Sunday, May 9, 2021
Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon’s proposed 2021-2022 budget, unveiled Tuesday, would invest heavily in public safety and affordable housing as well as giving City employees a 2.5 percent raise.  “A budget should be a clear, easy-to-follow roadmap...
A proposed state law that would have made it a crime to camp on public property anywhere in Tennessee won’t make it to a vote before the full Legislature this year. The proposed law — SB...
City Council on Tuesday approved a resolution aimed at supporting civilian anti-violence programs as part of their response to the bloodiest 15 months in Knoxville’s history. Councilperson Seema Singh withdrew her initial request that the City...
It’s a good start, but nowhere near enough.  So says Knoxville City Councilperson Seema Singh when it comes to the City’s current plans to address an unprecedented surge in street violence that has included the shooting...
Until last month, Denise Carpenter and her adult son, Benjamin, were living a relatively quiet existence in the house they shared on a secluded residential street in North Knoxville. Ben Carpenter was 31 years old, but...
A proposed state law would make it a crime to camp on public property anywhere in Tennessee, effectively criminalizing the types of homeless camps that have sprung up across Knoxville in recent years. It also would...
Our friends over at the Hellbender Press have published this fascinating article on a good old fashioned showdown between a developer and environmental officials. This article — and the Hellbender Press in general— are well...
Marco Shackleton has packed a lot of rough living into 60 years. He left his home in Chicago at the age of 14 to do something that boys in his era often fantasized about but rarely...
All hands were on deck Thursday for Knoxville City Council’s first workshop on homelessness in several years.   Not much was decided during the six-hour meeting, but representatives from about a dozen different agencies painted a detailed picture of the community's response to the hundreds of homeless people sleeping in its...
In the ruins of a homeless camp near downtown Knoxville that had just been cleared out by police, a new collection of tents went up on a cool Saturday morning in early March. But this camp...