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BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti Wants to Save the Internet From Itself
Jonah Peretti recently oversaw layoffs at BuzzFeed that resulted in 200 staffers losing their jobs, but at his Friday SXSW Conference keynote speech, he declared his optimism about the future of digital media publications, as well as for the future of the internet as a whole.

3:15PM Fri. Mar. 8, Austin Sanders Read More | Comment »

RAICES Launches "Abolish ICE Box" Campaign at SXSW
Among the curious brutalities of the border in MAGAmerica is the hielera – “icebox.” Large dark concrete rooms kept at freezing temperatures, the hieleras are the first stop on U.S. soil for migrants crossing over, given a Mylar blanket to shield themselves for days or longer as they begin life in detention.

1:23PM Fri. Mar. 8, Mike Clark-Madison Read More | Comment »

Wholesale Beer Distributors of Texas Plan to Continue Their Antics
The small brewers and wholesale distributors of Texas went from business frenemies to pals when, about three weeks ago, the Texas Craft Brewers Guild and The Beer Alliance of Texas (TBAT) announced an historic stakeholder agreement.

2:21PM Thu. Mar. 7, Eric Puga Read More | Comment »

Texas Reproductive Health Advocates Lay Out Legislative Agenda
Empowered by a few more progressive seats this session, reproductive rights and justice advocates at the Capitol on Wednesday morning laid out a far-reaching legislative agenda to restore trust and respect for women making their own medical decisions and to expand access to health care amid legislative attacks on abortion rights.

3:45PM Wed. Mar. 6, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Jeb! Trains His Energy on Mastery
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush stopped by SXSW EDU on Monday (March 4) for a chat with Washington Post education reporter Laura Meckler about the future of K-12 schooling, which the presidential also-ran thinks is a “mastery-based system of learning” that ties funding to student outcomes.

5:30PM Tue. Mar. 5, Austin Sanders Read More | Comment »

Travis County District Attorney's Office Under Fire in New Court Filing
Mindy Montford, the First Assistant District Attorney at the Travis County D.A. office, has been accused of “possible defamation” in a Rule 202 court petition filed Monday, March 4, in Nueces County District Court.

2:30PM Mon. Mar. 4, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

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Equality Texas Promotes LGBTQ Friendly Legislation
In a new report released Wednesday, Feb. 27, Equality Texas – a statewide political advocacy organization for queer and trans rights – urged lawmakers to take action in favor of LGBTQ non-discrimination policies.

3:45PM Wed. Feb. 27, Lilli Hime Read More | Comment »

Amplify Austin Day Makes Some Noise for Local Nonprofits
Good news, do-gooders: This Thursday marks the sixth annual Amplify Austin event. The 24-hour give-a-thon is organized by I Live Here I Give Here and aims to raise money for nonprofit organizations working within the community to help make our city great. The fundraiser runs February 28-March 1 only.

1:35PM Wed. Feb. 27, Emily Beyda Read More | Comment »

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