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Knoxville celebrates Dogwood Arts Festival

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – April kickoffs the Dogwood Arts Season with music, food, arts, and culture celebrations throughout Knoxville. Dogwood Arts strives to support local artists with more than 60 artists with displays in Market Square during the next few months. Published in conjunction with 

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Bees vanish across the world

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Bumblebees were added to the endangered species list under the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service this past month. In recent years the National Resource Defense Council reports that since 1990, 25 percent of the honey bee population has disappeared. Many crops such as almonds, avocados, onions, and apples are dependent upon the survival […]

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Governor Haslam proposes gas tax increase

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Governor Haslam proposes a seven cent increase in the gasoline tax in his state of the state address. The tax revenue pays for anticipated road and infrastructure projects across the state. The proposal raises the current tax to twenty-eight point four cents per gallon of gas. The Improve Act plans for a […]

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Governor Haslam proposes substantial education budget

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Each year a group of 32 university students lobby in Nashville before Governor Haslam’s State of the State Address. These students discuss the statewide outsourcing plan and how the university supports facility workers. Governor Haslam proposes a budget for higher education construction projects across Tennessee. Published in conjunction with 

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UT reflects on hate and bias during the fall semester

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Several acts of hate and bias have occurred this semester at the University of Tennessee. These hate and bias incidents make various campus communities feel disconnected. The University’s Bias Incident Reporting Team reports nineteen incidents of bias for this semester. Published in conjunction with 

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Student protest erupts at the University of Tennessee Knoxville after 2016 election

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Students at the University of Tennessee protest in response to the United States Presidential election.

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Smokey’s Pantry works to end hunger for the university community

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Food insecurity is a growing problem on college campuses. The University of Tennessee is no exception.

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Knoxville leader finds animals a happy home

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Over five to six thousand animals pass through the Young Williams Animal Center each year. With so many animals, the center requires a strong and compassionate leader. The Young Williams Animal Center has found a home for 4253 pets for this year.

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Standard Apartments push back original opening date

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Over 600 residents live in a constant state of uncertainty in the Knoxville area. An apartment complex on the corner of 17th Street and White Avenue pushes back the grand opening date for residents. The Standard sends weekly emails to update construction progress for residents. The most recent email predicts an October […]

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