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VOL. 46 | NO. 23 | Friday, June 10, 2022

‘Music is my tool’ to help students

Lunsford launches careers, confidence at Karns Middle

Recently, when Kami Lunsford ran into an up-and-coming singer-songwriter from Nashville, the young woman started explaining, “I don’t know if you remember me, but I was your student …”

REAL ESTATE

Rising rents hit low-income residents hardest

The online listing for a two-bedroom, two-bath condo in the Green Hills neighborhood in Nashville went up on a Thursday, with plenty of color photos. It wouldn’t be available till September, and the owner was advertising in May, earlier than she usually did.

How do you know how much rent you can afford?

How do you make the numbers work when they don’t? An old housing rule of thumb says spend no more than 30% of gross income on housing, which includes both rent and utilities. People who pay more are said to be cost-burdened.

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EVENTS

Kid A’ Riffic Fun. Families are invited to participate in crafts, games and other activities on Wednesdays in June and July from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in eight different Knoxville parks and natural areas. Sponsored by Home Federal Bank, the event is for families with children age 2-12 offering activities, games, hands-on crafts and other fun pursuits hosted by the City of Knoxville Office of Special Events, Parks and Recreation Department and community partners. Participation is free, and no registration is required.

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JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

Murder most fowl in Mississippi recalls local case

This is the tale of two celebrity birds, the perils of fame and public exposure and the depths to which human beings can sink.

UT SPORTS

Focus flips to Super Regional with hot Vols hosting Irish

Controversy, comebacks, middle fingers and a lot of runs. Tennessee baseball’s opening weekend of the NCAA tournament featured a little bit of everything.

NEWSMAKERS

14 UT students garner Fulbright awards

Fourteen University of Tennessee students have been selected for 2022–23 Fulbright student awards.

BRIEFS

State sales tax holiday for food, ingredients in August

The state’s Department of Revenue announced a monthlong sales tax holiday for food and food ingredients for August.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Electric SUV comparison: Hyundai Ioniq 5 vs. Kia EV6

Seemingly overnight, the all-electric small SUV segment has exploded with options from both startup companies and established automotive players. Two of the most promising new models come from sister brands Hyundai and Kia.

MILLENNIAL MONEY

Curb inflation with 5 perks from credit card companies

As prices on goods and services continue to rise because of inflation, scaling back expenses isn’t the only way to free up cash to cover essentials.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

‘Think like a horse’ for more stable workplace

The guy on the opposing side is many times your weight and more than twice your girth.

CAREER CORNER

Leadership more important than ever in remote world

Remote work is a perk that has exploded since the pandemic began. Before 2020, a remote job was a unique find. Today, it has become the norm for many jobs.

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