Ashley Lopez appears in the following:
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.