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Immigration and the Church

Posted on · While people across the country debate Arizona's recent immigration law, a coalition of local religious groups has been quietly talking about the issue since early January. Prospects for federal immigration reform are uncertain, but they intend to keep pushing—even if means working until next year or beyond. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez has more.

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Getting Intelligent on Transportation

Posted on · Cars that talk to each other, buses that see in the snow, and cameras that help move accidents-these are just some of the ideas being discussed at the Intelligent Transportation Society Annual Conference in Houston this week. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez reports on how technology helps us move.

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Houston Woos Continental-United Merger

Posted on · A little over a week ago, United Airlines and Continental Airlines began publicly discussing the possibility of a merger. If it goes through, it will become the largest airline in the world and Houston's business and civic leadership want to see it based right here. Melissa Galvez has more.

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Two Views on Rail in Southeast

Posted on · Along Martin Luther King BLVD in southeast Houston, large holes and orange cones mark construction on the southeast light rail line. But some residents are still fighting METRO over that line — and others are happy to see it come. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez has more.

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METRO Clears CEO’s Finances

Posted on · At a special meeting, the METRO Board released a report which cleared CEO Frank Wilson of any wrong-doing related to his finances. It had been alleged that Wilson and his chief of staff, Joane Wright, improperly used METRO funds.

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Visit to a Sikh Temple

Posted on · Off of HWY 290, near Fairbanks North Houston, down what looks like a country road, you'll find a large building that belongs in northern India. Melisa Galvez visited the community that's quietly thrived there for almost forty years. It's the third story in the KUHF NewsLab series, "Exploring Houston" where we journey through the neighborhoods that make up our city.

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The East End: Mystical Yerberias

Posted on · All around the East End neighborhood of Houston, you'll notice stores with an enigmatic name: Yerberia. Familiar in Mexican communities, Yerberias offer remedies for health, personal—even legal problems. It's the first of the KUHF NewsLab's series, "Exploring Houston" where we journey through the neighborhoods that make up our city.

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Cash for Clunker-Dishwashers

Posted on · No, it's not an April Fools joke. The federal government will give Texas residents up to 1600 dollars to switch out their old appliances for new, energy efficient models. But there are a couple of hoops to jump through. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez has more.

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Think Your House is Affordable? Think Again.

Posted on · Houston is widely considered one of the most affordable cities when it comes to housing. A new study, however, challenges the typical view of what makes a house affordable. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez reports.

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A Trip to Work By Bike

Posted on · With spring coming, you might want to take a bike ride around Houston. Now Google maps can help you with that. NewsLab reporter Melissa Galvez commuted to work by bike to see how it works.

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Energy Efficient, Low Cost Homes

Posted on · Most people think that making their homes energy efficient is a luxury. So it may be surprising that some of the most energy efficient homes in Houston are in low income communities. Melissa Galvez has more.

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HISD Launches Radio Station

Posted on · By the summer, Houston will welcome a new radio station-launched by the Houston Independent School District. It's the first of its kind in the country, and it won't be available on your FM dial. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez has more.

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Giving Bats a Home

Posted on · Most people know that you can see bats emerge from the Congress Avenue Bridge in Austin. But you might not know that 250,000 bats live under Houston's Waugh Drive Bridge. Despite these impressive numbers, bats across the city are in danger. But some boy scouts are ready to help. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez has the story.