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Biologists Warn of Border Wall’s Ecological Impacts

Biologists Warn of Border Wall’s Ecological Impacts

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by Eric Galatas EL PASO, Texas – As Congress pushes back a funding deadline to avoid a government shutdown, conservation groups are urging representatives to reject any spending bill that includes funding for a border wall. Sergio Avila, a wildlife biologist with The Sierra Club, said he believes the $22…

TSTC is Hiring Statewide, Positions to be Filled by the New Year

TSTC is Hiring Statewide, Positions to be Filled by the New Year

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by Amanda Sotelo (TEXAS) – With Texas State Technical College rapidly growing and the demand for a skilled workforce increasing, TSTC is hiring to fill more than 200 positions by 2019. “TSTC is expanding course offerings to meet employer demands within the state,” said TSTC Associate Vice Chancellor for Human…

Groups Rally to Help Texans Get Health Coverage Before Saturday Deadline

Groups Rally to Help Texans Get Health Coverage Before Saturday Deadline

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by Eric Galatas AUSTIN, Texas – To enroll for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act, Texans must sign up at Healthcare.gov by no later than this Saturday. Stacey Pogue, senior policy analyst for the Center for Public Policy Priorities, said community organizations across the state have experts standing by to help…

Texas Leads Nation in Number of Uninsured Kids

Texas Leads Nation in Number of Uninsured Kids

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by Eric Galatas AUSTIN, Texas – For the first time in a decade, the number of uninsured children in the United States has gone up. According to a new Georgetown University report, the number of uninsured kids rose by more than 275,000 in 2017, and nearly 4 million children in the…

Armistice Day Remembered on 100-Year Anniversary

Armistice Day Remembered on 100-Year Anniversary

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by Eric Galatas AUSTIN, Texas – President Donald Trump is set to be in Paris this weekend to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of Armistice Day, which marked the end of World War I. Adam Hochschild wrote an award-winning book on what was then called ‘the War to End All…

Report Reveals Racial Disparities at Elite Texas Colleges

Report Reveals Racial Disparities at Elite Texas Colleges

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by Mary Kuhlman AUSTIN, Texas – Public college students in Texas are being split into two separate and unequal tracks, according to new research released today. The report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce showed that white students were disproportionately represented at selective public colleges, comprising 64 percent…

Texas Caregivers Need Some Care, Too

Texas Caregivers Need Some Care, Too

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by Mary Kuhlman AUSTIN, Texas – There are nearly 3.5 million caregivers in Texas whose invaluable contributions allow older relatives to age in place in their homes. And there’s a call to better support these folks, during National Family Caregivers Month in November. Unpaid caregivers often put their own needs…

Experts Warn ACA Waivers Could Hike Rates on Pre-Existing Conditions

Experts Warn ACA Waivers Could Hike Rates on Pre-Existing Conditions

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by Suzanne Potter AUSTIN, Texas – Some health experts are warning that insurance rates could rise significantly for people in the individual market who are between 50 and 64, or have a pre-existing condition – once states start taking advantage of new flexibility granted this week by the Trump administration. States…

Days are Numbered for Early Voting in Texas

Days are Numbered for Early Voting in Texas

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by Mary Kuhlman AUSTIN, Texas – The midterm election is about a week away, and Texans who want to avoid the polls on November 6 have just five days to vote early. On Election Day, voters can only cast a ballot at their assigned precinct. However, they can cast a…

Federal Drug Price Transparency Proposal Wins Praise

Federal Drug Price Transparency Proposal Wins Praise

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by Eric Galatas AUSTIN, Texas – Consumer groups are praising a proposal by the Trump administration to require drug companies to put prices in many of their TV ads, but some worry it’s only a pre-election perk designed to attract voters – one that could be dropped after the midterm election Nov.…

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