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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, Beth Sullivan Read More | Comment »

Voting With Our Wallets
With the “8-day” finance reports (the last before E-Day) now in from candidates and political action committees, we’re seeing the big outflow of spending that follows the fundraising frenzy early in campaign season (and you’re seeing the results in your mailboxes and on your screens).

7:14PM Wed. Oct. 31, Mike Clark-Madison Read More | Comment »

Simultaneous Votegasm
After a full week of early voting, the local and statewide patterns are clear: slightly lower than 2016, but way beyond any previous midterm. We’ll have another stampede of early birds at week’s end, and then we’ll see if this votegasm signifies higher total turnout or is just cannibalizing the Election Day vote, as happened in 2008 and 2016.

2:00PM Tue. Oct. 30, Mike Clark-Madison Read More | Comment »

COTA Withdraws Support From IndyAustin
Circuit of the Americas, which had been one of the largest financial backers of IndyAustin, has withdrawn “all financial support” from the political action committee after Pepe the Frog found his way into an IndyAustin video attacking Mayor Steve Adler over the effort to bring Major League Soccer to town.

4:53PM Mon. Oct. 29, Austin Sanders Read More | Comment »

City Lifts Boil Water Notice
You can stop boiling water, Austin! The city officially lifted the week-long boil water notice, put in place on Monday, Oct. 22, following recent flooding. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has cleared Austin tap water quality, confirming it meets all regulatory standards and is now back to being safe for drinking, cooking, and making ice.

4:08PM Sun. Oct. 28, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Club Endorsements
The following is a compilation of candidate endorsements from area clubs, unions, and professional organizations in contested races in the Nov. 6 election. Endorsements are sourced from candidate websites and Facebook pages.

2:21PM Thu. Oct. 25 Read More | Comment »

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Paul and "Molly & Ann"
There aren't many iconic Texas political figures, and in a state not known for its progressive approach to anything, the glass ceiling often seemed thicker here. The importance of Gov. Ann Richards and reporter Molly Ivins bursting through at around the same time is not lost on Paul Stekler, and he has the footage to prove it.

12:10AM Thu. Oct. 25, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Water Boil Order Could End This Weekend
Update, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 11:05am While the water boil notice has so far been a precautionary measure, the city is now issuing an official notice as required by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality regulatory orders. Up until now, Austin Water had not exceeded regulatory turbidity standards.

11:21AM Wed. Oct. 24, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Austin Water Issues Boil Notice
Updated Tuesday, Oct. 23, 5:21pm: In a Tuesday afternoon press conference, City Hall officials painted a more optimistic picture, saying the boil water order could be lifted this weekend. Read story.

5:21PM Tue. Oct. 23, Chase Hoffberger and the News Staff Read More | Comment »

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