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In The States

Mental Health
Texas Removes LGBTQ Youth Suicide Hotline After Primary Challenger Goads Abbott
October 15, 2021
by Reece Nations

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services has taken down a webpage that offered resources to LGBTQ youth after criticism was leveled at Gov. Greg Abbott by a primary challenger for its inclusion. Former Texas state Sen. Don Huffines, who announced his... Read More

Redistricting
Indiana Joins Growing List of States That Have Completed Redistricting
October 11, 2021
by Dan McCue

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indiana last week became the fourth state to formally adopt new state legislative and congressional district boundaries using data from the 2020 census. Only Maine, Nebraska and Oregon beat Indiana to the punch. Indiana’s General Assembly approved the state’s new maps on Oct.... Read More

In The States
Texas Abortion Ban Reinstated by Appeals Court Following Brief Suspension
October 11, 2021
by Reece Nations

Just days after a preliminary injunction allowed health care providers to resume performing abortions, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit temporarily restored a Texas law banning the procedure after six weeks of pregnancy. The ruling came two short days... Read More

Environment
California's 'Surf City USA' Beach Reopens After Oil Spill

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California beach that was closed more than a week ago because of a leak of crude oil from an undersea pipeline reopened on Monday, far sooner than many expected, Huntington Beach's city and state beaches reopened after officials said... Read More

Business
Elon Musk Announces Tesla Will Move Headquarters to Texas
October 8, 2021
by Reece Nations

AUSTIN, Texas — Elon Musk, CEO and product architect of Tesla, Inc., announced Thursday during an annual meeting of stockholders that the company will move its headquarters from Palo Alto, California, to Austin, Texas. Musk is following through on his previous threats to move the company... Read More

In The States
Oregon Leads the Pack in Enacting Congressional Maps Based on 2020 Census
October 7, 2021
by Dan McCue

SALEM, Ore. - Some states vie to be the first in the nation to vote come primary election season, others grab electoral glory in different ways. This year, Oregon has the honor of being the first state to enact congressional and state legislative district maps in... Read More

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