Drawing the Line

As late-arriving Census data narrows the redistricting window, citizen groups hope for public input and transparency. History does not give reason to expect much of either.

Paid Volunteers

Neyland Stadium

A bill to let student-athletes earn money heads to the governor’s desk.

TennCare Tension

Medicaid illustration

The Biden administration is dangling huge incentives for the last 12 states to expand Medicaid. Will Tennessee bite?

Guns to Go

Gun show

As Knoxville struggles with its worst gun violence in years, the state Legislature presses ahead with its permitless carry bill.

Early Voting on Campus

A bill before the General Assembly would require five days of early voting at UT, MTSU and the University of Memphis.

For Knox County, It’s Status Quo

Eddie Mannis speaks

Local voters turned out in record numbers for Tuesday’s election, but despite some new faces the balance of political power remains the same.

Election 2020: The Fund Race

Money

An analysis of local campaign donations shows advantages for Republicans and incumbents, but some competitive races.