Meet Your Health-Care Reform
Published 3/9/2011 at 10:29 a.m. 0 comments
It would be a bit of an understatement to say that a lot of confusion, distortion, and misinformation still colors public discussion of the federal health-care law passed last year. So if you’re still wondering what it means for you, ...
Meet Your New Homelessness Task Force
Published 3/2/2011 at 10:34 a.m. 0 comments
Our new homelessness task force meets for the first time.
Meet Your Electric-Vehicle Future
Published 2/23/2011 at 10:36 a.m. 0 comments
You can get a sneak peek—and a test drive—of one of those new electric vehicles this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at World’s Fair Park, where Nissan will be showcasing its much-hyped Leaf.
'Gasland' Screening Examines Controversies of Hydrofracking
Published 2/16/2011 at 9:49 a.m. 0 comments
Hydrofracking is a process by which energy companies pump enormous quantities of fluids into the ground to split open subterranean lairs holding reserves of oil or natural gas. As 'Gasland' details, fracking has generated controversy in recent years because of ...
Meet Your Redistricting
Published 2/9/2011 at 12:22 p.m. 0 comments
The total Republican control of Tennessee state government comes at a convenient time for the GOP: just as data from the 2010 Census arrives, paving the way for the once-a-decade exercise in political gamesmanship known as redistricting.
First Knoxville Mayoral Candidates Forum Set
Published 2/2/2011 at 11:04 a.m. 0 comments
The Knoxville mayoral campaign is achieving lift-off, with the first round of financial disclosures this week and, next Monday, the first official candidates’ forum.
Meet Your (Mostly Republican) Legislators
Published 1/26/2011 at 10:27 a.m. 0 comments
f you want a chance to see our local state representatives and senators up close, you can do it this Saturday, courtesy of the East Tennessee chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
Public Input Sought for South Knoxville Sector Plan
Published 1/19/2011 at 10:35 a.m. 0 comments
The Metropolitan Planning Commission is getting ready to update its South City Sector Plan, covering city-limits South Knoxville. The first meeting to gather public input will be held at 6 p.m. this Thursday, Jan. 20, in the library of South ...
Meet Your 5th District Councilperson (Maybe It's You!)
Published 1/12/2011 at 12:24 p.m. 0 comments
With the selection of an acting mayor out of the way, City Council’s next order of business is filling the seat of soon-to-depart Vice Mayor Bob Becker, who represents the North Knoxville 5th District. Council will appoint someone from a ...
City Council to Pick Interim Mayor
Published 1/5/2011 at 10:49 a.m. 0 comments
For a short while on Monday, Jan. 10, Knoxville city government will seem as unstable as a banana republic in the midst of a coup. But don’t worry, someone will be in charge by lunchtime.
First Night Knoxville
Published 12/29/2010 at 12:00 p.m. 0 comments
In its fourth year, Knoxville’s downtown New Year’s celebration has turned into a bona fide civic event, a day-long, family-friendly extravaganza spanning downtown. First Night Knoxville starts with children’s events at the East Tennessee History Center at 3:15 p.m. on ...
Meet Your Acting Mayor Selection Process
Published 12/22/2010 at 10:34 a.m. 0 comments
Not much happening on the local government front this week, but City Council is supposed to hold a regular meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 28, in the Main Assembly Room of the City County Building.
County Commission Reschedules East Knox County Sector Plan Vote
Published 12/15/2010 at 10:21 a.m. 0 comments
The showdown over the proposed Midway Road business park that was supposed to take place at a County Commission meeting Monday got delayed yet again.
South Knox Riverwalk Set to Open
Published 12/8/2010 at 12:41 p.m. 0 comments
Most of the ballyhooed-but-belayed South Knoxville waterfront development may have to await another mayor, but Bill Haslam will get to cut the ribbon on at least a symbolic, scenic section of it before he heads to Nashville.
Midway Business Park on Commission's Agenda
Published 12/1/2010 at 11:07 a.m. 0 comments
Knox County Commission is operating on an accelerated schedule this month, so as to wrap up its governmental duties well in advance of Yuletide. Things get rolling with the monthly work session on Monday, Dec. 6, at 2 p.m. in ...