For Trans People, It’s Difficult and Costly to Update an ID. But It Can Also Be Dangerous Not To
Aug19

For Trans People, It’s Difficult and Costly to Update an ID. But It Can Also Be Dangerous Not To

Voting. Boarding a plane. Driving. Buying a drink. Filling out paperwork for a new job. These are all situations where showing a driver’s license or state-issued ID can be nerve-wracking or even dangerous for transgender people. If a person’s picture, name or sex listed on an ID don’t match the way they present themselves, they may be denied services, harassed and even attacked. A new investigation by ProPublica found that when many...

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Asylum-seekers say they cross the border illegally because they don’t think they have other options
Aug19

Asylum-seekers say they cross the border illegally because they don’t think they have other options

By David Yaffe-Bellany, Jay Root and Juan Luis García Hernández, The Texas Tribune Aug. 16, 2018 “Asylum-seekers say they cross the border illegally because they don’t think they have other options” was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. MCALLEN — After a cop took...

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State appeals court temporarily blocks Austin’s paid sick leave ordinance
Aug19

State appeals court temporarily blocks Austin’s paid sick leave ordinance

By Emma Platoff, The Texas Tribune Aug. 17, 2018 “State appeals court temporarily blocks Austin’s paid sick leave ordinance” was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. Amid a legal challenge from a slate of powerful business-aligned groups, the city of Austin’s ordinance...

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$4.1 Verdict Against R&L Carriers in Texas Crash
May05

$4.1 Verdict Against R&L Carriers in Texas Crash

http://www.truckinginfo.com/ A 41-year-old Mississippi woman, seriously injured when her pick-up truck rolled over, after it was rear-ended by an 18-wheel tractor-trailer driver on a Texas interstate highway in 2011, was awarded $4.1 million by a Dallas, Texas jury. The jury ruled late last Thursday that the truck driver, who had two previous rear-end collisions, was grossly negligent, according to a release from the plaintiff’s...

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Laredo CBP Officers Seize $1.1 Million in Meth and Marijuana, Driver Arrested
Apr30

Laredo CBP Officers Seize $1.1 Million in Meth and Marijuana, Driver Arrested

Laredo, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Laredo Port of Entry this week seized a combination load of methamphetamine and marijuana valued at $1.1 million during a routine vehicle examination. “Our officers employed an effective combination of inspections experience and technology to seize a combination load of narcotics,” said Jose Uribe, Acting CBP Port Director, Laredo. “Seizures like these reinforce the...

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