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From Texas Standard:

The debate over "bathroom bills" – laws that prohibit people who identify as transgender from using the bathroom of their choice – is on the books for the upcoming legislative session.

The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor educates, entertains and inspires with brief facts and poetry related to each day's date. It celebrates the birthdays and works of poets, writers, composers, philosophers and historical figures.  It is heard Monday through Friday evenings at 8:01 p.m. on KUT 90.5. On weekends you can find the Writer’s Almanac right here on KUT.org each morning at 8. Find more information and other shows at http://writersalmanac.org/

    

  

The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor educates, entertains and inspires with brief facts and poetry related to each day's date. It celebrates the birthdays and works of poets, writers, composers, philosophers and historical figures.  It is heard Monday through Friday evenings at 8:01 p.m. on KUT 90.5. On weekends you can find the Writer’s Almanac right here on KUT.org each morning at 8. Find more information and other shows at http://writersalmanac.org/

    

  

Austin Police Department

The City of Austin has reached a legal settlement with a police officer who was fired for killing unarmed black teenager David Joseph in February.

Courtesy of Hospice Austin

This week we’ve partnered with Hospice Austin and StoryCorps to hear stories of loss and grieving from people who have been involved with hospice care at the end of life.

Today, we hear from Gretchen Baker – a volunteer with Hospice Austin.

Courtesy of Hospice Austin

This week we’re partnering with Hospice Austin and StoryCorps to hear stories of loss – from people who have died and people who’ve lost someone close to them.

We hear from Jan Phillips, a grief therapist for Hospice Austin. Before coming to work for Hospice, Jan lost both her husband to cancer and her son to an accident.

She’s interviewed here by her friend and colleague Nancy McCranie.

Courtesy of Hospice Austin

This week, we’re partnering with Hospice Austin and StoryCorps to hear the stories of people whose lives have been touched by hospice care. Today, we hear from Sara and Tom Lucas. They lost their son Will to cancer at age eight.

They spoke with Renee Bradford Garcia.

Courtesy of Hospice Austin

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month.

This week, we’re partnering with Hospice Austin and StoryCorps to hear the stories of people affected by hospice care – the people who have been lost and those who have lost someone.

We begin today with 19-year-old Logan Brewster. He was in hospice care at the end of his battle with cancer. He spoke with Hospice Austin volunteer Tracey Weston shortly before his death.

The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor educates, entertains and inspires with brief facts and poetry related to each day's date. It celebrates the birthdays and works of poets, writers, composers, philosophers and historical figures.  It is heard Monday through Friday evenings at 8:01 p.m. on KUT 90.5. On weekends you can find the Writer’s Almanac right here on KUT.org each morning at 8. Find more information and other shows at http://writersalmanac.org/

  

The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor educates, entertains and inspires with brief facts and poetry related to each day's date. It celebrates the birthdays and works of poets, writers, composers, philosophers and historical figures.  It is heard Monday through Friday evenings at 8:01 p.m. on KUT 90.5. On weekends you can find the Writer’s Almanac right here on KUT.org each morning at 8. Find more information and other shows at http://writersalmanac.org/

  

Gabriel Cristóver Pérez / KUT

Charlie Strong can keep his job, for now. After reports over the weekend that the Longhorns’ coach was all but fired after a shocking overtime loss to Kansas (the team’s only Big XII win this season) Strong said his employment status will be evaluated after this week’s game against TCU.

The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor educates, entertains and inspires with brief facts and poetry related to each day's date. It celebrates the birthdays and works of poets, writers, composers, philosophers and historical figures.  It is heard Monday through Friday evenings at 8:01 p.m. on KUT 90.5. On weekends you can find the Writer’s Almanac right here on KUT.org each morning at 8. Find more information and other shows at http://writersalmanac.org/ 

  

  

The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor educates, entertains and inspires with brief facts and poetry related to each day's date. It celebrates the birthdays and works of poets, writers, composers, philosophers and historical figures.  It is heard Monday through Friday evenings at 8:01 p.m. on KUT 90.5. On weekends you can find the Writer’s Almanac right here on KUT.org each morning at 8. Find more information and other shows at http://writersalmanac.org/ 

    

    

  

Miguel Gutierrez Jr. / KUT

Chief Art Acevedo is ending his nine and a half year tenure as the head of the Austin Police Department. Acevedo is going to lead the Houston Police Department, according to a statement from Austin Mayor Steve Adler.

Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon / KUT

Hundreds of demonstrators marched through downtown yesterday afternoon during rush hour to protest the construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota.

Protesters gathered support for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, which has fought construction of the pipeline because of its proximity to both its tribal lands and its water supply.

The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor educates, entertains and inspires with brief facts and poetry related to each day's date. It celebrates the birthdays and works of poets, writers, composers, philosophers and historical figures.  It is heard Monday through Friday evenings at 8:01 p.m. on KUT 90.5. On weekends you can find the Writer’s Almanac right here on KUT.org each morning at 8. Find more information and other shows at http://writersalmanac.org/ 

     

    

    

  

The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor educates, entertains and inspires with brief facts and poetry related to each day's date. It celebrates the birthdays and works of poets, writers, composers, philosophers and historical figures.  It is heard Monday through Friday evenings at 8:01 p.m. on KUT 90.5. On weekends you can find the Writer’s Almanac right here on KUT.org each morning at 8. Find more information and other shows at http://writersalmanac.org/

    

    

    

  

Stephanie Tacy for KUT

Hundreds of Austinites have gathered to protest the election of Donald Trump.

Jorge Sanhueza Lyon / KUT

Travis County voters are deciding the races for district attorney and sheriff tonight. KUT and the Austin Monitor will be updating this post with all the latest on the returns. 

11:46 p.m. – With 86 percent of Election Day votes in, the race for Precinct 3's seat on the Travis County Commissioners Court is still too close to call, but incumbent Gerald Daugherty still holds a slim lead over David Holmes; Daugherty's got 51.49 percent lead over Holmes' 48.5 percent – with a little over 4,300 votes separating the two. 

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As election results come in across the country, NPR reporters will be updating this breaking news blog in real time.

The NPR Politics team, along with member station reporters, will be providing live updates in the form of photo, video, commentary and analysis for both national and local contested races.

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