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.
The There There. Edible Baja Arizona
After three decades of effort, downtown Tucson is indisputably revitalizing. What that revitalization means for downtown is still being determined.
Feeding TUSD. Edible Baja Arizona
Tucson Unified School District’s Food Services department is out to change the way kids eat—one meal at a time, 30,000 meals a day.
Our City of Gastronomy. Edible Baja Arizona
Tucson becomes the first city in the United States to be recognized as a UNESCO World City of Gastronomy.
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.
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