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A highlight from Deputies Sue Over Working Conditions In The Harris County Jail (Sept. 22, 2021)

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A highlight from Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo (Sept. 21, 2021)

A highlight from Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo (Sept. 21, 2021)

A highlight from Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo (Sept. 21, 2021)

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A highlight from The Financial Cost Of COVID (Sept. 20, 2021)

A highlight from The Financial Cost Of COVID (Sept. 20, 2021)

A highlight from The Financial Cost Of COVID (Sept. 20, 2021)

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A highlight from Potential COVID-19 Booster Shot Rollout In Houston (Sept. 17, 2021)

A highlight from Potential COVID-19 Booster Shot Rollout In Houston (Sept. 17, 2021)

A highlight from Potential COVID-19 Booster Shot Rollout In Houston (Sept. 17, 2021)

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A highlight from Texas Sues More School Districts Over Their Mask Policies (Sept. 16, 2021)

A highlight from Texas Sues More School Districts Over Their Mask Policies (Sept. 16, 2021)

A highlight from Texas Sues More School Districts Over Their Mask Policies (Sept. 16, 2021)

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A highlight from Coastal Communities Clean Up From Nicholas (Sept. 15, 2021)

A highlight from Coastal Communities Clean Up From Nicholas (Sept. 15, 2021)

A highlight from Coastal Communities Clean Up From Nicholas (Sept. 15, 2021)

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A highlight from Assessing The Damage From Hurricane Nicholas (Sept. 14, 2021)

A highlight from Assessing The Damage From Hurricane Nicholas (Sept. 14, 2021)

A highlight from Assessing The Damage From Hurricane Nicholas (Sept. 14, 2021)

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A highlight from Preparing For Tropical Storm Nicholas And Pontential Flooding (Sept. 13, 2021)

A highlight from Preparing For Tropical Storm Nicholas And Pontential Flooding (Sept. 13, 2021)

A highlight from Preparing For Tropical Storm Nicholas And Pontential Flooding (Sept. 13, 2021)

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A highlight from How 9/11 Affected Houston  Pt. 2 (Sept. 10, 2021)

A highlight from How 9/11 Affected Houston Pt. 2 (Sept. 10, 2021)

A highlight from How 9/11 Affected Houston Pt. 2 (Sept. 10, 2021)

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A highlight from How 9/11 Affected Houston  Pt. 1 (Sept. 9, 2021)

A highlight from How 9/11 Affected Houston Pt. 1 (Sept. 9, 2021)

A highlight from How 9/11 Affected Houston Pt. 1 (Sept. 9, 2021)

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A highlight from Previewing The Third Special Session (Sept. 8, 2021)

A highlight from Previewing The Third Special Session (Sept. 8, 2021)

A highlight from Previewing The Third Special Session (Sept. 8, 2021)

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A highlight from Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher, And Investigating Heat-Related Deaths In Texas (Sept. 7, 2021)

A highlight from Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher, And Investigating Heat-Related Deaths In Texas (Sept. 7, 2021)

A highlight from Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher, And Investigating Heat-Related Deaths In Texas (Sept. 7, 2021)

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A highlight from Pediatric COVID Hospitalizations in Houston (Sept. 3, 2021)

A highlight from Pediatric COVID Hospitalizations in Houston (Sept. 3, 2021)

A highlight from Pediatric COVID Hospitalizations in Houston (Sept. 3, 2021)

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A highlight from Reactions To Texas New Abortion Law (Sept. 2, 2021)

A highlight from Reactions To Texas New Abortion Law (Sept. 2, 2021)

A highlight from Reactions To Texas New Abortion Law (Sept. 2, 2021)

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A highlight from 666 New Laws Take Effect Today (Sept. 1, 2021)

A highlight from 666 New Laws Take Effect Today (Sept. 1, 2021)

A highlight from 666 New Laws Take Effect Today (Sept. 1, 2021)

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A highlight from How Houstons Helping In The Aftermath Of Ida (Aug. 31, 2021)

A highlight from How Houstons Helping In The Aftermath Of Ida (Aug. 31, 2021)

A highlight from How Houstons Helping In The Aftermath Of Ida (Aug. 31, 2021)

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Hurricane Ida Makes Landfall in Louisiana

Hurricane Ida Makes Landfall in Louisiana

Hurricane Ida Makes Landfall in Louisiana

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A highlight from An Update On Tropical Weather In The Gulf (Aug. 27, 2021)

A highlight from An Update On Tropical Weather In The Gulf (Aug. 27, 2021)

A highlight from An Update On Tropical Weather In The Gulf (Aug. 27, 2021)

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A highlight from Vanessa Wyche Takes The Helm At NASAs Johnson Space Center (Aug. 26, 2021)

A highlight from Vanessa Wyche Takes The Helm At NASAs Johnson Space Center (Aug. 26, 2021)

A highlight from Vanessa Wyche Takes The Helm At NASAs Johnson Space Center (Aug. 26, 2021)

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A highlight from Harris Co. Commissioner Tom Ramsey, And Serving Non-Traditional College Students (Aug. 24, 2021)

A highlight from Harris Co. Commissioner Tom Ramsey, And Serving Non-Traditional College Students (Aug. 24, 2021)

A highlight from Harris Co. Commissioner Tom Ramsey, And Serving Non-Traditional College Students (Aug. 24, 2021)

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A highlight from The First Day Of School Amid COVIDs Fourth Wave And Battles Over Masks (Aug. 23, 2021)

A highlight from The First Day Of School Amid COVIDs Fourth Wave And Battles Over Masks (Aug. 23, 2021)

A highlight from The First Day Of School Amid COVIDs Fourth Wave And Battles Over Masks (Aug. 23, 2021)

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A highlight from Resettling Afghan Refugees In Houston (Aug. 20, 2021)

A highlight from Resettling Afghan Refugees In Houston (Aug. 20, 2021)

A highlight from Resettling Afghan Refugees In Houston (Aug. 20, 2021)

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A highlight from How COVID Booster Shots Work And Who Needs One (Aug. 19, 2021)

A highlight from How COVID Booster Shots Work And Who Needs One (Aug. 19, 2021)

A highlight from How COVID Booster Shots Work And Who Needs One (Aug. 19, 2021)

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A highlight from Daily Hospitalizations Hit A New Record At The Medical Center (Aug. 18, 2021)

A highlight from Daily Hospitalizations Hit A New Record At The Medical Center (Aug. 18, 2021)

A highlight from Daily Hospitalizations Hit A New Record At The Medical Center (Aug. 18, 2021)

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A highlight from COVID-19 Hospitalizations In Houston Are On Pace To Set A New Record (Aug. 17, 2021)

A highlight from COVID-19 Hospitalizations In Houston Are On Pace To Set A New Record (Aug. 17, 2021)

A highlight from COVID-19 Hospitalizations In Houston Are On Pace To Set A New Record (Aug. 17, 2021)

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