Monday, September 20, 2021

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The American Rescue Plan could provide essential training to boost jobs in construction, and we explore a trauma-informed approach to preventing marijuana use in teens.

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Pfizer says its vaccine is safe for children ages 5 to 11, travel restrictions soon will ease for vaccinated international visitors to the U.S., and a Texas doctor who performed an abortion under new restrictions is sued.

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Lawsuits stall debt relief for America's Black farmers; Idaho hospitals using "critical care" protocols; grant money boosts rural towns in Utah and more conservation acreage could protect the iconic sage grouse.

Peter Malof


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Privacy Advocates Urge Lawmakers: Close Smart-Phone Loophole

AUSTIN, Texas – Civil liberties groups and privacy advocates are urging state legislators to require law-enforcement officials to seek judicial …

Education Advocates Say School Plan Laced With “Poison Pill”

AUSTIN, Texas – Public-education advocates are crying foul over a tax-credit provision in a Texas school-reform package proposed this week by …


Texas Cancer-Fighting Agency at Crossroads

AUSTIN, Texas - The House committee that controls state spending meets today to consider the future of the troubled Cancer Prevention and Research …

Holiday Shoppers Vulnerable to Zero-Interest Offers

AUSTIN, Texas - 'Tis the season for splurging. And why not, when stores make it so easy - even if you're short on cash. Half of the nation's major …


Report: Death Penalty Applied Haphazardly in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas - While the use of capital punishment is declining, Texas still relies on it more than any other state - and implements it haphazardly…

Texas AFT Supports “Bar Exam” for Teaching Profession

AUSTIN, Texas - A new proposal by a leading teachers' union would create standardized certification procedures for the profession, including a …


Texas Immigrants to Rally on Int'l. Human Rights Day

EL PASO, Texas - Immigrant advocates in Texas are marking International Human Rights Day today by decrying what they call "systematic violations" of …

Should Undocumented Texas Residents Get Drivers’ Licenses?

DALLAS - Could a national post-election mood change help reverse a Texas crackdown on undocumented residents receiving drivers' licenses? State Rep…


State Aid Levels a Mystery as Texans Apply for College

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – As they put the finishing touches on their college application essays, many young Texans are unable to estimate how much …

“Right to Recycle” Expanding Across Texas

DALLAS, Texas - While most individual households in major Texas cities now have recycling opportunities, the so-called "right to recycle" is still …


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