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Texas’ controversial voting law goes into effect

Among the more controversial measures are new restrictions around providing assistance to voters, including language assistance and help for people with disabilities.

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Listen live: Supreme Court considers whether to reverse Roe v. Wade arguments

An epic argument at the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday: At issue is whether to reverse the court’s nearly half-century-old Roe v. Wade decision and subsequent decisions declaring that women have a constitutional right to terminate a pregnancy.

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Marfa Public Radio Hires Two New Staff Members

We are thrilled to welcome two new staff members to the Marfa Public Radio team. Please join us in celebrating them!

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Beto O’Rourke says he’s running for Texas governor

O’Rourke’s decision to challenge Gov. Greg Abbott ends months of speculation and gives Democrats a formidable campaigner at the top of the ticket — someone who transformed Texas politics with his blockbuster campaign against U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018.

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Unvaccinated people 20 times more likely to die from COVID-19, Texas data shows

From Sept. 4 to Oct. 1, unvaccinated people were 20 times more likely to die from COVID-19 complications than fully vaccinated people, according to state data.

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Texas will receive more than 1.3 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11

According to the state health agency, about 1 million doses of the vaccine will go straight to vaccine providers in Texas — including local health departments.

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Texas state Sen. Kel Seliger, a Republican willing to buck his party leadership, will not seek reelection

Seliger has served in the Senate since 2005 and led the higher education committee. He was seen as a champion of public education and local control but was derided as too soft on social conservative issues near the end of … Continue reading

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Pandemic border crossing restrictions ending in November

The U.S, Mexico, and Canada restricted travel across land border crossings in March of 2020 for essential reasons including work, medical care and education.

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Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Texas’ Six-Week Abortion Ban

Last month, the U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit against the state of Texas alleging it enacted Senate Bill 8 “in open defiance of the Constitution.”

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Texas Has Raised $54 Million In Private Donations For Its Border Wall Plan. Almost All Of It Came From This One Billionaire.

Timothy Mellon is the Wyoming-based grandson of banking tycoon Andrew Mellon. He is responsible for nearly 98% of the donations to Texas’ border wall fund.

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