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Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

The Man Who Would Be Godly

By: Donna Johnson Billy stands on top of an eight-foot ledge in front of Summit Towers, the high rise, subsidized apartment building in downtown Knoxville where we both live. It’s mid-November and he is dressed in plaid Bermuda shorts and a white shirt open at the neck. A pair of bright green goggles worn upside

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Friday, August 8th, 2014

Hope After Prison

By: Barbara S F Davis Danyelle Sutton was incarcerated in 2010 for a surprising number of felony convictions. She had an expensive addiction. If you meet her on the street now, or drive up to the window...

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Saturday, April 5th, 2014

Feral Feline Friends of East Tennessee

Cultural Anthropologist Margaret Mead said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Kristen Brown Gasnow and Diane Smith changed the world for...

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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...

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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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