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Update on the Death Penalty

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law On March 10, 2015 the Utah legislature passed a bill allowing firing squads to carry out the death penalty in the event of a…

Finding a Winning Tradition

By Joe Rector Folks can get their hackles up over a variety of things. Sometimes it’s the result of an argument with friends. Nothing causes tempers to flare quicker than…

Pollen, Viruses and Nanites

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Spring seems tantalizingly close, even though it’s cold and rainy today.  By this time of the year most of us are sick of winter, and any…

One Tennessee. Kind Of.

By Alex Norman At the present time, Tennessee Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Dave Hart is one of the most unpopular people in town. Sure, his hiring of Butch…

Super Subs: Gene Cantley (Part II)

By Ralphine Major Gene Allen Cantley, the only sophomore on Bob Dagley’s 1965 Gibbs Eagles’ team, served in the United States Army, E-5, and was stationed in Germany.  It was…

Tennessee missing from the bracket and this year’s March Madness

By Steve Williams The opening day of this year’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament is why they call it March Madness. Thirteen hours of close games, upsets, emotion and controversy. I…

Knoxville Focus for March 23, 2015

Knoxville Focus for March 23, 2015

Volunteers needed for Ijams River Rescue Over the past several months, The Focus has been documenting the pollution problem of our Tennessee waterways on 24×7.knoxfocus.com.  We will continue to document…

Publisher’s Position: Biting the Hand That Picked You

Publisher’s Position: Biting the Hand That Picked You

By Steve Hunley Most folks are aware that the Knox County Board of Education has been dithering about whether or not to sue the State of Tennessee, along with the…

City honors KAT Drivers

City honors KAT Drivers

By Focus Staff The City of Knoxville recognized “Transit Driver Appreciation Day” on last Wednesday at Knoxville Station’s bus platform. Mayor Madeline Rogero proclaimed March 18th as “Knoxville Area Transit…

Louisiana’s Kingfish: Huey Long’s Rise to Power

Louisiana’s Kingfish:  Huey Long’s Rise to Power

By Ray Hill Huey Long’s rise to power began with his election to the Louisiana Public Service Commission.  He ran a surprisingly strong race for the gubernatorial nomination in 1924…