Matt Shafer Powell http://wuot.org en Well-known Knoxville Attorney Arrested On Drug Charges http://wuot.org/post/well-known-knoxville-attorney-arrested-drug-charges <p>Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation <a href="http://tbinews.wordpress.com/2014/04/15/defense-attorney-arrested-charged-in-tbi-case/">arrested prominent defense attorney Bruce Poston</a> this morning at the City-County Building. &nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.postondefense.com/">Poston</a> is being charged with illegally delivering painkillers on two separate occasions to the wife of a former client.&nbsp; He’s also charged with one attempted delivery. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:01:27 +0000 Matt Shafer Powell 17327 at http://wuot.org Well-known Knoxville Attorney Arrested On Drug Charges City To Roll Out Latest Vision For Magnolia Avenue This Week http://wuot.org/post/city-roll-out-latest-vision-magnolia-avenue-week <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Knoxville city officials and consultants will <a href="http://www.cityofknoxville.org/Press_Releases/Content/2014/0404e.asp">unveil their latest designs</a> for the Magnolia Avenue </span>Streetscapes<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Project on Wednesday, part of an effort to revitalize an area that’s suffered from years of deterioration and neglect.</span></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 08:30:00 +0000 Matt Shafer Powell 17167 at http://wuot.org City To Roll Out Latest Vision For Magnolia Avenue This Week Tenn. House Passes Weaker Version Of Anti-Meth Bill http://wuot.org/post/tenn-house-passes-weaker-version-anti-meth-bill <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If the Tennessee General Assembly had passed Governor Bill </span>Haslam’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> version of the Anti-Meth Production Act, it would have created some of the toughest </span>pseudoephedrine<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and ephedrine purchase restrictions in the country.&nbsp; But pressure from the pharmaceutical lobby and others who claim the bill would inconvenience law-abiding </span>pseudoephedrine<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> users convinced the governor to lower his expectations.</span></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 19:59:32 +0000 Matt Shafer Powell 17059 at http://wuot.org Tenn. House Passes Weaker Version Of Anti-Meth Bill Study Claims Gender Pay Gap Increasing In Tenn http://wuot.org/post/study-claims-gender-pay-gap-increasing-tenn <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A national lobbying organization that advocates for equal pay between men and women claims gender disparity in Tennessee grew deeper during the past year.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:35:03 +0000 Matt Shafer Powell 17006 at http://wuot.org Study Claims Gender Pay Gap Increasing In Tenn After-School Program Agrees To Train Employees After Bible Incident http://wuot.org/post/after-school-program-agrees-train-employees-after-bible-incident <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The ACLU says administrators at a public after-school program in Middle Tennessee have agreed to train their staff on constitutional issues after one student was told he couldn’t read the Bible during free reading time.</span></p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 08:30:00 +0000 Matt Shafer Powell 16881 at http://wuot.org After-School Program Agrees To Train Employees After Bible Incident Tennessee Cities Among Worst For Urban Sprawl http://wuot.org/post/tennessee-cities-among-worst-urban-sprawl <p>A <a href="http://www.smartgrowthamerica.org/documents/measuring-sprawl-2014.pdf">new report </a>that ranks American cities on their ability to contain urban sprawl had few kind words for Tennessee’s largest cities, ranking most of them among the country’s worst.</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 09:46:49 +0000 Matt Shafer Powell 16769 at http://wuot.org Tennessee Cities Among Worst For Urban Sprawl An Audio Message For Dogs and Cats http://wuot.org/post/audio-message-dogs-and-cats <p>It's Pet Pledge Day! &nbsp;This is the day to celebrate and honor our animal-type companions with a pledge of support to WUOT. &nbsp;</p><p>WUOT's Director of News Content Matt Shafer Powell has the following messages for our canine and feline fans:</p><p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wuot/audio/2014/04/phpVYjjlP">Click here if you're a dog</a></p><p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wuot/audio/2014/04/phpj0bQPn">Click here if you're a cat</a></p><p><a href="http://wuot.org">C</a><a href="https://webapps.dii.utk.edu/wuot/payment.aspx">lick here to contribute</a></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 17:48:03 +0000 Matt Shafer Powell 16735 at http://wuot.org After Year Of Tension, McIntyre Requests Teacher Raises http://wuot.org/post/after-year-tension-mcintyre-requests-teacher-raises <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Knox County Schools Superintendent Jim McIntyre is requesting a raise for teachers in </span><a href="http://agenda.knoxschools.org/docs/2014/SBW/20140331_267/2277_FY15%20Overview%20-%20Bud15%20-%20Board%20Version%20032814.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;">next year’s budget </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">after a year in which he often found himself squarely in their </span>crosshairs<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 15:37:14 +0000 Matt Shafer Powell 16616 at http://wuot.org After Year Of Tension, McIntyre Requests Teacher Raises Death Penalty Bill Could Lead To More Electrocutions http://wuot.org/post/death-penalty-bill-could-lead-more-electrocutions <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/billinfo/BillSummaryArchive.aspx?BillNumber=SB2580&amp;ga=108">A bill passed by House and Senate committees</a> on Wednesday would ease restrictive language that has kept the Department of Correction from using the electric chair as a means to execute death row inmates.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 19:59:29 +0000 Matt Shafer Powell 16466 at http://wuot.org Death Penalty Bill Could Lead To More Electrocutions Bill To Eliminate Standard Time Dies In Tenn. House http://wuot.org/post/bill-eliminate-standard-time-dies-tenn-house <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A bill that would have made Daylight Saving Time permanent in Tennessee has failed to pass a House committee after facing resistance from East Tennesseans.</p><p>The bill would have eliminated the biannual “Spring Forward/Fall Back” switch from standard to daylight time and back.&nbsp; The bill’s sponsors say most Tennesseans are in favor of the idea, but acknowledge the bulk of that support comes from Middle and West Tennessee, two regions located in the Central Time Zone.</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 20:08:19 +0000 Matt Shafer Powell 16362 at http://wuot.org Bill To Eliminate Standard Time Dies In Tenn. House