Ashley Lopez appears in the following:
Thursday, July 06, 2017
Next week a federal court will consider whether Texas should change its political boundaries before the 2018 election. Courts had ruled that previous congressional and statehouse districts discriminated against minorities. But plaintiffs in this case argue the current maps haven't fixed that problem.
Friday, March 17, 2017
Advocates on both sides of the aisle say the GOP health care bill will be bad for Texas because it will lead to more people without coverage and punish the state because it did not expand Medicaid.
Friday, October 28, 2016
Federal officials no longer have the legal tools they once had to enforce the Voting Rights Act. So in Texas, it's up to non-profits to monitor the state's compliance with federal law and recent court rulings.
Friday, September 30, 2016
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Friday that the state is leaving the federal refugee resettlement program over safety concerns. But that doesn't mean refugees will no longer be resettled in Texas.
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Texas lost a lengthy legal battle over its voter ID law and had to change its rules. Now the Department of Justice says the state is misleading voters about what those new rules are.
Saturday, September 10, 2016
The Department of Justice and voting advocates say Texas is misleading voters with information about how its voter ID law is supposed to work after courts struck down an earlier version of the law.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Social conservatives in Texas say they support a lawsuit filed by their state and 10 others challenging federal rules on transgender students' use of school bathrooms that match their gender identity.
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Texas Republicans overwhelmingly backed Ted Cruz for president but as they gather for their annual convention party faithful will have to decide how much they want to get behind Donald Trump.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
As recently as two years ago, Republican candidates in Texas have drawn more than 40 percent of the Latino vote. Now, one strategist says national candidates have a "head in the sand" mentality.
Tuesday, December 08, 2015
Jackson County resident Angel Strong is on Medicaid, the health program for low-income Americans, but voted for Matt Bevin because she believe too many people in Jackson County rely on the government.
Friday, November 13, 2015
In a year full of political outsiders, Republican Matt Bevin is the first to make it into office. The millionaire businessman, Tea Party favorite and political novice was elected governor of Kentucky on Nov. 3 and promises big changes to a state that had been governed mostly by Democrats for ...
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Republican Matt Bevin is the latest political newcomer to make a splash. The newly elected governor of Kentucky has never held office before and says he plans to shake up politics in the state.
Wednesday, November 04, 2015
Led by businessman Matt Bevin, Republicans won 3 out of 5 statewide offices in Kentucky. When Bevin takes over the governor's mansion, he'll likely try to undo the state's health insurance program.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
To understand current-day political branding in Kentucky, you have to go back to the Civil War.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Whether the senator can still keep that electoral insurance policy rests in the hands of Kentucky Republicans this weekend. Kentucky law prohibits it, but his backers are trying to change that.
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore is the latest candidate to enter the 2016 presidential race — he told the Richmond Times-Dispatch Tuesday that he plans to make a formal announcement in August.
That could bring the number of major presidential candidates to a whopping 22 by the end of the ...
Thursday, May 28, 2015
After a close three-way race, Republican Matt Bevin is set to be declared the winner of Kentucky's gubernatorial primary. A majority of his own party's electorate voted for other candidates.
Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Thursday, March 28, 2013
More than 200 manatees have died in Florida's waterways since January from an algae bloom called red tide, just as wildlife officials try to remove the marine mammal from the endangered species list.
It used to be boat propellers that were the biggest killer of manatees, but red tide has ...