Elizabeth Pagano http://kut.org en Audit Finds Problems With How APD Stores, Destroys Old Drug and Weapons Evidence http://kut.org/post/audit-finds-problems-how-apd-stores-destroys-old-drug-and-weapons-evidence <p><em>This article is written by KUT's Austin City Hall reporting partner, the</em>&nbsp;<em><a href="http://www.austinmonitor.com/">Austin Monitor</a>.</em></p><p>A city audit found that drugs and firearms confiscated by the <a href="http://www.austintexas.gov/department/police" target="_blank">Austin Police Department</a> are in some cases not adequately protected, with drugs sometimes stored in cardboard boxes outdoors.</p><p>In response, APD officials say they are re-evaluating the department’s evidence control policies.</p><p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:47:24 +0000 Elizabeth Pagano 10292 at http://kut.org Audit Finds Problems With How APD Stores, Destroys Old Drug and Weapons Evidence Austin's Political Players Look to Gain Seats on New City Council http://kut.org/post/austins-political-players-look-gain-seats-new-city-council <p><em style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">This article was co-produced&nbsp;as part of an ongoing City Hall reporting partnership between the <a href="http://www.infactdaily.com/">Austin Monitor</a> and KUT. Listen to the audio story broadcast on&nbsp;KUT in the player below.&nbsp;</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With single-member districts soon to become a reality,&nbsp;</span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Austin City Council</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;candidates are already lining up to crowd what promises to be a very full November ballot. Austin's political insiders and outsiders alike are trying to get a handle on an election that promises to shape the city for years to come.</span></p><p><strong>Roger&nbsp;Borgelt</strong>&nbsp;is vice chairman of the&nbsp;<strong>Travis County&nbsp;Republican Party</strong>. He also served as co-chair of&nbsp;the&nbsp;<strong>Austinites&nbsp;for Geographic Representation</strong>&nbsp;– the group responsible for getting 10-1 on the ballot. He says that he is excited about the promise of more localized, neighborhood representation, as well as the possibility of conservatives (or at least fiscal conservatives) taking some of the 11 open City Council seats.</p><div>&nbsp;</div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/132793502&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 14:10:08 +0000 Elizabeth Pagano & Joy Diaz 9698 at http://kut.org Austin's Political Players Look to Gain Seats on New City Council