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Why are the Feds Scanning License Plates at Gun Shows?

Oct 5, 2016

From Texas Standard:

Lewisville, Lubbock, Sherman – just a handful of Texas cities where there will be gun shows this weekend. At any given time, nearly a half dozen cities across the state host weekend gun shows where sellers, buyers, and collectors congregate in what amounts to a firearms bazaar of sorts.

Criticism over these events focuses on a lack of universal background checks for purchasers. But law enforcement agents have been tracking some gun show patrons’ license plates.


From Texas Standard:

Undecided voters are no myth. So who are they?

Blanca Morales, like 84 million others, tuned in last week to watch the first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. But it didn’t help her decide who she’ll pick on Election Day. If anything, it complicated matters.

 


SAWS

The San Antonio Water System (SAWS) is proposing a 6.8 percent increase in water and sewer rates for next year. 

Anne Hayden with SAWS says the bulk of the rate increase is needed to meet an agreement with the EPA to reduce sewer spills.

Wikipedia Commons

Elected officials have a lot to talk about at the State Capitol this week: reducing local property taxes, teaching high school students what to do when stopped by a police officer, and reforming the code of ethics for lawmakers just to name a few. 

We don't really know what Donald Trump paid in taxes, because unlike every other major presidential candidate in the last four decades, the GOP nominee has refused to release his tax returns. But the New York Times offers a tantalizing theory that Trump could have legally escaped income tax liability on hundreds of millions of dollars, thanks to staggering losses from two decades ago.

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