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Urban Rail Discussion Heats Up Ahead of Election

You may be tired of hearing about urban rail, but people both for and against the proposal admit most voters are just starting to pay attention. Our Jeff Stensland looks at how rail's supporters and opponents will use their sizable campaign war chests. 10/25/2014 09:15 AM

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More Voters Mailing in Ballots This Year

The convenience of casting ballots from home has driven a spike in voting by mail this election. Friday was the deadline to submit an application for a mail-in ballot, but only certain people qualify for this form of voting. Our Karina Kling takes a look at why more of them opted to take this route this time around. 10/24/2014 06:24 PM

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Ebola Response Team Makes Recommendations to Lawmakers

Better communication, more testing labs and specialized care centers were just a few of the recommendations from doctors and health care experts at the first hearing of the governor's 17 member task force on infectious disease. Our Karina Kling has more on what they say is needed to better the system. 10/23/2014 03:53 PM

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Where Do Abbott, Davis Stand on Education?

Education has been a focal point in the Texas Governor's race. Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis have both laid out their plans for the state's school system and they've been campaigning on them ever since. Our LeAnn Wallace takes a look back at what the two say Texas should do moving forward. 10/23/2014 03:14 PM

COUNCIL HEADLINES

Neighborhood Group Calls for 10-1 Council to Rewrite City Development Code

Any Austin homeowner who has tried to do a minor addition or remodel knows the difficulty of sifting through city code. One group plans to clean it up starting next spring, but as our City Reporter Jeff Stensland explains, developers and neighborhoods are divided over how much overhaul should take place. 10/23/2014 09:03 AM

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