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How Waco is working together to improve families' education, finances and health.
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Recovery in rural areas and small towns like Tivoli, Bayside and Austwell is vastly different from cities like Houston, where public and private funding flooded the city as quickly as Harvey’s rains did.
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In Victoria, Texas, families with limited budgets face harsh realities, with exploitative landlords and a shortage of safe, affordable rental housing. Then Hurricane Harvey made everything even worse.
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in 2017, the rate of suicide attempts for Hispanic teens in Texas was 11.4 percent, compared with 8.2 percent nationally, according to data from the CDC.
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Across the country, politicians, reform advocates and the bail industry are waiting to see what happens next.
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Over the course of a single night, four generations of Sabine Wiegand’s family were suddenly left without a home....
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We're asking distinguished reporters to highlight an issue or story that is either being missed entirely or underreported by the media.
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“This is really an issue that you can explore in your state no matter what,” said WSJ health policy reporter Stephanie Armour.
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“This is just such a powerful but elegantly simple intervention,” said the lead researcher behind a recent study that used parent mentors to enroll families in Medicaid and CHIP coverage.
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It's a disturbing trend: Across Texas, the number of women awaiting trial in county jails has jumped by 48 percent since 2011. At the peak this year in August, more than 6,300 women were jailed before trial, up from under 4,000 in 2011.

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