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Ways To Fix America
"...with all trade agreements. These agreements serve only big business interests. 2) Quit giving foreign aid. They don't appreciate..."

Dec. 2, 2011 Postmarks

An Education Only a Boss Could Love
Public schools lurch a little closer to privatization with HB 2
" enthusiastic thumbs up from the Texas Association of Business!..."

Feb. 11, 2005 News Column by Amy Smith

Our readers talk back.
"...his introduction, apparently in part to explain the paper's business-as-usual appearance, that the most decent and courageous response is..."

Sept. 21, 2001 Column

What's Wrong with Public Housing?
The remarkable turnaround of the city's Housing Authority
"...been far less sexy than "public-private" -- partnerships and incentives and other self-loathing strategies of a government that doesn't..."

Aug. 31, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Neighbors vs. Neighbors
A profile of the Central Texas struggle over Alcoa Rockdale and its plans for expansionAlcoa announces new "voluntary" emissions reductions.
"...her opposition. "I don't object to Alcoa running its business, or to the workers who make their living from..."

July 27, 2001 News Feature by Michael King

Sustainable Biodiesel: Made in Austin
How two guys are putting Austin on the biodiesel map … again
"...accident in 1999, while handcrafting soap for his previous business, Herbal Soapworks. Batches would sometimes go wrong, leaving a..."

Nov. 28, 2008 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Can the Bands Play On?
The Live Music Task Force tunes up to protect Austin's claim to fame
"...Martinez, and Cole in February include respected club and music-business owners: Steve Wertheimer (Continental Club), James Moody (Mohawk and..."

July 18, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Spring Training
Seasonal snapshots of the council candidates
"...families and affordability – like leading the Affordable Housing Incentives Task Force – while further aligning herself with some..."

March 21, 2008 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Developing Stories
If You Believe in Villa Muse, Clap Your Hands
"...of the complex private project – for which no business plan or financial pro forma has been provided to..."

March 14, 2008 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Developing Stories
Connect-the-dot conversations heard around town
" develop and grow – whether convened by the business sector, community nonprofits, or the city of Aus­tin –..."

Nov. 9, 2007 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Weird by Design
City's proposed design standards emphasize livability, walkability, and flexibility
"...looks like Anywhere, USA, with national chain retailers doing business out of big-box outposts, cluttering up the landscape with..."

April 1, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

On the Lege
The Lege solves school finance. Or not.
"...and alcohol taxes. The plan would also require all businesses (except sole proprietorships) to pay a franchise tax, adding..."

Jan. 21, 2005 News Column by Amy Smith

Put That in Your Big Box and ...
Activist groups beg to differ with the city's big-box report
" would conclude: that big boxes harm local independent business – a species whose health and welfare is a..."

Oct. 15, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
The Mayor's Task Force on the Economy is not completely clear on the concept.
"...three subcommittees -- focusing on "traditional industries," on small business, and on cultural vitality ("keeping Austin weird") -- have..."

April 18, 2003 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Culture Cash
Austin's artists and arts groups are working hard to survive the economic downturn, and now more than ever it's essential for the city that they do.
"...companies with long-term plans for their futures and the business savvy to make them last. A number of these..."

Feb. 7, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Cast a Giant Shadow
Evaluating the mayoral legacy of Kirk Watson
"...agrees that the go-go bravado and the antipathy toward business-as-usual were without downsides...."

Nov. 23, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Matter Over Mind
The proposed Cypress Realty Development in Dripping Springs
"...Austin, a governing board of sorts that integrated a business plan and some real estate savvy with the teachings..."

Sept. 21, 2001 News Feature by Rob Curran

You Do Not Tear Down Landmarks
"...probably there for one reason only -- to conduct business at the headquarters of the most Republican state in..."

Feb. 5, 1999 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Watson's Way
Mayor's Homeless Package Leaves Some People Cold
"...downtown may have been a predictable outcry from surrounding businesses, but business owners were not the only voices of..."

April 24, 1998 News Column by Kayte VanScoy

Cash for Trash?
Privatizing the City's Garbage Pickup
"...years for a piece of the city's lucrative garbage business. In fact, Waste Management Inc., and Browning-Ferris Industries (BFI)..."

July 5, 1996 News Feature by Amy Smith

Page Two
"...its core: a stagnant inner city and a central business district (CBD) that people weren't using any more. With..."

Dec. 15, 1995 Column by Louis Black

Rideshare Wars Round 2: Fare Thee Well
First TNC drops in response to Uber and Lyft's returns
"...we are unable to endure the recent loss of business."..."

June 9, 2017 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Making Reuse Mainstream
Austin needs a combo of government leadership, corporate responsibility, and individual commitment to meet reuse benchmarks
" open, it's processing 2 tons every month as businesses donate unsold inventory and people clean out their craft..."

Feb. 12, 2016 News Feature by Robyn Ross

Uber Says "Thumbs Down"
No truce in the TNC war
" (like ACL or Trail of Lights, etc.). Possible disincentives include requiring TNCs to allow a passenger to cancel..."

Jan. 29, 2016 News Feature by Mac McCann

Exiled From Main Street
Can Austin's stock of affordable housing keep pace with high-speed growth?
" fictitious company on The Office would base its business model on professional sports teams – still a vacuum..."

June 28, 2013 News Feature by Elizabeth Pagano

Then There's This: Labor Reps Target Marriott
Construction workers say they're getting stiffed on wages at city-backed project
"...said he was being misclassified as a laborer. WDP business liaison Gregorio Casar* said construction crew members who operate..."

Feb. 8, 2013 News Column by Amy Smith

It's the Stupid Economy
Fact-checking Perry's campaign against Texas' financial realities
"...Good For Business..."

Aug. 16, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The Action's in Place 3
Shade, Tovo, Nofziger race most watched and closely contested
" of the world." He envisions a $60 million incentives program over the next three years, subsidizing electric-powered bikes..."

April 29, 2011 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Not So Hot TODs
Sputtering rail, sputtering economy – the uncertain fate of Red Line development
"...think. But the strong consensus explanation among those whose business it is to work on or monitor the TODs..."

Nov. 26, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Page Three: Hell in a Handbasket
or, the Worst of Austin
A week in the life of local government
" call for a tax-hike election (see "Bowing to Business Wheels, AISD Cans Tax Hike" for details). Now, I..."

Aug. 27, 2010 Column by Nick Barbaro

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