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Amy Smith has been writing about Austin policy and politics for over 20 years. She joined The Austin Chronicle in 1996.

119 articles in 2005   •   page 1 of 3

Human Services Privatizer Stumbles Again

Accenture loses another contract in Colorado, but keeps doing business in Texas

News Feature, Dec. 30, 2005

AMD Sets Its Site on Lantana

Company trumpets facility greenbuilding; opponents ask what's downstream

News Feature, Dec. 23, 2005

State Supreme Court Justice Gammage Enters Governor's Race

Bell and Alvarado make it a three-way contest for now

News Feature, Dec. 23, 2005

Back to the Trenches

AMD tightens its hold on Lantana – and the enviro opposition digs in

News Feature, Dec. 16, 2005

AMD's Plans Call for ...

News Feature, Dec. 16, 2005

Who's Your Grandpa?

Critics say older case gives ammo against AMD, but city staff say they are apples and oranges

News Feature, Dec. 16, 2005

Good Corporate Guys

News Feature, Dec. 16, 2005

The Race Is on for House District 48

Five-way contest almost guarantees a run-off

News Feature, Dec. 16, 2005

Hey, That's Our Nuke, Too

Jackie Goodman questions the new ownership of the South Texas Nuclear Project

News Feature, Dec. 16, 2005

Silicon Labs to Move Downtown, Out of Watershed

Company's decision to move was partly due to concerns about expanding in environmentally sensitive terrain

News Feature, Dec. 9, 2005

Laney Won't Run in '06

Senior state Democratic rep promises to remain active in Austin's public arena after leaving office next year

News Feature, Dec. 9, 2005

Clean Water, Clean Government Campaign Kicks Off

SOS Alliance wants more open and more proactive government on aquifer issues

News Feature, Dec. 2, 2005

Bike Spill Leaves Former Mayor Todd in Stable Condition

He survived battles with Daryl Slusher ... surely he can get through this

News Feature, Dec. 2, 2005

Heflin Seeks Lotto Helm

Former House Appropriations Committee chair added to short list of Lottery Commissioner finalists.

News Feature, Nov. 25, 2005

Democratic Disagreements and the Election

What will county election results mean for local Dems?

News Feature, Nov. 18, 2005

Victory for God – or Bigotry?

The already illegal practice of gay marriage just got more illegal

News Feature, Nov. 11, 2005

Local Civil Rights Hero Overton Dies

Activist helped desegregate Austin's schools

News Feature, Nov. 11, 2005

Shocker: Perry's New Tax Commission Industry Heavy

Whether to tax big businesses more will be decided by ... big businessmen

News Feature, Nov. 11, 2005

KKK Takes Spotlight Away From Other Prop. 2 Backers

Fundamentalists are shocked that Klan agrees with them

News Feature, Nov. 4, 2005

Life After Todd Baxter

Baxter leaves the Lege, and would-be state reps may have to jockey for position early

News Feature, Oct. 28, 2005

Group Says Prop. 2 Could Make Straight Marriage Illegal

And the Klan supports it, too!

News Feature, Oct. 28, 2005

Gay Corporate Texas

When it comes to equality, a surprising number of major Texas companies are downright liberal

News Feature, Oct. 21, 2005

Bell Pushes Ethics Reform

Chris Bell lays out his Don't Mess With Ethics campaign

News Feature, Oct. 21, 2005

Top Nonsense and No Nonsense Contributors

Dollars are the ammo in same-sex marriage war

News Feature, Oct. 21, 2005

Jonesin' for an Office at the Capitol

Kirk Watson formalizes plans to roll into the state Senate; and a roundup of area House races

News Feature, Oct. 14, 2005

Stopping the Nonsense

The No Nonsense campaign gears up to derail the national anti-gay crusade

News Feature, Oct. 7, 2005

Where Can We Marry? The U.S. Legal Landscape

Gays and lesbians enjoy full legal marriage in only one state

News Feature, Oct. 7, 2005

Saving HeteroTexas: God and the GOP

God – or rather, those who claim to speak in his name – works in mysterious ways this election season

News Feature, Oct. 7, 2005

Is the Hammer Nailed?

Yet another indictment of DeLay, this time for money laundering. Will it reverberate for other politicos?

News Feature, Oct. 7, 2005

Rick 'N' Rita

Gov. Perry weathers the storm ... of public opinion

News Feature, Sep. 30, 2005

Perry Keeps His Friends Close and His Enemies Closer

John Sharp bows out of governor's race after Perry appoints him for tax study

News Feature, Sep. 30, 2005

Audit Ugliness

Perry questions Strayhorn's ethics, but watchdogs warn he's in a glass house

News Feature, Sep. 23, 2005

Chisum Spouts Nonsense in Gay Marriage Debate

Rabid anti-gay representative takes on liberal Austin

News Feature, Sep. 23, 2005

Second Wind

As the Katrina crisis subsides, the small victories and the larger questions persist

News Feature, Sep. 16, 2005

Home From Home

Austin opens arms to New Orleans 'guests,' longing to return

News Feature, Sep. 9, 2005

Naked City

Hurricane Katrina stops comptroller's mouth ... for two days

News Feature, Sep. 9, 2005

Hurricane Relief Efforts Under Way in Austin

An estimated 5,000 hurricane evacuees are expected to arrive in Austin this weekend

News Feature, Sep. 2, 2005

Preying for Votes: The Governor's Preachers

Perry and religious conservatives get together to bash gays

News Feature, Sep. 2, 2005

Craddick in Dewhurst's School Finance Prayers

The Lege can't solve school finance; maybe Jesus will

News Feature, Sep. 2, 2005

Naked City

Important new laws take effect today (Sept. 1)

News Feature, Sep. 2, 2005

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