Culture Appraisal

Police cruiser with lights on

Council approves a third-party examination of KPD to coincide with the arrival of the city’s new police chief.

Opportunity and Access

The city’s African American Restoration Task Force is gearing up to go after grants to increase investment and wealth among Black residents.

Council OKs Hotel PILOT

A 10-year tax incentive should enable developer Nick Patel to finance a hotel in the Old City near the planned multi-use stadium.

Taking Western to New Heights

KCDC hopes to secure a $40 million federal grant to help pay for the transformation of Knoxville’s largest public housing community.

Safe at Home

On a split vote, City Council gives the final approval needed to move the publicly financed multi-use stadium forward.

KPD Chief Thomas to Retire

The city will conduct a nationwide search for a successor who will have to address internal cultural issues and a surging violent crime rate.

Incumbents Roll to Victory

City voters re-elect five Council members over GOP-backed challengers in an unusually partisan election.

Voters’ Verdict

A strong partisan-fueled turnout will determine the outcome of an unusually bitter city election.