Opinion: Young Republicans Support Reforming Marijuana Penalties in Texas

Over 60,000 arrests are made each year for marijuana possession in Texas, accounting for 4.5 to 6 percent of total arrests statewide....

Opinion: We Need Extended and Expanded Paid Leave Even After the Pandemic

Congresswoman Veronica Escobar, a third-generation El Pasoan, represents Texas’ 16th Congressional District. My hometown of El Paso, a predominantly...

Opinion: Texas Needs to Access Federal Health Care Funds

The pandemic and resulting economic dislocations are creating significant fiscal challenges for the state and local governments. In particular, the budgetary process...
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Opinion: In 2020, Year of the Nurse, We Must Fix Texas’ Nursing Shortage

The philosopher Joseph Campbell said, “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” COVID-19...

Opinion: Gov. Abbott Puts Himself Above the Law, and the Courts Let Him

The coronavirus pandemic has had and continues to have an extraordinary impact upon all of our lives. Beyond the suffering and death...

TIPRO Response to Reform Austin’s “Texas Oil Industry Not Jumping for Joy Over Biden...

Editor's Note: This op-ed is in response to a story "Texas Oil Industry Not Jumping for Joy Over Biden Presidency" RA News...

Opinion: COVID-19’s Economic Toll Will Be With Us For Years to Come

The high human cost and loss of life due to COVID-19 is tragic and staggering. Few of us remained untouched by the...

Opinion: School During Pandemic Is a Hurricane Texas Failed to Prepare For

If you live on the coast, you are familiar with the hurricane routine. Once the season starts, weather forecasters start getting excited...

Opinion: DACA Texans are Essential to our COVID-19 Response and Economic Future

It is positive news to see that the Supreme Court has taken a step in the right direction regarding the attempted termination...

Opinion: Stereotypes Shouldn’t Drive Decisions of COVID-19 Care for the Disabled or Old

As coronavirus cases soar across our region, hospitals taxed to capacity may soon face the unthinkable — deciding who lives and who...

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