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Public Notice: The Voting Has Begun
Where it will end is anybody’s guess
"...In turn one (Nov. 3-10), both sides claimed victory. GOP state officials "supported Trump's victory and claims of voter..."

Oct. 9, 2020 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Red Team Comeback?
Races south, west of town too close for Democrats' comfort
"...since 2010, each feature strong challengers aiming for a GOP comeback. Mean­while, Precinct 3 on the Travis Coun­ty Commissioners..."

Oct. 2, 2020 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Austin at Large: If We Make It ’Til November
How noisy, chaotic, incoherent, and unpleasant can this election cycle get?
"...is the only real option, given the scope of GOP failure and perfidy, although we fully intend to hold..."

Oct. 2, 2020 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Chronicle Endorsements for the November General Election
Our picks for the local, state, and national races you'll see on your ballot
"...election cycles, we have entertained the thought that some GOP incumbents might not be that bad, or Democratic candidates..."

Oct. 2, 2020 News Feature by The Chronicle Editorial Board

After Three Years Dem Congressional Nominee Julie Oliver May Seal the Deal
The Road Warrior of Texas Congressional District 25
"...Back in 2011, a wealthy car dealer and big-time GOP fundraiser from Weatherford named Roger Williams, who'd served as..."

Sept. 25, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Will the Third Time Be a Charm for an Austin Rail System?
Project Connect looks to help make connections
"...self-described libertarian who has consulted for a number of GOP candidates and was a key actor in the 2016..."

Sept. 25, 2020 News Feature by Jack Craver

We Have an Issue: Honoring RBG
The stakes have raised even higher for the most consequential election in a lifetime
"...Air quotes, obviously, because the GOP is just making this shit up as they go..."

Sept. 25, 2020 Column by Kimberley Jones

Qmmunity: SBOE Debates the Good, the Bad, and the Bass-ackwards
Plus, join AIDS Walk Austin Saturday to step to zero new HIV infections by 2030
"...control methods were spared evisceration in preliminary voting, the GOP-dominated SBOE rejected amendments to teach middle school and high..."

Sept. 18, 2020 Column by Beth Sullivan

Public Notice: Through the Looking Glass
The strange logic of "new urban" housing policy
"...Hous­ing," accused three City Council mem­bers of parroting the GOP party line by opposing affordable housing in their districts...."

Sept. 18, 2020 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Mirror, Mirror
"...nasty and deeply dishonest. Whitworth asserted that at the GOP convention two right wing loons, Mark and Patricia McCloskey..."

Sept. 15, 2020 Postmarks

Qmmunity: Back to School and Bassackwardlandia
State Board of Education excludes queer and trans kids in sex ed overhaul
"...than 20 years. As I write this, the 15-member GOP-dominated SBOE is hearing testimony on revisions recommending students learn..."

Sept. 11, 2020 Column by Beth Sullivan

Key Races on the November Ballot
A quick guide to the biggest contests to tide you over until endorsements
"...is safe) but are bullish on four, as the GOP gerrymander is trampled by the suburban stampede to the..."

Sept. 4, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin at Large: Voting From the Bottom Up
Take advantage of your downballot opportunities to create real change
"...four (4) votes after a recount in 2011. The GOP, having already written off a couple of their most..."

Sept. 4, 2020 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...Travis County GOP Unmasked: The Travis County Fire Marshal's Office is investigating..."

Sept. 4, 2020 News Feature

Austin At Large: The Dog That Caught the Cop Car
De-policing becomes partisanized, but who is really putting themselves at risk?
"...rule – merged on Tuesday, as the state's top GOP leaders proposed harsh measures to punish Austin for cutting..."

Aug. 21, 2020 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Council Candidates in District 6 and 10 Diverge on Police, Housing, Land Use
Race(s) to the West
"...Another notable D10 candidate is Robert Thomas, a GOP-friendly lawyer and former leader of the state Workforce and..."

Aug. 21, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Andy Brown Wins Democrats' Nod for County Judge
Precinct chairs grapple with equity and representation
"...was small but not as tiny as the Republicans'. GOP Chair Matt Mackowiak chose their candidate himself: Michael Lovins,..."

Aug. 21, 2020 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Precinct Chairs Set to Choose Next County Judge
Rarely used selection process causes a stir
"...some notable fights with Gov. Greg Abbott and other GOP state leaders over immigration and justice issues. Now that..."

Aug. 14, 2020 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Plaintiffs Appeal Dismissal of Sexual Assault Survivors’ Lawsuit
Filing: Court “incorrectly abdicated” duty to uphold women’s rights
"...who if he prevails as expected in November against GOP nominee Martin Harry, has agreed to work toward making..."

Aug. 11, 2020 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Austin at Large: A Pre-November Pep Talk
Reasons for optimism as we ride this circus train into Election Station
"...This paper has been pushing back against GOP policy and politics since Reagan's first year in office,..."

Aug. 7, 2020 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...advice to wear a mask, joined the ranks of GOP politicians with COVID-19. That diagnosis prompted a public rebuke..."

Aug. 7, 2020 News Feature

For Its First Big Event, the 19th Gets Big Names
Next week’s 19th Represents, an all-women summit, gathers political heavy hitters in one (virtual) room
"...three: "The Future Is Female" is a panel with GOP congressional candidates who hope "to shake up their party"..."

Aug. 7, 2020 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Public Notice: Failing Grades for Texas
School districts beset by pandemic, State rules
"...but also from our own political leaders: a Texas GOP, which treats public schools with a disregard bordering at..."

July 31, 2020 News Column

Outgoing District Attorney Postpones Police Cases Until January
Is justice delayed justice denied?
"...primary run-off – will take office. (He does face GOP nominee Martin Harry in November.)..."

July 31, 2020 News Feature by Lina Fisher

APD Releases Long-Delayed Video of Ramos Shooting
Body-cam footage depicts aggressive police response to unarmed man
"...D.A. run-off, and who is heavily favored to defeat GOP nominee Martin Harry in November – to handle the..."

July 27, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

As Council Campaigns Begin, the Cash Rolls In
Off to the races!
"...election, placing third, after also placing third in March's GOP primary for House District 47.)..."

July 24, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Campaign to Recriminalize Homelessness Turns in Signatures
Will "Save Austin Now" make it to the ballot?
"...in the November 2020 election. Organized by Travis County GOP Chair Matt Mackowiak, with support from the Austin Police..."

July 24, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams, Hillary Clinton Headline The 19th Represents Virtual Summit
Politicians, activists revel and reckon with the 19th Amendment
"...Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams, Hillary Clinton, and rising GOP star Elise Stefanik, among many other political heavy-hitters, will..."

July 21, 2020 News Post by Victoria Rossi

Record Turnout in Run-Off Election Pushes Democratic Party Toward Change
State and local races show the blue getting bluer
"...experience; without a statewide race, and with the Texas GOP in disarray as it rushes to launch its convention..."

July 17, 2020 News Feature by the News Staff

COVID-19 CODE RED: Austin Moves Into Crisis Mode
Austin Public Health: "We are in a very dangerous situation in Texas"
"...As the miscalculations of the state's GOP leaders and their vocal liberty-luvin' constituents – following the..."

July 10, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

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