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Full Show: Rep. Pete Olson Not Seeking Re-Election, And Ensuring Local Election Security (July 26, 2019)

On Friday’s Houston Matters: What Rep. Olson’s decision says about the local political climate, local efforts to ensure election security, preparing for difficult conversations about death, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the news, and memorializing a glacier.

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On Friday’s Houston Matters: Republican Congressman Pete Olson will not run for re-election next year. We learn why and discuss what it means for his district and what it might signal about the changing political winds in Greater Houston.

Also this hour: Harris County Clerk Diane Trautman discusses what’s being done to ensure the security of upcoming elections on the heels of an election security report from the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Then, we examine the challenges that come with conversations about death.

Plus, our rotating panel of "non-experts" discuss The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news.

And we learn why Rice researchers are memorializing a glacier.

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