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Federal Edges Out Swift's Attic
Miami eatery wins Best New Restaurant battle with a "biskit"
"...28, pitting Austin's highly regarded Swift's Attic against the Federal Food, Drink & Provisions from Miami. The competitors appeared..."

Jan. 29, 2015 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Judge: Medi-Pot Law Not in Conflict With Federal Prohibition
"...arguing that the state’s medi-pot law is trumped by federal anti-pot law, thus exempting county officials from having to..."

Nov. 22, 2006 News Post by Jordan Smith

Federal Judge Blocks Obama's Transgender Guidelines
Ft. Worth judge says "status quo" in place for now
"...and his anti-LGBTQ cohort have succeeded in blocking a federal transgender-inclusive directive, albeit temporarily...."

Aug. 22, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

Austin Aquarium Manager Sent to Federal Shark Tank
Covino gets a year behind bars
"...is scheduled to open to annual-pass holders, a Florida federal judge sentenced Ammon Covino, one of two brothers behind..."

Dec. 4, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Austin Coke Traffickers in Federal Pokey
Chief Art Acevedo takes sideways shot at Travis Co. attitudes towards drugs
"...was the impetus for a more than two-year joint local-state-federal task force investigation that ended with 28 defendants sentenced..."

June 5, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

UPDATED: Abortion Regulations Trial Continues in Federal Court
Second day of testimony continues this afternoon
"...it hasn't been easy, she testified this afternoon in federal court...."

Oct. 22, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

State Cannot Ban Planned Parenthood and Keep Federal Funds for Women's Health Program
State-funded WHP set to begin Jan. 1
"...A federal court in Waco Friday denied the state an injunction..."

Dec. 22, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

Federal Funds Flowing Into Central Texas for Housing, Transit
Doggett announces $122 million in COVID-19 relief
"...San Marcos are the beneficiaries of $122 million in federal funds delivered under the CARES Act coronavirus relief package,..."

April 3, 2020 News Post by Mike Clark-Madison

UDATED: Abortion Regulations Trial Begins in Federal Court
Contested provisions set to take effect Oct. 29
"...to care, UT professor Joe Potter testified today in federal court...."

Oct. 21, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Federal Judge Tosses State's "Sanctuary Cities" Suit Against Austin
Concurrent case against Texas remains pending in San Antonio
"...It looks like a federal judge has granted Austin attorneys their wish...."

Aug. 9, 2017 News Post by Mary Tuma

Texas Judge Blocks New Federal Overtime Rules
Rule won't go into effect Dec. 1 thanks to Paxton, 20-state coalition
"...Mazzant of Sherman, Texas, temporarily struck down a new federal overtime rule that would have impacted 4.2 million American..."

Nov. 22, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

Onion Creek Plan Receives Federal Funding
$12 million grant to be used in property buyouts
"...Lee Leffingwell's office today announced that $12 million in federal funds has been allocated to the Onion Creek, Lower..."

March 5, 2014 News Post by Brandon Watson

Federal Court Grants Wood a Stay of Execution
Federal Judge stays Wood's execution, opining that state courts trampled due process
"...Just hours before his scheduled execution this evening, federal District Judge Orlando Garcia granted Jeffery Wood a 30-day..."

Aug. 21, 2008 News Post by Jordan Smith

NoDak Farmers Continue Fight for Hemp in Federal Appeals Court
"...North Dakota federal District Judge Daniel Hovland on Nov. 28 dismissed from..."

Dec. 12, 2007 News Post by Jordan Smith

EPA Flexes Federal Muscle on Texas Air
Gov. Perry's huffin' and puffin' in defense of dirty air
"...Quality. The industrial polluters that now must apply for federal permits are primarily Gulf Coast oil and chemical refineries,..."

July 9, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Bucks for Bullets: Federal minimum-wage raise approved
When Congress passed Iraq war spending bill last Thursday, it approved a raise in federal minimum wage for first time in a decade
"...May 24, it also approved a raise in the federal minimum wage for the first time in about a..."

June 1, 2007 News Feature by Cheryl Smith

Austin Makes Federal Case Over New Courthouse
Austin leaders try to influence the feds' new U.S. courthouse project.
"...After an eruption of local outrage, the federal General Services Administration has backed off its plans to..."

Nov. 22, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Opinion: Because of COVID-19, It’s Less Safe Behind Bars. Here’s How Federal Prisoners Can Petition to Get Their Sentences Reduced.
Criminal defense attorney Chris Perri explains avenues for early prison release in Texas
"...I see the toll the fear is taking. Luckily, federal law may provide some avenues for relief for those..."

April 24, 2020 Column by Chris Perri

Reefer Madness: North Dakota Hemp Heads Toward Federal Showdown
State's farmers stuck in web of federal bureaucracy
"...expedite the applications of two North Dakota farmers seeking federal approval to farm industrial hemp is, in effect, a..."

May 11, 2007 News Column by Jordan Smith

Weed Watch: Meddling Federal Lawmakers Share Blame in Senseless Medi-Pot Death
Barr and co. prevented D.C. voters from enacting law
"...failing to provide adequate medical care in violation of federal laws – including the Eighth Amendment's ban on cruel..."

Sept. 30, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Anti-Smoking Ordinance Wins Federal Round
Judge tells bar owners they filed in the wrong court
"...from the bench March 17. "There are no ripe federal claims, and this is a lawsuit to stop an..."

March 25, 2005 News Feature by Michael King

Need to Audit Federal Reserve
"...gold or silver. In 1913, Congress created the unconstitutional Federal Reserve. Today, our currency is not backed by any..."

July 28, 2009 Postmarks

Questions About the Federal Reserve
"...to ask a few questions. Why is it the federal government wants to know our income, our transactions, every..."

July 12, 2009 Postmarks

Audit Federal Reserve
"...They could start repenting by cosponsoring S. 604 (the Federal Reserve Sunshine Act of 2009). The House version of..."

July 8, 2009 Postmarks

Trickle Down: Parsing Federal Relief
Despite best intentions, coordination in crisis does not always produce the best recovery
"...coordination of the bigger guns of relief – the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Department of Housing and..."

Nov. 29, 2013 News Feature by Kate X Messer

Reefer Madness: Federal Sentencing Law Up for (Watered-Down) Reform
Senate committee passes compromise bill on sentencing disparity
"...devastating, primarily to low-level minority drug users. Indeed, Texas Federal Judge Ricardo Hinojosa, former acting chair of the USSC,..."

March 19, 2010 News Column by Jordan Smith

Federal Judge Legalizes Texas Vote-by-Mail
Broad ruling says all Texas voters can request mail ballots
"...by mail in Texas, the arena has shifted to federal court. U.S. District Judge Fred Biery ruled Tuesday that..."

May 22, 2020 News Feature by Michael King

Federal Judge Dismisses Local Sexual Assault Survivors’ Lawsuit
Yeakel cites progress by Lege in rejecting claims against APD, D.A.
"...The survivors’ suit, originally filed in June 2018 by..."

Feb. 11, 2020 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Trump Budget Wants Congress to Rewrite Federal Immigration Law
But that budget? DOA. (We hope.)
"...The proposed Trump administration federal budget – described variously as "dead on arrival" or..."

June 2, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Federal Dollars Arrive for Onion Creek Buyout
Neighborhoods to return to green space
"...to see the light of day last week with federal approval of $11.8 million to buy out flood-prone homes..."

March 14, 2014 News Feature by Amy Smith

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