About Paige Huntoon
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- Staff Writer
06/14/2012 - current
Oak Ridge's Young Activist Marcel Neergaard Gets State Rep. John Ragan's "Reformer of the Year" Honor Revoked
Published 06/12/2013 at 10:42 a.m.
When Marcel Neergaard decided to start a petition calling for StudentsFirst—a national political action committee pursuing “transformative” school reforms—to revoke the “reformer of the year” honor it had awarded to Tennessee state Rep. John Ragan (R-Oak Ridge) in April, he ...
Downtown Knoxville’s Broadband Internet Access Kinda Sucks. Can It Be Fixed?
Published 06/05/2013 at 2:06 p.m. 3 Comments
It’s no secret that there are many places downtown that get less-than-amazing Internet service—while some buildings have perfectly fine Internet connections, others suffer from substandard speeds or don’t get broadband service at all. How can this be in the 21st ...
MPC Drafts an Ordinance to Create Building Design Guidelines in Certain Areas
Updated 05/17/2013 at 4:39 p.m. 2 Comments
Last Thursday, the Metropolitan Planning Committee approved an ordinance that would allow the city to designate overlay zone districts. What are those? Paige Huntoon explains.
Aimée Classen, Knoxville’s Ecologist
Published 05/08/2013 at 11:19 a.m.
Aimée Classen seems most animated when talking about her work—both as an associate professor of ecosystems ecology at the University of Tennessee and as an associate editor-in-chief of the academic journal Ecological Monographs—and about the opportunities East Tennessee offers for ...
TCWN Accuses State of Insufficient Enforcement of Clean-Water Regulations
Published 04/24/2013 at 11:51 a.m.
When the Tennessee Clean Water Network released its annual water-enforcement report last week, something looked odd. They collected data on the number of enforcement actions taken against groups or companies that had violated the terms of their discharge permits into ...
Gangstagrass Fuses an Unlikely Combination of Hip-Hop and Bluegrass
Published 04/17/2013 at 10:48 a.m.
Tthe way Rench puts it, bluegrass, with its drummerless bands, and hip-hop, with its heavy bass beats, seem perfect for each other. Luckily, he was able to find like-minded musicians in New York’s small bluegrass community, and assembled a group ...
Ashlyn Kittrell: Knoxville's Fashion Blogger
Published 04/10/2013 at 11:01 a.m.
Ashlyn Kittrell didn’t grow up paging through Vogue or Vanity Fair. The Oak Ridge native, 20, and Maryville College sophomore came to fashion a lot like other millennial women: through the mall.
Non-Profit Developer to Consider Some "Fragile Fifteen" Buildings for Artist Work Space
Published 04/10/2013 at 10:32 a.m.
Artspace, a non-profit company that specializes in refurbishing old buildings into artists’ studios, is coming to Knoxville to see the lay of the land.
Gov. Haslam's "Tennessee Plan" for Expanding Health Insurance Faces a Lot of Obstacles
Published 04/03/2013 at 10:02 a.m.
Last week Gov. Bill Haslam announced that he would not accept federal money to expand Medicaid, but he added a big qualifier. He’ll take those federal funds, all right, but only if he can work out a deal with the ...
Science Project: Can a Pair of West Knoxville Moms Put Together a New, State-of-the-Art Children’s Discovery Center?
Published 03/27/2013 at 11:53 a.m.
Ashley Klappholz and Ellie Kittrell have a vision: to create a cutting-edge children’s science museum for Knoxville, which they feel is a big gap in the city’s attractions. They have formed a board and have attracted funding for feasibility studies. ...