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The Panhandle Drought, Fueled Partly by Climate Change, Foretells Other Environmental Risks

by | Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 12:56 CST
As the Panhandle gets drier, more water will be pumped from aquifers and wildfire danger will increase, experts say.
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Austin Passes First Paid Sick Leave Policy in the South

After five raucous hours, the Austin City Council passed a policy providing paid sick leave to at least 87,000 Austinites. Council members say they hope other Texas cities will soon follow.

At nearly 1 a.m. on Thursday night, the Austin City Council passed a citywide, mandatory paid sick leave policy that will provide sick days to around 87,000 wor...Read More

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In the Texas Legislature, Sexual Harassment Complaints are Rarely Filed, Haphazardly Maintained and Then Destroyed

Despite the Legislature’s reputation for sexism and sexual harassment, there are no official complaints on record in either chamber. What’s happening to allegations?

Late last year, amid a national reckoning over sexual misconduct in politics, media and entertainment, reports surfaced of a pervasive culture of sexual harassm...Read More

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