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.
- September 3, 2018Knoxville’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.
- September 3, 2018Local 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.
- September 3, 2018Tennesseans 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.
Gain access to all content. Subscribe today.