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Megan Kimble

16 March 2020

Houston, Texas, United States

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The Houston Community Land Trust (CLT) is a nonprofit that sells affordable homes in Houston to help resist gentrification. They keep it affordable by only selling the houses on top of the land and not the land itself...

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Christopher Collins

21 August 2018

Boerne, Texas, United States

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Going above and beyond state-mandated minimums for suicide prevention training in schools reduces teen suicides. In Boerne, Texas, the Boerne Independent School District enrolls teachers, students, staff, and mental h...

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Daniel Wolfe

16 August 2018

El Paso, Texas, United States

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The Rio Grande River, which provides water to 6 million people and irrigates 2 million acres of farmland, is one of many transnational sources of water imperiled by climate change. Indeed, many states and countries th...

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Gus Bova

26 September 2017

Houston, Texas, United States

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Libre by Nexus helps immigrants get out of jail, and makes more than $30 million a year doing it. In exchange for providing collateral to bondsmen, the company charges clients, including asylum seekers in desperate si...

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Gus Bova

30 January 2017

Austin, Texas, United States

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Three Part Series, "America Beyond Detention": For decades, immigrant advocates have argued that the federal government should increase the use of residential shelters - like Casa Marianella in Austin - as an alternat...

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