Saturday, January 22, 2022

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Despite a failed attempt in the U.S. Senate, more than 200 business owners call for federal reforms to strengthen election laws, and the U.S. Supreme Court deals another blow to abortion providers.

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President Biden gets cheers and jeers as he marks his first year in the White House, the Jan. 6 committee wants to hear from Ivanka Trump, and the Supreme Court rejects another challenge to the Texas abortion law.

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Expanded broadband akin to electrification in rural America 80 years ago; small Wyoming grocery store survives monopolization; revitalized Kansas town gets national recognition; and Montana's Native communities look for voter suppression work-arounds.

Texas

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Texans Urged to Educate Selves About Voting in March 1 Primary

As the March 1st primary election draws near, Texas voters are urged to find out what it takes to successfully vote after legislators there passed …

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

TX Power Reform Triggered by Winter Storm Uri Needs Public Input

Not enough has been done to prevent another catastrophic power-grid failure such as the one in Texas last February, according to AARP Texas, which …


Monday, January 17, 2022

Rebuilding "Community" at Colleges, Universities Post-Pandemic

Colleges and universities typically provide in-person programming and supports to strengthen bonds between students and build a sense of community…

What Are Universities Teaching Students About Jan. 6, 2021?

Condemnation for last year's Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol emerged from all quarters, but some believe colleges and universities have been slow …


TX Survey: Hispanics Suffer Greatest Financial Hardship from COVID-19

Half of Texas residents say COVID-19 has caused them financial hardship, and Hispanic families faced the most severe consequences, according to a new …

New Urgency to Pass Voting-Rights Legislation Aimed at Texas

Leaders in the U.S. Senate have announced plans to vote this month on a change to filibuster rules, hoping to pass voting-rights legislation they say …


TX Labor Groups Say Build Back Better Could Reposition Workers

The Build Back Better Act is on ice in Congress, but Texas labor leaders say reforms in the bill are needed to help shift America's focus to those …

TX Bailout Highlights Inequities Between Poor, Rich Defendants

Nine Texas residents now held in the Dallas County jail system will be bailed out this Thursday and met by reform advocates who say the bail system is…


Texas' Medicaid Coverage Gap Cited for Healthcare Woes

Texas is one of 12 states to not expand Medicaid, and a new report showed it is one reason the state is falling further behind others in providing …

Scrutinizing Grants at Hispanic-Serving Higher-Ed Schools

AUSTIN, Texas -- In the past decade, the number of Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs) at the college level has grown significantly, but some …


 

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