Speaking His Mind

Dean Rice

Yes, Dean Rice is still a Republican and a Christian. But Tim Burchett’s former chief of staff has expansive definitions of both.

Fire and Frustration

Smoke from a blaze at a North Knoxville recycling facility with a history of recent safety violations forced the evacuation of nearly 100 homes.

Taking Care of Basics

Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs

Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs’ first budget sticks with a proven template, but adds (and subtracts) a few flourishes.

Finding the Right Blend

KCDC is finalizing its master plan for the Austin Homes makeover, which will feature up to 440 mixed-income apartments.

Chapman’s Challenges

An open house in South Knoxville drew a crowd to scrutinize possible safety improvements to Chapman Highway.

Headed Toward the Finish Line

Lamar Alexander 4-2-19

Tennessee’s Lamar Alexander has set some ambitious policy goals to reach before he retires from the Senate in 2020.

A New Alternative to the Streets

Volunteer Ministry Center, with the help of city taxpayers, wants to establish Knoxville’s first ‘low-barrier’ homeless shelter.

BMXed Out

After estimated costs triple, Knox County kills a South Knoxville bike track championed by former Mayor Tim Burchett.

Appalachian Chorus

'Appalachian Reckoning'

In response to J.D. Vance’s ‘Hillbilly Elegy,’ regional writers stake a claim to political and cultural diversity in the Southern mountains.