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Advocates: Reject Police Union Contract
City Council is holding budget hearings later this afternoon, with testimony expected on the proposed property tax rate, any fee changes, etc. Criminal justice advocates say they will be there to oppose the current Austin Police Association contract, and demand greater accountability over officer misconduct.

3:35PM Thu. Aug. 17, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Alex Jones' Charlottesville Conspiracy Theory
Poor Alex Jones. These days, with political communications directors waking up and wondering whether their boss will even condemn Nazis after what looks like a hate crime, it must be tough to find a sufficiently obtuse stance to reach the city jester’s levels of lunacy.

12:20PM Tue. Aug. 15, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Sen. Al Franken to Open Texas Tribune Festival in September
In a thrifty pickup from the distinguished speaker emporium, the Texas Tribune Festival announced today it’s locked down both a statesman and a brilliant satirist, economically packaged in one person: self-described “Giant of the Senate” Al Franken.

6:30AM Tue. Aug. 15, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

Merck CEO Dumps Trump
In yet another fallout of the white racist actions in Charlottesville, Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier resigned today from President Trump's American Manufacturing Council, citing a corporate and personal responsibility to speak against racism. Trump quickly responded with an angry Tweet against "RIPOFF DRUG PRICES!"

1:45PM Mon. Aug. 14, Michael King Read More | Comment »

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With All Deliberate Speed
A nine-member City Council considered a seemingly short agenda last Thursday, Aug. 10, although Austinites’ yen for earnest testimony stretched the day until almost 10pm. In context, that was a breakthrough – for sanity, and for saving the planet.

8:00AM Mon. Aug. 14, Michael King Read More | Comment »

"Rape Insurance" Bill Close to Becoming Law
Ecstatic to bring their first child into the world, Austin residents Scott Ross and Jeni-Putalavage Ross approached the 21st week of pregnancy with joy.

10:00AM Sun. Aug. 13, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

NAACP Issues “Clarion Call” to City Government
In a Thursday morning City Hall press conference, Austin NAACP President Nelson Linder excoriated Mayor Steve Adler and the City Council for not providing resources to carry out longtime quality of life initiatives to benefit minority residents. “We’ve had plenty of coffee and donuts,” said Linder. “We need to see real money.”

4:30PM Thu. Aug. 10, Michael King Read More | Comment »

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A Guide to Confederate Monuments in Austin Where to find them, for as long as they're still standing
Alex Jones' Charlottesville Conspiracy Theory Crackpot demagogue has ideas about the Nazis in Charlottesville
AISD's "Concerned Parents" Rail Against LGBTQ Inclusivity Religious extremists against comprehensive sex ed and Welcoming Schools program
"Rape Insurance" Bill Close to Becoming Law HB 214 bars private, state-offered, and ACA abortion coverage