As a general rule, we don’t plan on covering politics — at least, not in the traditional ways. At Hard Knox Wire, we see ourselves as being focused instead on the criminal justice system, public safety...
Knoxville City Council effectively created a new utility Tuesday night to go along with electricity, water, and sewer: broadband internet service. Council members voted 8-0 with one abstention to approve KUB’s plan to offer high-speed internet...
After weeks of intense (and often confusing) debate over the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the county school system and law enforcement agencies that governs school security, an agreement has apparently been reached that will...
Officials from the Knoxville Utilities Board took their case for getting into the broadband business to the public Monday, fielding questions from community members that kept returning to the theme of affordability for individual ratepayers...
Makers and chroniclers of local history made the case on Friday for a new baseball stadium as the flagship project to steer an “urban renewal” do-over.  The proposed flagship would be anchored in a once-thriving Black...
With only a single dissenting vote, Knoxville City Council passed Mayor Indya Kincannon’s $384.4 million dollar budget at their Tuesday meeting. The budget includes millions of dollars in spending for affordable housing, violence interruption and aid...
Editor’s note: This story was edited to include Mayor Kincannon’s Friday statement, which came in after our normal deadline. In what may have been a blatant attempt to curry favor with law enforcement at the...
Knoxville City Council’s first in-person regular meeting since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic turned at points into a battle of wills between Mayor Indya Kincannon and dozens of protesters Tuesday. The most contentious item on...
A member of the Knox County Board of Education has drafted a proposal to have the school system’s relationship with law enforcement be redefined through a fully public process.  Daniel Watson, District 3, is asking that Knox County...
It’s been 18 days since Anthony Thompson Jr. was shot and killed by Knoxville Police Department officers in a restroom at Austin-East Magnet High School. Most of those days have been marked by protests, and organizers...