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Naked City
"...In the face of opposition from the Downtown Austin Alliance, the city's Design Commission has asked city staff..."

June 7, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Perry Chills on Pot Decriminalization
Texas Gov comes out in support of less punitive drug policy
"...in the past," he said, as reported by the Austin American-States­man. "What I can do as the governor of..."

Jan. 31, 2014 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
The Austin Peace and Justice Coalition is coordinating the bus trip to Georgia for the mass demonstration calling for the closure of the School of the Americas, TxDOT's Web site gets hundreds of new visitors curious about I-35 improvement projects, and the Austin Design Commission completes its proposed set of downtown design guidelines.
"...Doug Zachary, an activist's activist with the Austin Peace and Justice Coalition, is poring over his database..."

Nov. 5, 1999 News Feature by Amy Smith

News Roundup: John Legend, the FBI, and Paul Pryor
Legend calls for criminal justice reform; Pryor passes away
"...• John Legend was in Austin on Thursday to kick off his "Free America" campaign..."

April 20, 2015 News Post by the News Staff

Grim History
Author traces Texas prison system from its roots in plantation slavery
"...decade visiting and researching the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, and he says that on the whole, the TDCJ..."

Aug. 20, 2010 News Feature by Michael King

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Justice Denied
"...Another election has passed and Austin's Hispanic community, once again, comes out the loser. There..."

June 6, 1997 Column

'Secure Communities' Program Drives Fear
Local civil rights groups call for end to federal program
"...A coalition of Travis County civil rights groups are calling on..."

Aug. 26, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Negotiations Continue on New Contract Between the City and Police Union
Slow progress at the bargaining table
"...The Austin Police Association continues its meet-and-confer negotiations with the city..."

Sept. 8, 2017 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

What's Your Occupation?
Targeting July Fourth and the Capitol, Occupy Austin considers its future
"...– Occupy Austin chant on the plaza of City Hall on Feb...."

June 29, 2012 News Feature by Adam Wasch

Watson Says 4-Way Travis Split Unnecessary
Senator submits own map that keeps most of Austin in Dist. 14
"...warning him he’d better try again. Among them was Austin Sen. Kirk Watson, who said the map’s four-way split..."

May 12, 2011 News Post by Lee Nichols

Defenseless: TFDP Sues Williamson Co.
Is Williamson County dispensing with defense?
"...On June 12, the Austin-based Texas Fair Defense Project filed a class-action lawsuit against..."

June 23, 2006 News Feature by Patricia J. Ruland

More Damning Data Against Racial Profiling
Activists recommend abolishing "consent" searches
"...The Texas Criminal Justice Coalition's third annual report on racial profiling in police..."

Feb. 24, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Racial Profiling Data Illuminating, yet Inconclusive
The nation's most comprehensive study to date shows a pattern suggesting profiling, but reporting methods need more uniformity
"...report, which was based on 2003 data, Hispanics in Austin are more than twice as likely to be searched..."

March 11, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

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Our readers talk back.
"...Dear Austin Chronicle Editor,..."

Oct. 22, 2004 Column

Faster Than Sound: Remembering Chet Himes, Johnny Limón, and Riley Osbourn
Three Austin music scene stalwarts passed in late August
"...Antonio. The scene also says goodbye to three dedicated Austin music contributors. Nonstop Recording Engineer Chet Himes..."

Sept. 4, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Precinct Chairs Set to Choose Next County Judge
Rarely used selection process causes a stir
"...judge and commis­sioners are less prominent political figures than Austin's mayor and Council, various members of the Legislature, or..."

Aug. 14, 2020 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Socially Responsible Investing Discussion
Benedictine nun has included Wal-Mart, among others, in her targets.
"...afternoon, Jason Meeker of Responsible Growth for Northcross wants Austinites to know about a presentation being given this afternoon..."

Oct. 25, 2007 News Post by Lee Nichols

APD Updates County on Moldy Rape Kits
Operations resume, new protocol for informing stakeholders to come
"...The Austin Police Department will resume all remediation efforts to remove..."

July 6, 2017 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Craddick's Cash
Texans for Public Justice file ethics complaint about former speaker
"...mean that the slate is clean. Texans for Public Justice have filed a complaint with the Texas Ethics Commission..."

Oct. 7, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
Harold Simmons' political contributions could get him a West Texas Waste Dump & Austin environmentalists rally around the documentary film Green.
"...license a radioactive waste dump in West Texas, an Austin public interest group is working to expose the money..."

March 30, 2001 News Feature by Louis Dubose

Gimme Shelter
Austin's housing market is rough. It's even worse if you have a criminal record.
"...records, took effect. The bill was crafted by criminal justice reform advocates concerned about the barriers to housing faced..."

Jan. 29, 2016 News Feature by Amy Kamp

Council Candidates in District 6 and 10 Diverge on Police, Housing, Land Use
Race(s) to the West
"...the city's far northwest – including the portion of Austin that lies in Williamson County – contains suburban neighborhoods..."

Aug. 21, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Texas Reproductive Health Advocates Lay Out Legislative Agenda
“Trust. Respect. Access.” campaign combines progressive forces
"...few more progressive seats this session, reproductive rights and justice advocates at the Capitol on Wednesday morning laid out..."

March 6, 2019 News Post by Mary Tuma

District 1 Council Candidacy Pool Doubles Up
Two new candidates join Eastside race
"...Natasha Harper-Madison, founder of East Austin Advocates, filed campaign treasurer paperwork on Tuesday, Jan. 9...."

Jan. 16, 2018 News Post by Nina Hernandez

What Will It Take to Get More Police Oversight?
If Greg Casar wants more accountability for cops, the city’s gonna need to give the police union some more money
"...the city were to "go to impasse" with the Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services Employee Association – that is,..."

May 26, 2017 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Sun to Set on Severely Disabled Patients
Austin State Supported Living Center cottages to be shuttered
"...from severe autism, and receives specialized care at the Austin State Supported Living Center (formerly the Austin State School)..."

Aug. 15, 2014 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Much Heat, Some Light at Eastside Forum on APD Shooting
APD's Art Acevedo faced sharp questions Thursday night
"...in a packed house at the Carver Museum, as Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo faced an audience audibly angry..."

Aug. 16, 2013 News Post by Michael King

Texans March for Immigration Reform
Friday's rally will challenge the Legislature's silence
"...national conversation. Friday's March for Humane Immigration Reform in Austin is ready to seize the moment...."

Feb. 21, 2013 News Post by Brandon Watson

The Rich, the Poor, and the AE Generation Plan
Social service groups weigh in on Austin Energy's generation plan
"...2010 draws near, so does the passage of the Austin Energy Generation Plan, expected to go before City Council..."

Dec. 25, 2009 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...the Lege." Headlines• Wal-Mart is determined to expand its Austin presence even further, but local activists are working on..."

May 27, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

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