Lamar weighs in on the wall

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Tennessee’s senior senator, Lamar Alexander, says President Trump did the right thing Friday by announcing a deal to reopen the federal government.
I’ve agreed and disagreed with Alexander over the years, …

Bob Thomas eyes city race

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Bob Thomas walked into Holly’s Gourmet Market, ordered a latte and started working the room, shaking hands with the close diners and waving to those farther away. You’d think this …

The fight over school vouchers

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In an op-ed that’s sure to annoy both sides of the school vouchers issue, former Knox County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre says, “Vouchers are coming; make them fair.”
(Frank Cagle, …

Jail problems can dominate 2019

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The chief challenge facing Knox County is not new or unexpected. Jail overcrowding is back with a bang.
John Eldridge, the attorney who has driven jail reforms for decades, has filed …

Ragsdale rates Jacobs A+

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In one of the more bizarre recent editorials in the daily newspaper, former Knox County Mayor Mike Ragsdale gave current Mayor Glenn Jacobs an A+ for his first 100 days.
Why?
How …