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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 »

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 »

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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Women's March in Austin Does Its Part in Historic Day of Protest
An estimated 40 to 50,000 people descended on the Texas State Capitol today to protest the Trump presidency.

7:18PM Sat. Jan. 21, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

Travis County Sheriff Won't Play Nice With ICE
Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez published her long-awaited policy concerning how her office will work with U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Friday. The sheriff plans to maintain communication with the federal agency, but will not comply with many – or any, at all – of its most rote detainer requests.

4:15PM Fri. Jan. 20, Chase Hoffberger Read More | Comment »

University of Texas Students Stage Walkout
Roughly 400 University of Texas students walked out of class on Friday, Jan. 20, in protest of Donald Trump’s inauguration as 45th president of the United States. The International Socialist Organization, the Palestinian Solidarity Committee, United Students Against Sweatshops, and the Revolutionary Student Front were among the event organizers.

3:37PM Fri. Jan. 20, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

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