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Children Rally for Health Care

Posted on · This week, children across the nation will rally about a topic that actually means something to them: children's health coverage. In Galveston, over 200 youths gathered recently to ask Congress to "remember the children" when they write new health insurance legislation this summer. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez has more.

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Habitat for Humanity Celebrates First Paid-Off Home

Posted on · A study released this week by Harvard shows that foreclosures around the country are still rising. But in Houston, at least one homeowner can put those fears behind her. Habitat for Humanity celebrates its first paid off home. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez reports.

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Solar Panels at the George R Brown Convention Center

Posted on · Put together the words "energy" and "Houston", and most people think of oil and gas. But Houston is making big strides in renewable energy as well. Currently, the City of Houston buys about 25% of its energy from renewable sources, mostly wind. And the roof of the George R Brown Convention Center is about to get a little greener. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez reports.

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How Many Words Are There?

Posted on · On June 10, 2009, at 10:22am Greenwich time, the English language will hit 1 million words. Or so says the Global Language Monitor, a media analytics company. But there are plenty of people who disagree. From the KUHF NewsLab, a little musing on modernity and the nature of words. Melissa Galvez reports.

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Texas Veterans of D-Day honored in France

Posted on · This Saturday, June 6th, marks the 65th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy. Two Texas veterans of that battle will fly from Houston to France today to receive the Legion of Honor from the French government. Later, they'll participate in a ceremony with President Obama and French president Nicolas Sarkozy. Both veterans shared their experiences with KUHF's Melissa Galvez.

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Ozone Season Begins

Posted on · After a week of rain and miserably cold temperatures, Houston is finally seeing spring weather again. But unfortunately, sunny days and light winds aren't always a good thing. Today an ozone watch was issued for Houston-and as weather heats up, more ozone warnings are to come. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez reports.

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Woman on a Quest for Solutions

Posted on · One woman is on a quest to find the REAL solutions to move America forward. She's visiting all 50 states in the 52 weeks of 2009 — and finding that every day Americans have some pretty creative ways to help their communities. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez reports.