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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)
 
 

Week in Review, August 14th

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Explore the 2014 Kids Count Data Book. (Annie E. Casey Foundation, July 22, 2014)
  • See infographics on the American Dream of today. (Fast Company, July 30, 2014)
  • Examine the economic and energy system effects of the EPA's power plant emissions standards. (Center for Strategic and International Studies, July 24, 2014)
  • Compare MIT's "modules" to more traditional college courses. (Chronicle of Higher Education, Wired Campus blog, August 5, 2014)
 

Week in Review, August 7th

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Read about household debt in America. (Urban Institute, July 2014)
  • Consider the history of financial aid in higher education. (Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2014)
  • Review findings on the college preparedness of low income students. (ACT, July 17,  2014)
  • See maps of death sentences and executions by state over time. (The Washington Post, July 24, 2014)
  • Examine how school administrators are adapting campus anti-tobacco policies to include e-cigarettes. (Education Week, July 29, 2014)
  • Look at where different generations are choosing to live throughout the country. (Governing, July 31, 2014)
 
 
 

Week in Review, July 31st

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Review statistics on Texas roadways and transportation networks. (TRIP, July 2014)
  • Map where unaccompanied immigrant children have been housed. (Wall Street Journal, July 25, 2014)
  • Read about pre-baccalaureate health care occupations. (Brookings, July 25, 2014)
  • Explore historical statistics about commercial airline crashes. (CNN, July 28, 2014)
  • Consider how wastewater may help states struggling with drought. (Stateline, July 23, 2014)
  • Examine the financial outlook for Medicare. (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, July 28, 2014)

Week in Review, July 24th

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Read a report about jury participation in Texas. (Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse, June 2014)
  • Listen to a discussion about the recent surge in numbers of unaccompanied immigrant children from Central America and Mexico. (Migration Policy Institute, June 25, 2014)
  • Review recent data on court appearances of unaccompanied immigrant children. (Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University, July 15, 2014)
  • Consider two court rulings that will impact subsidies for buying health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. (Kaiser Health News, July 22, 2014)

Week in Review, July 17th

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • See how much each state taxes a gallon of gasoline. (The Washington Post, July 9, 2014)
  • Track air pollution in the United States over the past decade. (NASA, June 26, 2014)
  • Explore how drought is affecting California and other western states. (National Geographic, July 15, 2014)
  • Consider how drought can affect public health over time. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, July 14, 2014)
  • Examine the safety of vaccines used to immunize children in the United States. (Pediatrics, July 1, 2014)
  • Find out where Texas ranks among the states for food and drink. (Thrillist, July 6, 2014)

Week in Review, July 10th

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Read about unaccompanied immigrant children and the recent surge in their numbers at the border with Mexico. (Congressional Research Service, June 23, 2014)
  • See why blood pressure monitoring kiosks aren't always accurate. (U.S. Food and Drug Administration, June 24, 2014)
  • Track the status of the legality of gay marriage in the states. (The Washington Post, June 25, 2014)
  • Examine programs that prepare teachers for the classroom. (National Council on Teacher Quality, 2014)

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