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Because… we all know that “just reading the headline” is wrong, but sometimes it can be hard to find the time and energy to do anything more. With our “1 News Item You Need To Know, Explained” series, we take the frustration out of the endless news cycle by…

We Keep It Brief

We honor your time and keep things as short as possible, while providing you with the opportunity to learn more/ dive deeper if you’re interested.

We Actually Explain The News

We use clear, simple, easy-to-understand human language.

Action Items

Because what good is knowing that the climate is changing or inequality is rising if you can’t actually do anything to stop it?

Elections Recap
civics
Amy Stansbury

Now What? A Local Elections Recap.

Summary Election Day is over, and while the presidential race is still uncertain, here in Austin, we passed two major transportation propositions & broke all kinds of voter turnout records. Action Box If you live in Austin City Council District 6 or 10, you still

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Voting FAQ
civics
Amy Stansbury

Everything You Wanted To Know About Voting In Texas

Summary Election Day is November 3rd. Get the answers to all your voting-related questions in our latest guide. Action Box Vote! Vote! Vote! There’s still time to vote in this election! Been putting it off because you’re unsure about how to actually vote? Don’t worry,

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A Brief History of Transportation Plans In Austin
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The Austin Common

What Are Austin’s Plans For Fighting Traffic?

This post is sponsored by MoveATX. All Austin Common sponsors are screened by The Austin Common team to ensure they’re doing good for their employees, customers, our community, and the planet. With all the talk this election cycle about the future of transportation in Austin, you

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District 7
City Council
Amy Stansbury

Your Guide To The District 7 City Council Race

Summary There are two candidates running to represent District 7 (central/north Austin) on City Council. Action Box Vote! Vote! Vote! And don’t forget to vote in these important local races as well. Live in central/north Austin? Interested in police reform? Our city’s response to homelessness?

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District 4
City Council
Amy Stansbury

Your Guide To The District 4 City Council Race

Summary There are three candidates running to represent District 4 (north/east Austin) on City Council. Action Box Vote! Vote! Vote! And don’t forget to vote in these important local races as well. Live in north/east Austin? Interested in police reform? Our city’s response to homelessness?

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District 6 Council Guide
City Council
Amy Stansbury

Your Guide To The District 6 City Council Race

Summary There are four candidates running to represent District 6 (northwest Austin) on City Council. Action Box Vote! Vote! Vote! And don’t forget to vote in these important local races as well. Live in northwest Austin? Interested in police reform? Our city’s response to homelessness?

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Prop A, Explained
Capital Metro
Amy Stansbury

Prop A, Explained

Summary This election season, Austinties will have the opportunity to impact the future of public transportation in Austin with Prop A. Action Box Vote! Vote! Vote! And don’t forget to vote in these important local races as well. Maybe you’ve read the headlines. Maybe you’ve

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District 10
City Council
Amy Stansbury

Your Guide To The District 10 City Council Race

Summary There are seven candidates running to represent District 10 (west Austin) on City Council. Action Box Vote! Vote! Vote! And don’t forget to vote in these important local races as well. Live in west Austin? Interested in police reform? Our city’s response to homelessness?

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