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The census deadline is approaching, make sure you complete your census.

Every 10 years, the federal government is constitutionally required to count every person living in the country, regardless of origin or immigration status. The results of the census will determine how much federal funding is directed to Austin over the next decade as well as the upcoming redistricting process and the allocation of new state and federal representatives.

The last day to complete the 2020 census is Sept. 30. Austinites can complete the census online here, by calling 844-330-2020 or by mailing the questionnaire sent to their household.

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The land use code has been a controversial subject, as it determines how land can be used in the city, including the types, sizes and locations of new buildings.

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The pandemic has taken a toll on almost all aspects of life, including relationships. Couples have had to navigate these unprecedented times together for better or for worse. As reported earlier this week divorces in the Austin area are down, whether that be for logistical or financial reasons. So we asked our readers, "How has the pandemic affected your marriage or primary relationship?" The majority say, it's "stronger than ever."

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Poll results.

The Big 12 conference is continuing with fall football for the foreseeable future and released its football schedule this week—including the UT Longhorns schedule. However, other college conferences have prevailed to the virus and decided to cancel their seasons this week, and a majority of our readers think the Big 12 should do the same.

We asked newsletter readers, "Should the Big 12 cancel its football season?" and of the 133 who voted, 58% voted "yes."

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Last week the City Council voted to consider the renaming of streets, parks and other locations in Austin that are reminiscent of slavery or racism. So this week, we asked you, "Do you think the city of Austin should change its name?" The name originates from Stephen F. Austin, known slavery supporter. A vast majority of readers voted the name should stay.

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While Austin health officials have said that college football may not happen, for now the University of Texas plans to commence with its 2020 football season. We wanted to know if you would attend a Longhorn game with the stadium at limited capacity.

A majority of readers said they would not.

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A petition reinstating a ban on homeless camps in public spaces has received 24,000 signatures, according to the group that circulated it, which could land the issue on the November ballot if all the signatures are verified by the city. We asked you, "Would you vote to ban homeless camping in public spaces?" A majority voted "yes."

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Health and government officials have been trying to decide the best way to hold school in the coming months, so we asked Austonia newsletter subscribers how they think school should be held this fall, and the majority voted for "online-only."

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