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Frustrated, Tired, Depressed: Texas’ Vow To Streamline Harvey Recovery And Aid Backfires

Posted on · Federal records reveal that it took nearly four times as long to house people in trailers after Harvey as it did following Hurricane Katrina, whose chaotic aftermath became a national scandal. Repairs to houses also are running months behind the pace following 2012's Super Storm Sandy.

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Is It Harder To Distribute Aid in Puerto Rico Than In Other Places? Houston Expert Says No

Posted on · Federal agencies may have had their individual emergency plans, but there was not a collaborative plan to administer a cohesive coordinated effort that would remediate Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands crisis, Houston Community College's Logistics expert says.

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WATCH: House Rep. Nydia Velázquez’s Heartbreaking Speech Asking For Urgent Help For Puerto Rico

Posted on · The New York Congresswoman, with personal ties to Puerto Rico, travelled to the devastated island last week, and along with other top Democrats asked House Speaker Paul Ryan to immediately move legislation to assist Puerto Ricans and the U.S. Virgin Islands. She spoke in English and Spanish.

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Are University Debit Cards Misleading Students?

Posted on · Many colleges and universities have arrangements with banks and other financial institutions to provide students with debit cards. Some function as IDs, some are used to provide students who may not have a bank account with a way to access financial aid. Consumer groups like the Better Business Bureau and the Public Interest Research Group […]

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Houston Matters for Wed., Oct. 16, 2013

Posted on · Houston is a city constantly in flux, redefining itself, rethinking itself. In a community and – let’s face it – a society constantly on the move, we can sometimes lose historical and cultural experiences along the way. From Astroworld’s carousel (left) to the downtown Houston Foley’s department store, from homes and offices to hotels, stores, and […]