Health Fight

County Commission crowd

With a crowd of anti-mask protesters cheering them on, County Commission weighs changes to the Board of Health.

Restrictions Under Fire

Unelected bureaucrats

The Knox County Board of Health is increasingly a target of conservative anger. County Commission is considering proposals that would change its power and make-up.

Enforcement Uncertainty

Cumberland Avenue crosswalk

As a new restriction on alcohol sales in Knox County takes effect, questions remain about how authorities will address businesses that don’t comply.

Closing Times Mandated

Taking more action to combat the pandemic, the Board of Health votes to restrict alcohol sales and reduce the permitted size of gatherings.

Birx Positive About Local Plans

The White House’s coronavirus response chief endorsed UT’s response plan and recommended early last calls for drinking establishments.

Advice Only

With COVID-19 cases mounting, the Knox County Board of Health took only symbolic action on Wednesday.

Knox County 2020: A Primer (Part 2)

A survey of what’s changed, what hasn’t and what to watch in the local political and economic landscape. Today: the City of Knoxville and the private sector.

Knox County 2020: A Primer

Knox County 2020

As we mark our 2nd anniversary, we survey what’s changed, what hasn’t and what to watch in the local political and economic landscape.