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Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Knox Pallet House at Rhythm N’ Blooms

R. Bentley Marlow and a group of volunteers have built a house from pallets and plywood. The material was donated by local businesses as industrial waste. The structure is based on plans by I-Beam Design as a concept to provide homes for refugees of wars and disasters. Bentley and his crew built the house at

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Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Why I Photograph the Homeless

Article and Photos by: Holly Rainey Talking to people who live and work on the streets is easy because they normally initiate the conversation. I have been asked for money, food, and help in situations I know...

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Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Hungry to be Acknowledged: A Welfare Mom Speaks Out

By: Ali Blair “My husband had just gotten out of inpatient rehab for opioid addiction, and he went right back to using drugs. Rehab was the last straw for me in the marriage. I moved into subsidized...

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Friday, November 15th, 2013

UNDOCUMENTED: An Immigrant in Knoxville

Illustrations by: Tyler Earles This story was told via telephone interview to Debra Dylan of KnoxZine. Some details have been changed to protect the speaker’s identity.  When I was small my mother and I left my birthplace,...

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