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2021 election

Broad coalition kicks off campaign against proposition that would add more police

No Way on Prop A outreach director David Chincanchan addresses the crowd and press at Barton Springs. (Abe Asher/Austonia)

A coalition of more than 80 local organizations launched a campaign Thursday to defeat the Save Austin Now-backed Proposition A, which calls for adding hundreds of city police officers and other measures to the Austin Police Department.

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Eanes ISD incumbent board members beat well-funded opponents, who challenged diversity, equity and inclusion initiative

Eanes ISD incumbent board members Jennifer Champagne (back row, second from left) and James Spradley (far right) beat challengers in the May 1 local election. (Photographers of Westlake)

After a contentious and expensive election, which saw candidates face off over a new diversity, equity and inclusion initiative, two Eanes ISD school board members have defended their seats.

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Homeless camping ban will be reinstated after voters overwhelmingly support it

Homeless camps have grown along Cesar Chavez Street near Lady Bird Lake in the wake of the City Council's 2019 decision to overturn a ban on camping. (Emma Freer/Austonia)

Austin voters have decided: The city will reinstate a ban on sitting, lying, camping and panhandling in certain areas of downtown, near East Austin and West Campus.

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