Ashley Lopez appears in the following:
Saturday, August 25, 2018
A program started by a Mexican state has been reunifying elderly parents with their children living illegally in the U.S. Recently more than 30 families were reunited near Austin.
Tuesday, August 07, 2018
States across the country are in the process of receiving grants from the federal government to secure their voting systems. But local election officials worry the money won't be enough to make systems safer for the next election.
Saturday, August 04, 2018
States across the country are in the process of getting money from the federal government for election security. But local officials worry it isn't enough to make systems safer for the next election.
Sunday, July 22, 2018
Democrats around the country are mobilizing around the issue of gerrymandering. But whether it's enough to excite voters who often sit out midterm elections is another question.
Sunday, July 15, 2018
After the Supreme Court declined to make a decision about whether partisan gerrymandering is unconstitutional, the issue is becoming a campaign issue for Democrats around the country.
Friday, June 22, 2018
A growing number of American children are losing out on Medicaid — and other programs — because their parents are undocumented immigrants and fear detainment and deportation.
Friday, May 18, 2018
Family planning clinics in Texas say that the Trump administration's proposed rules will further hamper their ability to provide family planning services in a state that has high teen pregnancy rates.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Most electronic voting machines don't create a paper trail but voting officials in Austin are trying to marry the convenience of electronic machines with a paper trail that can be audited.
Thursday, May 10, 2018
There are concerns electronic voting machines can be hacked. In Austin, election officials are trying to create more secure machines but their efforts have been stymied by the voting machine industry.
Friday, April 20, 2018
Advocates in Texas wants to help people who've been disabled by gun violence talk to lawmakers. Victims say they have a big stake in how guns are regulated.
Monday, March 26, 2018
For some U.S. women who buy hormonal contraception via an app, it's all about convenience — birth control pills in the mail, without an office visit. But in Texas there's much more to it.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
As authorities in Texas investigate the explosion of what is believed to be a fifth bomb, people in Austin are worried. Schools, businesses and residents are putting new security measures in place.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
For the first time in 25 years, Democrats are running in all of Texas' 36 congressional districts. But that doesn't mean they can win in the Republican state.
Wednesday, November 01, 2017
Even as 1 in 7 Latinos says he or she has encountered discrimination while voting or participating in politics, 60 percent of Latinos report that local government represents their views well.
Thursday, July 06, 2017
Next week a federal court will consider whether Texas should change its political boundaries before the 2018 election. Courts had ruled that previous congressional and statehouse districts discriminated against minorities. But plaintiffs in this case argue the current maps haven't fixed that problem.
Friday, March 17, 2017
Advocates on both sides of the aisle say the GOP health care bill will be bad for Texas because it will lead to more people without coverage and punish the state because it did not expand Medicaid.
Friday, October 28, 2016
Federal officials no longer have the legal tools they once had to enforce the Voting Rights Act. So in Texas, it's up to non-profits to monitor the state's compliance with federal law and recent court rulings.
Friday, September 30, 2016
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Friday that the state is leaving the federal refugee resettlement program over safety concerns. But that doesn't mean refugees will no longer be resettled in Texas.
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Texas lost a lengthy legal battle over its voter ID law and had to change its rules. Now the Department of Justice says the state is misleading voters about what those new rules are.
Saturday, September 10, 2016
The Department of Justice and voting advocates say Texas is misleading voters with information about how its voter ID law is supposed to work after courts struck down an earlier version of the law.