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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.

Primary 2020: County Law Director

David Buuck and Cathy Quist-Shanks

As David Buuck faces off against Cathy Quist-Shanks in the Republican primary, the candidates define the office’s role differently.