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·         Mexican Journalist Marcela Turati takes risks reporting on the drug wars.

·         North Texas resident Lindsay Diaz was underinsured when a tornado hit.  That’s made rebuilding more difficult.

·         A nature trail brings relief to a distressed New Mexico neighborhood.

·         Houston Symphony Orchestra members are helping bilingual students adapt English words through music.

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·         GOP Candidates Face Off On Immigration

·         What’s Motivating Texas Republicans To Vote

·         Polls Show Sanders With Solid Lead In Texas

·         Study Says Voter ID Laws Reduce Minority Turnout

·         Student Diversity Leads To Diverse Food In Schools

·         Rio Grande Bosque Trail Is Wheelchair Friendly

·         Literacy Campaign Gives Bilingual Books To New Moms

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No Cleanup Plan Yet For Albuquerque Dry Cleaning Spill        

A few weeks ago we told you about a problem with the groundwater in Albuquerque, New Mexico —a big problem.  A plume of poisonous dry cleaning chemicals is flowing underneath ​two neighborhoods, just north of downtown.

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More than 17 percent of Texas’ public school students learned a language other than English first. There are a number of approaches to teaching these English language learners  - many researchers consider dual language learning to be one of the most effective. They say it allows students to learn English while simultaneously helping them advance literacy in their native language.

Texas Public Radio’s Virginia Alvino reports on the benefits and limitations of dual language learning, and why some educators see it as an issue of social justice.

Why Can't My iPhone Speak Spanglish?

Apr 30, 2015

A lot of Texans switch back and forth between English and Spanish effortlessly, without even thinking about it. But if you’re typing on an iPhone, switching between the language keyboards mid-sentence is a big hassle. With more and more multilingual users, why isn’t one of the top smartphones up to the task?

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