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Texan advocacy group fighting to recoup unpaid wages

by Elizabeth Trovall May 30, 2019
Wage theft disproportionally affects those with limit resources to fight back.
A janitor does some cleaning at the Columbia Mall on July 24, 2017 in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania.
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Research says collaboration is needed to address Houston's "food deserts"

by Travis Bubenik May 1, 2019
In some cases, groups trying to solve the problem are competing for funding.
A small organic farm in the middle of Houston’s concrete sprawl. 
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Houston homeowners say the government owes them for flooding their homes after Hurricane Harvey

by Travis Bubenik Feb 6, 2019
The lawsuit filed by Houston residents whose homes were flooded could set precedent for disaster liability.
Flooded homes are shown near the Barker reservoir following Hurricane Harvey August 30, 2017 in Houston, Texas.
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Houston’s refineries and plants are vulnerable to hurricanes. Will a $32 billion plan save them from flooding?

by Travis Bubenik Nov 27, 2018
When hurricanes hit Texas, the whole country feels it. Now, there’s a plan to lessen the blow.
A view of the Houston Ship Channel.
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A year after the floods, Texas mulls lessons of Hurricane Harvey

by Andy Uhler Aug 24, 2018
Greater Houston area residents are voting on a bond to fund flood mitigation.
Residents evacuate an apartment complex in west Houston where high water coming from the Addicks Reservoir flooded the area after Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 30, 2017.
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Investors flock to previously flooded Houston neighborhoods with hopes of big returns

by Andy Uhler Aug 22, 2018
Some homeowners are eager to sell, but officials fear new renters will be put in harm's way.
In the Meyerland neighborhood in southwest Houston, Texas, house debris is still being cleared a year after Hurricane Harvey.
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Texas governor proposes spending over $100 million for safer schools

by Andy Uhler Jun 1, 2018
President Donald Trump was in Texas Thursday meeting with the families of ten people who were shot to death at a high school in Santa Fe Springs near Houston. Earlier this week, Texas Governor Greg Abbott laid out a plan to…

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The long recovery: 2017’s biggest natural disasters

Rebuilding or "building forward": A post-Harvey Houston

by Kimberly Adams, Paulina Velasco, and Katie Long Dec 26, 2017
The city's chief recovery officer shares what the upcoming year might look like for Houston.
A woman paddles down a flooded road while shuttling deliveries for her neighbors during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 30, 2017 in Houston, Texas. 
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Economics of Disaster

"No place for you to live": 100 days after Harvey, these Texans still have no homes

by Andy Uhler Dec 1, 2017
Rockport, Texas' mayor admits he doesn't have any place to put people who want to return home.
A hotel in Rockport, on the southeast Texas coast, is months, if not years, away from operation after Hurricane Harvey.
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Weather Economy

Hurricane recovery for an unauthorized immigrant in Houston has added obstacles

by Andy Uhler Oct 25, 2017
Challenges like housing, transportation and finances are especially difficult.
A truck drives through high water along a street in Orange, Texas, on Sept. 6, more than a week after Hurricane Harvey made landfall.
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