11:00 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Developer Pays $8.5 Million For West Knox County Land Parcel

An open field at Kingston Pike and Cedar Bluff Road has been sold for $8.5 million.
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  The last open field bordering Cedar Bluff Road in Knoxville has been sold to a developer for eight-point-five million dollars.                                

The four corners formed by the intersection of Cedar Bluff road and Kingston Pike went from empty fields to shopping centers in a matter of a few months, in some cases. Now the the last section of undeveloped land in that quadrant has sold.

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Bente Birkeland has covered Colorado politics and government since spring of 2006. She loves the variety and challenge of the state capitol beat and talking to people from all walks of life.

special coverage
3:50 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Special Coverage Tuesday Evening

Credit Matt Ortega

Tonight President Barack Obama spoke of the options on the table regarding action against Syria.  Coverage was hosted by NPR's Audie Cornish.  

Additional coverage and analysis of the President's speech can be found at

Chattanooga: Same-Sex Partner Policy
10:38 am
Mon September 9, 2013

Chattanooga City Officials Want Health Benefits For Same-Sex Domestic Partners Of City Workers


The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that Mayor Andy Berke says treating all city workers equally includes offering health benefits to same-sex domestic partners.  

City Councilman Chris Anderson is heading that effort, which includes an official nondiscrimination policy against gay and lesbian city workers. Activists are calling for similar policies in Knoxville, Nashville and Memphis. 

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Military Action in Syria
4:30 am
Mon September 9, 2013

Protestors Plan Anti-War Demonstration In Knoxville Today


  Members of the Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance (OREPA) and others opposed to possible U.S. military action in Syria are planning to protest on a downtown Knoxville sidewalk this morning. 

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On Monday, September 9 we will be moving some equipment from our studios to our transmitter site.  This equipment is part of what allows us to broadcast WUOT-2 to HD radios.  The work is expected to take a better part of Monday, possibly some of Tuesday.  

We appreciate your patience as we undertake this work.  If you are streaming WUOT-2 online, you will experience only minimal outages.  

Susan Jane Gilman, whose reviews and commentaries can be heard regularly on All Things Considered, is a journalist, fiction writer and bestselling author of three nonfiction books: Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress, Kiss My Tiara: How to Rule the World as a SmartMouth Goddess and, most recently, Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven, a memoir about a naive and disastrous trek Gilman made through Communist China in 1986.

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VW Chattanooga
9:39 am
Fri September 6, 2013

VW Negotiates With UAW Over Works Council At Chattanooga Plant


Employees at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant have been let into the loop on a discussion among company officials and representatives with the United Auto Workers.                                    

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