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Denver Decriminalizes Psychedelic Mushrooms

Denver Decriminalizes Psychedelic Mushrooms

May 14, 2019

Six years since the revolutionary decree to legalize marijuana in Colorado, Denver has now voted to decriminalize hallucinogenic psilocybin mushrooms. While criminal penalties for drug use have decreased con...

Texas Sen. Larry Taylor Unveils New School Finance Bill, Adding $5,000 Teacher Pay Raise

Texas Sen. Larry Taylor Unveils New School Finance Bill, Adding $5,000 Teacher Pay Raise

April 25, 2019

After a long wait, the Texas Senate has finally unveiled a thorough proposal for how to tackle school finance and school property tax reform — bringing back several ideas the House already nixed. State...

First Visible Image of a Black Hole Proves Scientific Theory

First Visible Image of a Black Hole Proves Scientific Theory

April 15, 2019

Researchers have at last captured the first visible image of a black hole, officially confirming Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity and the existence of such gravitational forces. This theory, which was ...

Everything You Need To Know About The Mueller Report

Everything You Need To Know About The Mueller Report

April 1, 2019

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has finally completed his investigative report into possible collusion from President Trump with Russian Officials during the 2016 election. Attorney General William Barr w...

With Texas Homecoming, Beto O’Rourke Gets Opportunity to Reassert Home-State Strength

With Texas Homecoming, Beto O’Rourke Gets Opportunity to Reassert Home-State Strength

March 29, 2019

Beto O'Rourke is making his 2020 debut this weekend in Texas — and seizing an opportunity to shore up his home-field advantage as the state begins to draw serious attention from his rivals. After ...

A “Big Announcement” from Beto O’Rourke Is on the Horizon

A “Big Announcement” from Beto O’Rourke Is on the Horizon

March 12, 2019

All signs indicate Beto O’Rourke will run for president in 2020. But the former congressman remained coy Saturday during a question-and-answer session at the SXSW Film Festival, where he dodged ...

Texas Senate Unanimously Passes $5,000 Teacher Pay Raises, Adding Librarians

Texas Senate Unanimously Passes $5,000 Teacher Pay Raises, Adding Librarians

March 6, 2019

Texas Legislature 2019 The 86th Legislature runs from Jan. 8 to May 27. From the state budget to health care to education policy — and the politics behind it all — we focus on what Texans need to know about the biennial legislative session. MORE IN ...

Putin Issues Threats Against The United States

Putin Issues Threats Against The United States

February 26, 2019

On Feb. 20, invoking an atmosphere similar to the tension seen during the Cold War, President Vladimir Putin warned the United States over stationing missiles in countries neighboring Russia, even going ...

Beto O’Rourke Turbocharges 2020 Buzz With Response to Trump Rally in El Paso

Beto O’Rourke Turbocharges 2020 Buzz With Response to Trump Rally in El Paso

February 14, 2019

EL PASO — Beto O'Rourke didn't utter a word about 2020 here Monday night, but he didn't have to. Acknowledgment or not, O'Rourke's leading role in his hometown's response to President Donald Trump's...

Donald Trump and Beto O’Rourke Go Head-to-Head in El Paso

Donald Trump and Beto O’Rourke Go Head-to-Head in El Paso

February 12, 2019

EL PASO — President Donald Trump kicked off his first major rally of the year here the same way he campaigned during his successful 2016 bid: by unleashing a torrent of criticism on the media, pushing...

Outbreaks of Preventable Diseases are on the Rise

Outbreaks of Preventable Diseases are on the Rise

February 4, 2019

All across the country, outbreaks of diseases that were thought to be mostly eradicated have made resurgences. In 2000, measles was declared completely eliminated in the United States. Last year, there...

Report: Unauthorized Air Pollution in Texas up 27 Percent in 2017

Report: Unauthorized Air Pollution in Texas up 27 Percent in 2017

January 31, 2019

Texas industrial facilities continued to spew out tens of millions of pounds of unauthorized air pollution in 2017 as a result of equipment malfunctions and other incidents that companies claimed were unavoidable, acc...