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News and features from UT-Austin's School of Journalism

Female Soldiers Face Higher Risk of Training Injuries, Study Finds

Carrying 50-pound backs during training can be punishing for women. The military is responding with equipment adapted for their bodies.

Austin Police Officers Build Trust in a Time of Immigration Raids

Arrests and the state’s new “sanctuary cities” law make life harder for everyone on the East Side, including law enforcement.

North Korean, Now a Texan, Tells of Life Under Oppression, and Escape

Joseph Han risked his life to flee his country during a famine. He’s now one of about 500 former North Koreans living in the U.S.

Texan Hikes Hundreds of Miles to Fight Stigma of Mental Illness

Tom Kennedy delivered hundreds of postcards to the Texas governor’s office in an effort to raise awareness about mental illness.

Sep 22, 2017

UT Leaders Pledge DACA Support, But Actions Remain Uncertain

If Congress does not create a legal pathway for DACA recipients to remain in the country, many will be vulnerable to possible deportation.

May 14, 2017

Nearly 9 Years After Ike, Lawmakers Are Still Studying How to Protect Texas Coast

There’s a consensus behind an $11 billion project for Galveston Bay, but funding remains elusive.

Feb 10, 2017

UT, A&M Admissions Proceed Apace Amidst Travel Ban Confusion

Some students could be in admitted in May, after the president’s immigration ban was initially set to expire.

Dec 12, 2016

Cap Metro’s 2025 Plan Leaves Some Austin Bus Riders Behind

The plan would increase ridership and revenue. But it also means many people would have to find new routes to work, school or services.

Dec 10, 2016

Pharmacists Are Uneasy About Their Role in State Plan to Fight Opioid Abuse

Pharmacists prefer to rely on training and judgment, rather than a balky database, to identify potential abusers.

Dec 04, 2016

Legislature May Address HOA Foreclosure Issues in Upcoming Session

A House committee is studying ways to address complaints that homeowners could face foreclosures because of high attorney fees assessed by HOAs.

Nov 28, 2016

Increase in Guatemalan Migrants Spurs Need for Mayan Speakers

The nuances of Mayan dialects make communication even more difficult for refugees seeking asylum in the United States.

Dec 07, 2015

San Antonio Turns to Gunshot Detection Gear to Cut Crime

Some experts question the system’s accuracy, but defenders say it could improve police response time when shots are fired.

Dec 04, 2015

Austin’s Code Enforcers Hit the Streets to Nab Short-Term Rental Rules Violators

Officers look for unlicensed rentals and handle complaints as visitors seek alternatives to hotels.

Nov 12, 2015

‘John Schools’ Look to Curb Sex Trade

The programs aim to prevent repeat offenses by people who solicit prostitutes.

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