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Texas News Service is an arm of the Public News Service that provides stories that examine the effects of policy on areas that receive too little coverage, lifting up often marginalized voices and making greater journalistic breadth on any platform.

March, 2017

February, 2017

  • 22 February

    Study: Legalizing Gay Marriage Brings Drop in Teen Suicides

    A new study shows that in states where same-sex marriage was legalized, fewer gay teenagers have attempted to take their own lives. (DoroO/iStockphoto)

    HOUSTON – New research says state laws legalizing same-sex marriage have brought a reduction in suicide attempts among high-school students. The study particularly notes a decline in suicides among gay, lesbian and bisexual teenagers in …

  • 6 February

    AARP Texas Seeks Tougher Regulations for Nursing Homes

    A new report by AARP Texas finds one in four nursing homes in the state has severe problems that jeopardize residents' health. (jacoblund/iStockphoto)

    AUSTIN, Texas – A new report on Texas nursing homes calls conditions in many of them “shamefully poor” and has AARP Texas working with lawmakers to make changes. The AARP report, “Intolerable Care,” identifies severe …

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