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Full Show: Vaccine Legislation, Political Roundup, And Opportunity Zones (Feb. 13, 2019)

On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Potential vaccination legislation, our weekly political roundup, understanding opportunity zones, and writer Dawn Adams Cole.

On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Advocates are urging lawmakers to adopt stronger vaccination legislation. This comes as several measles cases have been confirmed in Greater Houston.

Also this hour: Our experts break down the latest national, state, and local news in the latest installment of our weekly political roundup. Then, the U.S. Treasury Department designated more than 100 communities in Harris County eligible for federal tax incentives, designated as “opportunity zones.” We learn what those are and how they work.

And local writer Dawn Adams Cole tells the story of a Greek family in Houston over several decades in her debut novel, Drops of Cerulean.

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