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Is U.S. Postal Service Too Popular to Privatize?

Is U.S. Postal Service Too Popular to Privatize?

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by Eric Galatas AUSTIN, Texas – President Donald Trump’s announced intention in April to reform the U.S. Postal Service landed with a thud, and now – six months later – a White House-appointed committee report on the topic has been shelved. The Postal Service enjoys wide popularity, with a 90…

Beto O’Rourke, Willie Nelson Rally Austin

Beto O’Rourke, Willie Nelson Rally Austin

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by Tony Vindell/LFN Senatorial candidate Beto Rourke is getting support from legendary country icon Willie Nelson. On Saturday, Sept. 29, O’Rourke addressed a crowd of thousands at Lakeshores Auditorium in Austin and was followed by Nelson and his band. The group played some of Nelson’s oldest tunes such as “On…

Unlike TX, Uninsured Rates See Major Drop in Medicaid Expansion States

Unlike TX, Uninsured Rates See Major Drop in Medicaid Expansion States

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by Eric Tegethoff AUSTIN, Texas – States that have expanded their Medicaid programs have seen a drop of more than three times in the number of uninsured rural residents, compared to states like Texas that opted not to expand coverage, according to a new report from the Georgetown University Center for…

Report: Time to Change the Odds for Young Adult Parents

Report: Time to Change the Odds for Young Adult Parents

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by Mary Kuhlman AUSTIN, Texas – Finding their footing in life is a struggle for many young adults in Texas, and it’s especially challenging for those who are also raising children. A report released Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation found that 450,000 Texas kids have parents between the ages of…

Trump’s EPA Rolls Back Methane Emission Rules

Trump’s EPA Rolls Back Methane Emission Rules

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by Eric Galatas AUSTIN, Texas – On Tuesday, the Environmental Protection Agency’s acting administrator, Andrew Wheeler, announced the agency will roll back rules that limit emissions of methane, benzene and other pollutants at oil and gas operations. The proposal comes after the Trump administration recently rolled back rules limiting pollution…

Learn Lifesaving Skills During National Preparedness Month

Learn Lifesaving Skills During National Preparedness Month

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AUSTIN, Texas — As a potential cyclone develops in the Gulf of Mexico, the National Preparedness Month campaign reminds us the most important thing to protect in a disaster is your life and the lives of those around you. A trough of low pressure currently in the western Gulf of Mexico…

New Tool Grades Integrity of Organic Labels

New Tool Grades Integrity of Organic Labels

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by Eric Galatas STRATFORD, Texas – Shoppers can now choose between organic dairy products produced by large-scale factory operations and those produced by family farms. Mark Kastel, co-founder and senior farm policy analyst with the Cornucopia Institute, said there are now essentially two organic product lines. One maintains original standards…

Two Out of Three Child Safety Seats Misused

Two Out of Three Child Safety Seats Misused

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TxDOT offers free safety seat inspections to protect young Texans AUSTIN – With motor vehicle crashes still a leading cause of death among children, the Texas Department of Transportation is joining safety advocates statewide to remind parents of the importance of always buckling up their children. That means not only making sure…

Volunteers to Build Playground for Kids Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Volunteers to Build Playground for Kids Affected by Hurricane Harvey

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by Eric Galatas GONZALES, Texas – On Saturday, one year after Hurricane Harvey rocked southeast Texas, a group of 200 volunteers will install a new kid-designed, state-of-the-art playground at a children’s foster-care facility directly hit by the storm. Roxane Rucker, vice president for community impact with KaBOOM!, the group coordinating the…

Report Examines Failures to Protect Vulnerable Texans During Harvey

Report Examines Failures to Protect Vulnerable Texans During Harvey

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by Mary Kuhlman AUSTIN, Texas – After Hurricane Harvey in 2017, a viral photo of residents sitting in waist deep water at a Texas assisted living facility made headlines. However, a new report shows that was just a glimpse of the failures to protect some of the most vulnerable Texans. The stories…

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