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The Blacklist, Texas Observer
Screened out by automated background checks, tenants who face eviction can be denied housing for years to come.
Building Trust, Texas Observer
As Texans face the skyrocketing cost of housing, community land trusts offer the promise of permanent affordability. You just have to give up ownership of your land.
The Fight to Make Austin Affordable, Texas Observer
Austin is one of the most segregated and sprawling cities in Texas. A new land development code aims to change that.
The state ranks last in the nation for elementary school teacher salaries. For one rural school district, building a tiny-home community for staffers is one way to address the issue.
Like many US cities, Austin is facing an affordable-housing crisis. Can the burgeoning Instagram- and tech-friendly tiny home movement help solve it?
See Jane Run, Austin Monthly
Across the country, a record number of first-time female candidates are running for public office. Central Texas is no exception. Here are six women you’ll see on the ballot this November.
Austin’s Not-So Fair Housing Market, Austin Monthly
2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the Federal Fair Housing Act, yet many Austin renters still experience discrimination in housing. With the largest housing bond in Austin’s history on the ballot in November, there’s never been a more important moment to pay attention to fair housing.
Making A Run For It, Pacific Standard
Meet some of the first-time female candidates running for office in the wake of the Trump presidency: The underrepresentation of women in government is not just bad for women; it’s bad for democracy.
After three decades of effort, downtown Tucson is indisputably revitalizing. What that revitalization means for downtown is still being determined.
The Fish in Our Foodshed, Edible Baja Arizona
As overfishing drives fisheries toward collapse across the Sea of Cortez, connecting fishermen directly to their markets may offer them a more sustainable future.
I ate only unprocessed foods for a year, The Washington Post
When the chickens came home to roost, The Los Angeles Times
SB 1070 Took Toll on State’s Reputation, The Los Angeles Times
This desert wants to stay in the dark, The Los Angeles Times
Hiking where locomotives once chugged. The Los Angeles Times
California hostels offer budget-luxury accommodations, The Los Angeles Times
Suburban living, down on the farm, The Los Angeles Times
Into the Mouth of Hades, The Los Angeles Times
How Wind Works, Terrain.org
Dropping the Moon, Gulf Coast
Click, Bellevue Literary Review
The Wager for Rain, Sage Magazine
“Wendell, Can You Hear Me Now?” How We Speak to One Another (Coffee House Press 2017)
The best of Essay Daily—each a writer in conversation with and about an essay, whatever its variety, contemporary and classic.
“The Wager for Rain.” Coming of Age at the End of Nature: A Generation Faces Living on a Changed Planet (Trinity University Press 2016)
Twenty-two essays by writers of the climate change generation exploring what it means to come of age in an environmentally damaged world
“It’s Not About the Bread” Best Food Writing 2015 (Da Capo Press 2015)
Author of Unprocessed: My City-Dwelling Year of Reclaiming Real Food, Megan Kimble is also managing editor of Edible Baja Arizona, and a champion of local artisans and producers in the Tucson area. When it comes to locavore food culture, her subject Don Guerra tickets off every box on the checklist.