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Public Notice: Strange Bedfellows Indeed
Do AJC, SAN, really see eye-to-eye on homeless policy?
"...It isn't often that you'll find the Austin Justice Coalition and local GOP boss Matt Mackowiak lined..."

May 14, 2021 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Top 10 Local Quotes of the Year
We cull our quotes of the week to only the best (and worst) words
"...– Austin Interim Health Authority Dr. Mark Escott (March 20)..."

Dec. 18, 2020 News Feature

AISD Names Dr. Stephanie Elizalde as Lone Superintendent Finalist
Trustees poised to select new district leader within days
"...The Austin Independent School District named Dr. Stephanie Elizalde as its..."

July 24, 2020 News Feature by Clara Ence Morse

AISD Hears Loud and Clear: No Cops in Schools
Austinites call for schools to defund its police, too
"...the district's $1.65 billion budget in late June, the Austin Independent School District Board of Trus­tees heard from nearly..."

July 3, 2020 News Feature by Aaricka Washington

On Budget, Council Agrees to Disagree (Updated)
Spending plan includes $4.6 million in last-minute additions
"...cap space to increase funding, as called for by justice advocates, toward mental health first response – Community Health..."

Sept. 13, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Council: City Cyclone
Council’s wild week, if they can get through it
" appoint Brian Manley as permanent chief of the Austin Police Department (see "Brian Manley: “Austin’s Next Police Chief,”..."

June 15, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
APD fires two cops for excessive force and ushers in new de-escalation policy
"...situation before reverting to using their hands or Taser. Austin Justice Coalition co-founder Chas Moore called the new language..."

Jan. 26, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Officers in King Arrest Now on Desk Duty
Footage leads to multiple APD investigations
"...The video, first made public by the Austin American-Statesman, documents the June 15, 2015 arrest of Breaion..."

July 29, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Release of Breaion King Arrest Footage Leads to APD Investigations
Police and community members meet for “an open, honest dialogue”
"...a willingness to be outwardly open and endearing with Austin’s black community, beginning with his decision to allow activists..."

July 22, 2016 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

Did the City Jump Into Bed With Taser Too Fast?
Lawsuit seeks to block body camera contract
" Travis County's 126th District Court, the city of Austin and anybody working under City Manager Marc Ott (including..."

July 22, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Encampment Fires Add Fuel to Camping Ban Debate
Mackowiak: "No one has ever run as sophisticated a campaign as the one we are running"
"...1, three fires broke out near encampments of unsheltered Austinites, stoking the conversation around the city's homelessness policies and..."

April 9, 2021 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Julián Castro, Women of Color, and Texas 2020
The path toward turning the state blue
"...represent: local advocates and activists from Workers Defense Project, Austin Justice Coa­lition, Planned Parenthood, and elsewhere. The women who..."

Oct. 4, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Police: Special Pay Benefits Back, Contract Negotiations Coming Soon
Council charts police union's path
"...the city manager to resume meet-and-confer negotiations with the Austin Police Association, and also restoring most of the special..."

Feb. 23, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Mayor Forms Racism Task Force
With Austin's long history of systemic racism, why did it take this long?
"..."It does not mean that we're racists here in Austin or that we have a racist society," said the..."

Nov. 25, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Travis County Jail Population Continues to Drop
COVID-19 accelerates the trend, despite Abbott’s pushback
"...Last month, Travis County criminal justice officials felt fairly successful in their efforts to reduce..."

April 7, 2020 News Post by Michael King

Sandra Bland Remembrance Today
Evening event includes march from Victory Grill to Capitol
"...played an integral role in the development of the Austin Justice Coalition, told the Chronicle that even though contention..."

July 13, 2017 News Post by Maria Mendez

APD Releases Incident Video of Gonzales Shooting
Escalating quickly
"...last week of Alex Gonzales' January 5 killing by Austin Police officers. The first is the quiet urging of..."

May 7, 2021 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

We Have an Issue: “People Really, Really Are Done With the Murders of Black People at the Hands of Police”
In this week’s issue, we look at the impact of police use of force at protests – and if any changes are going to come from it
" of a march and rally led by the Austin Justice Coalition to denounce police violence against Black people...."

June 5, 2020 Column by Kimberley Jones

When Did the Single-Family Home Go From Being the American Dream to an Urbanist Nightmare?
One policy wonk's view of how we got here
"...Well, Austin is once again locked in one of our emotionally..."

Feb. 7, 2020 News Feature by Daryl Slusher

Sexual Assault and the City
District Judge Lee Yeakel will hear arguments on whether to dismiss the class action suit filed by rape survivors against the city
"...summer. The suit alleges that systemic failures within the Austin Police Department, Travis County Sheriff's Office, and D.A.'s Office..."

Nov. 23, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

David Van Os on Single-Member Districts
Texas attorney on the history of the "gentlemen’s agreement"
" really – Os explains his role fighting against Austin's current at-large system, and what he describes as the..."

Feb. 28, 2008 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Disturbin' the Urbanists
"...not only Whitworth, but the entire urbanist community in Austin. I am a card-carrying urbanist because I believe that..."

Sept. 20, 2020 Postmarks

Public Notice: Whose Streets?
Imagine if you can... No police, no cars...
"...reactions poured in from various corners, ranging from the Austin Jus­tice Coalition's "$11 million? We have a long way..."

July 17, 2020 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...Austin Parks, Some Pools Closed: In an effort to slow..."

July 3, 2020 News Feature

Activists' Hopes for Police Negotiations Hinge on Statute of Limitations
Focus part of effort to overhaul culture of APD
"...In mid-August, as the Austin Police Association and the city negotiated terms for a..."

Sept. 15, 2017 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Join the Drug War Peace Train
Caravan for Peace in Austin this weekend
"...writer Javier Sicilia – will make their way through Austin as part of a month-long protest to bring awareness..."

Aug. 22, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

Yay, Nay Campaigns on Proposition A Get Underway
Ballot initiative centered on APD staffing finds friends and foes
" to the races, with opponents of the Save Austin Now-backed ballot initiative launching their "No Way on A"..."

Sept. 10, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

APD Releases Long-Delayed Video of Ramos Shooting
Body-cam footage depicts aggressive police response to unarmed man
"...After weeks of delay, Austin Police Chief Brian Manley on July 27 released the..."

July 31, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Manley Holds On as APD Chief – for the Moment
No movement despite growing calls from council and the community that the APD needs new leadership
"...Brian Manley will stay on as Austin's police chief – for now. City Manager Spencer Cronk..."

June 26, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Council Poised to Enact First APD Reforms and Budget Cuts
Change begins now
"...a different piece of a reform strategy for the Austin Police Department. In a rare occurrence, the remaining council..."

June 12, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

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