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New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
Here's what we're listening to
"...Eruption for social justice continuing, this year's Juneteeth will ring much louder..."

June 19, 2020 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

City, County Officials Warn COVID-19 Is Surging
Austin Public Health: "We have the ability to change this"
" practices, with more mask wearing and attention to social distancing. “It’s going to take the entire community being..."

June 11, 2020 News Post by Kimberley Jones

We Have an Issue: What’s Next, and How Fast Can We Get There?
In this week's issue, the rallying cry to defund police catches on, and Republicans try to quash vote by mail for good
"...move the money. Move it to mental health professionals, social workers, drug treatment and prevention programs, homeless services, affordable..."

June 12, 2020 Column by Kimberley Jones

AISD Will Resume Classes in August, but What Will They Look Like?
District mulls "blended approach" to reopening schools, schedules virtual conversations with parents, students, and staff
" classes, then it would need to consider how social distancing and safety guidelines might limit capacity. For example,..."

June 5, 2020 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

A Rough Start to Summer for Austin’s Beloved Pools
Can we swim yet?
" is both our goal and hope to provide services and programs to the community this summer, the health..."

May 29, 2020 News Feature by Clara Ence Morse

On the COVID-19 Front Lines, Providers Feel Exposed
Seeking protection
"...By mandating social distancing and banning non-essential activities, local leaders seek to..."

April 3, 2020 News Feature by Margaret Nicklas

Faster Than Sound: Music Industry Workers Face Uncertainty Around Unemployment Benefits
Independent contractors advised: “When in doubt, go ahead and register”
"...Lauren Hainley, Program Director for Disaster Services at HAA, emails: “It is a requirement of disaster..."

March 27, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

The Faces Behind Your Restaurants and Bars
A hospitality professional reflects on what happens when there are no more guests
"...wish was sufficient for the CDC-recommended six feet of social distance. Our hearts were made heavy by an order..."

March 20, 2020 Food Feature by Jillian Whitlow

City:One Challenge Finalists Focus on Healthy Living
Corporatation-funded competition aims to improve East Austin mobility
"...Lyft (which has partnerships in Austin with providers and social service agencies), or taxis, but less so than actual..."

Dec. 27, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Qmmunity: Support Trans Youth
Plus Halloween wins and Poo Poo Platter (birthday) parties
"...Abbott has ordered the Department of Family and Protective Services and the Texas Attorney General's Office to "investigate" whether..."

Nov. 1, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

The Austin Women Dispelling Stigma and Moving Mental Health Issues Forward
From Sheriff Sally Hernandez to state Rep. Celia Israel, local women are changing the conversation
"...has really made significant strides in expanding access to services by putting more money in the budget."..."

July 5, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Group Calls for Legislative Action to Address Texas’ High Maternal Mortality Rate for Black Women
Black Mamas Community Collective says, “We must do better.”
"...Black Mamas Community Collective – a group of researchers, social workers, policy makers, public health professionals, and community activists..."

Feb. 26, 2019 News Post by Alex Puente

Shout Out to the Queer Best of Austin Winners
Qmmunity is so proud of you!
"...Best Mani/Pedi: Cute Nail Studio..."

Nov. 1, 2018 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Marloff

Public Notice: The Battle Is Joined
Land use policy will define the November Council election
"...But on most of the major issues – equity, social justice, health and human services, the environment, civil rights..."

Aug. 24, 2018 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Ending the Boys' Club of Online Film Culture
Female industry professionals on power in parity, equality in cinema at SXSW Interactive
"...we've seen a surge in women speaking up on social media. It's been powerful to watch so many ladies..."

March 9, 2018 Screens Feature by Jenny Nulf

A Nightmare for DREAMers
Ending DACA affects an estimated 124,000 Texans
" live, work, and study. It also grants recipients social security cards and eligibility for driver's licenses. The immigration..."

Sept. 29, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Protecting the LGBTQ Community When the State Attacks
From the bathroom bill to marriage equality, can Austin fight back?
"...the Austin Police Department's 1,845 sworn officers, plus victim services counselors, public information officers, and additional civilian staff, on..."

Aug. 25, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Looking at the Lege After a Flaccid Special Session
Alpha males Abbott and Patrick can't get their red meat passed
"...on public safety, the Lege apparently prefers undermining basic services to tackling the Big State Property Tax Elephant: the..."

Aug. 18, 2017 News Feature by the News Staff

City's Racism Task Force Unveils Report
Group focuses on five issues to combat institutional racism
"...force defines institutional racism as “racism perpetuated by powerful social organizations – as opposed to individual actors – that..."

April 4, 2017 News Post by Mary Tuma

Judge Blocks Texas From Kicking Planned Parenthood Out of Medicaid
State determined to have provided "no evidence" of wrongdoing
"...of the Inspector General at the Health & Human Services Commission alleged that Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast had “a..."

Feb. 21, 2017 News Post by Mary Tuma

Luv Doc: Prohibition
God help the affable, chubby, slow kids with thick glasses
"...My best friend has been living with his girlfriend..."

Oct. 21, 2016 Column by The Luv Doc

If We Had Budget Enough, and Time ...
Council closes in on a final FY 2017 city budget
"...• $119,000: PARD Senior Transportation Services..."

Sept. 9, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

Council: What Drought?
Zimmerman and Troxclair take on water restrictions
"...that the city's policies had moved from "conservation" to "social engineering and behavioral change."..."

May 6, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

Homelessness on the Rise in Austin
Annual count reveals a 20% increase in homelessness
" overcome present barriers. By providing financial assistance and services, rapid rehousing promotes stabilization. The other strategy, permanent support..."

March 18, 2016 News Feature by Makeda Easter

Planned Parenthood Sues Texas Over Medicaid Exclusion
The provider claims the state is breaking federal law
"...of Inspector General at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission delivered a “termination letter” of Medicaid enrollment to..."

Nov. 23, 2015 News Post by Mary Tuma

Waste of Resources
"...and informative reporting on Austin's secret police [“APD Tracks Social Media,” News, Sept. 4]. At taxpayer expense, APD is..."

Sept. 16, 2015 Postmarks

Point Austin: Balancing Budget Numbers and Needs
Council wants a property tax cut, but service needs are real
"...of the city." City Council members (not to mention social media) are responding with well-deserved public outrage and mockery...."

May 15, 2015 News Column by Michael King

Closing the Digital Divide
Low-income housing gets cheap Google Fiber
" program, led by nonprofit Pathways Youth & Family Services and supported by a dozen business, philanthropic, and academic..."

Nov. 28, 2014 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Gay Place: Oonce like you mean it
Best get back, back, back to the Boathouse
"...AIDS Services of Austin takes you way back. (See Sunday.)..."

June 13, 2014 Column by Kate X Messer

Need a Lyft? Rideshare Wars, the Sequel
New player brings rideshare back to city agenda
"...heavily insured and background-checked drivers, and launched truncated, promotional-friendly services around the city...."

June 6, 2014 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

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