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June 15, 2023

KUT Afternoon Newscast for June 15, 2023

By: Trey Shaar

Central Texas top stories for June 15, 2023. Heat Advisory extended until Friday evening. Agricultural fires in Mexico and Central America sending haze our way. San Marcos offering cooling centers. Austin budget process beginning. Gov signs bill restricting trans athletes. Travis offering free LGBTQ weddings to mark anniversary.  


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May 27, 2024

KUT Morning Newscast for May 27, 2024

Central Texas top stories for May 27, 2024. Potentially record-breaking heat expected in the Austin area today. Some cooling centers will be open this Memorial Day. How Austin is helping city workers beat the heat. MetroBike will soon get an upgrade. Memorial Day closures. The Texas Softball team advanced to the Women’s College World Series […]

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May 24, 2024

KUT Afternoon Newscast for May 24, 2024

Central Texas top stories for May 24, 2024. Heat advisory. City workers feeling the heat. Capital Metro will close two downtown MetroRail stations next year until 2026. A lawsuit accuses Central Health of improperly using taxpayer money. Austin FC to play three matches in a week. The Texas Softball team opens their Super Regional Series […]

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May 24, 2024

Civics 101: What does Central Health do?

What do you think of when I say, “property taxes?” Maybe what you pay for Austin ISD pops up first. Maybe your city or county tax bill. But also on that list is a smaller portion for Central Health. As part of our “Civics 101” series here at KUT, which is bringing you stories about […]

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May 24, 2024

KUT Morning Newscast for May 24, 2024

Central Texas top stories for May 24, 2024. Heat wave arrives in time for the holiday weekend. A new lawsuit alleges the City of Austin violated state law when approving the redevelopment of the former Austin American-Statesman office site. Programs that help support people who are experiencing homelessness are still facing challenges in Austin. The […]

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May 24, 2024

Civics 101: What does a County Judge do?

There are a lot of moving parts and players in our local government systems. Sometimes it can be hard to know exactly what an elected officials job actually is. Take County Judge. As part of KUT’s Civics 101 coverage, we dive into that position with All Things Considered host Jerry Quijano and reporter Andrew Weber.

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May 23, 2024

KUT Afternoon Newscast for May 23, 2024

Central Texas top stories for May 23, 2024. Children at Risk has found nearly 50 zip codes in the Austin area qualify as childcare subsidy deserts for low-income families. Travis County’s Medical Examiner’s report into the impacts of the opioid epidemic in Central Texas. FBI probe into Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. Waymo being investigated […]

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May 23, 2024

Civics 101: Unsure or intimidated by the voting process? The Travis County Clerk walks us through the basics.

School is almost over for the summer, but not at KUT – where our “Civics 101” series continues. We are exploring the institutions and governments that shape our lives and how we can be involved. “I’m too busy. I didn’t have time, I was sick. I didn’t know what was on the ballot.” Those are […]

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May 23, 2024

Civics 101: Taking the temperature of Texans

All this week the KUT News team is working on stories that explain how some of our local governments and systems work. We’re calling the series Civics 101. But for next story we’re going to move away from explaining how something works and focus on what people are thinking. KUT’s Jerry Quijano talked with Nathaniel Wright […]

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