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Austin City Council Resolution Condemns ‘Harmful’ Confederate Monuments

The Austin City Council voted Thursday on a resolution that condemns displays of Confederate statues, artifacts, and memorabilia. In a three-page document, council members call Austin a “welcoming city to people of all backgrounds” where Confederate iconography is “harmful to the peace and tranquility of the city.”

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Lawsuit: Austin ‘Carpet Bombing’ Private Property Rights in ‘Sharing’ Industry

An Austin city ordinance designed to regulate short-term rental properties with warrantless “bed checks” and curfews is now in legal crosshairs amid a lawsuit filed Monday by local homeowners. Should the City prevail, sharing economy staples like Airbnb could effectively follow Uber and Lyft’s example by vacating the Texas capital city.

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