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KnoxViews https://www.knoxviews.mobi KnoxViews is a progressive online town hall forum for citizens of Knoxville and the surrounding community to meet, organize, and discuss news, events, and issues affecting the community. We invite Citizen Journalists to contribute news, views, and other commentary. en U.S. Government shutdown https://www.knoxviews.mobi/us-government-shutdown Some of the ways the U.S. government is affected. Congress still gets paid. Non-essential Department of Defense civilian employees will be f... <a href="http://www.knoxviews.com/node/26247">read more...</a> https://www.knoxviews.mobi/us-government-shutdown#comments National Government Politics government shutdown Sun, 21 Jan 2018 14:13:26 +0000 bizgrrl 26247 at https://www.knoxviews.mobi Candidates for governor weigh in on Medicaid expansion https://www.knoxviews.mobi/candidates-governor-weigh-medicaid-expansion Tom Humphrey with the summary of the health care forum... Democrats Fitzhugh and Dean are for it. Republicans are against it. Boyd wants blo... <a href="http://www.knoxviews.com/node/26246">read more...</a> https://www.knoxviews.mobi/candidates-governor-weigh-medicaid-expansion#comments State Politics Elections Sun, 21 Jan 2018 01:09:10 +0000 R. Neal 26246 at https://www.knoxviews.mobi Women's March 2.0 https://www.knoxviews.mobi/womens-march-20 What: Women&#039;s March 2.0 When: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 1:00pm Where: Krutch Park _ Downtown Knoxville The mission of ... <a href="http://www.knoxviews.com/node/26245">read more...</a> https://www.knoxviews.mobi/womens-march-20#comments Local National Politics Community Sat, 20 Jan 2018 17:54:27 +0000 bizgrrl 26245 at https://www.knoxviews.mobi President Trump has signed 53 bills into law. Here's what they do https://www.knoxviews.mobi/president-trump-has-signed-53-bills-law-heres-what-they-do More than six months into his presidency, the number of bills Trump has signed stands at 53. Many have been passed through the Congressional... <a href="http://www.knoxviews.com/node/26244">read more...</a> https://www.knoxviews.mobi/president-trump-has-signed-53-bills-law-heres-what-they-do#comments National Government Politics Elections Sat, 20 Jan 2018 04:56:37 +0000 jbr 26244 at https://www.knoxviews.mobi Renee Hoyos for Congress campaign kickoff https://www.knoxviews.mobi/rene-hoyos-congress-campaign-kickoff What: Renee Hoyos for Congress campaign kickoff When: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 5:30pm Where: Southern Railway Depot, 306 W D... <a href="http://www.knoxviews.com/node/26243">read more...</a> https://www.knoxviews.mobi/rene-hoyos-congress-campaign-kickoff#comments Local Regional National Politics Elections Fri, 19 Jan 2018 22:36:49 +0000 R. Neal 26243 at https://www.knoxviews.mobi South Knox town hall set for Feb. 3 https://www.knoxviews.mobi/south-knox-town-hall-set-feb-3 What: South Knox town hall set for Feb. 3 When: Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 11:00am Where: South-Doyle Middle School, 3900 Deca... <a href="http://www.knoxviews.com/node/26242">read more...</a> https://www.knoxviews.mobi/south-knox-town-hall-set-feb-3#comments Local State Government Community Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:02:05 +0000 R. Neal 26242 at https://www.knoxviews.mobi My disappointing predictions for 2018 elections and beyond https://www.knoxviews.mobi/my-disappointing-predictions-2018-elections-and-beyond Democrats hoping for a wave may be disappointed. I predict Republicans maintain or even strengthen control of the U.S. House and Senate. Th... <a href="http://www.knoxviews.com/node/26241">read more...</a> https://www.knoxviews.mobi/my-disappointing-predictions-2018-elections-and-beyond#comments State National Politics Elections Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:59:14 +0000 R. Neal 26241 at https://www.knoxviews.mobi House Intelligence Committee releases Simpson testimony https://www.knoxviews.mobi/house-intelligence-committee-releases-simpson-testimony Intel Committee Releases Glenn Simpson Testimony Transcripts GOP Rep. Tom Rooney - "If we knew that Donald Trump was working with the Russia... <a href="http://www.knoxviews.com/node/26240">read more...</a> https://www.knoxviews.mobi/house-intelligence-committee-releases-simpson-testimony#comments National Corruption Trump Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:22:50 +0000 Mike Knapp 26240 at https://www.knoxviews.mobi Public transportation needed for Blount County? https://www.knoxviews.mobi/public-transportation-needed-blount-county Isn't it time to create public transportation to/from Knoxville/Knox County to/from Blount County? ... <a href="http://www.knoxviews.com/node/26239">read more...</a> https://www.knoxviews.mobi/public-transportation-needed-blount-county#comments Local State public transportation Transportation Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:05:18 +0000 bizgrrl 26239 at https://www.knoxviews.mobi DTV Hosts Program on Addiction and the Opioid Crisis Tonight! https://www.knoxviews.mobi/dtv-hosts-program-addiction-and-opioid-crisis-tonight DTV's Michael Davis hosts Karen Pershing, Executive Director of the Metro Drug Coalition and Dr. Mark McGrail, Director, Addiction Medicine ... <a href="http://www.knoxviews.com/node/26238">read more...</a> https://www.knoxviews.mobi/dtv-hosts-program-addiction-and-opioid-crisis-tonight#comments Local State Government Community Health & Fitness Personal Addiction and Opiods Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:19:59 +0000 Doug Veum 26238 at https://www.knoxviews.mobi Five warmest years on record all came since 2010 https://www.knoxviews.mobi/five-warmest-years-record-all-came-2010 Global surface temperatures last year were the second hottest since 1880, according to an analysis by scientists with NASA’s Goddard Insti... <a href="http://www.knoxviews.com/node/26237">read more...</a> https://www.knoxviews.mobi/five-warmest-years-record-all-came-2010#comments Government Politics Elections Health & Fitness Fri, 19 Jan 2018 05:19:02 +0000 jbr 26237 at https://www.knoxviews.mobi Pour one out for the Krystal on Cumberland https://www.knoxviews.mobi/pour-one-out-krystal-cumberland The go to, late night, early AM, after gig, after concert, after partying too much spot for grease and carbs on Cumberland Ave. that for dec... <a href="http://www.knoxviews.com/node/26236">read more...</a> https://www.knoxviews.mobi/pour-one-out-krystal-cumberland#comments Local Business Thu, 18 Jan 2018 21:24:57 +0000 R. Neal 26236 at https://www.knoxviews.mobi Amazon HQ2 in the South? https://www.knoxviews.mobi/amazon-hq2-south Amazon has narrowed the candidate cities for their second headquarters from 238 proposals to 20. Nashville made the cut. Other locations in ... <a href="http://www.knoxviews.com/node/26235">read more...</a> https://www.knoxviews.mobi/amazon-hq2-south#comments Regional National Business Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:09:25 +0000 R. Neal 26235 at https://www.knoxviews.mobi Pat Summitt Foundation Specialty License Plate https://www.knoxviews.mobi/pat-summitt-foundation-specialty-license-plate A reminder for those interested in a Pat Summitt Foundation specialty license plate. The Pat Summitt Foundation is working to have the State... <a href="http://www.knoxviews.com/node/26234">read more...</a> https://www.knoxviews.mobi/pat-summitt-foundation-specialty-license-plate#comments State Government automobiles Pat Summitt Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:23:02 +0000 bizgrrl 26234 at https://www.knoxviews.mobi Trouble finding workers https://www.knoxviews.mobi/trouble-finding-workers A Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday found labor shortages all over the country. And more businesses said they had no choice but to p... <a href="http://www.knoxviews.com/node/26233">read more...</a> https://www.knoxviews.mobi/trouble-finding-workers#comments National Community Business Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:23:32 +0000 jbr 26233 at https://www.knoxviews.mobi ADL Report - Murder and Extremism in the United States in 2017 https://www.knoxviews.mobi/adl-report-murder-and-extremism-united-states-2017 Anti Defamation League report - Murder and Extremism in the United States in 2017 White supremacists were responsible for 18 of the 34 murde... <a href="http://www.knoxviews.com/node/26232">read more...</a> https://www.knoxviews.mobi/adl-report-murder-and-extremism-united-states-2017#comments National fascism political violence Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:35:48 +0000 Mike Knapp 26232 at https://www.knoxviews.mobi Nearly all members of National Park Service advisory panel resign in frustration https://www.knoxviews.mobi/nearly-all-members-national-park-service-advisory-panel-resign-frustration The National Park System Advisory Board, which was established in 1935, has typically included social and natural science academics as well ... <a href="http://www.knoxviews.com/node/26231">read more...</a> https://www.knoxviews.mobi/nearly-all-members-national-park-service-advisory-panel-resign-frustration#comments National Government Politics Elections Community Entertainment Travel Health & Fitness Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:33:10 +0000 jbr 26231 at https://www.knoxviews.mobi Winter weather advisory, day 2: Everything's still closed https://www.knoxviews.mobi/winter-weather-advisory-day-2-everythings-still-closed All area schools, courts and most government offices closed again today. KAT buses on snow schedules. Extreme cold this morning. Secondary r... <a href="http://www.knoxviews.com/node/26230">read more...</a> https://www.knoxviews.mobi/winter-weather-advisory-day-2-everythings-still-closed#comments Local Weather Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:02:31 +0000 R. Neal 26230 at https://www.knoxviews.mobi Winter weather advisory: Everything's closed https://www.knoxviews.mobi/winter-weather-advisory-everythings-closed All area schools (Knox, Blount, Alcoa, Maryville, Sevier, Anderson, Oak Ridge, Loudon, Lenoir City, Roane) are closed ahead of possible snow... <a href="http://www.knoxviews.com/node/26229">read more...</a> https://www.knoxviews.mobi/winter-weather-advisory-everythings-closed#comments Local Weather Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:21:26 +0000 R. Neal 26229 at https://www.knoxviews.mobi Bills in Tennessee Legislature https://www.knoxviews.mobi/bills-tennessee-legislature from WBIR ... The 110th General Assembly is in session. This year, lawmakers are expected to tackle a wide range of issues - from medical ma... <a href="http://www.knoxviews.com/node/26228">read more...</a> https://www.knoxviews.mobi/bills-tennessee-legislature#comments Local State Government Politics Elections Community Tue, 16 Jan 2018 03:36:07 +0000 jbr 26228 at https://www.knoxviews.mobi Georgiana Vines on 50 years in Knoxville https://www.knoxviews.mobi/georgiana-vines-50-years-knoxville Georgiana Vines reflects on covering Knoxville news and politics for fifty years. She's tough, smart, and has a huge Rolodex. Georgiana is o... <a href="http://www.knoxviews.com/node/26227">read more...</a> https://www.knoxviews.mobi/georgiana-vines-50-years-knoxville#comments Local journalism media Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:10:32 +0000 R. Neal 26227 at https://www.knoxviews.mobi Martin Luther King Jr. Day https://www.knoxviews.mobi/martin-luther-king-day-0 "Our goal is freedom ... because the goal of the nation is freedom. Yet we are not passively waiting for a deliverance to come from others m... <a href="http://www.knoxviews.com/node/26226">read more...</a> https://www.knoxviews.mobi/martin-luther-king-day-0#comments National Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:18:11 +0000 R. Neal 26226 at https://www.knoxviews.mobi Seattle will say goodbye to plastic straws, utensils with upcoming ban https://www.knoxviews.mobi/seattle-will-say-goodbye-plastic-straws-utensils-upcoming-ban Seattle is set to enact a ban on plastic straws and utensils. All businesses that sell food or drinks must offer compostable or recyclable o... <a href="http://www.knoxviews.com/node/26225">read more...</a> https://www.knoxviews.mobi/seattle-will-say-goodbye-plastic-straws-utensils-upcoming-ban#comments Government Politics Elections Community Business Dining Food & Cooking Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:57:06 +0000 jbr 26225 at https://www.knoxviews.mobi Media malpractice https://www.knoxviews.mobi/media-malpractice It's swell that mainstream media is almost universally (minus Fox News) calling out our crude, ignorant, corrupt, lying, racist, misogynisti... <a href="http://www.knoxviews.com/node/26224">read more...</a> https://www.knoxviews.mobi/media-malpractice#comments National Politics Sun, 14 Jan 2018 18:13:40 +0000 R. Neal 26224 at https://www.knoxviews.mobi We could be just one year away from driverless taxis https://www.knoxviews.mobi/we-could-be-just-one-year-away-driverless-taxis General Motors is asking for federal permission to introduce completely driverless vehicles to American roads by 2019. ...manufacturers wor... <a href="http://www.knoxviews.com/node/26223">read more...</a> https://www.knoxviews.mobi/we-could-be-just-one-year-away-driverless-taxis#comments National Government Community Business Technology Sun, 14 Jan 2018 16:56:41 +0000 jbr 26223 at https://www.knoxviews.mobi Legislative Luncheon reveals some disturbing errors https://www.knoxviews.mobi/legislative-luncheon-reveals-some-disturbing-errors Yesterday's legislative luncheon revealed some curious assertions and false claims by our local representatives. Here's the full video. Th... <a href="http://www.knoxviews.com/node/26222">read more...</a> https://www.knoxviews.mobi/legislative-luncheon-reveals-some-disturbing-errors#comments Local State Government Politics Tennessee Legislature Sun, 14 Jan 2018 13:15:56 +0000 Mark Harmon 26222 at https://www.knoxviews.mobi ICBM alert sent in error https://www.knoxviews.mobi/icbm-alert-sent-error The following message was sent to cellphones in Hawaii today around 8AM. -------------------------- EMERGENCY ALERT BALLISTIC MISSILE THR... <a href="http://www.knoxviews.com/node/26220">read more...</a> https://www.knoxviews.mobi/icbm-alert-sent-error#comments National Government military Sat, 13 Jan 2018 22:21:27 +0000 bizgrrl 26220 at https://www.knoxviews.mobi DTV on history of the Knoxville MLK Commemorative Commission Friday, Jan 12. https://www.knoxviews.mobi/dtv-history-knoxville-mlk-commemorative-commission-friday-jan-12 DTV Host LaKenya Middlebrook interviews the Reverend Dr. Harold Middlebrook about the history of the Knoxville (Martin Luther King Jr Commem... <a href="http://www.knoxviews.com/node/26219">read more...</a> https://www.knoxviews.mobi/dtv-history-knoxville-mlk-commemorative-commission-friday-jan-12#comments Local State Regional National Government Politics Community Martin Luther King Jr Day Celebrations Fri, 12 Jan 2018 14:02:40 +0000 Doug Veum 26219 at https://www.knoxviews.mobi Walmart thanks Trump for raises and bonuses https://www.knoxviews.mobi/walmart-thanks-trump-raises-and-bonuses Walmart says they are giving raises and bonuses thanks to the Trump/GOP tax cuts. Which is curious, because Target also gave the same raises... <a href="http://www.knoxviews.com/node/26218">read more...</a> https://www.knoxviews.mobi/walmart-thanks-trump-raises-and-bonuses#comments National Government Business Thu, 11 Jan 2018 20:44:55 +0000 R. Neal 26218 at https://www.knoxviews.mobi Fed recent immigration raid a big waste of time and money? https://www.knoxviews.mobi/fed-recent-immigration-raid-big-waste-time-and-money Federal immigration agents raided 98 7-Eleven stores across the country looking for undocumented workers. The 98 raids resulted in twenty-on... <a href="http://www.knoxviews.com/node/26217">read more...</a> https://www.knoxviews.mobi/fed-recent-immigration-raid-big-waste-time-and-money#comments National Government Immigration Thu, 11 Jan 2018 17:38:45 +0000 bizgrrl 26217 at https://www.knoxviews.mobi