Ashley Lopez

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Texas Lawmakers Take Another Shot At Passing New Voting Laws

Friday, July 09, 2021

Texas legislators have begun a special session, where they once again will consider a bill that could change how the state votes.


Voting Rights Activists Concerned As Texas Lawmakers Consider New Bill

Saturday, July 03, 2021

The U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision upholding a restrictive Arizona voting law has activists elsewhere concerned. In Texas, state lawmakers are set to unveil a new voting bill.


In Texas, Democrats And Voting Groups Aim For Federal Voting Protections

Monday, June 28, 2021

Texas Democrats blocked Republicans from passing restrictive voting legislation. With GOP state lawmakers set to take up an election bill in a special session, Democrats are hoping Congress steps in.


Some Texas Lawmakers Disown Part Of Their Plan To Change Voting Rules

Wednesday, June 02, 2021

A walkout by Texas Democrats over the weekend prevented a final vote on a bill that would have cut back polling hours and reduce access to mail-in voting. Where do things stand now?


Democrats In Texas Stage Walkout To Block Restrictive Voting Bill

Monday, May 31, 2021

Republican lawmakers in Texas had to give up on a voting bill after Democrats walked out before a final vote. The bill contained some of the most restrictive voting measures in the country.


Closing The Vaccination Gap Between Latino And White Americans

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

There's evidence that vaccination rates for Latinos are significantly lower than those for whites. But the rates have surged in the last month, and the gap is growing smaller.


Advocates Urge Big Texas Companies To Speak Out Against GOP Voting Bills

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Voting advocates in Texas are pressuring companies to speak out against new voting measures before the bills make it through the state legislature.


Texas Republicans Look To Curb Local Efforts To Expand Voting Access

Friday, March 26, 2021

Harris County around Houston used drive-thru voting and extended voting hours to boost turnout in 2020. Republican leaders in Texas say such efforts were an overreach.


Houston's Creativity To Expand Voting Access May Inspire New Voting Restrictions

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Texas Republican lawmakers are considering a number of voting restrictions. Some seem to target diverse Houston, which got creative in expanding voting access last year.


Unvaccinated Frontline Workers In Texas Could Be At Risk With Lifting Of Mask Mandate

Wednesday, March 03, 2021

Texas has lifted its mask mandate and is opening up restaurants and other venues to full capacity. Frontline workers in the state do not have priority access to vaccines and many say they're nervous.


Hospitals In Austin Are Running Out Of Water, Forcing Some To Transfer Patients

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Patients and families at a children's hospital are being asked to not take showers, KUT reports. They were also told the toilets can't flush, and staff are changing linens only as needed.


Across The South COVID-19 Vaccine Sites Missing From Black And Hispanic Neighborhoods

Friday, February 05, 2021

An NPR analysis of COVID-19 vaccination sites in major cities across the Southern U.S. reveals a racial disparity, with most sites located in whiter neighborhoods.


Texas Officials Call For Changes In Initial COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Several officials in Austin pushed back on Texas' initial COVID-19 vaccination plan, which would've put just nine of the city's 65 vaccination sites on the lower-income and more diverse east side.


What Next Year's Redrawing Of Voting Districts May Look Like

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

In 2021, states will redraw voting district lines to redistribute political power. In many places, the fight over where lines fall is expected to be bitter and partisan.


Are You Watching Your State Lawmaker Elections? Here's Why You Should

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Millions of dollars are flowing into state legislative races. Redistricting and the coronavirus are expected to be top of the policy agenda in 2021 and party control could mean everything.


Democrats Have A Shot At Winning A Majority In Texas House Of Representatives

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Democrats are nine seats away from winning a majority in the 150-seat chamber in the Texas House of Representatives. A win would mean Democrats could help draw new political maps in 2021.


'Failed By The Courts': Texans Hoping To Vote By Mail Have To Hit The Polls Instead

Thursday, October 15, 2020

A series of efforts by Texas Republicans to make access to voting more difficult in the final stretch of the fall campaign comes as the party's lock on the state's politics is getting looser.


Texas Census Advocates Worry Schedule Confusion Could Lead To Undercounting

Friday, October 02, 2020

Census advocates are concerned that confusion resulting from schedule changes the Trump administration made to the 2020 census could lead to a significant undercount in states like Texas.


Texas Governor Limits Ballot Drop-Off Locations, Local Officials Vow To Fight Back

Thursday, October 01, 2020

Gov. Greg Abbott ordered order a limit to the number of places where voters can hand deliver mail-in ballots. Some county officials worry it will lead to confusion and voter suppression.


Drive-Through Voting? Texas Gets Creative In Its Scramble For Polling Places

Thursday, August 06, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has made some past polling locations, like grocery stores and nursing homes, less appealing this year. So state officials are searching elsewhere.