Growing With Downtown

Market Square ice rink painting

After a quarter century promoting downtown Knoxville, the Central Business Improvement District still looks to the future.

Voucher Battle Looms

Tennessee State Capitol Building

A resolution on tonight’s Knox County school board agenda is an opening salvo in a fight headed for the state Legislature.

Revamp, Phase Out or Shut Down?

Career Magnet Academy

Knox County Schools’ ambitious Career Magnet Academy hasn’t fulfilled its promises. The school board has to decide what to do about it.

Looking for a New Way

Philanthropy Cloud

Facing a drop in donors, United Way of Greater Knoxville joins a national effort to shake up its philanthropic model.

Mapping the Votes

Knox County voting precincts

Where did Marsha Blackburn fare best? Who tipped the balance for Martin Daniel? A quick sift through the Knox County precinct results of Tuesday’s election.

A Will and a Way

Eugenia Williams estate

After 20 years, the University of Tennessee finally has a plan for the historic Eugenia Williams estate.

ArabFest Returns

Scenes from ArabFest 2017.

The 5th annual celebration of Knoxville’s Arab-American community brings music, dance and falafels to the UT campus.

OUT Again at UT

OUTstanding logo

After a year of recovery from convulsions that shuttered the Pride Center, UT’s OUTstanding Conference returns this weekend.

Cool Deal

Energy consumption graph

Energy efficiency may not be sexy, but it’s cutting consumption and costs across Knox County Schools.

Knox 2018: A User’s Guide to Local Government and Politics

City County Building

Knoxville in 2018 is a complicated place. A moderate-progressive Southern Appalachian city in a libertarian-conservative Southern Appalachian county, it is home to a strong and diverse culture fueled by competing and often contradictory interests and philosophies.