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Decisions Await for the Fate of Oakwood Chapel
Austin’s segregated past pervades within the city’s Oakwood Cemetery. Built in 1839, the cemetery spans 40 acres between East 14th Street and MLK Jr. Boulevard, and was initially cut into three sections: one for non-natives who died here, another for white people, and a third for people of color, known as the colored grounds.

2:15PM Thu. Apr. 13, Montinique Monroe Read More | Comment »

Managing Secrets
Like nature, City Hall abhors a vacuum. Among many administrative vacancies bubbling Downtown is the prominent absence of a permanent city manager to follow Marc Ott, who last August stepped down to take another job.

9:00AM Mon. Apr. 10, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Saldaña Quits AISD Board
”After much consideration, it is with a heavy heart and mixed emotions that I formally announce my resignation as the board trustee for District 6.”

1:45PM Fri. Apr. 7, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

City's Racism Task Force Unveils Report
On Monday, after five months of review, the city’s relatively new Task Force on Institutional Racism and Systemic Inequities released its anticipated report concerning how to help dismantle the glaring problem in ostensibly progressive Austin.

1:00PM Tue. Apr. 4, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

DNA Lab to Reopen?
The Statesman reported Wednesday that Austin Police officials are readying an agreement with the Department of Public Safety that would reopen APD’s crime lab after nearly a year of inactivity.

2:00PM Thu. Mar. 16, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

Whole Woman's Abortion Clinic To Reopen in Austin
The Whole Woman’s Health abortion clinic in North Austin – shuttered in the wake of anti-choice House Bill 2 – will reopen in April, clinic leaders announced today.

11:00AM Thu. Mar. 16, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

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Feminist Edit-a-Thon Makes Wikipedia More Diverse
Wikipedia gets its yearly feminist makeover this Saturday, March 11. Stephanie Creaghan, Aditi Ohri, and Jessica Wagner organized the local Feminist Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon with the intention of including more female, queer, and genderqueer artist profiles, as well as increasing the percentage of women-identified and nonbinary contributors.

2:49PM Fri. Mar. 10, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

Sexual Assault Advocates Demand Answers for Rape Kit Negligence
Disconcerting reports about the current status of APD’s ever-growing rape kit backlog has prompted Travis County’s Sexual Assault Resource and Recovery Team (SARRT) to draft a letter to Mayor Steve Adler, Interim City Manager Elaine Hart, and Interim Police Chief Brian Manley requesting immediate clarification about the holdup.

11:05AM Wed. Mar. 1, Sarah Marloff 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 »

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