Green Space or Marketplace

The Planning Commission approves commercial rezoning for a West Knox property that neighborhoods have long used as a de facto park.

Restrictions to Continue

Martha Buchanan

Knox County’s health officer says she will extend public health orders when full pandemic response decisions fall to her.

Schools Unmasked?

Bob Thomas and Betsy Henderson

The school board tries to look toward the fall, but gets mired in lingering pandemic politics.

Health Boards Draw More Fire

Tennessee State Capitol Building

Another bill to disempower local health boards advances in the Legislature. This one would ban “vaccine passports.”

City United on Cities United

Council unanimously approves a contract with a national association of municipalities to build an anti-violence infrastructure.

Contested Development

A controversial Tooles Bend plan is rebuffed by a second court ruling, on the basis of a sewage plant that developers say they don’t intend to build.

Setting It in Stone

A proposal is in the works to turn the city’s spending policies on affordable housing into a legally binding commitment.