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Hostile Takeover

by and | Fri, Nov 6, 2015 at 8:00 CST
How the Koch brothers and their libertarian allies pushed their way into Texas Tech — and used public funds to do it.
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Life Outside the Box

When Jacqueline Conn lost her job, she found a movement — one that aims to help 70 million Americans with criminal records find a way out of the 'box.'

Essentially, “Ban the Box” is an effort to allow those with past convictions to have their job qualifications and personalities evaluated before discussing ...Read More

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Jumping the Loan Sharks

Ending predatory lending is a 'big jigsaw with a lot of pieces,' but one model, developed in the Valley, may solve part of the puzzle.

Commercial payday loans can carry interest rates in excess of 400 percent and must be repaid within months or weeks, often causing financially troubled customer...Read More

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The Fight for Fair Housing

Two lawsuits are dragging Texas—and maybe the whole country—closer to the goal of integrated neighborhoods.

Two lawsuits are dragging Texas—and maybe the whole country—closer to the goal of integrated neighborhoods....Read More

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Trailer Park Ploys

How Texas families with nowhere else to go are fighting back against mobile home moguls and their ruthless business model.

The residents of North Lamar Community Mobile Home Park in Austin aren't backing down from an escalating dispute with the new owners of the park, the moguls beh...Read More

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