Legislative Report 2019

House Speaker Glen Casada

Knox County legislators were in the thick of the most tumultuous session in years. From school vouchers to sports betting, here’s a look at what passed and what didn’t.

RAM Continues to Fill a Void

While the Legislature resists expanding Medicaid, Remote Area Medical treats the area’s uninsured at Chilhowee Park.

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.

Johnson Easily Wins Rematch

Gloria Johnson

The former legislator beats GOP incumbent on her third try, resulting in Democrats’ sole gain in Knox County.

Election Day Arrives

Heavy early voting in Knox County and across Tennessee makes election predictions a precarious proposition.

Blue Money

Illustration Eddie Smith Gloria Johnson

In Knox County’s tightest race, Democratic challenger Gloria Johnson has outraised Republican Rep. Eddie Smith.

ACT-IVATED

Karl Dean appearing at ACT-ET forum 10/7/18

An alliance of East Tennessee social activists debuts with a candidate forum featuring a roster of Democrats. (Republicans were invited.)

Third Round

Gloria Johnson and Eddie Smith

Republican incumbent Eddie Smith and Democratic challenger Gloria Johnson have tangled twice before. Will this time end differently?