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Business
7:42 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Business Reivew: Power People

Business Review June 5, 2014

The three key members business leaders need on their team to help propel the business to where they want to go.

Discipline
5:40 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Texas School Police Issue Fewer Tickets for Misconduct

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Police in Texas’ public school system issued 71 percent fewer tickets for bad behavior this past school year. It’s partly because of a state law that took effect last September that attempts decriminalizes on-campus infractions. 

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Medical Marijuana
5:28 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Why Veterans Could Influence Texas Medical Marijuana Laws

A story in Texas Monthly's June issue poses the question: Can Texas veterans change the minds of state lawmakers against legalizing medical marijuana?
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Originally published on Tue June 3, 2014 12:11 pm

Can more than 1.5 million Texas veterans change the minds of state lawmakers opposed to legalizing medical marijuana?

William Martin, director of the Drug Policy Program at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, poses that question in the June issue of Texas Monthly. In his article “War Without End,” Martin talks with veterans using pot to treat post-traumatic stress disorder.

"The story that’s most illustrative is a woman who uses the name Myst," Martin says. 

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Local News
5:14 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

City of Waco Adds LGBTs To Nondescrimination Policy

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The City of Waco has amended its discrimination policy to include lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people.


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Sports
4:33 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

'A Change-up On Steroids:' The History Of A Sky-Scraping Pitch

Originally published on Tue June 3, 2014 11:20 pm

In a recent Nippon Professional Baseball game in Japan, Kazuhito Tadano threw a slow, arcing pitch that caught the batter by surprise. Video of the play quickly went viral on the Internet, but the pitch has a history — and a name: the eephus pitch. Paul Dickson, author of the Dickson Baseball Dictionary, offers more details.

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