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Week in Review, October 23rd

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
 
 
 

Week in Review, October 16th

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Consider a study on accessibility of jobs by transit. (Accessibility Observatory, University of Minnesota, October 9, 2014)
  • Read about the offline population and how much of the United States is offline. (The Washington Post, October 1, 2014)
  • Find out about how Ebola may affect pets. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, October 13, 2014)
  • Examine the energy and fuels outlook for the winter heating season. (U.S. Energy Information Administration, October 2014) 
  • Review information about Common Core state standards. (Congressional Research Service, September 15, 2014)
 
 

Week in Review, October 9th

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Examine national standardized test results and what they may indicate. (College Board, October 7, 2014)
  • Discover new online resources for Latino students. (Education Week, October 2, 2014)
  • Review information about the Ebola virus and guidance from the CDC. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, last updated October 7, 2014)
  • Consider the relationship between crime and imprisonment. (Pew Charitable Trusts, September 2014)
 
 

Week in Review, October 2nd

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Examine how the U.S. Census Bureau arrives at figures on poverty and income disparities. (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, September 11, 2014)
  • Examine non-candidate spending on political advertising in state elections. (The Center for Public Integrity, September 27, 2014)
  • Read a report on racial profiling and racial profiling laws. (NAACP, September 2014)
  • Explore Glasshouse Policy, a forum aimed at the political process in Texas. (Glasshouse Policy, accessed October 1, 2014)
 
 

Week in Review, September 25th

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Examine how the U.S. Census Bureau arrives at health insurance coverage estimates for 2013 based on its annual Current Population Survey. (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, September 11, 2014)
  • See which metropolitan areas experienced economic growth in 2013. (U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, September 16, 2014)
  • Consider how states address insurance and Medicaid coverage of abortion services. (Kaiser Family Foundation, accessed September 24, 2014)
  • Map potential flooding risk due to climate change by country. (The New York Times, September 23, 2014)
 
 

Week in Review, September 18th

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Review a new report on obesity. (Trust for America's Health, September 2014)
  • Consider the possible effects of shale gas mining on drinking-water wells. (PNAS, September 15, 2014)
  • Read about the implementation of certain federal regulations for coal-fueled electricity generating units. (U.S. Government Accountability Office, August 2014)
  • See how California is handling rideshare carpooling services. (CNET, September 12, 2014)
  • Examine data and a new report on Texas–Mexico border incidents. (Texas Department of Public Safety, September 11, 2014)
 
 

Week in Review, September 11th

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Explore land use in Texas by county or by region. (Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources, accessed September 10, 2014)
  • Read about the misclassification of employees. (McClatchyDC, September 4, 2014)
  • Consider obesity prevalence state by state. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, September 5, 2014)
  • Examine 2012 data on female homicide victims and the male perpetrators. (Violence Policy Center, September 2014)
 
 

Week in Review, September 4th

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Explore the Minimum Wage Legislation Database. (National Conference of State Legislatures, July 28, 2014)
  • Review a study about youth e-cigarette use. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, August 25, 2014)
  • See which U.S. immigrants become small-business owners. (National Journal, ©2014)
  • Read about restricted areas in counties as fall hunting seasons get underway. (Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Outdoor Annual 2014-2015)
 

Week in Review, August 28th

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Consider a review of the problems plaguing the Phoenix VA Health Care System. (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Inspector General, August 26, 2014)
  • Examine the legal background of same-sex marriage after the United States v. Windsor case. (Congressional Research Service, August 15, 2014)
  • Check out this free casebook on intellectual property law. (Duke Law School, 2014)
  • Explore the redesigned Texas Ahead website. (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, accessed August 27, 2014)
  • Read about changes to what is available on PACER. (Public Access to Court Electronic Records, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, August 11, 2014)
 
 
 

Week in Review, August 21st

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Read about how Texas declining to expand Medicaid may affect the Hispanic population. (National Council of La Raza, August 19, 2014)
  • Examine America's changing refugee population. (The Washington Post, August 13, 2014)
  • Consider how hospitals are handling charity care in light of the Affordable Care Act. (Kaiser Health News, August 18, 2014)
  • Read the report, An Unbalanced Recovery: Real Wage and Job Growth Trends. (National Employment Law Project, ©2014)
 
 

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