Is There a Vision?
You may have noticed that there’s an election going on—for a new city mayor, City Council members, and a state senator. We’ve profiled the candidates in the past few months and covered their campaigns. But with the start of early voting this week, and the primaries on Sept. 27, it’s time to get serious. In this issue, Jesse Fox Mayshark explains why this election matters. Plus: Candidates answer our questionnaires. And: Metro Pulse's endorsements!
NEWS & VIEWS
Citybeat: At Risk
After 20 years of working with Knoxville’s urban youth, Tribe One is in danger of ceasing operations. Executive Director Stephanie Davis says if a capital fund-raising campaign does not raise $50,000 by Oct. 1, the organization will have to close its doors. Mike Gibson reports.
Citybeat: Something Rotten
A roof collapse at Oakwood Elementary could mean the loss of another historic school building; Jesse Fox Mayshark surveys the damage.
Ear to the Ground
City and state candidates face a barrage of questions, David Glasgow Farragut’s stone monument is missing, and the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife must have something against us.
Jack Neely tells us about his really, really bad week.
Frank Cagle thinks states do have a right to figure out what’s best for them.
Joe Sullivan wades into the Amazon.com sales-tax debate.
Midpoint by Stephanie Piper
An unlikely Vol fan
Soluble Solutions by Pink Lady
Entertaining the relatives
GAMUT: ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Music: On Tour
Eye on the Scene
Knoxville jazz documentary
Local CD Review
Thrift Store Finds by Anthony Nownes
TrollHunter, Road to Nowhere, Cameraman
Shark Night 3D