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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 »

Group Calls for Legislative Action to Address Texas’ High Maternal Mortality Rate for Black Women
Roughly 700 women in the United States die each year from pregnancy-related complications, according to the Center for Disease Control. But black women, in particular, face the highest maternal mortality rate, as they are four times more likely to die from pregnancy complications than white women.

2:45PM Tue. Feb. 26, Alex Puente Read More | Comment »

Senators Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar Top SXSW Candidate Cavalcade
At least five declared candidates for president in 2020, from both parties, and some potential entrants will bring their campaigns to Austin for “Conversations About America’s Future,” a collaboration between South by Southwest and The Texas Tribune happening the first weekend of the conference (March 9-10) at ACL Live at the Moody Theater.

1:00PM Mon. Feb. 25, Mike Clark-Madison Read More | Comment »

APD Touts Progress on Rape Kit Backlog
Nearly four months have passed since Council Member Greg Casar announced that the Austin Police Department’s massive backlog of rape kits had finally been tested. On Friday, Feb. 22, APD Assistant Chief Ely Reyes gave a short update on what’s been done and what comes next.

6:00PM Fri. Feb. 22, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

Crisis Pregnancy Center Pushed Out Abortion Provider Whole Woman’s Health
The site of longtime local abortion provider Whole Woman’s Health will now be the new home to Austin LifeCare, a Christian anti-abortion crisis pregnancy center (CPC), reaffirming a troubling national trend.

3:15PM Fri. Feb. 22, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Spider House Sexual Misconduct Saga Goes to Court
From the ballroom to the courtroom: On Thursday, Feb. 21, Travis County District Judge Catherine Mauzy heard Jeremy Rogers’ motion to dismiss the defamation lawsuit brought against him by his former boss John Dorgan, co-owner of the Spider House Café and Ballroom.

2:02PM Fri. Feb. 22, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

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Mayor Adler Sends Kerbey Queso Recipe to the Moon on a SpaceX Rocket … Seriously
It sounds like the beginning of a bar joke, but it’s very real: a mayoral letter, Kerbey Lane queso recipe, and a full copy of the English language Wikipedia blasted off in a rocket mission to the moon.

12:45PM Fri. Feb. 22, Jessi Cape Read More | Comment »

"Rosie's Law" Takes Bold Stand for Choice, Women's Health
Surrounded by roses in the Capitol press room Thursday, Feb. 14, Rep. Sheryl Cole, D-Austin, flanked by pro-choice advocates, paid homage with "Rosie’s Law" to a Texan who died after being denied access to abortion care. The freshman rep’s bold House Bill 895 would expand abortion care for women enrolled in the state’s Medicaid program.

3:45PM Fri. Feb. 15, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Historic Agreement Reached on Craft Beer-to-Go Bills
If you’ve been around Austin’s craft beer soap opera for longer than 10 minutes, you’ve noticed the last 12 years has been an extended maudlin scene of brewers sulking in a tulip glass of hazy IPA, pouting about their inability to sell beer-to-go from their own taprooms. And rightly so!

1:25PM Thu. Feb. 14, Eric Puga and Jessi Cape Read More | Comment »

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