Lead Stories

Science and the Environment
11:27 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Can Farmed Fish Feed The World Without Destroying The Environment?

Carp are collected at a breeding farm near the Belarus village of Ozerny in November 2013. Researchers say there's a lot the aquaculture industry can do to be more efficient.
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Originally published on Tue June 10, 2014 7:19 am

We Americans love our fried shrimp, our sushi and our fish sticks. And a lot of other people around the world count on fish as a critical part of their diet, too. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, fish now accounts for almost 17 percent of the world's intake of protein — in some coastal and island countries it's as high as 70 percent.

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Likely Stories Book Review
8:28 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Likely Stories: Subtle Bodies

Jim McKeown

Four college friends reunite for the funeral of their putative leader, and all discover secrets they never knew existed about their close friend.

Jim McKeown reviews Subtle Bodies by Norman Rush

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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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