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Reefer Madness: Austin Is 'Command Center' for Drug Trafficking
City could draw federal dollars with new designation
"...Austin is now officially a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area,..."

April 9, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

City Hall Hustle: Confusion Center
The devil's in the details of collecting intelligence
"...it's telling that civil libertarians' latest complaint about the Austin Regional Intelligence Center – a Central Texas addition to the..."

May 21, 2010 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Point Austin: Step Up to Citizenship
The curtain rises on the annual budget pageant – places, please
"...ends in the dismal reality of fall (or in Austin's case, still grueling hot September). Actually, as Dunbar points..."

June 25, 2010 News Column by Michael King

Acevedo on Dallas, Austin, and Ambition
"...On Monday, March 29, I spoke with Austin Police Department Chief Art Acevedo about the status of..."

April 2, 2010 News Column by Michael King

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

Lighting a Fuse
Critics see Big Brother in proposed data-sharing center
"...bong-smoking, V for Vendetta-viewing Ron Paulite to think "fusion centers" are a bad idea? That was the unspoken question..."

Aug. 14, 2009 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Is Ron Paul A Domestic Terrorist?
One fusion center apparently thinks so
"...At best, so-called "fusion centers," law enforcement intelligence gathering operations, can enhance public safety...."

Sept. 12, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

City Hall Hustle: Fluoride, Firewalls, and Fusion
The fluoride fight goes on, and in other news ...
"...report was just the tip of the fluoridated iceberg. Austin's fluoridation policies, defended in a city staff report commissioned..."

Dec. 4, 2009 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Drug Trafficking Gets Intense?
Feds designate Austin as high-intensity drug trafficking zone
"...According to Drug Enforcement Agency Agent Gregory Thrash, Austin has recently been designated a High Intensity Drug Trafficking..."

April 5, 2010 News Post by Jordan Smith

APD Infiltrates Occupy: How Many Officers Does it Take to 'Protect' Free Speech?
Lawyer says up to six APD officers involved in watching OA
"...It was the arrest of six members of Occupy Austin during a Houston demonstration in December 2011 that led..."

Feb. 23, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

The Daily Hustle: 5/27/10 (Updated)
City Council convenes to crowded agenda
"...City Manager's annual performance evaluation, taxi franchise renewals, the Austin Regional Intelligence Center, and more...."

May 27, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

The Totally Awesome AusChron Newscast Hooks 'Em!
UT budget brouhaha & fusion center follies
"...While the Totescast bleeds orange, UT Austin's budget this fiscal year just bleeds. Richard Whittaker breaks..."

May 20, 2010 News Post by Jordan Smith

ARIC and Privacy
'Unconstitutional on its face'
"...this over to Sgt. James Boujemaa from our Fusion Center ... they are up to speed on groups like..."

Aug. 29, 2014 News Feature by John Anderson

APD Tracks Social Media
Local social media monitoring software company met with shady digital spying group
"...and DPS, asserts that Snap Trends "developed its software intelligence system to serve public safety organization [sic] and national..."

Sept. 4, 2015 News Feature by John Anderson

Council Preview: City Manager Review, Cab Vote, and More
Controversial items hit the dais this week
"...hot topic is Item 33, potential approval of the Austin Regional Intelligence Center, a "fusion center" clearinghouse for Central..."

May 28, 2010 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

APD Occupies 'Occupy': A Half-Dozen Infiltrators?
Questions remain on the extent of APD surveillance
"...The Houston arrest of six members of Occupy Austin during a 2011 port action – part of a..."

March 1, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Council: Getting A Round Tuit
A crowded agenda as CMs head into budget season
"...for affordable housing (which definitely tells you something about Austin's mass transit system), but by the time the proposal..."

April 18, 2014 News Feature by Michael King

Council: Water Into Whine
With this week's Council late start, what will happen to Citizens Communication?
"...Together, the items would add several agencies to the Austin Region­al Intelligence Center (the "fusion center" for Austin Police..."

April 11, 2014 News Feature by Michael King

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, Jan. 28-Feb. 4
"...topics raised in the film. RSVP at www.unitedwaycapitalarea.org. 6pm. Austin City Limits Studio 6A, CMB, UT campus. Free...."

Jan. 29, 2010 News Feature

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, March 4-11
"...CONFERENCE Fri.-Sat., March 5-6. AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, 1900 University Ave., 404-1900. $95 ($75, students). www.spjaustin.org/convention.html...."

March 5, 2010 News Feature

APD’s Social Media Monitoring Efforts Face Crackdowns
Facebook denies access to third-party companies
"...a viral tipping point. Thousands of Facebook users in Austin and across the country faked a location "check-in" to..."

Nov. 18, 2016 News Feature by John Anderson

All This and Beer Too
Rumors of City Hall intrigue – and everybody goes home early
"...placed the reviews on the agenda. Afterward, the online Austin Monitor and KUT-FM reported that Spelman and CM Mike..."

April 21, 2014 News Post by Michael King

Headlines
"...• Austin City Attorney David Smith is retiring as city officials..."

May 21, 2010 News Feature

The Daily Hustle: 5/4/10
My breakfast with Marc
"...plan being drafted the first overhaul since the dusty Austin Tomorrow Plan, Ott asked, semi-incredulously, “what overall comprehensive vision”..."

May 4, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Headlines
"...March 2 party primaries. See more election coverage at austinchronicle.com/elections...."

March 5, 2010 News Feature

The Daily Hustle: 5/26/10
Get yer council preview right here!
"...Meeting highlights for council's Thursday, May 27, 2010 session:..."

May 26, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Houston Has Problem With APD Occupy Case
Parties return to court Oct. 31
"...If the city of Austin – and, importantly, the Austin Police Department – had..."

Oct. 12, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Headlines
"...• City Council convenes today, Thursday, for its final..."

Dec. 17, 2010 News Feature

TDH Update: Ott Hangs On
No good vibrations as Marc Ott survives council evaluation
"...In light of the continuing KeyPoint controversy, the timing..."

May 27, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

ICE Strikes Deal With Surveillance Firm
What does Vigilant Solutions’ license plate reader deal with APD mean for the city’s stonewall of ICE?
"...immigrants in South and Central Texas, including 45 from Austin, over seven days ending Feb. 16. While 86 immigrants..."

March 2, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

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