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Christopher Collins
Writing about rural Texas for . Reach me: 940 631 1828 or collins@texasobserver.org.
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Texans Care for Children 7h
If we want healthy TX babies, 1 step is ensuring that women in rural TX have access to health care. But this report shows rural TX has a sky-high uninsured rate. While states that accepted Medicaid expansion $ slashed their rural uninsured rates:
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Christopher Collins 8h
Replying to @collins_reports
Public comments on the rule can be mailed to Philip Wright, Administrator for Agriculture and Consumer Protection, Texas Department of Agriculture, P.O. Box 12847, Austin, Texas 78711. Or by email: RuleComments@TexasAgriculture.gov
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Christopher Collins 8h
Replying to @collins_reports
FWIW, the chemical's label already mandates that it's not to be used in a "confined, non-ventilated area," so this new rule proposal doesn't seem much different.
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Christopher Collins 8h
For those of you following fever ticks with me, here's a link to the Texas Department of Agriculture's new proposed rule for the use of coumaphos aka Co-Ral -- that it must be applied in a "ventilated" area:
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Patrick Svitek 20h
Sid Miller on : "She says she running as a Democrat, but she’s much worse than a Democrat — she’s a vegetarian."
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Christopher Collins 22h
Replying to @collins_reports
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Christopher Collins 22h
Replying to @TexasObserver
ICYMI, here are two stories I've written for on the fever tick saga so far. Link 1:
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Christopher Collins 22h
Replying to @collins_reports
Ag Commissioner Sid Miller has directed his agency to propose a new "ventilation" rule for the spray boxes -- the comment period is expected to be open until Nov. 30, 2018.
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Christopher Collins 22h
Press release: The Texas Department of Agriculture will allow cattle "spray boxes" that were at the center of pesticide controversy to stay open; however, ranchers will now have the option of hand-spraying cattle instead of going thru the box, TDA says
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Christopher Collins Sep 17
Replying to @deannawatson66
They've certainly taken a hit in the short term. But for the most part they're sticking by their man. I don't think that'll last forever though
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Christopher Collins Sep 17
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Christopher Collins Sep 17
Cool cool cool cool cool cool
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Christopher Collins Sep 14
., one of my fav transparency advocates, is chatting about FOIA with here in a bit:
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TCJC Sep 13
Imagine if instead of incarcerating youth, money went to schools like to boost suicide prevention training for educators beyond what the state requires. hard work has paid off as the district has been suicide-free for the last 3 years:
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Loren A. Lynch Sep 13
the inimitable has been nominated for Best Journo in Austin so, you know, go vote for him
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Christopher Collins Sep 13
Glad is reporting on this. It's a serious problem that most people don't even know exists:
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Christopher Collins Sep 13
BREAKING: Conaway now speaks exclusively in analogy
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Christopher Collins Sep 12
USDA Rural Development is approving grants and loans to help 22 states recover from the opioid crisis. Texas ain't one of 'em.
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Christopher Collins Sep 12
When the Farmer's Almanac and the Old Farmer's Almanac disagree on winter weather predictions, who do you believe?
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Rose Sep 11
"Some food safety and government accountability experts question if she can make impartial decisions given her financial ties to agribusiness." Latest by :
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