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Wade Goodwyn

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After Mysterious Absence, Dallas DA In Treatment For Mental Illness

Friday, August 28, 2015

Dallas District Attorney Susan Hawk announced she is being treated for depression after three weeks of questions over her whereabouts. Her staff had said she was on a long vacation.


Rick Perry's Loss Is Ted Cruz's Gain

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Not even Texas is solidly behind former Gov. Rick Perry this year. Sen. Ted Cruz and other presidential candidates are successfully drilling in Texas for gushers of campaign contributions.


One Of The Nation's Biggest Urban Forests Isn't Where You'd Expect

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Running all the way through Dallas is a 6,000-acre stretch of massive oaks, bubbling springs and broad meadows. But the river running through it has many of the issues faced by other urban waterways.


Boy Scouts To Announce End Of Ban On Gay Leaders

Monday, July 27, 2015

The Boy Scouts are expected to end the ban on gay leaders and volunteers Monday. It will still allow troops affiliated with religious groups to deny leadership roles based on sexual orientation.


Immigrants Sue Texas For Denying Birth Certificates To U.S.-Born Children

Monday, July 20, 2015

Officials in Texas are making it more difficult for undocumented immigrants to get birth certificates for their children born in the state. The state tightened ID requirements for parents, prompting a number of lawsuits.


Confederate Flag Comes Down: A Tonic For The American Soul

Saturday, July 11, 2015

When NPR's Wade Goodwyn was a boy, his father was involved in the civil rights movement in Texas. There, he got an early lesson in the ugly reality of racism from his next door neighbor.


Charleston's Black Leaders Want To See Justice As Much As Forgiveness

Thursday, July 02, 2015

After the South Carolina church killings, victims' families offered the accused shooter forgiveness. While Charleston's leaders have followed suit, some say the compassionate response is premature.


President Obama Delivers Eulogy At Funeral For Rev. Clementa Pinckney

Friday, June 26, 2015

President Obama delivered the eulogy Friday at the funeral of Rev. Pinckney in Charleston, S.C., Friday. The state senator was killed last Wednesday in the shooting at a historic black church.


First Funerals Held For Charleston, S.C., Church Shooting Victims

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Funerals are being held in North Charleston, S.C, Thursday for two of the nine victims slain in last week's massacre at a historic black church, allegedly by an avowed white supremacist.


Texas Abortion Curbs Go Into Effect Soon, Unless Supreme Court Acts

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A controversial 2013 law, which will likely leave just nine clinics open in the state, is set to go into effect July 1. Abortion-rights supporters have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene.


Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry Launches Second Presidential Run

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry officially joined the race for the Republican Presidential nomination Thursday. In a speech at an aircraft hangar outside Dallas, Perry highlighted his military service and his executive experience in Texas.

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5 Things You Should Know About Rick Perry

Thursday, June 04, 2015

The former Texas governor is running again for the GOP presidential nomination. Did you know that he was once an Al Gore Democrat, he and George W. Bush have bad blood and he used to be a cheerleader?


Texas Politicians And Businesses Feud Over Medicaid Expansion

Friday, May 29, 2015

Texas has turned down federal funds to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Hospitals and some business owners want the money, but it's a tough sell in Republican-dominated state politics.


Texas Loses Billions To Treat The Poor By Not Expanding Medicaid, Advocates Say

Friday, May 29, 2015

When the Supreme Court ruled that the federal government could not compel states to expand Medicaid programs, many Southern and Midwestern states opted out. One quarter of the uninsured live in Texas.


New Texas Law Makes Local Fracking Bans Illegal

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Legislation was signed by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott after the city of Denton voted to restrict fracking. Denton officials say oil companies should not wield more power than citizens.


Texas Sen. Doesn't Want Clergy 'Coerced' Into Officiating Same-Sex Marriages

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

In Texas, state legislators are considering a number of bills disapproving of same-sex marriage. They are also learning some lessons from the "religious freedom" controversy in Indiana.


Texas Police Were Warned About Gunmen At Muhammad Cartoon Event — And They Weren't

Monday, May 11, 2015

The FBI sent a bulletin that key people never saw, and police say they were already guarding the event as they'd have done if they had seen it.


About That Texas Takeover...

Friday, May 08, 2015

The latest conspiracy theory that an upcoming military exercise in Texas is cover for a military takeover is now part of political debate. How should journalists cover crazy? 

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Texas Governor Backtracks After Pentagon Denies Takeover Plot

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Gov. Greg Abbott ordered the Texas State Guard to monitor U.S. military training exercises scheduled for his state. Some had feared the government was preparing to impose martial law in Texas.


Texas Shooting Sheds Light On Murkiness Between Free, Hate Speech

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

The organizers of Sunday's contest for cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad specifically chose Garland, Texas, for their event. The Curtis Culwell Center also hosted a Muslim group's meeting in January.