Judicial Redistricting Heats Up
Published 2/27/2013 at 3:05 p.m. 0 comments
While seats in the state Legislature and the U.S. Congress are redrawn to account for population shifts each census, the judicial districts in the state have not changed since 1984. There is a behind-the-scenes struggle going on over whether they ...
Jumping to Conclusions
Published 2/20/2013 at 11:39 a.m. 0 comments
Dumb mistake or masterful public-relations coup?
New Hospital Not Likely?
Published 2/20/2013 at 11:38 a.m. 1 comment
The Knoxville medical community is a bit skeptical about an announcement that Tennova may build a new hospital on Middlebrook Pike to replace what used to be St. Mary’s.
Dolly Parton's Sex Horror!
Published 2/20/2013 at 11:36 a.m. 0 comments
We read it so you wouldn’t have to...
Sequestration Prep Begins in Oak Ridge
Published 2/20/2013 at 11:35 a.m. 0 comments
Federal contractors at Department of Energy facilities in Oak Ridge are fairly sure the sequestration of the federal budget will arrive in March—the likelihood of a budget deal is dim.
Scoping Out a Political Race
Published 2/13/2013 at 10:47 a.m. 0 comments
State Sen. Jim Tracy has said he is running against abortion-recommending Congressman Scott DesJarlais in the Republican primary in 2014.
Tennessee is Her Home?
Published 2/13/2013 at 10:46 a.m. 0 comments
Some Tennessee Democrats are still hoping to get actress Ashley Judd to run for the U.S. Senate from Tennessee—and they may be getting some help from Karl Rove.
We Don't Need Your Stinkin' Money
Published 2/13/2013 at 10:45 a.m. 0 comments
Republican legislators that have an antipathy toward Obamacare are scaring state hospitals to death.
The One That Got Away
Published 2/13/2013 at 10:42 a.m. 0 comments
Some old-time Vol football fans trace the decline in the team’s fortunes to letting assistant coach Rodney Garner go to the University of Georgia.
Protecting the Right Flank
Published 2/6/2013 at 3:16 p.m. 0 comments
Prominent Knoxville Republicans are dragging out their checkbooks and running through their call lists. They have to raise close to $1 million in the coming months.
Haslam Likes High Octane
Published 2/6/2013 at 3:15 p.m. 0 comments
The scuttlebutt among former University of Tennessee players and their coaching contacts is that new Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam realizes that the team is unlikely to contend for a Super Bowl next year, but Haslam is determined to give ...
Lincoln-Douglas it Ain't
Published 2/6/2013 at 3:14 p.m. 0 comments
Stand-up comic and former Knoxville radio host J. LaLonde says he and state Sen. Stacey Campfield have agreed to debate Campfield’s controversial bills and the proceeds from the event will go toward charity—either they agree on one or split the ...
Does Campfield Know About This?
Published 2/6/2013 at 3:12 p.m. 0 comments
Tennessee’s “gay dog” escaped euthanasia after his story went worldwide on social media with press accounts as far away as the London Daily Mail.
Chip Comes Home
Published 1/30/2013 at 10:27 a.m. 0 comments
After getting him elected twice, Chip Saltsman has left the staff of Congressman Chuck Fleischmann to come back to Tennessee.
Hey, We Matter!
Published 1/30/2013 at 10:25 a.m. 0 comments
The University of Tennessee wants you to know that the Vols and the Lady Vols contributed $151 million to the state economy and $28 millions in tax revenue, providing 2,900 jobs last year.