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Packed Room at Trib Fest Hears Warnings on Christian Nationalism
Midway through God and Country, a panel on Christian Nationalism at this weekend's annual Texas Tribune Festival, Dr. Anthea Butler of the University of Pennsylvania gave a brief lesson on the many groups that Evangelical Christians have attacked since the 1940s. It was an impressive list.

1:20PM Mon. Sep. 25, Brant Bingamon Read More | Comment »

Council Member Natasha Harper-Madison Taking 60-Day Medical Leave for Depression
Council Member Natasha Harper-Madison announced today that she will be taking a 60-day medical leave of absence for treatment of anxiety and depression, effective immediately.

12:56PM Mon. Sep. 25, Lina Fisher Read More | Comment »

Central Health Opens Applications for Board of Managers
Central Health – the county’s health care district currently embroiled in a legal battle with massive hospital nonprofit Ascension Seton – will get a new appointment to its Board of Managers next year.

12:50PM Mon. Sep. 25, Lina Fisher Read More | Comment »

AI Experts Gather in Austin to Consider Ethics, White Men, and Mass Layoffs
Last October, a little over a month before OpenAI launched ChatGPT, the White House unveiled a Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights. It included calls for “safe and effective systems,” “algorithmic discrimination protections,” and requiring a notice for when an automated system is being used.

12:44PM Mon. Sep. 25, Benton Graham Read More | Comment »

Judge Finds Texas Book-Banning Unconstitutional
A federal judge in Waco echoed concerns from schoolteachers and parents this week, smacking down the state’s new book-banning law, House Bill 900, calling it vague and unconstitutional.

1:30PM Fri. Sep. 22, Brant Bingamon Read More | Comment »

City Must Give Secret Police Records to the Chronicle, Texas A.G.’s Office Says
The City of Austin must turn over internal police records that they intended to keep secret, according to an opinion letter the Texas Attorney General’s Office delivered to the city in response to a Public Information Request filed by the Chronicle. City hall sources shared the A.G. letter with the Chronicle.

7:51PM Thu. Sep. 21, Austin Sanders Read More | Comment »

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Democrats Continue Urging Federal Investigation Into Medicaid Coverage Losses
In the wake of nearly 1 million Texans losing Medicaid coverage since April, Texas’ Democratic congressional delegation asked the Biden administration to pause all automatic redetermination of eligibility for Medicaid. They answered on Thursday, ordering 30 states to halt procedural disenrollments until errors are fixed.

4:42PM Thu. Sep. 21, Lina Fisher and Brant Bingamon Read More | Comment »

APD Takes Three Hours to Respond to Head-On Crash
Murphy McCollough wrote that the call she received from her sister Sept. 13 was the “most terrifying phone call I’ve ever been on.”

1:06PM Thu. Sep. 21, Maggie Q. Thompson Read More | Comment »

City Council Could Finally Compel City to Implement Police Oversight Law
Four months after Austin voters approved the Austin Police Oversight Act, critical components of the law still have not been implemented.

6:05AM Thu. Sep. 21, Austin Sanders Read More | Comment »

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