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Danny Diaz wasn’t shocked when he heard about the Republican surge along the Texas-Mexico border that confounded so many national pundits last week. The majority Latino region has long been... Read more
Published on: 2020-11-13
Source: Texas Observer
A House Divided Rogelio Chavira is for Biden. Dolores Chacon is for Trump. The border fence passes through the couple’s backyard. Text and photography by Henry Craver November 6, 2020... Read more
Published on: 2020-11-06
Source: Texas Observer
This article is part of a Sierra series about the 2020 election.   In the past four years, the Trump administration has worked to undo environmental protections that safeguard our air, land,... Read more
Published on: 2020-10-26
Source: Sierra Magazine
Climate change is leading to drab fall foliage. The Supreme Court agrees to consider the Sierra Club’s challenge to President Trump’s use of $2.5 billion in military funds to pay for his border... Read more
Published on: 2020-10-23
Source: Sierra Magazine
The Trump administration asked the court to intervene in both cases because lower courts have ruled against its policies.... Read more
Published on: 2020-10-19
Source: Washington Post
A bar-tailed godwit flies 7,500 miles from Alaska to New Zealand, setting a world record for avian nonstop flight.  In a 2-to-1 ruling in the case of Sierra Club v. Trump, a... Read more
Published on: 2020-10-15
Source: Sierra Magazine
As we approach the end of President Trump’s first term, it’s important to understand why and how he has inflicted such damage on our nation’s immigration system and advanced his... Read more
Published on: 2020-10-09
Source: ACLU
Beyoncé’s second visual album, Lemonade, is characterized by foreboding visions of weeping willows, dark bayous, and images of Black women decorated in antebellum garb. It’s an ode to the landscape... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-09
Source: Texas Observer
The Border Network for Human Rights (BNHR), El Paso County and Protect Democracy organization filed a “cert before judgment” petition with the U.S. Supreme Court today, requesting to review their case to halt the Trump... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-03
Source: Border Network
This story was originally published by ProPublica and the Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans—and engages with them—about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. It’s... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-03
Source: Texas Observer
AFTER THE SUN crept past its midday seat and started softening into the afternoon, five-year-old Jerlin Sayai Herrera Escobar liked to stand on the little lawn in front of her... Read more
Published on: 2020-08-28
Source: Sierra Magazine
“When they blast into that soil, it feels like they’re tearing out my chest,” said Jamie LaBreak, a member of the Sycuan band of the Kumeyaay Nation. The afternoon of... Read more
Published on: 2020-08-22
Source: Sierra Magazine
The president’s former chief strategist was arrested Thursday along with three others.... Read more
Published on: 2020-08-20
Source: Washington Post
The Coronavirus Pipeline U.S. deportations of migrants have exported COVID-19 to Guatemala and prompted fear, chaos, and a collapse of already fragile health services. By Anna-Catherine Brigida and Morena Pérez... Read more
Published on: 2020-08-12
Source: Texas Observer
A lower court had said the use of military funds was unlawful, and environmentalists had asked for construction to stop.... Read more
Published on: 2020-07-31
Source: Washington Post