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Controversial MoCity campus relocates

Controversial MoCity campus relocates

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

January 31, 2016


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If you have ever walked through the sparsely populated halls of the Missouri City campus, you wouldn’t guess that this quiet campus is probably the most controversial Houston Community College location. On Thursday, Jan. 21, the governing board of HCC voted to sell the remaining 33-acre tract of...

Parade honors King’s legacy

Parade honors King’s legacy

Emmanuel Akinola, Staff Writer

January 31, 2016


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The twenty-second annual MLK Grande Parade in Midtown Houston commemorated Martin Luther King’s birthday on Jan. 18, with tens of thousands of people attending to witness the processions through midtown, marching within blocks of Houston Community College Central’s campus. The processions consisted...

Preparing students for college

Preparing students for college

Jimmieka Mills, News Editor

January 28, 2016


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The adoption of Common Core standards have been successfully implemented in 45 states in the U.S. The standards focus on English language arts and math, which are skill sets students use in other subjects. These standards are seen as crucial to the future success of students across the U.S., education...

Panel talks local control, pensions

Panel talks local control, pensions

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

December 19, 2015


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The Texas Tribune hosted a panel discussion with State Senators Paul Bettencourt and Sylvia Garcia on Tuesday. The ‘Houston & The Legislature: What’s Next?’ event was hosted at the George R. Brown convention center downtown. The CEO and Editor in Chief of The Texas Tribune Evan Smith modera...

Defeat of Houston LGBT-rights measure may have broad impact

Defeat of Houston LGBT-rights measure may have broad impact

DAVID CRARY and JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press

November 4, 2015


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HOUSTON — The landslide defeat of a nondiscrimination ordinance in Houston has stunned LGBT-rights activists across the nation. They're now bracing for their opponents in other states to seize on the successful tactic of stoking fears over transgender people's access to public restrooms. By a 61-to-39-percent...

Mayor Parker says goodbye

Mayor Parker says goodbye

Marialuisa Rincon, Staff Writer

November 2, 2015


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Annise Parker’s time as mayor saw our city go through an unprecedented transformation. With the citywide elections taking place tomorrow signalling the beginning of the end of her administration, we asked Annise Parker to reflect and share any parting words for the City of Houston. Parker’s office...

Downtown Walk 2 Vote, Oct 29

Downtown Walk 2 Vote, Oct 29

Egalitarian Staff Report

October 28, 2015


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The University of Houston - Downtown will host a student voting movement: Walk 2 Vote on Thursday Oct. 29. The event will begin at noon at the University of Houston - Downtown, 1 Main Street, 77002, South Deck. At 2 pm, attendees will march to 1001 Preston Street for voting. The UHD and greater Houston commu...

Judge: Texas may deny birth certificates to immigrants’ kids 

Judge: Texas may deny birth certificates to immigrants’ kids 

SETH ROBBINS, Associated Press

October 22, 2015


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SAN ANTONIO  — A federal judge has chosen for now not to force Texas health officials to change their stance in denying birth certificates to immigrant families with U.S- born children, saying that the families raised "grave concerns" but more evidence is needed, according to a ruling issued...

Gates Forum talks reform

Gates Forum talks reform

Jimmieka Mills and Marialuisa Rincon

October 21, 2015


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SEATTLE —  “Both the Gates and French Families instilled the values of volunteerism and civic engagement. Our families believed that if life happens to bless you, you should use those gifts as wisely as you can.” Wherever you go in Seattle, you’ll find someone welcoming you to the Pacific...

White House threatens to veto ‘sanctuary cities’ bill

White House threatens to veto ‘sanctuary cities’ bill

MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

October 20, 2015


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WASHINGTON  — The White House is threatening to veto Senate legislation cracking down on "sanctuary cities" that shield residents from federal immigration authorities. The Senate is holding a procedural vote on the legislation Tuesday. The bill by Louisiana Sen. David Vitter would punish jurisdictions...

Texas cuts off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood

Texas cuts off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood

WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press

October 20, 2015


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AUSTIN, Texas  — Texas announced Monday it was cutting off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood clinics following undercover videos that featured discussions about fetal tissue, potentially triggering a court fight like one unfolding in neighboring Louisiana. Texas health officials sent a letter...

Student arrested for homemade clock visits White House

Student arrested for homemade clock visits White House

KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press

October 20, 2015


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WASHINGTON  — Ahmed Mohamed, the Texas teenager arrested after a homemade clock he brought to school was mistaken for a bomb, capped a whirlwind month with a visit to the White House on Monday. Ahmed got a personal invitation from President Barack Obama for "Astronomy Night." The two met and chatted...

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