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Welcome to The Austin Common news feed. This is where you’ll find all the latest, up-to-date info about what’s happening around town. Explore by topic, type, or just scroll through it all by looking at the “latest posts” section at the bottom of the page. 

Our news philosophy is simple. With all of our coverage, we try and do the following:

  • Keep it local

  • Keep it brief

  • Actually explain the news

  • Give you clear steps for action

  • Keep it positive

  • Keep it nonpartisan

You can learn about how we actually do this by clicking on each of our story types below. 

 

As a community-based news source, we’re here to serve you. That’s why we promise:

  • To follow journalistic principles of accuracy, fact-checking, multiple sources, and dedication to the truth

  • To immediately fix mistakes if they’re made and to be honest about how they happened

  • To approach our news coverage from a place of respect, civility, and kindness for our fellow Austinities

  • To honor the value of lived experiences (especially within marginalized communities) as well as expert testimony/ opinion 

  • To allow for open, two-way communication between our staff and readers, ensuring that our content is relevant and useful to you

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News Archives

Every story we've ever written, sorted by topic.

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Can’t quite decide which type of news post you want to read? You can scroll through all of our latest posts below. 

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Community News + Partner Posts
Amy Stansbury

Help Make Austin A More Accessible City

About the City of Austin Public Works Dept. This post is sponsored by our community partner, the City of Austin Public Works Department, which designs, manages, and inspects major capital improvement projects and maintains Austin’s network of trails. Action Box Make Austin a more accessible

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Episode 29
Essays
Amy Stansbury

Should Austin Decriminalize Marijuana? (Episode 29)

We’re back with another election episode! In this week’s episode, Austin Common Radio Hour host Amy Stansbury talks with Julie Oliver (of Ground Game Texas) about Prop A, which if passed, would effectively decriminalize marijuana in Austin and ban no-knock warrants by police. Don’t forget

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Displacement - 1
Community News + Partner Posts
COA_Housing_Planning

Help Prevent Displacement In Austin

About the City of Austin Housing & Planning Dept. This post is sponsored by our community partner, the City of Austin Housing & Planning Department, which partners with the community to shape a more equitable Austin and to prevent the displacement of people and services,

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David Yeomans
Community News + Partner Posts
Office_Of_Sustainability

Net-Zero Hero: David Yeomans

About The Author This post is sponsored & written by The Office of Sustainability, the city department that is working toward net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, a healthy & just local food system, and climate resiliency. Action Box Click the badge above to learn more about

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Prop A - 1
Civics 101
Amy Stansbury

Everything You Need To Know About The May 7th Election

Summary There’s an important election happening in Austin right now related to marijuana and no-knock warrants. Action Box Don’t forget to vote! Election Day is May 7th. Hey Austin! Did you know there’s an election happening right now?! Here’s everything you need to know.   

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Earth Day ATX 2022
Community News + Partner Posts
Janis Bookout

Resilient Communities at Earth Day ATX

About The Author This guest post was written by Janis Bookout, Executive Director of Earth Day Austin & one of the organizers of Community Resilience Trust, a grassroots coalition that came together in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the goal of making Austin a

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Good Girls ATX
Community News + Partner Posts
GOOD girls ATX

A Guide to Nurturing Your Wardrobe, Community and Creativity

About The Author This is a guest post written by Marcella Bechtel and Kara Wright of GOOD girls ATX, a local organization that’s building wardrobes that are GOOD for the planet and its’ people through events + education. Action Box Get tickets to attend GOOD

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Climate Action - 1
Civics 101
Amy Stansbury

Who’s In Charge Here? Climate Action In Austin

Summary Cities have a big role to play in solving the climate crisis. Here in Austin, we have a Climate Equity Plan to guide emission reductions. Action Box Sign up for our climate-focused Civic Power up challenge (How To Save The World… Starting With Austin)

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Whisper Valley Library
Community News + Partner Posts
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Celebrate Earth Day At A Local Eco-Community

About The Author This post is sponsored & written by Whisper Valley, an award-winning eco-community community located in East Austin. Action Box Celebrate Earth Day by attending Whisper Valley’s free Earth Day Festival. This post is sponsored by Whisper Valley. All Austin Common sponsors are screened

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Community News + Partner Posts
Amy Stansbury

Become A Zero Waste Hero With Ridwell

About Ridwell This post is sponsored by our community partner, Ridwell, a subscription pickup service that makes it easy to waste less. Action Box Join the Ridwell community! Click the badge above to become a Ridwell member. This post is sponsored by Ridwell. All Austin

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Earth
Community News + Partner Posts
Office_Of_Sustainability

Introducing The Earth Month Calendar!

About The Author This post is sponsored & written by The Office of Sustainability, the city department that is working toward net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, a healthy & just local food system, and climate resiliency. Action Box Celebrate Earth Month by completing as many actions

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