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“Lost Children Archive” can almost be read as Valeria Luiselli’s second attempt to rally the citizenry of her adopted country, writes :
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Have you done great journalism in 2018? The deadline for submissions for the 2019 MOLLY National Journalism Prize is fast approaching. Submit here: by Feb 28. Winner gets a $5,000 cash award and, more importantly, a beer stein.
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The Texas Observer 5h
Some South Texas residents, including those protected from border wall construction by Congress' new proposal, aren't convinced the bargain's a victory for the region they call home.
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On its 430-mile path to the Gulf, Kinder Morgan’s natural gas pipeline would gash the iconic Hill Country, a region relatively free from oil and gas development.
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“Lost Children Archive” is not only an indictment of U.S. immigration policy, but a requiem memorializing every child who has ever lost their right to a childhood.
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Rose 7h
I'm definitely picking up 's new book after this review: "The soundscape rumbles with the ghosts of every kid-led adventure story that ever broke your heart."
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The Texas Observer 7h
The Border Debate is Changing at the Capitol. With Newfound Influence, Can Democrats Go Beyond Playing Defense?
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Gus Bova 9h
In case anyone is unclear on the sourcing, the claim that most drugs enter the country though ports of entry comes from Trump's Drug Enforcement Agency:
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The Texas Observer 9h
Parents in a low-income neighborhood claim the school district is putting their children at risk by sending them to a campus where researchers found lead levels posing a “moderate to high risk” in 2016.
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Sophie Novack Feb 14
*three* women on this list
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NEW: Ben Sargent's 'toon take on the Texas GOP's backfiring 'VOTER FRAUD ALERT'
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The Texas Observer 9h
“As a Latina, as a woman, as a proud immigrant with an accent, I know my right, duty and responsibility as a U.S. citizen and I do not take it lightly.” was one of thousands of citizens included on Texas' fake voter fraud list.
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Kolten Parker 10h
Democrats are claiming a victory under the new border security deal, which funds 55 miles of new wall in Texas' Rio Grande Valley. spoke to RGV residents whose land got specific carve-outs for border wall. They say it's far from a win.
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Kolten Parker 11h
As Trump prepares to declare a national emergency for the border wall, a reminder: Texas Border Sheriffs: There is No Crisis and We Don’t Want Trump’s Wall
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The Texas Observer 11h
With more than a dozen new Democrats in the Legislature, opponents of Trump’s wall and the state’s long-running border surge want to focus on facts, not warped rhetoric.
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The Texas Observer 11h
NEW: Valeria Luiselli’s Second Novel Reckons with the Trauma Inflicted on Migrant Kids by
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The Texas Observer 11h
'Thrown Under the Bus': Rio Grande Valley Residents Criticize New Border Deal by
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The Texas Observer 12h
In 1977, a young woman in McAllen died of an illegal abortion. Today her story is more relevant than ever.
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