Wade Goodwyn

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Sheriff Arpaio: Trump Has 'Guts And Courage'

Friday, August 18, 2017

Former "America's Toughest Sheriff" Joe Arpaio tells NPR he has not asked President Trump for a pardon and has not heard directly from him. "But I will accept it if he does do it," he said.


Texas' Special Session Ended, But State Lawkmakers Still Want To Discuss Bathroom Bill

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Efforts to pass a so-called "bathroom bill" in Texas died when the legislature adjourned a special session on Tuesday. But proponents haven't given up hope, amid talk of another special session to deal with the issue.


Texas Measure Would Restrict Insurance Coverage For Abortions

Friday, August 11, 2017

The legislature passed the measure in a special session. Women would be required to pay a separate insurance premium to get coverage for an abortion that isn't an emergency.


Federal Gerrymandering Case Could Give Dems Congressional Seats — In Texas

Monday, July 24, 2017

A three-judge panel is expected to rule soon whether Texas violated Hispanics' voting rights when drawing its congressional and state House maps in 2011. If Texas loses, it could be placed back under federal supervision under the Voting Rights Act, throw some uncertainty into 2018 races and put other states like North Carolina on notice they may follow in Texas' footsteps.


Federal Court Considers Changing Texas Political Boundaries

Monday, July 10, 2017

A three-judge panel begins a weeklong trial Monday over whether Texas's political maps discriminate against minorities. If so, the state could be forced to redistrict before the 2018 election.


'Shame On Ted': Health Care Protests Greet Ted Cruz In Texas

Thursday, July 06, 2017

At a veterans event Wednesday night, about 150 protesters showed up to oppose the Senate's efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.


Amid Russia Investigation, Many Texas Republicans Lose Faith In The FBI

Thursday, June 29, 2017

As President Trump lashes out at the FBI, GOP voters' attitudes toward the FBI appear to be growing more negative. A poll shows 35 percent of Texas' GOP voters have an unfavorable view of the agency.


San Antonio Kickstarts Legal Fight Over Sanctuary Cities

Monday, June 26, 2017

A federal judge in San Antonio will hear arguments from local leaders in Texas asking for an injunction against the state's new immigration enforcement law meant to crack down on sanctuary cities. The Trump administration is siding with Texas.


The Dallas Street Choir Makes Historic Carnegie Hall Debut

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The choir, composed entirely of singers who are homeless, performs Wednesday at the hallowed New York venue alongside composer and pianist Jake Heggie and mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade.


Texas Town 'Balances' Confederate Statue With One Of Lawyer Who Fought KKK

Monday, June 05, 2017

As cities grapple with whether to remove Confederate statues, Georgetown, Texas, debates two controversial statues. One is viewed by many as a tribute to a man who fought the Ku Klux Klan.


Alt-Right, White Nationalist, Free Speech: The Far Right's Language Explained

Sunday, June 04, 2017

A number of labels involving the far right have been tossed about once again after a stabbing in Portland. Here's what those labels mean.


Texas Lawmakers Revive 'Bathroom Bill' With Proposal For Public Schools

Monday, May 22, 2017

The Texas legislature is again considering a bathroom bill. This one would require children in public schools to use restrooms that correspond to the gender on their birth certificates.


Texas Wants To Set Its Own Rules For Federal Family Planning Funds

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

In 2011, Texas gave up millions in federal Medicaid funding so it could exclude Planned Parenthood, which counts abortion among the procedures it provides, from its women's health program.


In Austin, Texas, Republican Lawmakers Promote State Governing Power

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Texas lawmakers have long thought it was better for local municipalities to govern themselves rather than having the state or the federal government jumping in. But now Texas Republican leaders in Austin have begun to contend both in legislation and in speeches, that in many instances, the state knows best.


In Texas, Officials Probe Shooting Of Unarmed Black Teenager

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Authorities in Balch Springs, Texas, are facing calls to charge the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager Saturday night. The officer is on leave.


Multiple Deaths Reported As Tornadoes, Floods Roll Through South, Midwest

Monday, May 01, 2017

Thunder storms ripped across Texas, the South and Midwest this weekend killing at least 15 and spawning tornadoes and floods that left parts of the countryside devastated.


Homeland Security Announces Decline In Illegal Mexican Border Crossings

Thursday, March 09, 2017

The Department of Homeland Security announced a marked decline in the number of illegal border crossings from Mexico in recent months. It credits President Trump's tough stance on illegal immigration.


In Arizona, Program To Recruit Police To Help ICE Agents Gets Mixed Reviews

Thursday, March 09, 2017

As part of President Trump's promised crackdown on illegal immigration, he wants to bolster a program former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio aggressively practiced.


Religious Conservatives And Pro-Business Republicans Split Over Texas 'Bathroom Bill'

Thursday, February 23, 2017

As Texas considers a bill to restrict transgender people's access to some restrooms, many in the state's business community question whether the measure is worth the business it might cost the state.


In Austin, A Boom In Short-Term Rentals Brings A Backlash

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Like many fast-growing regions, the city of Austin and the state of Texas are grappling with the growing market for short-term home and condo rentals like those listed on Airbnb and HomeAway.