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Groups sue Florida officials over migrant relocation program

Dec. 01, 2022 19:36 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and other officials are being sued in federal court by immigrant rights groups who challenge the constitutionality of the state's migrant relocation program. The suit was filed Thursday by three groups — Florida Immigrant Coalition,...

Texas prosecutor resigns amid 2019 Walmart attack criticism

Nov. 28, 2022 21:53 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A Texas prosecutor facing mounting criticism over the handling of the 2019 Walmart mass shooting in El Paso that killed 23 people resigned Monday after the county took the extraordinary step of seeking to remove her from elected office. El Paso County...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Nov. 28, 2022 14:08 PM EST

Dallas Morning News. November 20, 2022. Editorial: GOP misread the Latino vote in South Texas But there is a way the right can win a greater share of Hispanic votes The Texas GOP expected big wins with Latino voters in the midterm elections. Instead,...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Nov. 21, 2022 07:11 AM EST

Austin American-Statesman. November 16, 2022. Editorial: Texas medical marijuana program is a buzzkill It falls far short of potential to help Texans Nearly eight years after Texas first legalized medical marijuana, the state-run program remains plagued...

Difficulties again put Houston at center of Texas elections

Nov. 17, 2022 18:13 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A Democrat who is the top official in Texas' largest county on Thursday acknowledged problems around Houston on Election Day that included paper ballot shortages and delayed openings of polling locations, but waved off an unfolding investigation by state police as political. ...

'Democracy voters' delivered for Democrats in tightest races

Nov. 16, 2022 18:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden tried to shape the midterm elections not as a verdict on his time in office, but rather on the contrast between Democrats and Republicans on American democracy. “We’ll have our difference of opinion. And that’s how it’s supposed to...

Sick child treated after migrant bus arrives in Philadelphia

Nov. 16, 2022 15:36 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A bus carrying 28 migrants from Texas arrived in Philadelphia on Wednesday, including a 10-year-old girl suffering from dehydration and a high fever who was whisked to a hospital for treatment. Advocates who welcomed them with coats and blankets as they arrived...

Texas sends next busload of migrants to Philadelphia

Nov. 15, 2022 17:43 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday that Philadelphia will be the next destination for migrants the state is transporting from the U.S.-Mexico border by the thousands to Democratic-led locales, putting a new bus on the road a week after the Republican easily won reelection. ...

'Too hyperbolic'? School board parental rights push falters

Nov. 14, 2022 10:29 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative groups that sought to get hundreds of “parents’ rights” activists elected to local school boards largely fell short in last week's midterm elections, notching notable wins in some Republican strongholds but failing to gain a groundswell of support among...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Nov. 14, 2022 07:18 AM EST

Austin American Statesman. November 9, 2022. Editorial: Church leaders should obey the law regarding politics and the pulpit Federal law says ministers can’t make partisan political pronouncements from the pulpit, but some church leaders in Texas and around the...