When one of our readers asked us, “Why is the voter turnout among young people so low in the midterm elections,” we looked into it as part of Curious Campus, our new series where we answer reader-submitted questions every week.
State Sen. Charles Schwertner’s lawyers released a statement Wednesday saying the information provided to the press by three UT officials about a current sexual harassment investigation violates state and federal laws, and the University should make an official statement relieving him of these allegations.
State lawmakers have begun to weigh in on Young Conservatives of Texas’ demonstration in support of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh yesterday, calling for the University to do more to protect the free speech rights of students.
Universal background checks, better mental health care and gun control legislation are among the various ways politicians and mass shooting survivors have proposed to reduce gun violence in America. Three panels at the Texas Tribune Festival on Saturday sought to tackle issues surrounding gun control. Two addressed preventative measures with legislative action, and one told the stories of those who have already been affected by excessive gun violence.