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Fracking
5:01 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Voters Cast Ballots in First Ever Push to Ban Fracking in Texas

A natural gas well is drilled in the city of Denton, Texas.
Mose Buchele/KUT

Originally published on Tue October 21, 2014 2:20 pm

From StateImpact Texas:

For Cathy McMullen, the reasons to ban fracking in Denton are as obvious at the drilling rig that sits on the corner of Masch Branch and Hampton Road on the northwest side of town. It’s big, it’s noisy, and she believes it vents toxic emissions into the community. The site is, however, not very close to any houses.

“I’ll show you where this exact same thing was sitting by someone’s home,” she says.

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Education
5:23 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Program Changes Culture of School Discipline

Members of Lori Palladino's Student Court Room at University High
Jill Ament

Four years ago Waco ISD piloted a program to try and reduce the number of referrals and suspensions of students. It’s called suspending kids to school. The district says this effort has helped keep kids in class and out of the court system—and it’s helped some schools change the entire way they look at discipline. KWBU’s Jill Ament has this report on University High’s student court, where students have a say in the disciplinary process.


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Health
3:41 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

McLennan County Health Officials Stress Extremely Low Ebola Risks

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Three schools in Belton ISD where shut down today so they could be disinfected amid worries about the Ebola virus. The district learned that two of its students had been on the same flight as the most recent Ebola patient in Dallas. KWBU’s Jill Ament reports health officials in McLennan County stress there is still an extremely low risk for Ebola transmitting here.


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Likely Stories Book Review
7:44 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Likely Stories: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

Colorless reviewed October 16 on Likely Stories
Jim McKeown

The latest novel from Haruki Murakami tells the story of five close friends who separate after leaving for college.

 

 

 

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Business Review
7:36 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Business Review: Mindless Eating

Director of the Cornell Food and Brand Lab, Brian Wansink, is known as the "Sherlock Holmes of food." Investigating patterns in food psychology, he found clues to eat healthfully without even noticing. (*ENCORE)


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