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Inside Houston’s First Anti-Human Trafficking Strategic Plan

Posted on · It's no secret that there's a problem with human trafficking in Greater Houston, and that practice can increase around big events such as Houston's upcoming Super Bowl. To deal with the problem, the City of Houston has recently announced its first Anti-Human Trafficking Strategic Plan. But what does the plan look like, and what does […]

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Texas Democratic Convention & Ask the Pediatrician: Tuesday’s Show (June 21, 2016)

Posted on · Texas Democrats haven't elected a candidate to statewide office since 1994. The last Democratic presidential candidate to carry Texas was Jimmy Carter in 1976. But at last week's state convention, the party's leadership seemed optimistic that Texas Democrats are nearing the end of their years in the wilderness. News 88.7's politics and government reporter Andrew […]

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Houston’s New Special Advisor: We Can End Human Trafficking

Posted on · It's no secret that Houston is a hub for human trafficking – so much so that, about a year ago, the City of Houston established the Mayor's Human Trafficking Task Force to combat this issue. Then, last month, Mayor Annise Parker went one step further by appointing the city's first human trafficking advisor, Minal Patel […]