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Protestors hold up signs demanding for equal rights towards Black Americans and the LGBTQ+ community.

The Black Lives Matter Movement’s Impact on Governments

September 19, 2020

The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement was founded in 2013 in response to the murder of Trayvon Martin and has since expanded to the UK and Canada. Their mission is to spread awareness and end violence targeted towards Bla...

TeleHealth Access for Seniors is a nonprofit organization that provides seniors with devices and tech support.

TeleHealth Access for Seniors Continues Push to Aid Senior Citizens

September 18, 2020

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth clinics have opened up across the nation to keep people safe. By doing this, senior citizens have been left in the dust with older technology that cann...

Dark and orange skies outside a balcony in San Ramon, California at 6:31 p.m. on Sept. 10.

West Coast States Engulfed by Wildfires

September 17, 2020

Wildfires are spreading rapidly across California, Washington, and Oregon. In the past week, West coast residents have woken up each day to an orange sky, caused by the fire complex ravaging the st...

The aftermath of Hurricane Irma in September 2017 leaves lots of destruction and damage.

Aftermath of Hurricane Laura Leaves People Deprived of Basic Necessities

September 17, 2020

Hurricane Laura, a Category Four storm that hit the southeastern coast of the U.S. on Aug. 20, deprived many people of basic necessities. People came back to damaged homes and businesses, broken power li...

A boardwalk destroyed in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in September 2017.

Tropical Storm Sally Prepares to Make Landfall in the US

September 16, 2020

Tropical Storm Sally, the earliest “S” named storm on record, has formed in the Gulf of Mexico. Flood watches were put into effect on Saturday, Sept. 12 along Florida’s West coast. Hurricane watches w...

Overhead image of Hurricane Matthew before making landfall, taking from a satellite.

Hurricane Paulette Prepares to make Landfall in Bermuda

September 15, 2020

Hurricane Paulette, a Category One hurricane, has become the sixth Atlantic hurricane of the season, making it the fastest “P” named storm on record. As of eight a.m. on Sunday, a hurricane warning ...

The new Middle East peace deal comes after decades of tensions between Israel and Arab nations.

Israel, United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain Break New Ground With Peace Deals

September 14, 2020

In a historic step to attempt to bring a new age of peace to the Middle East, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel have signed the Abraham Accord, which aims to establish full diplomatic relations betwe...

Dealing with COVID-19 brings great levels of stress to ICU nurses. They face constant challenges, from seeing patients die alone to putting their lives at risk to care for the sick.

Austin ICU Nurses on COVID-19

September 12, 2020

Since the outbreak of COVID-19,  North Austin’s ICU nurses have been working around the clock to handle the increasing number of patients entering intensive care. Every day, these nurses and doctors a...

A golden retriever in an animal shelter chases after a ball.

Austin Animal Shelters Step Up to Save Animals After Hurricane Laura

September 9, 2020

After Hurricane Laura struck, many animal shelters have been overflowed with abandoned animals. Animal shelters such as The Humane Society of The United States, Austin Pets Alive!, The Society for the Pre...

Three vaccines have entered phase three testing in the United States

Trump Administration Tells States to Prepare for November Vaccine Release, Biden Campaign Raises Concerns Over Political Motivations

September 9, 2020

According to documents obtained by the New York Times, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has instructed city and state officials to be ready to potentially distribute a coronavirus vaccine as early a...

Austin nonprofits estimate the city will see a drastic rise in homelessness as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

Texas Representative Vikki Goodwin Holds Town Hall on Housing

August 31, 2020

One of the key strategies outlined by the World Health Organization (WHO) for fighting the coronavirus is social distancing. This issue, compounded with others, has made it disproportionately difficult...

The Violet Keepsafe Storage Program provides purple storage bins where people dealing with homelessness can store their personal possessions.

Violet Keepsafe Storage Program Aids Austin Homeless

August 29, 2020

The City of Austin is no stranger to homelessness. People huddling under bridges or standing out on roads is a common sight. According to the Austin government’s Homelessness Dashboard, around 4,255 peop...