The Northwest Passage

Knox County road construction

Long planned and delayed, in the next few years the extension of Schaad Road will create a major new corridor in Knox County’s fastest-growing corner.

Of Painters and Potholes

Artist Addison Karl

The city and county both fund the arts, but to different extents and with different levels of enthusiasm. What is the role of government?

Lawfully Wedded?

As a legal challenge holds up a law on marriage officiating, some ask why the state gets to say who’s allowed to administer the vows.

Pay to See

Hearing in records lawsuit

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office says it can charge labor costs for requests to view public records. Despite long-established state law, a judge may agree.

A Shifting Burden

Glenn Jacobs budget presentation

As Knox County Commission prepares to pass its 20th straight budget with no property tax increase, we look at what that means for county revenues and property owners.

To Go Barefooted and Be Warm

Poet Nikki Giovanni returned to her beloved Mulvaney Street for the unveiling of a plaque honoring her life and work.

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.