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Molly Ivins on Roe v. Wade
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Kolten Parker 1h
Have a knack for longform storytelling and investigative reporting, specifically on the beats of criminal justice, the environment, public health, immigration and politics? This senior editor job is for you:
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Last year, the state revealed for the first time how many teen parents are in the care of the . According to the most recent figures, 550 girls out of 5,226, or almost 11 percent, were either pregnant or parenting.
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s. e. smith 3h
The foster care system in Texas is failing kids big time.
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Julián Castro has plotted his political trajectory with great care and calculation. Can that work in the Trump era?
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If you don’t know Rosie Jimenez’s name, today is a great day to learn it. Rosie died from an unsafe abortion in 1977 after the Hyde Amendment prevented her from accessing the care she needed. has the in-depth reporting on her story:
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If you know something that you think needs to be investigated and made public, contact us. Here are three ways you can reach us while protecting your identity.
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Bekah Grant 4h
My latest on high rates of teen pregnancy in the Texas foster care system for the :
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FROM THE ARCHIVES: At the border, U.S. citizens are being refused re-entry because they were delivered by midwives. (2010)
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It’s the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Molly Ivins wrote this piece in the aftermath of the 1973 landmark ruling establishing a woman’s right to abortion:
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NEW FEATURE: Expecting Care How Texas is failing foster kids and contributing to an alarming teen pregnancy rate. by
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To kick off the 86th , the Texas Public Policy Foundation, an Austin-based conservative think tank, published four reports on the scourge of renewables and how they’re “scarring rural Texas.”
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It should come as no surprise that Louie Gohmert — who has his own track record of anti-semitism, Islamophobia, racism and bigotry — is eager to defend Steve King, writes :
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Sound off — we’re listening. Submit to our Dialogue section by emailing editors@texasobserver.org.
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Trump’s Border Wall is a Vortex of Stupidity that Trump and the GOP Can’t Escape
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Molly Ivins called the the “national laboratory of bad ideas.” To keep up with all the craziness, we’re sending readers a weekly newsletter. Sign up here to get coverage and analysis you can’t find anywhere else:
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The Texas Observer 22h
Anywhere Trump builds his wall in Texas, he’ll have to wrench land from farmers, ranchers, entrepreneurs and deeply rooted Hispanic families:
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The Texas Observer 23h
If the gods of political narrative divined the outcome of presidential primaries, Julián Castro could very well be the Democratic nominee in 2020. But narrative does not a nominee make, writes :
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FROM THE ARCHIVES: At the border, U.S. citizens are being refused re-entry because they were delivered by midwives. (2010)
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The Texas Observer Jan 21
In the last few months, the Texas Public Policy Foundation has ramped up its war on wind:
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