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Texas mothers seek marijuana to treat their children's seizures

Two mothers in Texas are now lobbying for medical marijuana after seeing positive results in other states which have allowed children with seizures to be treated with cannabis. 923 more words

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Mega school districts would increase costs, TEA says

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Creating ‘mega-districts’ will increase costs and would not improve student performance, according to a study released by the Texas Education Agency. The study looked into district consolidation in the state’s five largest counties, which includes Travis County. 320 more words

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NEW FEDERAL NUTRITION GUIDELINES FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS

From Texas PTA’s “Under the Dome” 

NEW FEDERAL NUTRITION GUIDELINES FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS EFFECTIVE – SEPTEMBER 2014

NOTE:  All these policies only apply if the school participates in the National School Lunch Program or School Breakfast Program. 755 more words

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Thursday Reads: A Victory for Workers, Women Overcoming Misogyny, and Other News

Good Morning!!

Score one for the workers! The Market Basket war is over and the the good guys won for a change. Late last night Arthur T. 2,301 more words

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LEAP Center Students Gain Close-Up View of Legislature

It was a nice day at the Capitol building.  LEAP Center students visited the Texas Legislature to learn more about the operation of the Texas Legislature.  381 more words

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Split the power in Texas government

An acquaintance asked me the other day about my thoughts regarding the upcoming election for Texas governor.

“Does Wendy Davis have a chance?” he asked. I had to think about it for a moment. 318 more words

Austin abortion clinic closes doors; more could shutter

AUSTIN (KXAN) — An Austin clinic that performs abortions closed its doors on Thursday.

Whole Women’s Health said the closure of their North Austin clinic was “the result of politicians acting against the women in our state when they passed HB2.” 351 more words

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