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Austin Police Live by Their Own COVID Rules, It Seems
A closer look at vaccine and mask policies among Austin's first responders
"...Nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, two facts are clear. Vaccination offers both..."

Oct. 1, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

APD's Early Warning System for Reckless and Aggressive Officers Is Broken. Is It Worth Fixing?
Falling into the GAP
"...Relations between the Austin Police Department and the people it serves are..."

Aug. 27, 2021 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Office of Police Oversight Puts Its Difficulties With APD Leadership in Writing
Report offers insight into limitations OPO faces in doing its work
"...The city of Austin Office of Police Oversight's first annual..."

June 25, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

hellsite.austin.gov
Everything needs to be online now. Austin is a world-renowned tech capital. Why can’t the city get it right?
"...For the thousands staring anxiously at their computer screens for hour..."

June 11, 2021 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Public Notice: Home Prices Still High
No surprise there, and they'll go higher. Plus policing.
"..."Austin-area Home Sales and Prices Set New Record" was the big front-page headline in the Austin American-Statesman Wednesday morning...."

May 21, 2021 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Chronicle Endorsements for the May 1 City of Austin Special Election
Our picks for the eight propositions you'll see on your ballot
"...no longer elects its City Council in May elections (other area cities still do, including Round Rock, Georgetown, Lakeway,..."

April 16, 2021 News Feature by The Chronicle Editorial Board

Election Ticker: Democracy, Dollars
Austinites for Progressive Reform, opposition PACs report campaign finances
"...Austinites for Progressive Reform, the political action committee supporting Prop­o­sitions D through H, announced..."

April 9, 2021 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Lege Ticker: Someone Has to Pay the Post-Storm Electric Bill
The price is right?
"...Texas, Winter Storm Uri continues to do damage at the Capitol. On Tuesday, Public Utility Commission Chairman (and sole..."

March 19, 2021 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Hundreds File Complaints Over APD Actions at Protests
An unprecedented surge, but will it lead to consequences for officers?
"...Nearly 900 complaints were submitted to the Office of Police Oversight over the Austin Police Department's..."

June 19, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Getting Tough on APD
Council: Reforms and budget cuts only the first step
"...In a series of unanimous votes Thursday, June 11, City Council voted to..."

June 19, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Hundreds Tell Council, APD That Big Change Must Happen – Now
Voices of sorrow and rage
"...With those words, Edwin Sanchez kicked off 12 hours of City Council meetings that began with..."

June 12, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Council Hears Emotional Pleas for Change in Austin Police Leadership at Emergency Hearings
CMs join community in denouncing police violence at protests
"...With those words, Edwin Sanchez kicked off 12 hours of City Council meetings that began with..."

June 5, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

For Texas Prisoners, COVID-19 Shouldn’t Be a Death Sentence
Criminal justice advocates warn of outbreaks behind bars
"...warned for weeks that it was only a matter of time before the coronavirus pandemic became a crisis in..."

May 15, 2020 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Activists Call for Heads at APD
Racism probe, weekend shooting heighten reform demands
"...A coalition of grassroots groups has called on city leaders to fire..."

May 1, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

As Charlie Jones Exits C3, He Traces His Journey From College Station to Founding ACL Fest
Leaving the music promotions empire he helped build, Jones begins his new events company, Four Leaf
"...storytelling devices civilization funnels down to, a quest – The Odyssey – tallies the most adventure. Here, then, unscrolls..."

Feb. 28, 2020 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Rape Survivor Sues Local Motel for Failing to Help Her After Assault
The motel is accused of lacking adequate security, more
"...Emily Borchardt, the 24-year-old rape survivor behind the defamation suit against Travis..."

Jan. 24, 2020 News Post by Sarah Marloff

An “Awesome First Year” for Austin's Office of Police Oversight
OPO fields more than 800 incoming contacts – comments, complaints, and kudos – in 2019
"...In its first year of existence, the city's Office of Police Oversight fielded more..."

Jan. 3, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

In Search of Greater Justice With a Travis County Public Defender’s Office
Taking steps toward a much improved, more equitable local criminal justice system
"..."The answer to everything," said Meridian's mother, "is we live..."

May 24, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

The Top 10 Austin News Milestones of 2018
Days like these
"...The biggest stories of any year in Austin tend to..."

Dec. 28, 2018 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

The Life of a Search and Rescue Drone Pioneer
How retired Air Force medic Gene Robinson found new purpose looking for missing persons
"...longer able to fly a plane himself, Robinson designed the Spectra, an unmanned flying wing aircraft that can be..."

Nov. 23, 2018 News Feature by Cat Cardenas

Community, Policing
City, police union, activists arrive at compromise with new four-year contract
"...After more than a year of negotiations, the city and the Austin Police Association are..."

Nov. 16, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Ellen Troxclair: Bye, Bye, Bye
Outgoing CM shows why she won't be missed
"...It's only fitting that, in the dwindling days of this incarnation of City Council, those..."

Nov. 9, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Bullies Will Be Bullies
Decoding Jimmy Flannigan and Ken Casaday's most recent tiff
"...blowup between City Council Member Jimmy Flannigan and Austin Police Association President Ken Casaday over the expired police contract..."

Oct. 26, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Police Proverbs
APD's new community brand, same old contract issues
"...At a press conference last week to detail the results of the Austin Police Department's recent community policing..."

Oct. 5, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

All Politics Is Local at Texas Tribune Festival
Evan Smith leads the fest’s move Downtown and brings national newsmakers to Austin
"...Does Steve Bannon get out of bed for less than $10,000? We may never know,..."

Sept. 28, 2018 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Police Oversight: Starting From Scratch
Farah Muscadin’s work in progress
"...At a City Council work session in late May, Police Monitor Farah Muscadin sat down to talk about her..."

Sept. 14, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Headlines
"...own new rec­ord for efficiency, City Council used only the first (Tuesday) of three scheduled budget reading days to..."

Sept. 14, 2018 News Feature

New to Town? Here Are Nine of the Biggest News Stories Affecting Locals.
A primer on Austin politics
"...upstanding student, and welcome (back) to Austin, where you’re either re-acclimating to the increasing chaos of life in an..."

Aug. 30, 2018 News Post by News Staff

Council’s Last Licks
Closing up shop before summer break
"...Freshly back from their trip to Tornillo, where members (save for Ellen Troxclair..."

June 29, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Council: What Do We Want? Money!
Who needs it? Fire stations, cops, and scooter companies.
"...an early night, and a few measures should drive the conversation. That will include discussions on temporary fire stations,..."

May 25, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

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