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Advocates Ask Council to Solve Rape Kit Backlog
Victim’s advocates joined Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo and District 4 Council Member Greg Casar Thursday morning to call on City Council to immediately prioritize Austin Police Department’s rape kit backlog in light of the DNA lab closure.

1:26PM Fri. Jul. 29, Annamarya Scaccia Read More | Comment »

Ken Paxton Sues Austin
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton executed the inevitable late in the afternoon on Wednesday, filing a lawsuit in the 53rd District Court of Travis County against the city of Austin, Mayor Steve Adler, and each member of the City Council.

4:36PM Thu. Jul. 28, Chase Hoffberger Read More | Comment »

Health Advocates Deliver Thousands of Comments to Oppose Texas' Pre-Abortion Booklet Revisions
While Kryston Skinner dreamed of starting a family one day, she knew it was not the right time for an early and unexpected pregnancy.

4:00PM Wed. Jul. 27, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Texas Dems to DNC: Pick a Castro, Any Castro
It was no secret that Texas Democrats hoped that Hillary Clinton would pick U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro as her running mate. Now there are calls for either him or his twin, Congressman Joaquin Castro, to serve as the new Democratic National Committee chair.

4:18PM Tue. Jul. 26, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Council: Dog Days Ahead
City budget planning gets serious this week, kicking off with a Wednesday morning work session at which Financial Services staff will unveil City Manager Marc Ott’s proposed FY 2017 budget, and update the various spring estimates. So begins a month of numbers – although not everybody will be on hand to hear them.

8:00AM Tue. Jul. 26, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Travis County Sheriff's Office Sergeant Shot Dead Monday Morning
The Travis County Sheriff’s Office is reeling this morning as it begins to investigate the events that led to the shooting death of one of its own deputies. Sergeant Craig Hutchinson was found dead in his Round Rock backyard Monday morning after requesting backup from his own colleagues.

9:55AM Mon. Jul. 25, Chase Hoffberger Read More | Comment »

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Release of Breaion King Arrest Footage Leads to APD Investigations
Multiple investigations are under way at APD into the policing strategies of two Henry sector (Southeast) cops and the oversight of their chain of command after dashboard video footage of an arrest and subsequent ride to Travis County Jail was brought to the attention of Police Chief Art Acevedo on Tuesday.

11:55AM Fri. Jul. 22, Chase Hoffberger Read More | Comment »

Austin Campaign Contribution Limits Upheld
In a ruling issued today by U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel, Austin’s $350 campaign contribution limits were upheld, but the judge overturned the six-month limit on fundraising, and the requirement that elected officials return or release funds in excess of $20,000.

6:22PM Thu. Jul. 21, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Ted Cruz Refuses to Endorse Donald Trump
It's rare – no, scratch that – it's unprecedented that Sen. Ted Cruz would get a standing ovation from Democrats. But when boos rained down as he refused to endorse GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, it's hard not to imagine at least scarcely stifled giggles.

11:00AM Thu. Jul. 21, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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