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Kolten Parker
Digital Editor, • Mexican Coke & Tacos • & alum ⚽️ parker@texasobserver.org
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Kolten Parker 18m
The Texas Legislature is considering opening the door to new payday lending abuses via
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Alexandra Samuels 2h
New: Dallas City Council passes a paid sick leave ordinance in a 10-4 vote. Wednesday's vote comes as the debates bills that would overturn such ordinances.
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The Texas Observer 23h
Rhonda Hart, a vocal advocate for gun violence prevention, is running for school board in a bright red Texas district. Her 14-year-old daughter, Kimberly, was killed in the shooting at Santa Fe High School last May.
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Kolten Parker 23h
Permit application fees from scooters racked up more than $700,000 in revenue for city of Austin in last year, reports. That's 10 companies operating 13,400 scooters.
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Kolten Parker 23h
Replying to @edwonkkimmy
hell yeah, he was interesting af... "I don’t believe that when God made marijuana he made a mistake that government needs to fix." remember his crusade against TSA searches?
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Kolten Parker 23h
Replying to @edwonkkimmy
yeah, eager to see what happens in the house thursday, though. A record vote would be v interesting
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Kolten Parker 23h
Replying to @edwonkkimmy
but will DP a) refer it to a Dem-lead committee (if whitmire does indeed support it) and b) allow it on the floor if it manages to pass a GOP-majority committee? then c) would abbott sign it? And that's all considering that it actually gets a vote in the house, and is approved.
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Kolten Parker 23h
Replying to @edwonkkimmy
seems like more than an uphill climb in the senate, right?
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Kolten Parker Apr 23
UPDATE: Bill to decriminalize possession of an ounce of marijuana placed on the House calendar for Thursday. It's likely to get a debate/vote, further than any such bill has made it in Texas:
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Rose Apr 22
Don't miss this story by David Romo on art by immigrant kids in detention. David draws fascinating (and surprising) historical parallels between art from Tornillo and other detention camps throughout history
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Vicky Camarillo Apr 18
It's not often that I get to use the word "bullshit" in a story. Here's my latest:
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Kolten Parker Apr 18
How are the efforts to improve voter access and participation going at the ?
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Kolten Parker Apr 18
As the considers greenlighting hemp production, a litany of farmers, rural economic development advocates and even conservative Republicans like Sid Miller are singing its praises. via
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Tim Grieve Apr 17
“By the end of 2018, about 30,000 people were working [for Facebook] on safety and security, which is roughly the number of newsroom employees at all the newspapers in the United States.”
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Dr. David R. Brockman Apr 17
Anyone that’s paid attention to American religious history will find the debate over & other license-to-discriminate bills depressingly familiar; the characters have changed, but the plot remains the same. My latest piece in
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Kolten Parker Apr 16
Lawmakers have been using Band-Aids to address the backlog of untested rape kits since 2011. This session could bring a real fix, writes :
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Kolten Parker Apr 16
That one in benbrook still open?
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Kolten Parker Apr 15
For as long as I can recall, revitalizing the Baker Hotel has fascinated Texans and been heralded as a ticket to reviving the town of Mineral Wells. But despite its rich history and rich developers, that dream hasn't happened yet. Why? A deep dive:
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Rose Apr 15
A 14-story, 232,000-square-foot ruined hotel towers over the North Texas town of Mineral Wells — both literally and figuratively. delves into the town's weird and wonderful history, as well as its latest attempt to reinvent itself:
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deray Apr 14
The Sandra Bland Act Was Stripped of the Provision That Could've Prevented Her Arrest. Now It Has a Chance.
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