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New Health Care Advocacy Group Launches Campaign

Posted on · Some grassroots organizations want to make sure health care is not lost in the national debate leading up to the presidential election. ACORN and unions are some of those participating in a 40 million dollar health care campaign. Capella Tucker reports.

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Kids Expanding Business Horizons

Posted on · More than 40 junior and senior high school kids are looking forward to college and careers from a little different perspective. The students took part in the Rice Summer Business Institute. Capella Tucker reports they learn the fundamentals of business and get some ideas on careers.

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A Heart Without a Pulse

Posted on · Another step in the development of artificial hearts is being helped by a nearly three million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health. The Texas Heart Institute is going to continue work on a pulse-less total artificial heart. Capella Tucker reports.

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Bringing Tuition Regulation Back

Posted on · College tuition is expected to be a topic of conversation in the next legislative session. A group of democratic lawmakers say they want to once again regulate tuition. Capella Tucker reports.

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Health Care For Former Inmates Saves Harris County Money

Posted on · The Harris County Jail system is said to have one of the best mental health programs. But those services stop once inmates are released. Too often those inmates repeat the same patterns that get them right back jail. Capella Tucker reports on a program that looks to literally walk inmates from the jail doors to clinic doors to stop the cycle of re-incarceration.

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Save Energy, Save Taxes

Posted on · It's a tax-free weekend for certain energy star appliances. Capella Tucker reports consumers should think about how they are going to dispose of old appliances if they decide to shop for new.

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Swim Safety for Memorial Weekend

Posted on · Memorial Day weekend often means the beginning of the swim season for many families. It also comes with increased risk for children. Nearly a dozen people have already drowned in the Houston area this year. Capella Tucker reports.

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Buffalo Soliders Musuem Finds New Home

Posted on · The Buffalo Soldiers Museum is moving to a new home. The largest collection of African-American military memorabelia will soon be housed in a historic military building near the museum district.

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The Challenges of Prevention Research

Posted on · MD Anderson Cancer Center today accepted a 35 million dollar gift from the Dan Duncan family. It's the second largest gift in the institutions history. The money will establish the Duncan Institute for Cancer Prevention and Risk Assessment. Capella Tucker reports prevention research comes with it's own unique challenges.

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Bayou Bend Looks To the Future

Posted on · Correction: The property acquisition doubles the size for the visitor and education center, not Bayou Bend's 14 acres. The Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens will soon have a new visitor and education center. The Museum of Fine Arts Houston also announced that it has acquired the adjacent property. Capella Tucker reports it nearly doubles the size of Bayou Bend, preserving a piece of Houston dating back to the 1920's.

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Focus on Traumatic Injury Treatments

Posted on · Houston is home to a new trauma research center. The National Trauma Institute says funding for injury treatments is low compared to research for chronic conditions. Capella Tucker reports how the new Center for Translational Injury Research hopes to provide better outcomes for people who suffer traumatic injuries.

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Helping Kids Learn Fire Safety

Posted on · On average more than 300 fires a year are started by juveniles in the Houston area. About 70 percent of those arson cases are the result of kids playing with lighters. Capella Tucker reports local fire departments are reaching out to these families to prevent kids from playing with fire again.

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Discovery Prepares for May 31st Launch

Posted on · Shuttle Discovery is set to launch May 31st. It'll carry the largest part of a Japanese laboratory being assembled as part of the International Space Station. Capella Tucker reports shuttle crews will have to change the way they inspect the heat shields on the shuttle because of it.