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Death and taxes, pandemics and politics

May 4, 2020
Keeping local governments on their knees will not help Texans get back on their feet.

We asked Texans about their concerns over reopening the state. Here’s what they told us.

May 1, 2020
Many worry that opening too soon runs the risk of facing a second shutdown in the near future.

Voters file age discrimination lawsuit over Texas vote-by-mail law

April 29, 2020
While Texas allows no-excuse vote by mail for voters aged 65 and older, there are restrictions for everyone else.

Texas college students are taking care of their communities while navigating COVID-19

April 28, 2020
While waiting on state lawmakers to make decisions, students are taking matters into their own hands by creating mutual aid networks.
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It’s not about staying open, it’s about staying safe

April 28, 2020
While Republicans rush to reopen Texas, 55% of voters think it’s more important to keep people safe.
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Do Republicans really want to 'emulate precisely' the South Korean voting model?

April 28, 2020
South Korea's voting model includes an Election Day holiday, no required voter registration, and six times the polling locations.
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Abbott, Paxton using COVID-19 to push anti-abortion agenda

April 21, 2020
Abortion is, and will always be, essential and time-sensitive health care.
Abortion is essential health care.

A victory for vote-by-mail and an election advisory. Now what?

April 21, 2020
Inaction of Texas lawmakers is set to make democracy a casualty of COVID-19.

This Earth Day, let’s also commit to healing our planet

April 21, 2020
Coronavirus has taught us that while we work to heal our people, we can also come together to reduce the impact of climate change.
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