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Two Austin City Council races—in Districts 6 and 10—are headed to a runoff election on Dec. 15. The city of Austin and the league of Women Voters Austin Area are co-hosting candidate forums for each race, both of which see an incumbent facing a conservative opponent.

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When local officials recommended businesses limit their capacity beyond state requirements due to the current surge in COVID cases, restaurateur Eric Silverstein was discouraged.

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Now that Austin voters have approved Proposition A, Capital Metro is getting to work implementing Project Connect. The first steps: creating an oversight body and beginning construction on some early components.

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Austin City Council Member Jimmy Flannigan was confronted by members of the Wind Therapy Freedom Riders group while leaving a campaign event at Springwoods Park on Anderson Mill Road on Saturday.

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District 6 candidate Mackenzie Kelly and District 10 candidate Jennifer Virden will each receive $26,443 from the Austin Fair Campaign Finance Fund after meeting the qualifications to receive money from the city fund, which was established to reward candidates who agree to observe limits on campaign spending, City Clerk Jannette Goodall said.

This is especially important for these challengers in the runoffs because the incumbents piled up huge fundraising leads before the November 3 election. The runoff election will be held December 15, 2020.

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A new report shows that racial profiling continues to be a problem for the Austin Police Department, despite ongoing efforts to address disparities in stops, searches and arrests.

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Charlie L. Harper III

Austin City Council approved a contract of up to $1.3 million with Kroll Associates, a New York-based consulting firm that has been hired to investigate the Austin Police Department.

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Three murders occurred in Austin this weekend, bringing the total number committed in 2020 to 44.

This marks a more than 40% increase compared to this time last year and at least a 10-year high, Austin Police Department Lieutenant Jeff Greenwalt said Monday.

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