Done Deal (Almost)

Physicians Regional Medical Center in North Knoxville.

City Council approved the purchase of the former St. Mary’s Hospital, though closing won’t happen for months.

State of the City in 2019

Mayor Madeline Rogero will unveil her final budget proposal today and likely will announce a solidified agreement on a new safety services complex.

Trading Places?

Safety Building site

The Clayton Family Foundation is keeping its options open for the location of a new interactive science museum in Knoxville.

Sign of Contention

Residents and public officials clash over wording of a new sign on Magnolia Avenue, with racial history looming in the background.

Crossing the River

The Rogero administration and Knoxville Area Transit are contemplating extending the city’s free trolley service to the South Waterfront.

New Cash for New Cops

Facing a persistent staffing shortage, KPD asks for $150,000 over two years to boost officer recruiting efforts.

A Raise on the Table

Knoxville mayoral candidates

City Council will consider a proposal to give the next mayor a 14 percent pay boost above Mayor Madeline Rogero’s current salary.

Scooters in the City

Lime Scooters in Austin, Texas.

Knoxville officials aim to use lessons learned from other cities while designing a pilot program for electric scooter rental businesses.