Ashley Lopez

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Arrest Warrants Have Been Issued To Bring Back Texas Democrats Blocking Voting Bill

Thursday, August 12, 2021

A battle over voting restrictions continues in Texas. Arrest warrants have been issued in an effort to bring House Democrats back, after they fled in opposition of a bill they say inhibits voting.


Vaccinating During Pregnancy Has Become Even More Urgent As ICU Beds Fill Up

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Only 23% of those pregnant in the U.S. have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, statistics show. And with the delta variant surging, those who are unvaccinated are especially vulnerable.


A Texas Bill Would Make More Voting Crimes. Dems Say Mistakes May Put Voters In Jail

Tuesday, August 03, 2021

While Republicans' legislation includes a provision to give some people more notice of when they aren't legally allowed to vote, the bill also would add new criminal penalties.


Texas Democrats Remain In Washington Amid Coronavirus Cases And Congressional Hurdles

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Dozens of Democratic state lawmakers fled Texas in an effort to block Republican-led restrictive voting legislation from being passed.


Texas House Democrats Who Walked Out Are Pushing Congress For Voting Protections

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

More than 50 Texas lawmakers are camped out in D.C. to block voting restriction legislation and to push lawmakers in Washington to make it harder for states to limit access to the ballot.


Democratic Lawmakers Flee Texas In Hopes Of Thwarting Voting Restrictions

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Dozens of Texas Democrats left the state and went to Washington, D.C., in an effort to stop Republicans from passing new voting restrictions. Texas has some of the nation's toughest voting laws.


Texas Republicans Have A New Voting Bill. Here's What's In It

Friday, July 09, 2021

The latest bills include new identification requirements for people voting by mail and prohibit local election officials from sending vote-by-mail applications to someone who hasn't requested one.


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.