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Austin outranks Silicon Valley as America’s No. 1 city for startups

Sometimes, Austin folks feel like they're living in the shadow of America's major metro areas. But a new ranking of the best U.S. cities for startups flips the script by putting all of the nation's largest cities in our shadow.

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Opinion: We need more time to talk before acting on homeless laws

Yesterday, the Council delayed the vote to consider repealing aggressive panhandling & camping ordinances for two weeks to allow for community input. We remain concerned that this is not enough time for adequate consideration.

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Support Funding for Immediate Shelter & Services; Community Input Critical Before Repeal of Ordinances

The Downtown Austin Alliance submitted the following letter to the Mayor and Austin City Council on June 3, urging the Council to pass item 49 on the June 6 City Council Agenda to provide immediate emergency shelter to those experiencing homelessness.

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Editorial: Keep the focus on what homeless people need: Housing

Austinites share a desire to see homeless people get the help they need. The community deserves a larger discussion on how we get there — not just through ordinances, but through housing options, funding priorities and better coordinated efforts to help people out of homelessness.

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Salt & Time opening cafe in Republic Square Park

Visitors to Republic Square Park won’t have to worry about packing their own picnics soon, as the owners of Salt & Time announced today that they will open Salt & Time Cafe in the new building constructed at Republic Square Park.

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