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Early Voting Starts Monday For Texas' Primary Runoffs. Here's What You Need To Know.

色即是空2在线观看Early voting in Texas starts Monday for the July 14 primary runoff elections. The runoffs were supposed to be in May, but were postponed because of the pandemic. The CDC has some simple guidelines to follow to protect yourself from the coronavirus if you plan to vote in person.

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A lawn of flags marking the deaths of people in Texas from COVID-19.
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PHOTOS: Life In Austin During The Coronavirus Pandemic

色即是空2在线观看KUT's photographers are documenting the changes to daily life that a pandemic has brought to the Austin area — from a safe distance.

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As the number of new coronavirus cases spikes in several states across the U.S., governors, county officials and business owners have been crafting laws and guidelines that mandate the use of face masks to help prevent the spread of the virus.

But even a simple cloth face covering has become political.


The world is about to hit a devastating milestone: half a million people dead, killed by the coronavirus pandemic that has swept the planet.

Citing the unrelenting spread of the coronavirus, a federal judge has ordered that all children currently held in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcementcustody for more than 20 days must be released by July 17.

U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee of California issued the scathing order Friday afternoon, saying the Trump administration had failed to provide even the most basic health protections for children and their families amid the pandemic.

She described the ICE-operated facilities as being "on fire," adding that "there is no more time for half measures."

As COVID-19 cases in Texas continue to surge, young people appear to be the driving force.

Texas reported nearly 6,000 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, a single-day record for the state. The Texas Medical Center — a massive cluster of health care facilities based in Houston — warned that intensive care units are near capacity and have the potential to be overwhelmed.

An officer points a shotgun at a protester.
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The Austin Police Department has named five officers it says may be responsible for seriously injuring people demonstrating during the first weekend of protests against systemic racism and police violence.

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Our Now What? discussion series, exploring what we need to know about COVID-19 moving forward, continues Wednesday, July 1, with?Dr. Rama?Thyagarajan, an assistant professor of internal medicine at UT's Dell Medical School.?

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From Texas Standard:

Late Thursday, a sweeping police reform measure passed in the U.S. House of Representatives. The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, which would ban chokeholds and make it easier to hold police liable if sued, was largely approved along party lines. Mostly Democrats voted in favor.

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The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an initial bid by state Democrats to expand voting by mail to all Texas voters during the coronavirus pandemic.

Artist Benjamin Mu?oz loves to create art, but he might like talking with people about the art he has created even more. It’s the dialogue he enjoys, he says – simply giving an artist talk to a crowd often feels too one-sided for his liking. “I think I get the most out of my own work when I hear how other people react to it,” Mu?oz says.?

The sunset over Canyon Lake in the Texas Hill Country.
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Dust that has traveled across the ocean from the Sahara desert arrived in Austin this week. It’s an annual phenomenon that makes for hazy skies and beautiful sunsets. But this year it could also increase the spread and the deadliness of COVID-19.



Hundreds of John L. Hanson's interviews have been restored and digitized thanks to a grant from Recordings at Risk.