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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 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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It's Election Day, which means Austin voters will determine the fates of eight propositions during this election. Each proposes to amend the city charter in ways big and small. Two in particular have garnered attention and controversy.
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A total of 103,832 Austin residents—or around 13.7% of registered voters—have cast their ballots in the May 1 local election. (Laura Figi/Austonia)

After a surge in the final two days of the early voting period that led to long lines at some polling places, a total of 103,832 Austin residents—or around 13.7% of registered voters—have cast their ballots in the May 1 local election, which typically sees low turnout. This represents nearly double the number of Austinites who voted early in the May 2016 local election but less than a third of the number who voted early in the November 2020 local election, according to the Travis County Clerk's Office.

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