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Wage Wars

by | Wed, Jun 13, 2018 at 6:20 CST
Activists have won citywide wage theft laws in El Paso and Houston. But local and state bureaucracies have ensured that the problem persists.
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Observatory Podcast No. 4: Living Undocumented

When the DACA Act was implemented, 24-year-old Victor Erives was able to legally live, work and attend school in the country he calls home. Now a Supreme Court ruling could jeopardize those same opportunities for millions of others.

When the DACA Act was implemented, 24-year-old Victor Erives was able to legally live, work and attend school in the country he calls home. Now a Supreme Court ...Read More

El Paso Electric has proposed charging customers with rooftop solar panels an additional $11 each month. by

There Goes the Sun

The sun city may soon be charging residents extra for solar power, joining a growing number of utilities that treat solar as a threat to their businesses....Read More

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The Doctor is Out

Bowie had one last chance to save its community hospital. Then anti-tax activists launched their campaign.

Bowie had one last chance to save its community hospital. Then anti-tax activists launched their campaign. Now, the small town is aching for the past....Read More

The Texas Public Utilities Commission has approved a deal to allow a group led by Dallas billionaire Ray Hunt to purchase Oncor, which oversees electricity distribution to 10 million Texans. by

Texas Regulators Approve Billionaire’s Plan to Buy Oncor

The deal will allow a group of investors led by real estate and oil and gas mogul Ray Hunt to purchase Texas’ largest electric transmission and distribution company.

The deal will allow a group of investors led by real estate and oil and gas mogul Ray Hunt to purchase Texas’ largest electric transmission and distribution c...Read More

Austin City Council member Greg Casar introduces supporters of a “ban the box” ordinance for private employers at a press conference Tuesday, in advance of the council’s vote on Thursday. by

Austin Poised to ‘Ban the Box’

The City Council is expected to approve a jobs ordinance that will push conversations about felony convictions later in the hiring process.

The City Council is expected to approve a jobs ordinance that will push conversations about felony convictions later in the hiring process....Read More

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