About Frank Cagle
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Retention Election: Given His Poll Numbers, and Invisible Opponent, is Alexander Running Against Himself?
Published 12/18/2013 at 10:46 a.m.
Alexander’s actions of late seem, well, bizarre.
Undue Burden? Knoxville Attorney Argues That, in Picking Judges, the Governor is Stuffing the Ballot Box
Published 12/11/2013 at 11:09 a.m.
Herb Moncier has his critics, but no one has ever said he isn’t creative.
Pass/Fail: Despite Concerns with Judge Amendment, Legal System Prefers it Over Electing Judges
Published 12/04/2013 at 10:54 a.m.
In proposing the amendment, the Legislature is acknowledging that it believes the current system to be unconstitutional. What happens if the voters refuse to pass the amendment?
A Big Thank You
Published 11/27/2013 at 1:37 p.m.
The medical community in Knoxville is a marvel, take it from one who knows. We have great doctors and the nurses and technicians are totally professional and caring. We are indeed lucky and we ought to stop now and then ...
Bold Moves: Knoxville's Mayor Hasn't Let Politics Make Her Afraid to Follow Her Beliefs
Published 11/20/2013 at 11:11 a.m.
If you really want to rile up conservative Republicans mention same sex unions, climate change, or President Barack Obama. Or how about killing an interstate extension to protect the environment?
Matter of Respect: Is Knox County Teacher Angst a Local Matter, or Symptom of Wider Problem?
Published 11/13/2013 at 11:14 a.m.
The question for Gov. Bill Haslam and his top-down reform allies is whether the Knox County situation is a local phenomenon or whether it is the forerunner of more widespread revolt around the state.
Who Knew? Millions Owed in Court Costs and Fines Needs Force of Law for Collection
Published 11/06/2013 at 10:49 a.m.
I’m shocked to discover that there are millions of dollars in uncollected fines and court costs in Knox County. Well, not really. I wrote a column in April of 2011 about millions in uncollected fines and court costs, dating back ...
Secret Deals Challenged: If You Act as a Local Government, Spending Tax Money, Why Aren't You Subject to Open Records?
Published 10/30/2013 at 9:49 a.m.
What constitutes a public body subject to the Sunshine law and subject to public records requests?
Diversity? Really? GOP Social Conservatives Aren't Making Case to Social Conservative Minorities
Published 10/23/2013 at 10:04 a.m.
I have about come to the conclusion that the reason the Republican Party has trouble attracting the votes of blacks and Hispanics is because they don’t really want them.
Giving Up on Our Own? Higher-Ed Officials Shouldn't Promote Students With Visas Jumping the Line
Published 10/16/2013 at 10:37 a.m.
Meanwhile, there is a concerted effort to bring foreigners in to do the high-tech jobs we were supposed to be developing.