The Reopening Dance

Mayors press conference

Awaiting guidance from the governor, the mayors of Knoxville, Knox County and its neighbors prepare for a still-undefined return to business.

Guessing Game

Glenn Jacobs budget presentation

The pandemic response shut down the economy just as local governments were making budget plans for next year. That has left them scrambling.

Knoxville Calling

Sofa Soiree

The city will have a spring music festival after all — a virtual one. Welcome to this Saturday’s Sofa Soirée.

Pandemic Preparations

Indya Kincannon

With Knox County’s COVID-19 count still at one, Knoxville declares an emergency, Knox County Schools close through April 3 and UT moves the rest of its semester online.

Extended Ride

Lime Scooters in Austin, Texas.

Council approves giving the city’s pilot program for electric rental scooters six more months for tinkering and assessment.

Head Count

Map from Census website

As the Census approaches, federal and local officials are making final preparations to get the numbers right.

Issues by the Numbers

Using newly released Census data, a Sycamore Institute study focuses on income, poverty, education and health coverage in Tennessee.

Probing the Precincts

Election night at Mannis party

A look at how Knoxvillians voted in the mayoral primary shows where the battlegrounds will likely be in the November general election.

The Mayoral Peloton

Andrews, Burkhardt and Skinner

Three candidates will have to overcome a lack of name recognition and campaign funding to have a chance in the city primary.