Apple to Build a New Campus and Add Thousands of Jobs

Along with a new Austin campus, the company says it will add jobs at sites around the country.

Austin's Paid Sick-Leave Law Scrapped by Court

A three-judge panel found the city ordinance essentially regulated workers’ wages, which Texas law mandates can only be done by the state.

Somewhat Good News Amid Austin’s Drinking Water Crisis

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Indiana’s balanced-budget proposal … newly discovered quake faults in Oregon … and “demographic time bomb” in a Colorado ski town.

Austin Just Became the U.S. Army’s Silicon Valley

The service is making a big bet that getting closer to tech startups will help deter future adversaries.

Cities Need Equitable Workforce Pipelines

The National League of Cities has been working with six in particular to improve access to skills training and postsecondary education like their economies depend on it—because they do.

A Spree of Violence Can Shake a Community's Worldview

The “continuous trauma” of a drawn-out event like the Austin bombings is different than a one-time disaster.

Austin Police Chief Has Message for Bomber

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Finger-pointing after FIU bridge collapse; Utah governor OK’s “free-range parenting” bill; and Missouri rural broadband legislation.

To Tackle the Opioid Epidemic, Look to the Sewers

At a civic tech pitch led held by mayors at SXSW, innovators put forward solutions to pressing problems facing cities.

For Cities, Creativity and Convergence Need to Be the Norm

According to the former mayors of Albuquerque and Philadelphia: “It’s our job to make SXSW live on all year long. Here’s why.”

The Mayor’s Life at SXSW

In the background of a busy week of innovation, ideas, movies and music in Austin, Steve Adler is dealing with tricky challenges, like state legislative preemption and traffic congestion.

Mayors Set to Converge on Austin for SXSW

The event provides the local leaders with a forum to dream up what’s next for American cities and towns with tech leaders, futurists and other visionaries.

Austin Wants to Use Blockchain Technology to Help the Homeless

It's one of 35 ideas that Bloomberg Philanthropies selected from over 300 applications for the testing phase of its 2018 U.S. Mayors Challenge.

Why Amazon Can’t Pick Dallas, Austin or Atlanta for Its HQ2

It’s morally imperative that Jeff Bezos throw out these three bids and instead set his sights on a city that will be a home to everyone—one that truly values inclusivity and diversity.

Justice Department Tests Mayors With Its Latest Threat on Immigration Enforcement

By delaying law enforcement funds to all jurisdictions, Attorney General Jeff Sessions aims to further vilify “sanctuary cities.” “The stakes for cities here are very high.”

These Cities Have the Nation’s Top-Ranked Real Estate Markets

A new report from the Urban Land Institute and PwC shows that compared to the biggest markets, smaller-sized cities are surging.

Here’s a New Playbook for Municipal Civic Tech Projects

The guide was compiled based on lessons learned in Austin, Louisville and Raleigh.

Demystifying Austin’s Mobility Bond

With 68 capital improvement projects in the works and more forthcoming, the city needed a way to keep residents aware of how their tax dollars are being spent and to what effect.

Austin's Mayor Responds to Man Angered By ‘Wonder Woman’ Screening

Steve Adler posts a letter writer's message to boycott Austin, which the mayor describes as "an embarrassment to modernity, decency, and common sense."