Council Contests: 3rd District

A progressive incumbent and a conservative challenger are squaring off in the 3rd District primary. Both will move on to the general election.

Council Contests: 6th District

Three candidates, each staking a claim to different sections of the political spectrum, are vying to represent the city’s most diverse district.

Statutes and Limitations

Legal questions about the city’s obligation to pay its debts surround an effort to cap Knoxville’s property tax rate.

Redrawing the Map

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With Census data on the way, County Commission lays out a schedule for its once-a-decade challenge: creating nine equal districts.

‘We’re in an Emergency’

Jan. 6 Capitol crowd

More than 170 political science scholars penned an open letter raising alarms about threats to American democracy. We talked to one of them.

Assembling the Field

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Partisan politics and ideological principles undergird candidate recruiting efforts for City Council races in this year’s election.

Early Voting on Campus

A bill before the General Assembly would require five days of early voting at UT, MTSU and the University of Memphis.

The COVID Effect on Voting

Concerns about the pandemic have helped fuel record levels for early and absentee voting during this year’s election.

Election 2020: 6th Senate District

Republican incumbent Becky Duncan Massey faces a challenge from Democratic newcomer Jane George in the county’s largest legislative district.

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.