Chain Reactions

NASA image of ships off the Port of Los Angeles

From stranded cargo ships to empty grocery shelves, suddenly everyone cares about supply logistics. We talk to a UT expert to understand what’s going on.

A Windfall Spending Plan

The Kincannon administration wants to fund public safety, infrastructure, housing and more with roughly $22 million in federal pandemic aid.

Tentative Gains

UCW AAUP

Labor and faculty groups at the University of Tennessee say Chancellor Donde Plowman committed to some of their agenda. UT will not confirm it.

The Mask Effect

COVID cases graph

Since the start of the school year, Knox County has reported far more COVID-19 cases per capita than Tennessee’s other three large counties.

Hospitals Stretched Thin

Administrators paint a grim picture of the impact of the current COVID-19 surge on medical care throughout the region.

Grappling With a Mandate

With legal challenges expected, local employers are taking a cautious approach to President Joe Biden’s order on COVID-19 vaccinations and testing.

Evolving Data

According to the Health Department’s top epidemiologist, compiling COVID-19 case counts is not as simple as it sounds.

Data Process

Graph from KCS PASS

With juvenile COVID-19 cases still rising, Knox County Schools’ dashboard struggles to keep pace.