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Week in Review, August 17

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

  • Examine crime and violence in public schools. (National Center on Education Statistics, July 2017)
  • See how long it takes to leave major American cities during rush hour. (The Washington Post, August 11, 2017)
  • Consider the Fifth Circuit's decision on the recent defamation case Block v. New York Times. (Texas Lawyer, August 16, 2017)
  • Read about the ACA's cost-sharing reductions. (Congressional Budget Office, August 2017)

Week in Review, August 10

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

  • Read about lead-contaminated water and how it affects children. (Health Affairs Blog, August 8, 2017)
  • Review policy options related to solar power. (National Conference of State Legislatures, August 7, 2017)
  • Consider whether the jobs gap that resulted from the Great Recession has closed. (Brookings, August 4, 2017)
  • Explore space weather. (NASA, accessed August 10, 2017)

Week in Review, August 3

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

  • Review an assessment of gang activity in Texas. (Texas Department of Public Safety, July 2017)
  • Read about bail in the context of federal criminal law. (Congressional Research Service, July 31, 2017)
  • See what's in your tap water. (Environmental Working Group, ©2017)
  • Examine Medicaid and Medicare coverage of telehealth services. (U.S. Government Accountability Office, July 20, 2017)

 

Week in Review, July 27

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

  • Consider the unexpected consequences of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on cities' panhandling laws. (Governing, July 25, 2017)
  • Examine the National Flood Insurance Program, up for renewal September 30, 2017. (Cato Institute, July 19, 2017)
  • Explore the political engagement of women since the presidential election. (Pew Research Center, July 20, 2017)
  • Compare results of the same keyword search across six legal research tools. (LLRX, July 20, 2017)
  • Review the many new types of data available to local governments for transportation and infrastructure planning. (Brookings, July 20, 2017)

Week in Review, July 20

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

  • Explore how chronic high-tide flooding may influence where people choose to live. (Union of Concerned Scientists, July 2017)
  • See how state lawmakers are accommodating sunscreen use in schools. (National Conference of State Legislatures, July 2017)
  • Examine state estimates of nonmedical use of prescription pain relievers. (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, July 13, 2017)
  • Consider the effects of a healthy lifestyle on life expectancy. (Health Affairs Blog, July 19, 2017)
  • Read about recent Cyclospora cases in Texas. (Texas Department of State Health Services, July 17, 2017)

 

 

Week in Review, July 13

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

  • Examine the role of shale gas and oil development in local communities. (Resources for the Future, updated June 23, 2017)
  • Consider how deregulation has affected rates in the retail electric market in Texas. (The Texas Tribune, July 11, 2017)
  • Read about the nuances of political geography in America. (University of New Hampshire, Summer 2017)
  • Review statistics related to crimes against people with disabilities. (Bureau of Justice Statistics, July 11, 2017)
  • Explore rankings of colleges based on their return on investment. (TIME, July 10, 2017)

Week in Review, July 6

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

  • Review health in America for 2016. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, May 2017)
  • Explore the papers and documents of the Founding Fathers. (National Historical Publications and Records Commission, accessed July 2017)
  • Consider how one city is trying to make water bills more affordable for low income residents. (Governing, July 5, 2017)
  • Find maps to the country's national parks. (National Park Maps, updated June 4, 2017)

 

Week in Review, June 29

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

  • Review analysis of the CBO report on the Better Care Reconciliation Act. (The Heritage Foundation, June 27, 2017)
  • Explore tax sources by state. (Pew Charitable Trusts, June 27, 2017)
  • See how Americans rate health care as a financial concern. (Gallup, June 23, 2017)
  • Read the 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report. (U.S. Department of State, June 2017)
  • Examine statistics related to large trucks and buses. (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, June 2017)

Week in Review, June 22

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

  • Explore air quality by state. (American Lung Association, ©2017)
  • Get answers to some of your civil legal questions. (American Bar Association, ©2017)
  • Read about defibrillators in the workplace. (National Public Radio, June 19, 2017)
  • Review motor fuel tax revenue by state. (Governing, accessed June 21, 2017)

 

Week in Review, June 15

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

  • Explore a state-by-state map of how much rental homes cost. (National Low Income Housing Coalition, ©2017)
  • Examine the role the federal government plays in funding infrastructure. (The Manhattan Institute, June 7, 2017)
  • Consider the differences by state of TANF programs. (The Urban Institute, June 2017)
  • Review U.S. Department of Defense mission challenges. (U.S. Government Accountability Office, June 2017)
  • Read about a new Federal Highway Administration project. (Texas Transportation Institute, June 14, 2017)

 

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