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Voter ID: Battle Lost, War Goes On

The US Supreme Court has decided to let Texas voter ID laws stand. That is, for the November elections and resulting run offs. But the parties that brought the challenges to the rules are determined that this will be a one-time deal. Read More | Comment »

State 4:16PM Sat. Oct. 18, Richard Whittaker

Supreme Court Upholds Voter ID

The U.S. Supreme Court has issued the final word (for now) on Texas' voter ID law. Read More | Comment »

State 7:05AM Sat. Oct. 18, Amy Kamp

More Endorsements: ACC Trustees

With early voting looming (Oct. 20-31), we're supplementing the Chronicle editorial board endorsements in the Oct. 17 issue with a few more, as they become available. The following are our recommendations for Austin Community College board of trustees, Places 1 and 2. Read More | Comment »

Local 4:00PM Fri. Oct. 17, The Chronicle Editorial Board

Updated Endorsement: Diane Henson

With early voting looming (Oct. 20-31), we're supplementing the Chronicle editorial board endorsements in the Oct. 17 issue with a few more, as they become available. We've endorsed Diane Henson for the Third Court Chief Justice, and here's our reasoning. Read More | Comment »

State 1:20PM Fri. Oct. 17, The Chronicle Editorial Board

More Endorsements

With early voting looming (Oct. 20-31), we're supplementing the Chronicle editorial board endorsements in the Oct. 17 issue with a few more, as they become available. Read More | Comment »

Local 10:30AM Fri. Oct. 17, The Chronicle Editorial Board

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District 5 Ballot Boxing Forum Video

Below is the complete video from the Ballot Boxing District 5 Forum. Read More | Comment »

Local 9:00AM Wed. Oct. 15, the News Staff

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District 6 Ballot Boxing Forum Video

Below is the complete video from the Ballot Boxing District 6 Forum. Read More | Comment »

Local 9:00AM Wed. Oct. 15, the News Staff

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District 7 Ballot Boxing Forum Video

Below is the complete video from the Ballot Boxing District 7 Forum. Read More | Comment »

Local 9:00AM Wed. Oct. 15, the News Staff

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District 8 Ballot Boxing Forum Video

Below is the complete video from the Ballot Boxing District 8 Forum. Read More | Comment »

Local 9:00AM Wed. Oct. 15, the News Staff

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District 9 Ballot Boxing Forum Video

Below is the complete video from the Ballot Boxing District 9 Forum. Read More | Comment »

Local 9:00AM Wed. Oct. 15, the News Staff

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District 10 Ballot Boxing Forum Video

Below is the complete video from the Ballot Boxing District 10 Forum. Read More | Comment »

Local 9:00AM Wed. Oct. 15, the News Staff

U.S. Supreme Court Stops HB 2

In a 6-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court halted key provisions of Texas abortion law, House Bill 2, from taking effect. Read More | Comment »

State 6:20PM Tue. Oct. 14, Mary Tuma

Fifth Circuit Lets Voter ID Stand

Get out your drivers' license. Texas' voter ID bill may restrict the constitutional rights of Texas voters, but the election is too soon to make any changes. That's the latest ruling from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Read More | Comment »

State 5:57PM Tue. Oct. 14, Richard Whittaker

SXSWedu Announces 2015 Speakers

The last carbon credit has barely been purchased for SXSW Eco, and its sibling conference SXSWedu has already announced the first of its headline speakers. Read More | Comment »

Local 11:26AM Tue. Oct. 14, Richard Whittaker

Who Saved the Electric Car?

When environmental activist Jessy Tolkan was first approached to help companies get greener, she said, "My answer was, I don't work for corporations, I fight corporations." A few years later, she regards that as an irresponsible position. "Companies need our help." Read More | Comment »

Local 1:00PM Mon. Oct. 13, Richard Whittaker

5th Circuit Denies HB 2 Rehearing

In another devastating but anticipated blow to Texas reproductive rights, the full 5th Circuit Court of Appeals denied a request made by abortion providers to rehear their initial case against the state’s four-part abortion law, House Bill 2. Read More | Comment »

State 12:30PM Fri. Oct. 10, Mary Tuma

Judge Throws Out Texas Voter ID Law

The ruling is in. A Federal judge has found that Texas' voter ID law is "an unconstitutional poll tax [and] creates an unconstitutional burden on the right to vote, has an impermissible discriminatory effect against Hispanics and African-Americans, and was imposed with an unconstitutional discriminatory purpose." Read More | Comment »

On the Lege 11:48AM Fri. Oct. 10, Richard Whittaker

Death Watch: Questions of Competence

Eighteen years of appeals are ended. In April, nearly two decades after being sentenced to death by the state of Texas, now-40-year-old Larry Hatten told his attorneys and a Corpus Christi court that he didn’t want to waste any more time with what he considered inevitable. Read More | Comment »

State 8:00AM Thu. Oct. 9, Chase Hoffberger

SXSW Eco Wrap

In its fourth year, SXSW Eco represents a shift in the world of environmentalism, with the focus increasingly upon the human cost of climate change. Read More | Comment »

National 7:00AM Thu. Oct. 9, Jessi Cape

Texas Abortion Providers Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court

After last week’s 5th Circuit Court of Appeals decision that immediately enforced Texas abortion law House Bill 2 – leaving just eight clinics in the state – plaintiffs representing abortion providers have now turned to the U.S. Supreme Court for relief. Read More | Comment »

State 9:00AM Tue. Oct. 7, Mary Tuma

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