Yoojin Cho, KXAN News

Yoojin Cho


Austin, TX, United States

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Past articles by Yoojin:

Austin City Council votes to put $460 million transportation bond on November ballot

The $460 million bond proposal includes bike lane improvements and making it safer to walk near schools. → Read More

Local bike shop will stop selling bicycles to Austin Police Department

A local bicycle shop that earlier this year took out a PPP loan to help keep its employees is walking away from a $314,000 contract with the City of Austin. → Read More

$60 million in Austin’s proposed budget dedicated to addressing homelessness

The proposed budget for the next fiscal year includes approximately $60 million for homeless services. → Read More

$17 million to be available soon to help Austin renters affected by COVID-19

The biggest chunk of the $17 million budget will go to providing direct assistance to tenants impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

2 teens among 3 suspects sought in daylight shooting at home construction site

Police are looking for three people — include two teenagers — who they say shot a man working at a home construction site in the middle of the day and then took off with the money in his pocket. → Read More

Travis County approves tax incentive deal with Tesla

The performance agreement is set up in a way that Tesla receives tax rebates if its meets the requirements outlined in the deal. Tesla has been asking for tax incentives to build its next gigafactory here. → Read More

Austin’s proposed budget includes 3.5% tax increase, redirects $11.3 million from police to other services

The total proposed budget is $4.2 billion. Deputy Chief Financial Officer Ed Van Eenoo said that’s down 2.5% from the FY 2019-2020 budget, but the general fund will stay at the same level at $1.1 billion. → Read More

Demand for plasma, a COVID-19 treatment option, skyrockets as hospitalizations increase in Texas

The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the Austin metro area increased from 80 a month ago to 466 on Monday. → Read More

“Just stay home” – Austin man battling COVID-19 shares his story

Austin (KXAN) — A month of coughing, being out of breath and being bedridden. That’s what Richard Bagdonas, a husband, a father of two children and a cancer survivor, has been dealing with after being diagnosed with COVID-19. Bagdonas shared his story with KXAN in hopes that people will take this disease seriously and follow […] → Read More

COVID-19 impact: 1 in 10 Texas students didn’t complete assignments, lost engagement

When schools had to shut down and shift to virtual learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, about one in 10 students in Texas didn't complete assignments or didn't respond. → Read More

Park usage skyrockets during pandemic, new art installation encourages social distancing

Just up Lamar Boulevard, Heath Riddles told KXAN, Pease Park is also seeing a spike in usage -- triple the five-year average. → Read More

Austin City Council holding special meeting to receive COVID-19 updates from health officials

Austin Public Health’s Interim Director Dr. Mark Escott said recently the area hospitals would exceed capacity by mid-July “if things don’t change.” → Read More

UT research: Actual number of COVID-19 infections may be two times higher than official count

Doctors said those cycles of transmission are a big threat as COVID-19 case numbers spike in Central Texas. → Read More

Barracuda Austin announces closure; many call for funding to help live music venues

As struggles continue, a club downtown announced Wednesday it's closing permanently. → Read More

Cap Metro’s transit plan with new light rail lines and tunnel up for board and council vote

The Austin City Council and the Capital Metro Board of Directors are scheduled to meet Wednesday to vote on the Project Connect transit plan. → Read More

CommUnityCare now offering free COVID-19 testing for people who aren’t showing symptoms

More people living in the Austin area will be able to find out if they have COVID-19 even if they aren’t showing any symptoms. → Read More

Austin protesters use music to unite people and push for change

Some local Austin musicians got together to play in front of the Austin Police Department headquarters and Texas Capitol this week. → Read More

Downtown businesses recovering from coronavirus shutdown face challenges related to protests

Some downtown Austin business owners said reopening is going to be easier said than done. → Read More

UT research paves way for significant development in creating COVID-19 vaccine

In February, the UT researchers created a 3D model of the spikes, providing a roadmap to companies like Moderna that can actually develop and test vaccine candidates. → Read More

COVID-19 hospitalization numbers stay steady in Austin area, but doctors warn of potential surge

As of right now, there are enough beds and ventilators even with hospitals resuming elective surgeries. → Read More