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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...

Moms Demand Action on gun control

Moms Demand Action on gun control

Michael Garcia, Staff Writer

October 14, 2015


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On Jan. 1, 2016, new gun laws in Texas go into effect. This allows is for concealed handgun license owners to carry openly. The Bill has been getting a lot of attention lately. An organization by the name Moms Demand Action has been building a reputation for challenging lawmakers. Moms Demand Action...

The big oil problem

The big oil problem

Marialuisa Rincon, Staff Writer

October 9, 2015


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The oil industry has long been characterized by a never-ending boom and bust cycle. Most memorably for Houstonians, the oil slump of the 1980s and the end of the embargo saw one in seven of us lose our jobs and simply go elsewhere for work – turning the city into a sort of bust-town. The present...

Texas prepares for refugees

Texas prepares for refugees

Michael Garcia, Staff Writer

October 2, 2015


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Vandalism becomes civil war; pro-Democracy protesters, an authoritarian government, chemical warfare, up to 200 thousand deaths. After a group of teenagers were tortured for vandalism in March 2011, many protesters from the southern city of Deraa were furious with President Bashar Al-Assad. Years of...

Houston Black Lives Matter talks issues

Houston Black Lives Matter talks issues

Michael Garcia, Writer

September 30, 2015


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The panel discussed the Black Lives Matters movement, as well as key issues. The BLM movement fights for social structure to prevent any social injustices towards the black community. It's not just a movement for specific issues. The movement does not fight for just black male lives, but also black women's lives, black trans lives and black queer lives.

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