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Week in Review, September 21

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

  • Review how some states are tackling public transit challenges. (Council of State Governments, July/August 2017)
  • Read about earthquake warning systems. (Wired, September 20, 2017)
  • Consider strategies for addressing childhood obesity. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, September 5, 2017)
  • View striking, recent pictures of wildlife. (The Atlantic, September 14, 2017)

Week in Review, September 14

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

  • Examine the tax burden of American workers. (Bloomberg, September 12, 2017)
  • Explore a police crime database. (Henry A. Wallace Police Crime Database, ©2017)
  • Consider how Americans consume information. (Pew Research Center, September 11, 2017)
  • Map flood-prone areas in your county and across the country. (U.S. Energy Information Administration, accessed September 14, 2017)

Week in Review, September 7

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

  • Find resources on emergency tax help. (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, accessed September 5, 2017)
  • Explore how states are planning to address election security. (Politico, September 3, 2017)
  • Consider commentary on providing police with surplus military equipment. (CATO Institute, August 31, 2017)
  • Examine household spending as compared to pre-recession levels. (The Hill, September 5, 2017)

Week in Review, August 31

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

  • Map updates on road closures related to widespread flooding in southeast Texas. (Texas Department of Transportation, accessed August 31, 2017)
  • Find resources about filing insurance claims resulting from Harvey. (Texas Department of Insurance, August 30, 2017)
  • Explore the papers of Alexander Hamilton. (Library of Congress, accessed August 31, 2017)
  • Read about how the private sector contributes to the National Park Service to reduce costs and save on energy consumption. (Pew Charitable Trusts, August 24, 2017)

 

Week in Review, August 24

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

  • Consider civil commitment as a strategy to address opioid addiction. (USA Today, August 23, 2017)
  • Review the international role of the United States. (Congressional Research Service, August 17, 2017)
  • Read about public comments related to the preservation of public lands. (The Wilderness Society, August 2017)
  • Assess the cost of the Border Enforcement Security Task Force Reauthorization Act of 2017. (Congressional Budget Office, August 17, 2017)
  • Explore essays related to current challenges in education. (Brookings, August 3, 2017)

 

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)

 

 

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