On Monday, in a 5-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed a lower court’s finding that eight state house districts and two congressional districts in Texas were the products of racial gerrymandering.
The ruling was mostly a win for Republicans and Governor Greg Abbott, whose lawyers argued that Republicans who drew the maps were not acting with the intent to limit the political impact of minority voters.
Written by Brandon Moeller. Read and produced by Steve Gallington. Aired on 90.1 FM KPFT’s The People’s News on June 29, 2018.
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Written by Brandon Moeller and Staci Davis. Read and produced by Steve Gallington. Aired on 90.1 FM KPFT’s The People’s News on June 29, 2018.
Suicides are up 25 percent across the united states in the past 20 years, with North Dakota leading at an increase of about 58 percent while Texas is up about 19 percent. This new data is from a report published by the U.S. Center for Disease Control last week – and the report comes as the national media was discussing the news of two celebrity deaths by suicide.
Written and produced by Brandon Moeller. Aired on 90.1 FM KPFT’s The People’s News on June 15, 2018.