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3rd Court Halts Paid Sick Leave
This post has been updated. The 3rd Court of Appeals has shut down Austin’s paid sick leave ordinance, passed by City Council earlier this year. The worker’s rights ordinance, which requires most businesses grant employees up to eight paid sick days a year, is a violation of the Texas Minimum Wage Act, ruled the Austin-based appeals court.

2:02PM Fri. Nov. 16, 2018, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Closing the Book on Camelback
After three hours of discussion and debate of a case that’s featured plenty of both, the Austin City Council gave its final approval to the proposed Camelback planned unit development – a 144-acre, mixed-use development on the north shore of Lake Austin, just west of the Pennybacker Bridge.

6:16PM Wed. Nov. 14, 2018, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Death Watch: Robert Ramos
Robert Ramos, the Mexican national convicted for the 1992 murder of his wife and two young children, is set to be executed Wednesday night, Nov. 14, despite pleas to Hidalgo County prosecutors to not set an execution date, unless the U.S. Supreme Court grants a stay.

11:53AM Wed. Nov. 14, 2018, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

More Drama for Dusterhoft
A woman who was with Austin Police Commander Jason Dusterhoft on the night he is alleged to have assaulted his ex-girlfriend has told APD, via a sworn statement delivered today, that Dusterhoft procured cocaine for her after she mentioned that it was missing from their party.

4:56PM Mon. Nov. 12, 2018, Chase Hoffberger Read More | Comment »

“A Watershed Night”
“The city spoke with a single voice tonight,” declared re-elected Mayor Steve Adler in his victory speech at the Belmont on Sixth. “People want us to look forward, and to act in big ways.”

10:20PM Tue. Nov. 6, 2018, Michael King Read More | Comment »

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Election Ticker: Last Chance for Controversy
Just a few more hours before the future of the world is decided. No pressure. Here’s what’s been going on since we went to press last week…

3:05PM Mon. Nov. 5, 2018, News Staff Read More | Comment »

Joel Baker Named Next Chief of Austin Fire Department
The Austin Fire Department should have a new chief on Dec. 10. City Manager Spencer Cronk announced Friday afternoon that retired Atlanta Fire Rescue Chief Joel Baker has been chosen from three finalists. His nomination will get considered by City Council on Thursday, Nov. 15.

2:40PM Fri. Nov. 2, 2018, Chase Hoffberger Read More | Comment »

Comic Makes Case for Austin City Council Candidate Danielle Skidmore
“Having more trans and non-binary representation in our government would protect our rights and provide better accuracy of our interests." So opens cartoonist Sage Coffey’s recent comic published on the Nib, an online publication that specializes in political cartoons.

11:20AM Fri. Nov. 2, 2018, Beth Sullivan Read More | Comment »

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