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Give Your Old Computers a New Home

Posted on · If you or your children got a new computer for Christmas, you might be wondering what to do with the old one. If it's less than 3 or 4 years old-there's a deserving kid out there who could use it. And there's a non-profit that will connect you both. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez has the story.

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UH Students Role Play

Posted on · What if an asteroid slammed into the Earth-who would you trust to provide aid? It turns out that a group of students from the University of Houston may be well suited for that task. As President Obama prepares to send more troops to Afghanistan, these students are preparing to lead. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez has the story.

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Billboards for Islam

Posted on · If you're driving north on I-45 near Little York, you can't miss the billboard: "Islam. Got Questions? Get Answers." Underneath there's a phone number to call. Usually billboards advertise a product, but the creators of this billboard say it's all about building understanding. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez has the story.

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Keeping Your Plants Warm

Posted on · If the weatherman's correct, this evening Houstonians may get an early White Christmas: a little snow or sleet, and temperatures in the 20's. But what does this mean for the plants in your yard, which are used to more balmy weather? From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez reports.

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Living Bridge Opens in Memorial Park

Posted on · Pedestrians in Memorial Park no longer have to dodge speeding cars on Memorial Drive. The Living Bridge now connects the north and south sides of the park, high above the road. But supporters say the best part is that this bridge will soon seem to disappear. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez reports.

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All the World’s a Stage

Posted on · This holiday season, you may take your kids to see The Nutcracker, or A Christmas Carol, and think it's all just good fun. But research has shown that studying the arts gives kids focus, and gets them more interested in school. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez reports on how some local schools are integrating the arts.

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Dripping through the Cracks

Posted on · Drive around Houston, and it can be hard to find any green ground around all that pavement. Blanketing the earth with concrete can cause problems, from storm-water runoff to heat capture. But the Houston Parks Board is finding one small way to break through the concrete-and reach the earth below. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez reports.

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Now You See It, Now You Don’t: Billboards

Posted on · Recently, drivers on Houston highways may have noticed something funny — billboards which look very similar to the scenery around them. That is, if the drivers have noticed the billboards at all. It's all a part of a new public art project presented by the University of Houston Mitchell Center. But it's not, as you might think, an anti-billboard campaign. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez has more.

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Catholic Church, Anglican Use

Posted on · Recently, Pope Benedict announced that Anglicans who convert to Catholicism will have an official place in the Church, and can keep their Anglican liturgies and rites. This may seem like a momentous change. But it turns out that one Houston church has been living this dual identity for over 25 years. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez reports.

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Catholic Church, Anglican Use

Posted on · Recently, Pope Benedict announced that Anglicans who convert to Catholicism will have an official place in the Church, and can keep their Anglican liturgies and rites. This may seem like a momentous change. But it turns out that one Houston church has been living this dual identity for over 25 years. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez reports.

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Ares Launch Scrubbed

Posted on · This morning, NASA was scheduled to launch the unmanned Ares 1-X rocket, part of the Constellation Program aimed at going back to the moon. But weather and other factors stood in the way. Melissa Galvez reports.

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Young Woman Should Think Pink

Posted on · October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a good time to remind women over 40 about the importance of regular breast cancer screenings. Local organizations are hosting events all month long, from the Race for the Cure to the Breast Health Summit. One such organization wants to remind ALL women to think about their breast health-from their early twenties on. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez reports.

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A Constitutional Right to the Beach?: Prop 9

Posted on · There are 11 different propositions on the ballot this election season. Some, like Proposition 4, may look familiar; but a lot are pretty hard to understand. There is one, however, that should ring a bell with Texans: Proposition 9, which guarantees the public's right to use the beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. Most people probably think that is already the public's right. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez explains.

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Mayoral Campaigns Go Viral

Posted on · Early voting for the Mayoral Election starts today. If you're still not sure who to vote for, you might want to check out who your friends have picked. At least, that's what the campaigns are hoping you'll do using Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez reports on how the campaigns are using social networking.

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David Plouffe on Grassroots Networks

Posted on · Houston hosts the 2nd Annual UP Experience today, an opportunity to hear from experts in topics ranging from the Generation Y mindset to cosmic exploration. President Obama's former campaign manager, David Plouffe will talk about building grassroots networks. As Houston's own Election Day approaches, KUHF's Melissa Galvez spoke with Plouffe about how campaigns have changed.