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VOL. 46 | NO. 26 | Friday, July 1, 2022

Bin there, done with recycling confusion

Different cities, different rules frustrate even best intentions

On any given day, a small but fiercely dedicated army arrives to do battle. They come in SUVs, small sedans and pickup trucks. Their battle attire is tank tops, Bermuda shorts and flip-flops.

Green Llama works to keep plastic off the shelf

Kay Baker is an occupational therapist. Her husband, Matt Keasey, is a neuroscientist. So, naturally, they got into the zero-waste business. Well, it wasn’t that straight of a line.

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

So, you think you’re an expert on all things related to July 4?

Happy (almost) Fourth of July! In honor of the 246th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, here’s a quiz about it and other historical bits from the early days of the country.

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EVENTS

1805 House Open House. Guests are invited to an open house at the historic 1805 House, adjacent to the new River Breeze Event Center. Go back in time and see what the future has to offer with the River Breeze experience. Refreshments and drinks will be provided. RSVP to karen@goriverbreeze.com by June 24. (865) 584-9740. Wednesday, 3-6 p.m., 6114 Asheville Highway, Knoxville. Information

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UT SPORTS

Ross: UT shouldn’t be content with occasional NCAA titles

Befitting of a former hurdler, Duane Ross doesn’t view any obstacles as ones he can’t clear through hard work.

NEWSMAKERS

Tennessee Bar installs new officers at convention

Knoxville attorney Tasha Blakney recently took office as president of the Tennessee Bar Association. She received the oath of office from Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger A. Page during the group’s annual convention in Nashville.

BRIEFS

TN reaction to abortion ruling varied, intense

Reaction to the Supreme Court’s 6-3 vote overturning Roe v. Wade last week ranged from rage to celebration, with abortion rights advocates decrying the decision while anti-abortion forces moving to restrict access as quickly as possible.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

BMW i4, Polestar 2 vie for best electric sport sedan

BMW, with its well-established history of developing luxury sport sedans, has set its sights on dominating the all-electric segment with its new 2022 i4. The BMW i4 is about the size of a 3 Series and offers an engaging driving experience.

CAREER CORNER

Be careful sharing your political views in workplace

Have you ever had a close family member die? Sometimes the pain of the loss is so great that it’s hard to even say to another person, “My grandfather died.” It makes it real. And, it makes it more painful.

PERSONAL FINANCE

The worst hidden travel fees, how to avoid them

With travel prices soaring, customers might be tempted to pick the cheapest base option they find. But the base price of airfare and hotels represents only a fraction of the total costs. A parade of add-on fees await any traveler trying to navigate the checkout process, ballooning the final price. Experts call it “drip pricing.”

MILLENNIAL MONEY

How does one get therapy when cost is a barrier

The race to a mental health treatment can feel like a marathon when you might not have the energy or ability to even make it to the starting line. You may be faced with limited affordable options and a lack of available therapists.

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