Texas

Nika Knight, staff writer
"I Stand With Texas Women"
A federal judge on Tuesday halted Texas' attempt to cut Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood clinics in a scathing decision that found the state "likely acted to disenroll qualified healthcare providers from Medicaid without cause." "Such action would deprive Medicaid patients of their statutory right to obtain healthcare from their chosen...
Nika Knight, staff writer
A cardboard cut-out of Rep. Roger Williams (R-Texas) leans against the microphone at the "mock" town hall in Austin, Texas, on Sunday.
As people flood town halls during the Congressional recess to register their...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
The resistance is taking many forms this weekend, with some constituents...

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Days after a barge spilled 170,000 gallons of especially heavy sticky oil, dubbed "the worst stuff you can dump in the water," into Galveston Bay, crews are scrambling to contain tar balls being pushed to shore by winds and tides, and biologists have found dozens of oiled birds from nearby, crucial bird habitats. With the spill occurring at the worst possible time - many wintering birds still there, many more en route north - environmentalists say that "we expect this to get much worse."...