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Senate Speeds Through Anti-Choice Bills
Barely a week into the special session and the Texas Senate is on a dizzying fast-track to advance anti-choice bills. With normal operating rules suspended, the Senate unleashed the floodgates to usher along a handful of bills restricting reproductive rights.

12:12PM Tue. Jul. 25, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Density? Bonus! (Programs.)
As the September release of CodeNEXT version 2.0 draws near, city commissioners (and residents) continue sorting out how the land use code rewrite might address the city’s affordability issues. On Thursday, the Planning Commission held a special-called meeting to receive a briefing on a newly proposed density bonus program.

8:00AM Mon. Jul. 24, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

Planned Parenthood Sues Texas Over Anti-Choice Bill SB 8
They promised a fight and now they’re delivering.

1:00PM Thu. Jul. 20, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Joe Biden to Come to Paramount in December
Former vice president and one-man meme Joe Biden will stop at the Paramount Theatre in December as part of his American Promise Tour. He’ll promote his new book, but also, according to the press release, "connect friends and neighbors around the topics that matter most." Is there nothing he can't do?

4:30PM Mon. Jul. 17, Jennifer Murphy Read More | Comment »

Audits Ahead for APD Crime Labs
Finally, a full year after the Austin Police Department shuttered its DNA lab due to out-of-date procedures and unqualified analysts, department officials have tapped a third party to run an audit on the five remaining crime labs currently in operation.

3:30PM Mon. Jul. 17, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

The Mayor's Plan to Fix Everything
Mayor Steve Adler will host a press conference Monday (10am, at City Hall) to announce a strategy for revitalizing the city’s most centralized Downtown districts while simultaneously purchasing housing for more than 200 members of the homeless population – all without raising property taxes on city residents.

8:00PM Sun. Jul. 16, Chase Hoffberger Read More | Comment »

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National Law Group Ditches Texas Over Lege’s Anti-LGBTQ Hate
Amid threats from performers and various groups promising to boycott Texas over its plans to pass anti-LGBTQ legislation, one organization this week took definitive action.

4:15PM Fri. Jul. 14, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Sandra Bland Remembrance Today
The grassroots nonprofit Counter Balance: ATX will host a Sandra Bland remembrance event at 7pm today, bringing people together to continue organizing on the second anniversary of Bland’s death in a Waller County jail. The event will start at the Victory Grill (1104 E. 11th) and conclude after a march west on 11th Street to the Capitol.

10:20AM Thu. Jul. 13, Maria Mendez Read More | Comment »

What Happens When Texas Blocks Planned Parenthood? Abortions Rise.
With the goal of eliminating abortion, Texas Republicans have stripped Planned Parenthood of funding and steadily obstructed patient access to care over the past few years. Turns out, their ideological, anti-choice crusade is having the opposite effect. A new study shows abortion rates have jumped since Planned Parenthood was blocked.

4:53PM Wed. Jul. 12, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

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