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Laurel Chesky

17 articles

Pease Out

New year will mean limited park use for commercial fitness groups

News Feature, Dec. 1, 2011

Reality Pipes: Keystone Project Kicks Up Sand

Will Obama give oil pipeline the green light?

News Feature, Oct. 6, 2011

$4 Million Later

Lab leaves town, plagued by accusations of faulty research, money waste, and mismanagement

News Feature, Jul. 3, 2009

Event Street Closures: Compromise Ordinance Doesn't Solve Barricades

Stakeholders agree on a proposal for closing streets for special events

News Feature, Jun. 5, 2009

U.S. House Investigates Local Lab

Whistleblower Robert Van Boven has finally gotten some attention in high places

News Feature, May. 29, 2009

Adding Insult to Brain Injury

Brain injury lab and its former director on the skids

News Feature, Mar. 13, 2009

Over Their Dead Bodies

The Texas Rangers want to expand – the dead will just have to move

News Feature, Jan. 30, 2009

Swimming in Controversy

University of Houston professor at center of controversy over how best to save drowning victims

News Feature, Jan. 23, 2009

VA Brain Research Lab Could Close

Research facility set up to study combat-related traumatic brain injury may close in wake of whistle-blower complaint

News Feature, Dec. 12, 2008

Not in My Graveyard: RAMP vs. Covenant Presbyterian

One woman's battle with a church to preserve a Central Austin cemetery

News Feature, Nov. 28, 2008

Shoot the Messenger!

VA tries to fire whistle-blower doctor

News Feature, Oct. 31, 2008

Making It, Weirdly

A little elbow grease and perseverance pays off for creative entrepeneur Luke Iseman

News Feature, Oct. 3, 2008

Family Court Feud: Public Defenders for CPS Cases?

Two civil court judges hope to ensure better legal representation for indigent families

News Feature, Aug. 29, 2008

Officer Cleared in Dog Shooting

Investigation concludes that Officer Johnny Wooldridge was behaving in accordance with guidelines when he shot and killed Naive the dog

News Feature, Jul. 25, 2008

Dead Dogs Don't Lie

If your pet escapes, pray for Animal Control

News Feature, Jul. 4, 2008

Council Passes Ordinance to Lower Race Costs

City will charge 5K and 10K races flat fees for traffic-control plans and barricading

News Feature, Dec. 21, 2007

Off Course: City Fees Trip Up Athletic Events

Organizers of local running, cycling, and triathlon events grapple with increased traffic-control costs

News Feature, Jul. 27, 2007

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