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Austin's (Waistlines Are) Growing, but Use of Big Data, Detailed Map Technology Might Reverse the Trend

Austin's (Waistlines Are) Growing, but Use of Big Data, Detailed Map Technology Might Reverse the Trend
New mapping technology is helping Austin combat a growing youth obesity problem.
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Obama Speech: GOP Using Taxpayer Money to Sue Me for Doing a Good Job

Obama Speech: GOP Using Taxpayer Money to Sue Me for Doing a Good Job
President Obama had some great lines in Austin Thursday night, sure to get the GOP riled up. With jobs and the economy on the up, Republican intransigence is looking more and more childish and stubborn. Watch the video here.
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Austin City Council Challenges TX Statehouse, Congress to Better Champion Reproductive Justice

Austin City Council Challenges TX Statehouse, Congress to Better Champion Reproductive Justice
In an open letter to the Texas Legislature and Congress, three members of the Austin City Council challenged the legislative bodies to do more and better in their approach to women's reproductive health and justice.
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15% of Austin Children Are Living in Extreme Poverty

15% of Austin Children Are Living in Extreme Poverty
Austin has long-been a hotspot for growth in Texas, and has especially seen growth over the past 5 years. But with the continued growth has come some major consequences as well. New data from the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows that the number of Austin children living in extreme poverty rose by 11,000 from 2006 to 2012.
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Texas Sized Leap: Dallas D.A. Backs Marriage Equality

Texas Sized Leap: Dallas D.A. Backs Marriage Equality
Yet another public official in a traditionally conservative state has admitted to possessing common sense, as Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins endorsed marriage equality during an interview with "Dallas Voice."
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TX Attorney General Denies Benefits for Same-Sex Couples

TX Attorney General Denies Benefits for Same-Sex Couples
April can be the cruelest month. In a defeat for civil rights and home rule in Texas, Texas Attorney Greg Abbott scaled back rights for same-sex couples in cities such as Austin, Pflugerville, El Paso, Fort Worth, and others.
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Study Shows Austin is Pretty Dense

Study Shows Austin is Pretty Dense
Nationwide, the cities that have the most college grads living in the suburbs are ones you'll recognize as having some of the highest costs of living in the U.S. - New York, San Francisco and the Bay Area, Washington, DC, and Boston.
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Austin Considering Hourly Wage Boost to Avoid 'Corporate Entitlement Program'

Following Travis County, Texas’ passage of an ordinance requiring any company moving to the county and receiving a tax break to pay their workers a minimum of $11, the City of Austin is weighing a similar deal. This would raise wages for construction workers in Austin who currently have a prevailing wage of $7.50 per hour and marks a possible change in Texas construction policy where workers are generally subject to incredibly low wages.
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Locations to Register to Vote in Austin Today

Tuesday, October 9th, is the deadline to register to vote in Texas in order to vote in this November's election. In order to assist Travis County residents, deputy voter registrars will be stationed at ALL Travis County Thundercloud Subs locations from 10 AM until MIDNIGHT on Tuesday.
If you need to register to vote or update your registration to your current address, please visit one of these location...
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