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The Texas coastline is slowly disappearing. Here’s how one community is coping.
The Texas coastline is slowly disappearing. Here’s how one community is coping.

The Texas coastline is slowly disappearing. Here’s how one community is coping.

The banana water lilies that once filled Jefferson County’s Salt Bayou marsh started dying off years ago. The aquatic plants, with their elegant white and yellow blooms, used to pepper the 139,000-acre wetland in Southeast Texas – a hub for…

The Carlsbad region was poised to send $3 billion to New Mexico coffers, thanks to one of the biggest oil booms in history. Then came COVID.
The Carlsbad region was poised to send $3 billion to New Mexico coffers, thanks to one of the biggest oil booms in history. Then came COVID.

The Carlsbad region was poised to send $3 billion to New Mexico coffers, thanks to one of the biggest oil booms in history. Then came COVID.

On a Thursday in late May, Michael Trujillo sat in the slightly softened evening light and watched his three children play in the water at Lake Carlsbad Beach Park, an unexpected patch of blue in the Chihuahuan desert. With his pit…

In many large school districts, hundreds of teaching positions were unfilled as school year began
In many large school districts, hundreds of teaching positions were unfilled as school year began

In many large school districts, hundreds of teaching positions were unfilled as school year began

How many classrooms in America’s largest school districts are missing a teacher when the school year starts? A small but significant number, according to new data obtained from those districts, though it varies widely. In Los Angeles and Houston, virtually…

Trump to send federal agents to ABQ, as local leaders object
Trump to send federal agents to ABQ, as local leaders object

Trump to send federal agents to ABQ, as local leaders object

President Donald Trump announced that the White House will send more federal agents into Albuquerque, citing the city’s high violent crime rate. Trump said the deployment of  agents to cities “plagued by violent crime” is part of what he called…

The ‘shadow education system’: How wealthier students benefit from art, music, and theater over the summer while poor kids miss out
The ‘shadow education system’: How wealthier students benefit from art, music, and theater over the summer while poor kids miss out

The ‘shadow education system’: How wealthier students benefit from art, music, and theater over the summer while poor kids miss out

More affluent kids are about twice as likely to visit a museum, art gallery, or historical site or see a play or concert over the summer, as compared with their peers from low-income families. That’s according to a new analysis released this…

As COVID Testing Soars, Wait Times For Results Jump To A Week — Or More
As COVID Testing Soars, Wait Times For Results Jump To A Week — Or More

As COVID Testing Soars, Wait Times For Results Jump To A Week — Or More

Elliot Truslow went to a CVS drugstore on June 15 in Tucson, Arizona, to get tested for the coronavirus. The drive-thru nasal swab test took less than 15 minutes. More than 22 days later, the University of Arizona graduate student…

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