The Association of Alternative Newsmedia announced today the finalists for the 2018 AAN Awards. Selected from a field of nearly 700 entries submitted by 55 alt-weeklies across the U.S. and Canada, the short list includes nominations for The Austin Chronicle for excellence in cover design and blogging.
The Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy of breaking up families who have crossed the U.S./Mexico border illegally has resulted in an estimated 2,000 children forcibly separated from their parents and housed in detention.
That was a very short honeymoon: Mike Clark-Madison, who took the job of publisher of the online, nonprofit city politics website the Austin Monitorin early February, stepped down from the position last week.
Pro-choice advocates took an ambitious and long-awaited step today to erase the state’s many draconian abortion regulations by filing suit in an Austin federal court to challenge not just recent Texas abortion restrictions, as they have done several times over the past few years, but also a handful of burdensome laws that span two decades.