Knoxville Monument Protest Ends Without Violence

The Confederate monument protest in Knoxville Saturday ended without violence, police said. The Knoxville Police Department (KPD) tweeted Saturday that the demonstration in Fort Sanders was “peaceful and successful.” The protest was held against a monument in the historic neighborhood that honors fallen Confederate soldiers from the Battle of Fort…

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Democratic State Rep. Rick Staples At Knoxville Stand Against Hate Rally: ‘I Decided Today That I’m Going To Be Dangerous’

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In the wake of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, at a Stand Against Hate Rally held in Knoxville the following day, August 13, State Representative Rick Staples (D-Knoxville), one of several speakers at the event, said “I decided today that I am going to be dangerous.” In comments that lasted…

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Letter to the Editor: Don’t Let America Become Like Soviet Russia

  Dear Tennessee Star, My name is Florin. I am married, father of six and  a strong conservative Christian. I am this way for my own and personal salvation and my love for God. Thirty years ago I’ve escaped from the former Soviet  regime where Christians were persecuted and killed….

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Report: Chattanooga, Memphis, Nashville, and Knoxville Among the Worst-Run Cities in Country

  Tennessee’s four largest cities all ranked in the bottom third of a list compiled by the online website analyzing how efficiently cities are run. Called “2017’s Best- and Worst-Run Cities,” the list, published Monday, ranked 150 of the largest cities in the nation. The study compared the quality of…

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Report: Knoxville Among ‘Twenty-One Mostly Sanctuary Cities’ Promising to Make 1 Million US Citizens in Year

The Washington Examiner reported that Knoxville, Tennessee is one of “Twenty-one mostly ‘sanctuary cities’ . . . pledging to make 1 million immigrants U.S. citizens this year” identified in a 4th of July statement issued by Mi Familia Vota, a far left open borders group that is part of the Naturalize…

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee to Re-Enter Knoxville Marketplace

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee said Tuesday it would re-enter the marketplace in a region of the state with no other option for individual health insurance, but that policies might cost more because of political uncertainty. Calling the move “an extension of our mission,” while noting the company appeared…

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