Seeking State Services

County Commission asks for a new mental health hospital to replace the shuttered Lakeshore. Would it meet community needs?

2nd Thoughts

Redistricting map

The county’s proposed redistricting plan moves nearly 20,000 residents either into or out of the North Knoxville 2nd District — even though it is already close to its ideal size.

A 90-Day Reprieve

Commission 1-25-21

Knox County Commission postpones action on dissolving the Board of Health — but makes clear that it still intends to.

COVID Responses

County Commission Zoom meeting

County commissioners may vote next week on dissolving the Board of Health. In the meantime, they support more funding for pandemic homeless services.

Diagnosis Uncertain

Sign outside City County Building

Diagnosis UncertainCounty Commission takes more steps to curb the Board of Health, but seems unprepared to dissolve jesse fox mayshark • october 27, 2020A sign protesting the Knox County Board of Health propped against a window of the city county building.In a meeting that included allegations from one public forum speaker that public mask wearing “has become a ritualistic … Read More

Mixed Signals

Hugh Nystrom and Kyle Ward

In County Commission and school board primaries, voters ousted two incumbents and kept three more.