November 27, 2013 KUHFThe push to get women to breast-feed has been so successful that many mothers who can't do it are looking for other mothers' extra milk. Milk banks that pasteurize and sell donated breast milk have sprung up. Informal online swapping of extra mother's milk has become popular, despite quality concerns.
November 21, 2013 No, you are not hearing things. Without fanfare, NPR in the last year has begun to rerun some features across its shows. Most were labeled on-air as encores, but some, like one on Texas barbecue, weren't. There are good reasons to repeat a particularly good story from another show, but a rerun should be labeled as such. Some folks question the rerun practice altogether.
November 14, 2013 In Oregon, the online health marketplace isn't working for people looking to buy individual policies. But the state has been rapidly expanding Medicaid anyway. In Texas, insurance helpers may face state regulations that would make it even harder to assist people seeking coverage.
October 31, 2013 A panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals says the state can go ahead with implementing the new restrictions, which require abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their practice.
October 29, 2013 The request follows a district court ruling on Monday that found the state's new law unconstitutional and said it imposed an undue burden on women seeking abortions.
October 28, 2013 The ruling says some provisions in a new state law prevent doctors from acting in their patients' interests, and would unreasonably restrict women from accessing abortion clinics. The state is expected to appeal, and the case could end up at the U.S. Supreme Court.
October 24, 2013 A complaint from a Texas parent after his son's team was trounced has been investigated and dismissed. But did it make a real problem — bullying — look less serious?
September 28, 2013 Approved in a contentious process this summer, the Texas bill is scheduled to take effect on Oct. 29. Opponents say it would close more than a third of the clinics that provide abortions in the state.
September 4, 2013 The two states say their own laws defining marriage as between a man and a woman conflict with a Department of Defense directive that went into effect on Tuesday.
August 9, 2013 A group is calling on back-to-school shoppers to boycott Macy's and Kroger stores in Texas this weekend, in retaliation for the national retailers' efforts to quash a bill that would have strengthened the state's wage discrimination law.
August 2, 2013 A newly outsized logo is part of a Texas college's broader plan to change the fortunes of its football team. The Lions of Texas A&M University-Commerce won only a single game last year.
July 31, 2013 His books became icons of rural life in Texas. Graves' 1960 memoir, Goodbye to a River, recounts a canoe trip along a doomed waterway he knew in his youth. The book "was quickly recognized as a classic," NPR member station KERA reports.
July 30, 2013 KUHFWhen a parent finds out he or she has cancer, one of the most difficult conversations to have may be with the children. Two programs in Houston teach children and parents how to deal with the emotions that arise throughout the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.