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Paige Ellis: Preparing for climate change resilience

Despite enduring a year of trials, Austin City Council Member Paige Ellis is determined to continue getting work done for her constituents and for the city. Two of Ellis’ most significant accomplishments this year with Council include the Healthy Streets…

City departments team up to fight human trafficking

Local officials continue to emphasize that human trafficking has no place in Austin, where the crime is officially recognized by the city as a “human rights concern impacting Austin residents, businesses and communities.” In a recent memorandum, the city laid…

New collective continues the fight to dismantle systemic racism

Mayor Steve Adler and a coalition of community activists launched a new nonprofit organization earlier this month, creating an entity to succeed the Mayor’s Task Force on Institutional Racism and Systemic Inequities and bring many of its 278 recommendations to…

Austin libraries receive funding to help low-income students

With the Covid-19 pandemic forcing a dramatic rise in the number of online classes and amount of schoolwork, some students in low-income households, who may not have access to the internet or own a personal computer, are being left behind.…

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