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Responses to President Trump's suggestion that he opposes more Postal Service funding in part to prevent expanded mail-in voting; and Puerto Rico's second try at a primary on Sunday.

Public News Service - TX: Women's

PHOTO: Public lighting can make a big difference for neighborhood health and safety, so efforts are underway to get street lights in the more than 1,200 colonias across the Rio Grande Valley that otherwise go dark at night. Photo courtesy La Union del Pueblo Entero.
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AUSTIN, Texas – As families across Texas gather to celebrate Mother's Day on Sunday, for thousands of moms in the Rio Grande Valley, the best gift would be a little light. In Cameron and Hidalgo counties, there are more than 200,000 people living in colonias, or unincorporated neighborhoods

PHOTO: It's estimated that about one in six adults in the U.S. drink

AUSTIN, Texas - A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that at least 38 million Americans drink too much. According to Texas experts, the costs and dangers of binge drinking are especially acute for women. Dr. Jane Maxwell, senior research scientist, Schoo

PHOTO: A Monday court ruling means new Texas abortion restrictions that were to take effect today (10/29) will not. CREDIT: Ann Harkness
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AUSTIN, Texas – New restrictions on abortion that were to begin in Texas today are now on hold, after a judge's ruling on a challenge to the law. Rebecca Robertson, legal and policy director of the ACLU of Texas, said the judge determined that the requirement that abortion providers have adm

PHOTO: The Affordable Care Act is expected to help more women in the fight against breast cancer. CREDIT: Army Medicine

AUSTIN, Texas – October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and this year's event marks a major shift in women being able to access the health care they need. Under the Affordable Care Act, women cannot be denied coverage because of a preexisting condition and out of pocket costs are

PHOTO: A lawsuit has been filed seeking an immediate injunction to prevent new Texas abortion restrictions from becoming law on October 29th. CREDIT: Ann Harkness
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AUSTIN, Texas - Enactment of new abortion restrictions may not take place as scheduled next month because a lawsuit has been filed seeking an immediate injunction. The laws are being challenged on the grounds that they are unconstitutional and overly burdensome. One restriction would require medic

PHOTO: Texas Rangers lined the stairwells and halls of the Capitol rotunda during this month's peaceful protests against HB2. Photo by Lauren Gerson.

AUSTIN, Texas - New abortion measures are set to begin this fall in Texas. However, those opposed are expected to mount a legal challenge before they go into effect, saying they would place an undue burden on women seeking services. Part of the law requires an abortion provider to have admitting pri

PHOTO: Opponents rallied at the State Capitol as abortion restrictions were turned back, only to be brought back to the forefront when Gov. Perry immediately called a second special session. Photo credit: Lauren Gerson.

AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas Senate is expected to take up abortion legislation today as the second special session continues. Gov. Perry has said he wants to make abortion in the state a thing of the past, but Dan Quinn, communications director, Texas Freedom Network, said the best way to do that is t

PHOTO: CREDIT: Stu Steeger
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AUSTIN, Texas - It was supposed to be a special session focused on redistricting, but abortion has taken center stage at the Texas State Capitol. The state Senate this week passed a bill that would impose several new restrictions, and similar proposals will be taken up tonight by a committee of the

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