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Behind Enemy Lines at ALEC's Right-Wing Policy Conference
Activists say the American Legislative Exchange Council backs corporate interests over people
"...go!" chanted around 100 labor, immigrant, environmental, disability, and social justice advocates outside the JW Marriott Hotel Downtown on..."

Aug. 30, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Austin's 10 queerest highlights of 2018
"...Texas' QTPOC communities, observing their 33rd anniversary, while TGQ Social rang in their 50th meetup. 2) Not One but..."

Dec. 28, 2018 Column by Sarah Marloff

This Is Your City Budget
More police, vanishing grants, rising costs, and ... Jazzercise?
"...budget work session. "[We have] the refusal to fund social service contracts, and then we have an expense way..."

Sept. 2, 2011 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Panhandlers for God
Not all street solicitors are created equal – some owe their souls to the company church
"...of drugs and narcotics." How and where those rehabilitative services are rendered isn't at all clear. The organization has..."

Sept. 25, 2009 News Feature by Jordan Smith

CNN Obama-Clinton Debate: The full transcript
Word for word, the whole shebang
" shouldn't have to pay income tax on your Social Security. We pay for these by closing tax loopholes..."

Feb. 21, 2008 News Post by Lee Nichols

Austin @ Large: No Picnic for PARD
Parks & Recreation downsizes, shedding functions that perhaps it never should have had.
"...reverse happening with planning and development, Health and Human Services, and at least historically with the Austin Public Library...."

Sept. 20, 2002 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Road to Recovery
A private health care consultant has improved efficiency at the county's primary health care clinics. Looming Medicaid cuts protenda new crisis.
" the hapless bureaucracy of the Health and Human Services Department, which is responsible for everything from dispensing welfare..."

Sept. 15, 2000 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

That Figures
City Manager Jesus Garza introduces a budget that focuses on roads, utilities, and cops, and skates around a needed tax increase.
"...and contracts get transferred out to the new Redevelopment Services department...."

Aug. 18, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Public Notice
Volunteer Some More
"...AIDS Services of Austin (ASA) A clearinghouse consortium of local AIDS..."

March 26, 1999 Column by Kate X Messer

Get Out the Bootstraps
Cause Texas Ain't Takin' Care of You No More
"...trudge into a South Austin branch of the "Human Services Department" - otherwise known as the welfare office. Sweating..."

June 13, 1997 News Feature by Audrey Duff

City Slickers
How the state's most influential conservative think tank works to undermine our local control
"...control, to try to roll back or privatize city services. The think tank has attacked a slew of Austin..."

Oct. 12, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

The 'Chronicle' Endorsements
Our picks for the Nov. 7 election
" the very structures of our country – Constitutional, social, economic, and diplomatic – demands a redress, if only..."

Nov. 3, 2006 News Feature

The 'Chronicle' Endorsements
Our picks for the Nov. 7 election
" the very structures of our country – Constitutional, social, economic, and diplomatic – demands a redress, if only..."

Oct. 27, 2006 News Feature

The 'Chronicle' Endorsements
Our picks for the Nov. 7 election
" the very structures of our country – Constitutional, social, economic, and diplomatic – demands a redress, if only..."

Oct. 20, 2006 News Feature

Our readers talk back.
"...women's movement, et al. The pursuit of economic and social justice is as American as the Boston Tea Party...."

Jan. 14, 2005 Column

Totally PC
When it comes to city planning, nothing's constant but change.
"...try again to translate Austin's visions of Smart Growth, social equity, and neighborhood vitality into a system that actually..."

Oct. 6, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

The New Texas Family Planning
Slashed budgets and anti-abortion politics undermine women's health care
", which has offered family planning and reproductive health services to low-income and uninsured women since the early Seventies,..."

Jan. 27, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Supporting the Queer Service and Entertainment Industries
How to help LGBTQIA workers during COVID-19 pandemic
"...and see how they’re doing during this trying time. Social distancing doesn’t mean social isolation. Use those fancy tools..."

March 27, 2020 Qmmunity Post by A. Micah Mills

Criminal Justice Advocates and Officials at Odds Over Pandemic Precautions
Campaigning by another name
"...local activists. The list of “Demands for public education, social distancing & welfare guarantees to mitigate impacts of the..."

March 18, 2020 News Post by Michael King

10 Cases of COVID-19 Now Reported in Travis County, and the Rest of the Day's Developments
We round up the latest closures, take-out options, and more
"...Americans to work or school remotely when possible; avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people; and..."

March 16, 2020 News Post by the News Staff

SXSWedu: Steady as She Goes
Women's rights advocates push for educational equity
"...Shahid, a social entrepreneur specializing in scalable impact, spoke with Caroline Howard..."

March 16, 2015 SXSW Post by Jessi Cape

The Heart of the Community
SXSWedu gathers voices on schools in communities, communities in schools
"...schools, the more it realizes the value of wraparound services, like on-site dentistry and free meals. She said, "If..."

Feb. 28, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

HIV/AIDS: Pushing Past the Plateau
Local agency fights stigma with new PSA campaign
"...The Q ( is an Mpowerment Project of AIDS Services of Austin, part of a nationwide evidence-based initiative to..."

Dec. 27, 2013 News Feature by Brandon Watson

Budget Stretch Run
City money season at full speed – and the dollars are chasing the needs
" the front end, before young people drift into anti-social activities. Tovo has been pressing both her council colleagues..."

Aug. 2, 2013 News Feature by Michael King

Jumping the Shark on Women's Health
For the sake of anti-abortion politics, the governor and the Legislature turned their backs on women's health care – with disastrous consequences. Is there any way to fix this mess?
"...Most obviously, the family planning and basic reproductive health services budget meant to serve low-income, uninsured Texas women was..."

Jan. 18, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Pondering Downtown Condos
Frequently Asked Questions
"...make up a wide variety of ages, cultural and social backgrounds, and family types." At the high-end Austonian, said..."

March 13, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...with rising income and more possibilities to increase city services, at a lower tax rate. See p.20, and "Point..."

Aug. 4, 2006 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...looking for dedicated volunteers to serve in its Victims Services Division, offering "healing support" to victims at the scene..."

June 9, 2006 News Feature

Page Two: The Politics of Distraction
In the face of failure at home and abroad, the right turns on immigrants
" Qaeda, Osama bin Laden (has he been caught?), Social Security reform, national security, tax-cutting budget balancing, AIDS in..."

April 14, 2006 Column by Louis Black

Our readers talk back.
" me, or you could argue that it's a social crutch that gives people an excuse to communicate with..."

April 18, 2003 Column

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