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Stories by Matt Largey

The 'Moment' has passed. Austin's most controversial public artwork might be coming down

Frank Wick remembers the first time he drove through the underpass on Lamar and saw the blue panels on the walls. “It felt like it was art; I wasn’t sure. It was a nice moment,” said Wick, a collection manager…

Who's running for Austin City Council? Join us for a series of forums to hear from the candidates.

Five seats on the Austin City Council are up for election this November. What do you want the candidates to be talking about as they try to earn your vote? We’re teaming up with KUT News for a series of…

State appeals court strikes down Austin rules on short-term rentals

A state appeals court has declared some elements of Austin’s rules governing short-term rentals unconstitutional, including provisions banning non-owner-occupied rentals and occupancy limits. In 2016, the City Council passed sweeping new regulations of short-term rentals, like those you find through…

Austin joins a handful of cities where carbon emissions have fallen in recent years

Austin is among 30 cities worldwide where emissions have peaked, according to a new analysis from a coalition of cities dedicated to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The group, C40, defines “peaked” as having emissions fall by at least 10 percent…

Featured Collection: Austin Energy 2022 rate case

Austin Energy ramps up outreach for proposed rate changes

Austin Energy has entered the public hearing phase of its base rate review process, following its proposal to raise service costs. The monthslong dialogue with stakeholders and city staff, slated for resolution by City Council in November, has surfaced predictable…

2018 election results: Austin bonds and propositions

Austin voters gave the OK to seven bond propositions totaling more than $925 million this election, but things aren’t looking good for two propositions fueled by citizen petitions – Propositions J and K – that could fail. Proposition A Results:…

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