In Texas, driverless trucks are set to take over roads

In Texas, driverless trucks are set to take over roads

This post was originally published on this site A giant 18-wheel transport truck is barreling down a multi-lane Texas highway, and there is no one behind the wheel. The futuristic idea may seem surreal, but it is being tested in this vast southern US state, which has become the epicenter...

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Texas pipeline company walks back threat to cut off gas to power plants

Texas pipeline company walks back threat to cut off gas to power plants

This post was originally published on this site After threatening to cut off fuel to roughly a third of the power plants owned by Texas’ biggest power generator, a major pipeline company said Thursday it will continue selling natural gas to the plants through the end of March. But the...

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FBI and Texas Democrats Rep. Henry Cuellar confirm ‘investigation’ involving Cuellar, offer few details

FBI and Texas Democrats Rep. Henry Cuellar confirm ‘investigation’ involving Cuellar, offer few details

FBI and Texas Democrats Rep. Henry Cuellar confirm ‘investigation’ involving Cuellar, offer few details

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Why Texas election officials are rejecting hundreds of vote-by-mail applications

Why Texas election officials are rejecting hundreds of vote-by-mail applications

This post was originally published on this site Ahead of the March primary, local elections officials in Texas are starting to deal with the effects of a new GOP-backed voting law. (Image credit: Sergio Flores/Getty Images)

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Texas says supply chain issues have limited the number of voter registration forms it can give out

Texas says supply chain issues have limited the number of voter registration forms it can give out

This post was originally published on this site The Texas secretary of state’s office is having more trouble than usual getting enough voter registration cards to groups who help Texans register to vote. Sam Taylor, assistant secretary of state for communications, said supply chain issues have made it harder and...

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Texas, Arizona Have Recovered All the Jobs Lost When Covid-19 Hit

Texas, Arizona Have Recovered All the Jobs Lost When Covid-19 Hit

This post was originally published on this siteThe two states along with Idaho and Utah ascended from pandemic depths, thanks to population growth and shifts by businesses and workers away from coastal urban areas.

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Texas Earthquakes Prompt New Fracking Rules

Texas Earthquakes Prompt New Fracking Rules

This post was originally published on this siteFrackers will have to find a new home for wastewater as the state acts to stem rising seismic activity, adding to drillers’ costs.

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Half of mail-in ballot requests rejected in key Texas county

Half of mail-in ballot requests rejected in key Texas county

This post was originally published on this site Voting rights advocates responded with alarm to reports this week that around half of the mail-in voting applications in Texas’ fifth-largest county have been rejected as a result of a recently enacted voter suppression law that experts say is part of a...

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Seven states to watch in the 2022 push to restrict voting rights

Seven states to watch in the 2022 push to restrict voting rights

This post was originally published on this site WASHINGTON — Republican state lawmakers across the country are ramping up their drive to enact voting and election-related laws in time for crucial 2022 midterm elections. As federal legislation that would limit state-level voting restrictions appears stymied in Washington, Republicans in the...

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