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Full Show: Immigrant Numbers, And Potential Changes To Marijuana Law (Nov. 28, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We learn why a search warrant was executed at the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. Plus, we examine why the number of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally is at its lowest level since 2004. Then, our experts break down the latest political news. We discuss the potential for changes in the state's marijuana laws. And we hear the story of a Texas woman who coached a high school football team during World War II.

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Why More Mexican Entrepreneurs Are Immigrating to Houston — While Other Mexicans are Leaving

Posted on · Pew Research Center analysis of government data shows more Mexicans are leaving the United States than are coming here. However, other research shows certain kinds of Mexicans are coming here at an increased rate: entrepreneurs. Data from Rice University’s Baker Institute shows that more Mexican entrepreneurs are choosing the U.S. as the place they want to […]

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Houston Veterans Talk About Changing Opinions Regarding Military Service

Posted on · In 2011, Pew Research Center found that “only one half of one percent of the U.S. population has been on active military duty at any given time during the past decade of sustained warfare.” This is most noticeable when you start looking at the generational breakdown of our population. In March, Pew released their most […]

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Where Does Houston Lean Politically?

Posted on · A Pew Research Center article says big cities in the U.S. tend to lean toward the liberal side of the political spectrum. This includes Houston. Mark Jones, Chair of the Department of Political Science at Rice University, joins us to examine where the major surrounding counties stand related to each other on the liberal conservative […]