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Poll Details Voters’ Opinions on Upcoming Election

Posted on · KUHF, along with KHOU and Rice University just concluded a poll seeking voters' opinions on a variety of issues heading into the November election. Poll questions ranged from opinions about the Houston mayor's race to bond initiatives to renovate the Astrodome and build an inmate processing center, to problems facing the city of Houston.On today's […]

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Houston Matters for Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Posted on · KUHF, along with KHOU and Rice University just concluded a poll seeking voters’ opinions on a variety of issues heading into the November election. Poll questions ranged from opinions about the Houston mayor’s race to bond initiatives to renovate the Astrodome and build an inmate processing center, to problems facing the city of Houston. On […]

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Sustainable Development in Houston, is it Possible?

Posted on · Houston is growing and changing like few places in the nation. But is it growing in a way that the community can support over the long haul? The Shell Center for Sustainability at Rice University is poised to release its 3rd report on Houston Sustainability Performance this week. We learned what this new report has […]

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Houston Matters for Wed., Sept. 18, 2013

Posted on · Houston is growing and changing like few places in the nation. But is it growing in a way that the community can support over the long haul? The Shell Center for Sustainability at Rice University is poised to release its 3rd report on Houston Sustainability Performance this week. On this edition of Houston Matters, we […]

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Houston Matters for Wed., Sept. 11, 2013

Posted on · On this edition of Houston Matters, we offer Houstonians an opportunity to share thoughts about a possible U.S. response in Syria. We also learn more about the situation there, and why it's important to us here in Houston, as we talk with Edward Djerejian, former U.S. Ambassador to both Syria and Israel, and founding director […]

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The Affordable Care Act for those Houstonians who are Self-Employed and Unemployed

Posted on · Each Thursday between now and October 1st, Houston Matters is devoting some time to offering you a chance to get questions answered, as to what may be the biggest change in health care in America since Medicare begins in earnest. On October 1st, under the Affordable Care Act, Americans can begin to sign up for […]

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Can you Live on a Minimum Wage in Houston?

Posted on · In recent days, labor and community groups have rallied in Houston, and across the nation, calling for a raise in the minimum wage, currently 7.25 an hour, and encouraging employers to voluntarily pay employees more. Texas has more minimum wage workers than any other state, and the 2nd-highest percentage of hourly paid workers making the […]

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Rice University Turns 100

Posted on · An institution synonymous with Houston — Rice University — is marking its 100th anniversary. Rice started off with just seventy students in four buildings. It's now one of the top research schools in the nation.

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Gift Will Help Sustain Rice Urban Research Institute

Posted on · The institute that puts together the annual Houston area survey is about to receive a tremendous financial gift — and a new name. Rice University is set to formally announce later this afternoon a multi-million dollar endowment that will support expanded research on how Houston is changing, and how those changes compare with other cities around the world. David Pitman has more.

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The Right Opportunity between U.S. and Pakistan

Posted on · Pakistan's Foreign Minister delivers his assessment of his country's relations with the United States. He told a packed audience at Rice University's Baker Institute that the advent of democracy in Pakistan creates the right opportunity for improved relations. Pat Hernandez has more.