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Report: Police gun deaths up, still below average

Report: Police gun deaths up, still below average

Amanda Lee Myers, The Associated Press

December 30, 2014


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WASHINGTON — The number of law enforcement officers killed by firearms jumped by 56 percent this year and included 15 ambush deaths. But gun-related police deaths still remain far below historic highs and lower than the average annual figures in the past decade, according to a report released Tues...

Report: 4 million actively enroll in health plans

Report: 4 million actively enroll in health plans

Carla K. Johnson, The Associated Press

December 30, 2014


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The first 50-state report on the latest sign-up season under President Barack Obama's health care law shows that more than 4 million people selected plans for the first time or re-enrolled in what the administration called "an encouraging start." More than 3.4 million people enrolled using Heal...

Funding sometimes lags for sex-trafficking victims

Funding sometimes lags for sex-trafficking victims

David Crary, The Associated Press

December 30, 2014


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As awareness of America's sex-trafficking industry increases, state after state has enacted new laws to combat it. But while a few have backed those get-tough laws with significant funding to support trafficking victims, many have not. In Michigan, for example, a cluster of legislators beamed wit...

Being uninsured in America will cost you more

Being uninsured in America will cost you more

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, The Associated Press

December 29, 2014


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WASHINGTON — Being uninsured in America will cost you more in 2015. In 2015, all taxpayers have to report to the IRS on their health insurance status the previous year. Most will check a box. It's also when the IRS starts collecting fines from some uninsured people, and deciding if others qua...

Mish. College sees small, big benefits with loan promise

Mish. College sees small, big benefits with loan promise

Jeff Karoub, The Associated Press

December 27, 2014


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ADRIAN, Mich. — When it came time to pick a college, Abby Slusher leaned toward a private school near her southeastern Michigan home for the small campus and class sizes. Her mother pushed Adrian College for another reason: A new program guaranteeing every graduate would make more than $37,000 or get...

Texas weighs allowing open carry of handguns

Texas weighs allowing open carry of handguns

Jim Vertuno, The Associated Press

December 14, 2014


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AUSTIN, Texas  — Long depicted as the rootin'-tootin' capital of American gun culture, Texas is one of the few states with an outright ban on the open carry of handguns. That could change in 2015, with the Republican-dominated Legislature and Gov.-elect Greg Abbott expected to push for expa...

Makers show, tell, and create at Houston’s Mini Maker Faire

Makers show, tell, and create at Houston’s Mini Maker Faire

Alyssa Foley, Editor

November 2, 2014


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Just like how a car show is all about cars, a maker faire is all about makers. A maker is anyone who makes their ideas come to life. Wanjun Zhang, is a maker at TX / RX Labs, a maker-space located in Houston’s East End District. She posed for a picture with the Bulbasaur Planter she designed and 3D printed. She talked about how she brings her designs to life: “I learn the tools, and just the act of working with them helps me figure out my design and what I’m doing.”

Houston Mini Maker Faire coming to Stafford Centre Nov. 1st

Houston Mini Maker Faire coming to Stafford Centre Nov. 1st

Alyssa Foley

October 28, 2014


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Houston Mini Maker Faire claims, “we were all born to be learners and creators”. The purpose of maker events is to ignite people’s passion to learn, do, and make. Makers are the technology subsection of DIY (Do It Yourself) culture. Exhibits will feature new technology, robotics, electronics, crafts, engineering, STEM, makers and makerspaces. There will be activities for ages 4 and up.

Save Our Streets!

Save Our Streets!

John Cañamar

October 26, 2014


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“Why not call it Freedmen’s Town?” questioned Bishop Dixon, “because when you change the name of a community its identity gets lost.”

Brick by Brick

Brick by Brick

John Cañamar

October 23, 2014


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Freedmen’s Town, also known as Fourth Ward, is a small neighborhood on the west end of downtown Houston that was founded in 1866 by emancipated slaves. This gem of a community was named a Historical District in the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. In 1984 there were 530 historic structures that were standing; today only 30 remain.

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