Legal Maneuvers

Betsy Henderson and Kristi Kristy

Three school board members ask County Commission for authority to hire their own attorney in the school mask lawsuit.

Shifting Stories

ICE officer

Shifting Stories The Knox County Law Department says that the sheriff’s immigration enforcement program complies with state law. But its arguments have varied — and have sometimes been incorrect. by jesse fox mayshark, Compassand tyler whetstone, knoxville news sentinelJune 9, 2021 (Photo courtesy of U.S. Immigration and customs enforcement) This is a joint report of Compass and the Knoxville News … Read More

Mandate Post-Mortem

Knox County’s indoor mask requirement died quickly amid the interplay of the governor’s manifold executive orders on the COVID-19 response.

COVID in the Courts

Downtown Knoxville

A revised complaint leads to a change of venue for a lawsuit by two plastic surgeons seeking to nullify the county’s mask mandate.

Health Fight

County Commission crowd

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

Taking the Oath

Installation ceremony

County Commission welcomes four new members and elects a chairman, as county officeholders are sworn in.

Ballot Questions

Knox County Charter Review Committee

The chairman of the county’s Charter Review Committee says the Law Department ‘slanted’ the language on a charter amendment about the law director.

Experience Prevails

In countywide primary contests, Republican voters chose candidates who have been there and done that.