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Guns & Ammo ... and Austin Politics
The state of gun control in Travis County
" the county's Exposition Center (which sits on city-owned land). On Tuesday, however, commissioners decided to maintain the current..."

Jan. 18, 2013 News Feature by Mike Kanin

Health Care: Flirting With Armageddon
Choosing between a 'firing squad' and 'death by starvation'
"...dismissing them as shortsighted pessimists. "Now, the mainstream media and big government interest groups are doing their best to..."

March 4, 2011 News Feature by Michael King

Scott McClellan and Family
A telling timeline of McClellan's life
"...Father: Oliver Barr McClellan Attorney and author, attorney for National Labor Relations Board and Federal..."

June 20, 2008 News Feature

Federal District Court Rules Employers Can Refuse to Purchase Health Insurance That Covers PrEP
When lifesaving medicines are against someone’s religion
"...right-wing backlash to what should be established protections of human rights, many folks have worried about undoing Supreme Court..."

Sept. 23, 2022 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Qmmunity: Trump Admin Could Soon Undermine Health Care Protections for LGBTQIA
Find queer connection with virtual events
"...Not even a global pandemic can halt the Tr*mp administration's war on LGBTQIA rights...."

May 1, 2020 Column by Beth Sullivan

Lege Lines: A Win for Brewers, a Scam for Paxtons, and More
This bill's for you
"...Is a Go! The scrappy Texas Craft Brewers Guild and their mighty foes at the Beer Alliance of Texas..."

Feb. 22, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Health Care Elephants Battle Over Med School Prop. 1
St. David's formally opposes the proposition to build a med school in Austin
" you by suburban Tea Party gadfly Don Zimmerman and former state Rep. Glen Maxey – the fight over..."

Nov. 2, 2012 News Feature by Mike Kanin

City Hall Hustle: Gas, Water, and Trash
There could be a higher utility bill in your future
"...resource-based geopolitical woes than that old 5 o'clock news standby, "Pain at the Pump"? Maybe John McCain's dim mantra,..."

Aug. 8, 2008 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Fat and Mostly Healthy
City Rolls Out Brave New Budget
"...Let it not be said - as we and others have said about the last few city budgets..."

Aug. 14, 1998 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Smart Meters, Fluoride, and Guns
Things Laura Pressley doesn't want to talk about
"...District 4 City Council seat as a neighborhood activist and budget hawk. She talks a lot about "affordability"; she..."

Oct. 31, 2014 News Feature by Jo Clifton

Senate Amendments: Proposed and Rejected
"...mitigating or clarifying language. The following amendments were proposed and rejected (i.e., "tabled"). – Jordan Smith..."

July 19, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

City Hall Hustle: And So the Money Goes
Final City Budget Adoption Not Quite So Final
"...hemorrhoidal wipe than a budget barely keeping existing city services and salaries afloat – it closed with an attack-ad-style..."

Sept. 18, 2009 News Column by Wells Dunbar

To Your Health
I don't know whether to be worried about genetically modified food or not. Should I be, and if so why?
"...about genetically modified food or not. Should I be, and if so why?..."

June 28, 2002 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

'Statesman' Demagoguery on SXSW and Special Events
" secret that though they are separate businesses, SXSW and The Austin Chronicle share partial ownership. Over the years,..."

May 30, 2014 News Feature by Nick Barbaro

Lege Notes: Taser talk and more
Stories from under the pink granite dome
"...Worth Weekly, which suggested police were using Tasers frequently, and perhaps too casually, said Burnam assistant Doug Lewin. The..."

March 2, 2007 News Column

Child Protective Services Issues
"...article ["Capitol Chronicle," News, Oct. 22], which expressly states and italicizes the word "confirmed" (e.g., cases of child abuse)...."

Dec. 15, 2004 Postmarks

Food Health Guidlines
"...Info provided by the Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services: 469-2015..."

June 4, 1999 Food Feature

City Budget: More Cuts and Hikes on the Way
Austin Energy, Austin Water both proposing fee increases
"...helping close a nearly $10 million gap between revenues and expenditures in the city's proposed fiscal year 2012 budget...."

July 29, 2011 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Council: Of Money and Weirdness
City Council hits its late-summer budgetary stride
", moving money around. That's particularly true in August and September – especially this year, when there's a periodic..."

Aug. 24, 2012 News Feature by Michael King

Place 4: It's Morrison, and Then Some ...
"...Berkeley girl who put up her Birken­stocks to come and serve you"? An astute politician who rose to prominence..."

April 29, 2011 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Bondage and Discipline: City $$$
Time for taxpayers to take their spanking
"...if the Austin taxpayers can afford those cute little handcuff-and-leather ensembles – and sewers and highways and parks, etc.,..."

Sept. 23, 2005 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Lege Lines: Session Winners and Losers
As sine die nears, bills drop left and right
"...chamber closed the wooden blinds to the outside world, and kept working on their agenda. Even though the budget..."

May 29, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Leaky Lurie and the Memo Mayhem
"...the most recent shelter controversy through its every twist and turn? Start at, where aired its concerns..."

March 6, 2009 News Feature

Lege Lines: Weak Oversight Rules, School Vouchers Pass Senate, and More...
Lege pushes weak oversight rules, school voucher bill sails through Senate, and more...
"...Unit out of the Travis County District Attorney's office, and started to debate the weakest ethics reform imaginable...."

April 24, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Eco and TribFest: Festivals for the Rest of Y'all
Sate your inner policy wonk at these two fall favorites
"...Austin for them too. Two gatherings – SXSW Eco and the Texas Trib­une Festival – give them a reason..."

Sept. 14, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

City Hall Hustle: All Things Bright and Comprehensive
One man's diversity is another woman's usual suspects
"'s a plan to direct the city's priorities in land use, transportation, water, the environment, open space, housing, public..."

Oct. 2, 2009 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Opinion: Invest in Women and Families, Not New Jails
"...not do this. Instead, let's invest in needed mental and behavioral health services and housing outside of the jail...."

June 4, 2021 Column by Judge Andy Brown

Opinion: Consider Health Care When You Vote
Texas Nurses for Biden urge support of Biden / Harris ticket
"...write as registered nurses who are supporting Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for president and vice president. We believe..."

Oct. 16, 2020 Column by Lorraine L. Papa

Five Texas Families Sue State Over Ban on Health Care for Trans Youth
ACLU says C U in court
" unconstitutional before it can upend the lives of thousands of Texas families. "The cruelty is the point here,"..."

July 21, 2023 News Feature by Dex Wesley Parra

Fun and Games With the City Budget
The city takes its budget process on the road
"...With the figures on the board calculated as thousands, this means players were essentially being tasked with freeing..."

June 19, 2009 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

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