Vote by mail: It’s not that simple

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There are 80,000 voters in Knox County who are over 60 and thus eligible to vote absentee. The election commission has received five times the usual number of requests for …

Not guilty 18 times. Really?

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I don’t get it.
When an incident occurs like George Floyd being killed by a police officer, we usually discover there were warning signs. Officer Derek Chauvin, who kept his knee …

Mail-in ballots: pro and con

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Once upon a time in a county far, far away, a campaign operative found the door to the election commission unlocked one Sunday morning. Inside he found an election official …

Words to fear, says grumpy man

Frank CagleFrank Talk

There are some words that have slipped into the language under false pretenses. They are usually used to obfuscate raids on the public treasury.
One example is that word usually used …

COVID-19 response: States vs. federal

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On the west coast Washington, Oregon and California have made a pact to act in unison on the coronavirus. A confederation of states, so to speak. On the east coast …

Tough budget questions face UT athletics

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Some hard decisions will have to be made come the fall if the football season is severely curtailed or even canceled. Football provides 66 percent of the revenue for the …