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Texas Vets Push for Marijuana Reform
A walking cane. Two back surgeries. Five morphine pills taken daily. Twenty every day in total. This is what brought disabled Navy veteran Corey Benshoof to Veterans Lobby Day at the state Capitol on Wednesday.

11:25AM Thu. Feb. 23, Montinique Monroe Read More | Comment »

I Pee With LGBT
Trans rights activists and allies around Texas are “rolling up their sleeves, pulling down their pants, and peeing with LGBT” after Austin native and renowned director Richard Linklater collaborated with ACLU of Texas, GSD&M, and Legacy Community Health on an commercial denouncing Texas’ proposed bathroom bill.

11:12AM Wed. Feb. 22, Courtney Naquin Read More | Comment »

Judge Blocks Texas From Kicking Planned Parenthood Out of Medicaid
Austin-based U.S. Federal District Judge Sam Sparks blocked Texas health officials from kicking Planned Parenthood out of Medicaid on Tuesday, writing that the action would stand against federal law and cause irreparable injury to the 12,000 low-income Texas women who visit the reproductive health provider.

7:30PM Tue. Feb. 21, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Council: Robert Rules, OK?
The national political context again shadowed City Council Thursday, Feb. 16, as tensions simmered over immigration, questions of “equity” obscured the Capitol views, and the debate continued over Plaza Saltillo: How high can we go?

8:00AM Mon. Feb. 20, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Mayor Adler Addresses ICE Raids in Open Letter to Austin
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement ran a raid on Austin over the weekend that resulted in the arrest of 51 local residents. Less than half held criminal convictions or were deemed “violent offenders” by local law enforcement.

11:20AM Tue. Feb. 14, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

Council: Committee on Committees
Last Thursday’s City Council meeting (Feb. 9) was not the most eventful – early 2017 agendas have been fairly light – but Council managed to fill the time with plenty of administrative business, including selecting a city manager search firm and reorganizing its own committee system. And then there’s zoning …

8:00AM Mon. Feb. 13, Michael King Read More | Comment »

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Straus Announces House Committees
And now the fun begins. Speaker Joe Straus has just announced House committee appointments and membership for the 85th Legislature. Texas representatives can finally start hearing bills and moving legislation.

3:40PM Thu. Feb. 9, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Reproductive Rights Advocates Prepare for the Fight
Reproductive health advocates, progressive groups, and state legislators are gearing up for another long fight to defend pro-choice rights under the dome this session.

8:00AM Thu. Feb. 9, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Reporters Roundtable
Chronicle staff writer Michael King joins Austin Monitor publisher Mike Kanin and editors Liz Pagano and Nina Hernandez for a conversation about Mayor Steve Adler's "State of the City" address, the 2017 City Council, and news from City Hall. (First broadcast Wednesday, Feb. 1: Austin Monitor Radio, 2pm)

2:30PM Mon. Feb. 6, the News Staff Read More | Comment »

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