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Point Austin: Prog Blogs
The progressive bloggers are establishing a political agenda
"...Next weekend, the Austin Convention Center will be awash in progressive bloggers, as..."

July 11, 2008 News Column by Michael King

Austin at Large: Just Another Wednesday
Rejoice and be glad in these first calm hours of the rest of our democratic lives
"...thing seems like more of a chore, and Lady Justice is tired, and so is everyone else, red or..."

Jan. 22, 2021 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin at Large: Forget the Alamo
It’s strike three for Texas in the white-power rebellion game. Time to call folks out.
"...In Austin, some of MAGA's biggest Texas stars posed for the..."

Jan. 15, 2021 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Point Austin: Future Outcomes Not Assured
Super Tuesday’s first-round results leave plenty of unanswered questions
"...Nevertheless, it's wistful to speculate an alternative outcome for Austinite Cristina Tzintzún Ramir­ez, who finished a close third, if..."

March 13, 2020 News Column by Michael King

Chronicle Endorsements: Austin City Council
Five districts up for grabs
"...the 22 months since she took office, the Southeast Austin representative has proven herself thoughtful, considerate, and professional, with..."

Oct. 21, 2016 News Feature

Point Austin: The Budget Wrangle Resumes
City Council attempts to spend more, cost less, and ... sustain services
"...introduced the budget, Council Member Don Zimmerman balked at Austin Water's capital improvement plan, which calls for spending roughly..."

Aug. 5, 2016 News Column by Michael King

Homelessness on the Rise in Austin
Annual count reveals a 20% increase in homelessness
"...In late January, hundreds of volunteers dispersed across Austin to find and survey people experiencing homelessness. Led by..."

March 18, 2016 News Feature by Makeda Easter

Will the Third Time Be a Charm for an Austin Rail System?
Project Connect looks to help make connections
" thing that almost everyone can agree on in Austin, it's that our transportation situation is unacceptable and unsustainable...."

Sept. 25, 2020 News Feature by Jack Craver

"This Is Austin Bashing on Steroids"
This legislative session, state GOP lawmakers ran an all-out assault on municipal values
"...deeply red state leadership against its progressive capital city. (Austin filed its own suit against Texas a few weeks..."

June 16, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

News Roundup: No Justice, No Peace
Shootings, protests, and politics
"...• In the midst of everything, don't forget that..."

Dec. 1, 2014 News Post by the News Staff

Unpopular No. 2 Likely to Lead APD
Chief of Staff not popular within APD or with local justice advocates
"...While Austin Police Department Chief of Staff Troy Gay has not..."

March 19, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Advocates: Reject Police Union Contract
New “excessive force” lawsuit filed over 2015 “jaywalking” arrest
"...proposed property tax rate, any fee changes, etc. Criminal justice advocates say they will be there to oppose the..."

Aug. 17, 2017 News Post by Michael King

Your Guide to the Weekend Resistance
A breakdown of inauguration weekend counterprotests
"...Austin is preparing for an epic counterresponse to Friday’s inauguration..."

Jan. 19, 2017 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Activists Call for Firing of APD Leadership in Wake of Officer Involved Shooting
Racism probe, weekend shooting heighten reform demands
"...A coalition of grassroots groups has called on city leaders to..."

April 27, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

Advocates Push District Attorney to “No Call” Biased Cops
Criminal justice groups ask Moore to box out untrustworthy officers
"...public letter released just before Thanksgiving, several local criminal justice reform groups asked Travis County District Attorney Margaret Moore..."

Dec. 4, 2019 News Post by Michael King

Outgoing District Attorney Postpones Police Cases Until January
Is justice delayed justice denied?
"...statement comes after continued calls from the community for justice; Moore explicitly requested in late June for Austin police..."

July 31, 2020 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Coming Together
Organizing for justice in the African-American community
"...In October, the Justice or Else March was held in Washington, D.C., to..."

Dec. 9, 2015 News Post by Amy Kamp

Qmmunity: Queers Gone Country
Nashville's Jaime Wyatt brings queer twang to Austin, Elysium gets Bizarre, and more events
"...Aqua Cabaret Austin's premier all-trans femme and genderqueer burlesque brings the waterworks..."

July 30, 2021 Column by Beth Sullivan

Learning the Hard Way That Police and Democratic Socialists Rarely Mix
CLEAT alum Danny Fetonte's resignation from the Austin DSA raises questions for the local chapter
"...largest socialist organization in the country – elected longtime Austin activist Danny Fetonte to their National Political Committee. The..."

Oct. 13, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Searching for a King
Debating leadership in the wake of the Tamir Rice decision
"...Following emotional ruination, social justice leaders themselves are looking to be led by a..."

Dec. 30, 2015 News Post by Kahron Spearman

Two APD Officers Indicted for Murder in 2019 Shooting of Mauris DeSilva
Death led to calls for better mental health crisis response
"...A Travis County grand jury has indicted two Austin police officers for first-degree murder in the fatal shooting..."

Aug. 27, 2021 News Post by Austin Sanders

APD Racism Report: "These Are Some Real Cultural Issues"
Third-party probe leaves charges made against top brass unconfirmed
"...While the specific allegations of bigotry that rocked Austin Police Department leadership in late 2019 could not be..."

April 17, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

Pro-Cop Group Submits Signatures for High-Priced Staffing Plan
Save Austin Now 2.0 eyes the ballot
"...Shortly after Save Austin Now, a GOP-backed political action committee closely allied with..."

July 23, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Events to Celebrate and Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy This MLK Day
An in-car rally, service opportunities, and more events this weekend
"...In lieu of the Austin Area Heritage Council’s annual march and day of service..."

Jan. 15, 2021 News Post by Lilli Hime

APD Releases Long-Delayed Video of Ramos Shooting
Body-cam footage depicts aggressive police response to unarmed man
"...After an initial delay, Austin Police Chief Brian Manley today released the “critical incident..."

July 27, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

Vortex Becomes Safe Haven for Protesters on Sunday as Part of Call for Theatres to #OpenYourLobby
“Police will not be allowed to enter”
"...tear gas and pepper spray during the scheduled Black Austin Rally and March for Black Lives on Sunday...."

June 5, 2020 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Study Shows Growing Racial Disparities in APD Traffic Stops and Arrests
Black, Hispanic drivers overrepresented in police enforcement
"...From 2015 to 2018, Black and Hispanic drivers in Austin were stopped and arrested by the Austin Police Department..."

Jan. 30, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

City to Open Investigation into Alleged Racism Atop APD
Accused assistant chief retired abruptly earlier this week
"...A complaint filed against former Austin Police Assistant Chief Justin Newsom alleges he used racist..."

Nov. 8, 2019 News Post by Austin Sanders

A Black Man Is in Critical Condition After Being Struck With “Less Lethal Impact Munitions” at Sunday's Demonstration
Chief Brian Manley addressed police response at Monday presser
"...severe injuries from “less lethal impact munitions” fired by Austin police this weekend, Police Chief Brian Manley told reporters..."

June 1, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

Retaliation Reported Against Some Participating in APD Racism Investigation
Activists ask city to protect those speaking out against bigotry
"...Advocates at the Austin Justice Coalition say multiple officers have faced retaliation for..."

Jan. 15, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

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