Stephanie Federico

Digital News Editor

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Stephanie Federico is a digital news editor at She came to Austin in January 2017 from NPR in Washington, D.C., where she was a homepage/audience engagement editor. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Boston University and 17 years of experience in newsrooms as a copy editor, wires editor, and digital and homepage editor. 

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The Texas House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday to penalize jurisdictions that don't honor detainer requests from the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.

Stephanie Tacy for KUT News

Austin and Travis County do not meet the definition of "sanctuary city" in the eyes of the federal government, Mayor Steve Adler said today after a meeting with Attorney General Jeff Sessions in Washington, D.C.

Courtesy of Hyperloop One

A proposal that could help you maintain your sanity on the 195-mile trip from Austin to Dallas was unveiled in Washington, D.C., on Thursday.

Hyperloop Texas projects the trip would take less than 20 minutes traveling via electric propulsion in pods through low-pressure tubes. It was one of 11 teams to introduce proposals at a meeting of policymakers and transportation experts as part of the Hyperloop Global Challenge.  

Miguel Gutierrez Jr. / KUT

"Our community is violating no federal laws," Austin Mayor Steve Adler said in response to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' remarks today that the Justice Department would go after "sanctuary" jurisdictions that don't cooperate with immigration authorities.

During surprise remarks at the White House, Sessions urged these jurisdictions to reconsider their policies.

Martin Do Nascimento / KUT

Immigration advocates are mobilizing following reports of a number of arrests by Immigration and Customs enforcement agents in Austin over the past 24 hours.