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Trump Ends DACA Program
In perhaps one of his cruelest decisions to date, President Donald Trump has decided to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, known as DACA, after a six-month phase out.

10:17AM Tue. Sep. 5, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Coalition Will Put Paid Sick Leave Before Council
On Monday (Labor Day), a new coalition of local organizations called Work Strong Austin announced its campaign to push for a city ordinance that would guarantee paid sick leave for Austin workers.

9:45AM Tue. Sep. 5, Joseph Caterine Read More | Comment »

SB 4 Ruling Means Cities Can Prioritize Public Safety
In a blow to the state’s crusade to inject fear in the immigrant community, U.S. Judge Orlando Garcia temporarily struck down major portions of Senate Bill 4 on Wednesday, Aug. 30.

10:00AM Fri. Sep. 1, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Judge Blocks Texas Abortion Ban
In a court order issued Thursday, U.S. Judge Lee Yeakel has placed a short-term halt on an upcoming Texas law that would have banned women from accessing dilation and evacuation, or D&E abortion, considered the safest and most common method during the second trimester (around 15 weeks of pregnancy) by health professionals.

5:30PM Thu. Aug. 31, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Harvey Evacuees Not Going to Convention Center After All
Austin’s Convention Center will not serve as a “mega shelter” for Harvey evacuees after all. While crews prepared the Downtown building for the arrival of potentially 7,000 guests on Thursday morning, the state updated its request for Austin with numbers now anticipating only 1,500-2,000 incoming folks.

11:50AM Thu. Aug. 31, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

Court Blocks Senate Bill 4
In a heavily anticipated ruling, U.S. Judge Orlando Garcia has blocked major portions of Senate Bill 4, the new "papers, please"-style state law that has already instilled fear and dread in immigrant communities.

8:40PM Wed. Aug. 30, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

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How to Help After Harvey
The rain may have stopped, but Harvey continues to wreak havoc across Texas. Last weekend’s storm dumped more than 11 trillion gallons of water around the state, causing historic flooding in Houston and some of the state’s most beloved coastal respites.

11:30AM Wed. Aug. 30, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

Attorneys Fight D&E Abortion Ban in Court
Attorneys with the Center for Reproductive Rights were in a federal court in Austin today to argue that a new anti-choice law, set to go into effect this Friday (Sept. 1), would unduly burden Texas women seeking abortion access and subject them to “medical experimentation.”

3:45PM Tue. Aug. 29, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Austin Shelters Brace for Harvey's Second Flood
Tropical Storm Harvey continues to dump rain on Texas. On Monday, during a brief respite here in Austin, the storm curved up along the Gulf Coast toward Louisiana – though it’s likely to return to Central Texas by Wednesday.

10:30AM Mon. Aug. 28, Joseph Caterine Read More | Comment »

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