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9:15 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Texas School Finance Ruling

Jill Ament KWBU News

School districts throughout the state are applauding a court ruling that may eventually lead to an overhaul of the way Texas pays for schools.

Shelley Kofler (KERA) has details on why an Austin judge has again declared the state’s school funding system unconstitutional.

An Austin judge has again declared Texas' school funding system unconstitutional.

Business
5:00 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

New Research Aims to Keep Women in the IT Field

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A recent study done by Baylor professor Dr. Cindy Riemenschneider is cracking some codes on why women are fleeing rewarding IT jobs – and what needs to change in the industry so they’ll stay.

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Local News
12:42 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Waco PD Seeks More Diversity on Police Force

Jill Ament

One large debate circling around the shooting death of a black teenager, by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri focuses on the racial makeup of police forces.  The Waco Police Department and community members are trying to ensure the force mirrors the city’s diverse population.


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Earthquakes
5:02 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

North Texas Earthquakes Continue, But Too Small To Feel

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In January a series of earthquakes rocked the small North Texas towns of Azle and Reno. Many blamed the events on high-pressure injection wells used to dispose fluids from ‘fracking.’ Researchers are still studying what caused the earthquakes, but the state’s oil and gas regulator is seeking greater authority to suspend injections.


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SpaceX
6:00 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

SpaceX Rocket Explodes During McGregor Test Flight

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket
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A SpaceX rocket exploded over the spaceflight company’s McGregor, Texas test site.


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