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With All Deliberate Speed
A nine-member City Council considered a seemingly short agenda last Thursday, Aug. 10, although Austinites’ yen for earnest testimony stretched the day until almost 10pm. In context, that was a breakthrough – for sanity, and for saving the planet.

8:00AM Mon. Aug. 14, Michael King Read More | Comment »

"Rape Insurance" Bill Close to Becoming Law
Ecstatic to bring their first child into the world, Austin residents Scott Ross and Jeni-Putalavage Ross approached the 21st week of pregnancy with joy.

10:00AM Sun. Aug. 13, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

NAACP Issues “Clarion Call” to City Government
In a Thursday morning City Hall press conference, Austin NAACP President Nelson Linder excoriated Mayor Steve Adler and the City Council for not providing resources to carry out longtime quality of life initiatives to benefit minority residents. “We’ve had plenty of coffee and donuts,” said Linder. “We need to see real money.”

4:30PM Thu. Aug. 10, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Federal Judge Tosses State's "Sanctuary Cities" Suit Against Austin
It looks like a federal judge has granted Austin attorneys their wish.

5:40PM Wed. Aug. 9, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Louis Black Announces Chronicle Retirement
Chronicle co-founder and co-owner Louis Black announced in an internal email to staff this morning that he is leaving the paper effective immediately. "It has been a 36-year adventure, a remarkable experience, producing and editing a paper I am proud of beyond reason," Black wrote.

1:10PM Tue. Aug. 8, Chase Hoffberger Read More | Comment »

Council: Nights of White Linen
Returning from its July hiatus, City Council zipped through a 120-item agenda like the proverbial hot butter-knife, concluding even before music and proclamations. In the mix, they honored a former council member, took a small step toward desegregation, and permitted a gourmet party on Third Street.

8:00AM Tue. Aug. 8, Michael King Read More | Comment »

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Progress Being Made at APD Crime Lab
Finally, real progress is being made toward clearing the Austin Police Department’s extensive backlog of untested rape kits.

3:00PM Mon. Aug. 7, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

City Compost Program Expands
Beginning Oct. 2, the Austin Resource Recovery Program will add 38,000 households to its Curbside Composting Collection Program.

12:00PM Wed. Aug. 2, Joseph Caterine Read More | Comment »

Mayor Not Losing Sleep Over a Few Nazis
Mayor Steve Adler has drawn the ire of a popular white supremacist website after he invited transgender military members to join the Austin Police Department in the wake of President Trump’s currently toothless ban on their service.

10:20AM Wed. Aug. 2, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

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