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City Council Redirects APD Funds to Abortion Support Access
$250K to flow toward abortion support services
"...last year, Austin City Council infused its nascent abortion care practical support program with some $250,000 as part of..."

Aug. 14, 2020 News Post by Mary Tuma

FY21 Budget Passes Unanimously With Big Cuts to Austin Police Funding
Council members celebrate first step, but acknowledge hard work ahead
"...and food insecurity, and lack of access to mental health care among them – Council hopes to lay the..."

Aug. 13, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

Precinct Chairs Set to Choose Next County Judge
Rarely used selection process causes a stir
"...it is in most disasters, working with Austin Public Health (which is a joint city/county department, as is EMS)..."

Aug. 14, 2020 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Qmmunity: Queer History Is Shared History
Plus, Queer Film Theory 101 goes to aGLIFF and more
"...Chavers, and Rocky Lane share how wellness practitioners and health care providers can best support transgender and gender diverse..."

Aug. 14, 2020 Column by Beth Sullivan

Brandon Cash Says He's a Clown. His Critics Say He's a Bigot. Will His Customers Keep Coming Back?
The show must (?) go on
"...the values of a community that I love and care deeply about and my insensitive actions do not represent..."

Aug. 14, 2020 News Feature by Lee Ackerley

Checking In: Guitar Hauler Bill Kirchen Pulls Into the Truck Stop at the End of the World
Long-game guitarist keeps twangin’ and sangin’
"...there a difference?) pressure. The heroes are on the health care front lines and public service. The villains are..."

Aug. 10, 2020 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Kissing Is Out, Glory Holes Are In for Students During Pandemic
Austin health professions talk safe sex practices
"...Fear not. Health care professionals across the city are equipped with best..."

Aug. 7, 2020 Features Feature by Nataleah Small

Opinion: The Impossible Choice for Parents and Caregivers at the Border
The inhumane treatment of adults and children migrants must stop
"...and families at the border. Without access to standard health care, nutritious food, or safe, affordable housing, they are..."

Aug. 7, 2020 Column by Natalie Fellows

The Challenges of Going Back to School
Parents, teachers, and students share their anxieties over starting the fall semester while COVID-19 is still rampant
"...teacher is really like, or even worse, don't really care. Would you send your child, mom, dad, husband, wife,..."

Aug. 7, 2020 Features Feature

Local K-12 Educators Look at Ways to Start the School Year as COVID-19 Looms
Put on your thinking cap
"...to figure out who they are and what they care about. He's always excited about giving his students the..."

Aug. 7, 2020 Features Feature by Aaricka Washington

Roots Chicken Shak to Open at Revamped H-E-B Mueller Food Hall
Chef Tiffany Derry proves that working moms should run the world
"...part of the original Mueller plans, actually began her career as a mechanical engineer: "I was gonna build satellites..."

Aug. 7, 2020 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

UT's RTF Department Changes Focus During the Pandemic
Safety on the set
"...may shift, but the overall emphasis is on increased health and safety training and reduced campus contact hours: For..."

Aug. 7, 2020 Features Feature by Richard Whittaker

Public Notice: Heads Up, Pandemic Parents:
Do You Want a Public School to Come Back To?
"...pursuant to A.G. Ken Pax­ton's recent execrable opinion), local health authorities aren't allowed to order schools closed. And even..."

Aug. 7, 2020 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Consultants Lay Out Ways to Improve Homelessness Services
Report calls for more coordination, better tracking of outcomes
"...Ending Community Homelessness Coalition (ECHO), to public safety and health agencies, to the business community...."

Aug. 7, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

The Killing of Garrett Foster Shocks the City – and Galvanizes the Moment
Whether Foster raised his gun may never be known, but there can be little doubt about the driver's intentions
"...could have died then too, and APD did not care. They let him go free ... It shows what..."

July 31, 2020 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Kevin Curtin Hung Out With All of Austin’s “Tree of the Year” Winners
A socially distanced journey through the city’s green spaces
"...nearby a young descendant tree demonstrates a succession of health, care, and progeny."..."

July 31, 2020 Arts Feature by Kevin Curtin

Shut Up and Drum: Thor Harris Talks Politics and Humanity
We spent election day with local percussive rebel
"...do with you or I or the environment or health care for the people," he steams. "To be complicit..."

July 31, 2020 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Walking Waller Creek Is a Tour Through Wildlife, Wild Flora, and Wild History
Take this self-guided tour from UT's Office of Sustainability, and learn how much wildness this waterway is home to
"...the section of creek that cuts through the UT-Austin Health District with the university's School of Nursing and Dell..."

July 31, 2020 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

In We Are Here! Living the Legacy of Dr. Givens, Remembering East Austin’s Past and Fighting for Its Future
Eastside advocates and participants in Forklift Danceworks' Givens Swims shared their thoughts about their community
"...its first Black firefighters. This resonated with Brown, a health professional who once wanted to be a firefighter and..."

July 31, 2020 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Protester Killed at BLM March, Shooter Released From Custody
Foster remembered at defiant vigil: "Garrett was a hero"
"...was a large white man who was her full-time caretaker. They’d been together since high school, and during his..."

July 27, 2020 News Post by Mike Clark-Madison

Local Hard Seltzer Brewed Right Here in Austin
Blue Norther offers a canned cold front
"...25 years of experience in executive leadership in the health care industry with the knowledge his son, Austin M.,..."

July 24, 2020 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

“Reimagining” APD and Its Huge Budget Starts Now
City Council and the city manager try to move away from policing, but is it enough?
"...to – address right now is to transform mental health crisis response. AH Datalytics found that in the first..."

July 24, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

The Case of Michael Hickson Highlights Legal and Ethical Issues Around Who Receives Treatment During a Pandemic
Who makes end-of-life decisions?
"...as are the doctors and nurses who risk their health daily to save lives. But the centrality of hospitals..."

July 24, 2020 News Feature by Margaret Nicklas

Q&A With City Manager Spencer Cronk
In his first sit-down interview with the Chronicle, Austin's CM discusses public safety, the budget, and next steps
"...the receiving departments – whether it is Austin Public Health or EMS or the city's partners at Integral Care..."

July 24, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Opinion – We Need Leaders: City Budget Misses the Mark
Politicians are offering empty and symbolic gestures but no real and substantial change
"...the essential workers that have to decide between their health and livelihood. Not only are these communities having to..."

July 24, 2020 Column by Joshua Crutchfield

Faster Than Sound: Summer Songs of Protest
The stories behind three timely tracks by local artists Pussy Gillette, Kydd Jones, and Njune
"...grants up to $40,000 as funded by the federal CARES Act. Nationally, Austin members of the National Independent Venue..."

July 24, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Free Will Astrology
Your weekly horoscope, July 17-23
"...politician Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. "If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough." I trust you've..."

July 24, 2020 Column by Rob Brezsny

A Lagniappe About Mary Trump’s Book
R.U. Steinberg recalls a childhood in the distant orbit of "the world's most dangerous man"
"...grown up in a family where their mom had health issues and their dad showed little affection. Still, it's..."

July 24, 2020 Arts Feature by R.U. Steinberg

Mental Health Crisis Plan Still Lags Behind Austin’s Needs
Trying to change how the emergency response apparatus handles mental health calls
"...Last summer, a report from the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute looked into how Austin's emergency response apparatus..."

July 17, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

As Budget Battles Begin, APD Takes a Minor Hit
Only a small change, for now
"...in savings will be diverted to improving emergen­cy mental health response. This includes more funding in the city's contract..."

July 17, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

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