Our news philosophy is simple. With all of our coverage, we try and do the following:
Keep it local
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Actually explain the news
Give you clear steps for action
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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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Recently Austin's coal plant got its "scrubbers." Mike Sloan, Texas energy consultant and founder of PowerSmack.org says, "Completion of the scrubbers at the Fayette coal plant is good news & bad news."