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Your Guide to Coast-to-Coast Gay Pride

Jim Werner | Posted 07.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Jim Werner

Break out the white shoes and rainbow flags. Memorial Day is Monday, and gay Pride season isn't far behind. June brings long days and LGBT events across the land.

Richard Jolley: Cycle of Life

J. Michael Welton | Posted 07.01.2014 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Up-and-coming Knoxville, Tennessee, is striving mightily to prove that great art doesn't grow only out of provincial urban Meccas -- and it's about to unveil the jewel that will crown that assertion.

Channeling Marie Antoinette to Describe U.S. Health Care

Wendell Potter | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

You can say, and even believe, that the U.S. has the best health care system in the world if, as I did for many years, you associate only with other folks who share the same world view as you do and if you watch, read and listen to the media that reinforce your preconceived notions.

David Lohr

Woman Blames Satanic Cult For Mom's Stabbing | David Lohr | Posted 02.21.2014 | Crime

Katie Nichols, a Tennessee woman accused of stabbing her mother and leaving her for dead, isn't to blame for her actions –- a satanic cult is, Nicho...

Tyler Kingkade

GOP Lawmakers Freak Out Over University's 'Sex Week,' Again | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.14.2014 | College

Republican lawmakers in Tennessee are hellbent on trying to stop students and faculty at the state's flagship university from attending a series of ev...

Same-Sex Couples in the South

James Mahon | Posted 02.02.2014 | Gay Voices
James Mahon

Three Tennessee towns now recognize same-sex couples. In a landmark decision for the so-called "buckle" of the Bible Belt, Chattanooga joined Knoxville and Collegedale with a city council vote recognizing same-sex spouses of city employees for benefits.

Some Calling Obama 'Pro-Muslim' After IRS Scandal, DOJ Anti-Muslim Hate Speech Crackdown

Maryam Khan Ansari | Posted 08.03.2013 | Politics
Maryam Khan Ansari

As President Barack Obama embarks on his second term in office, many on the right are still shouting that he's sympathetic to Muslims.

Strip Club Bouncer Shot By Arrow

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.10.2013 | Weird News

A tough-guy bouncer at a Tennessee strip club was shot by an arrow Sunday morning and then pulled the projectile out of his shoulder, police told The ...

David Lohr

Victims Of Torture-Slaying Remembered | David Lohr | Posted 01.07.2013 | Crime

Friends, relatives and supporters of the family of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom are marking the sixth anniversary of the young couple's de...

A View From the South

James Mahon | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
James Mahon

Here in Tennessee uncertainty and debate reign supreme as the state aims to break early voting records unsure of how much an impact it will have in playing a role in deciding the fate of the United States of America.

David Lohr

Prominent Horse Trainer, Three Others Indicted For Allegedly 'Soring' Horses | David Lohr | Posted 03.02.2012 | Crime

A federal grand jury in Chattanooga, Tenn., has returned a 52-count indictment against a prominent Walking Horse trainer and three other individuals f...

Coast-To-Coast By Greyhound Bus

Peter Mandel | Posted 05.02.2012 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Why would you ride on Greyhound instead of driving -- or grabbing a train or plane?

Vehicle Crashes Into Family's House -- Again

AP | Posted 12.29.2011 | Weird News

(ASSOCIATED PRESS) KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- A Tennessee National Guardsman had his Christmas Eve interrupted by news that a vehicle had smashed through his...

PHOTOS: The Priciest Airports To Fly Out Of In The U.S.

Posted 10.11.2012 | Travel

Cost has largely replaced distance as the measure of how hard it is to get around. Sure, Indianapolis is closer to Philadelphia than Chicago is, but t...

10 Cities With The Fastest Green Jobs Growth

24/7 Wall Street | Douglas A. McIntyre, Charles B. Stockdale, Michael B. Sauter | Posted 09.17.2011 | Business

24/7 Wall St.: It’s no secret the U.S. is struggling with high unemployment and dismal job growth. But at least one industry seems to be bucking the...

10 Cities Where Government Is Hiring

24/7 Wall St. | Douglas A. McIntyre and Charles B. Stockdale | Posted 08.31.2011 | Business

24/7 Wall St.: It is easy to believe that every city, county and state government in the country is deeply in debt and in need of higher taxes and bud...

The Best Real Estate Markets In America: Local Market Monitor (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It should come as no surprise that much of the national real estate market has been marred by waves of foreclosures, falling prices and high unemploym...

Goldman Sachs and the Ghost of Sam Erwin

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Any stand-up comic knows that a great way to draw attention is to use profanity. Thus, it is truly sad to see a Senator I used to respect like Carl Levin fall for that tactic.

Favorite Friends I've Never Met

Vicky Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Vicky Collins

Because of social networking I have a new circle of virtual friends who I enjoy and respect, even though we have never met or for that matter, may never meet.

Inskip Elementary School Shooting: Teacher Mark Foster Accused Of Shooting 2 Principals

AP | BETH RUCKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — An elementary school teacher is accused of shooting and wounding the principal and assistant principal at his school Wednesda...

Fix the Airlines Instead of Bailing Out Wall Street

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

I used to schedule an out of town trip then meetings the next day. Now I can't. I am not sure if I will get back or if I will get home exhausted and stressed.

Some States Not Ready For Flood Of Energy Efficiency Spending | KATE GALBRAITH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Knoxville's timing is excellent. It began the arduous work of cataloguing deficiencies before the stimulus bill passed, and it is well along in planni...