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Catholic Church, Anglican Use

Posted on · Recently, Pope Benedict announced that Anglicans who convert to Catholicism will have an official place in the Church, and can keep their Anglican liturgies and rites. This may seem like a momentous change. But it turns out that one Houston church has been living this dual identity for over 25 years. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez reports.

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Catholic Church, Anglican Use

Posted on · Recently, Pope Benedict announced that Anglicans who convert to Catholicism will have an official place in the Church, and can keep their Anglican liturgies and rites. This may seem like a momentous change. But it turns out that one Houston church has been living this dual identity for over 25 years. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez reports.

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Young Woman Should Think Pink

Posted on · October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a good time to remind women over 40 about the importance of regular breast cancer screenings. Local organizations are hosting events all month long, from the Race for the Cure to the Breast Health Summit. One such organization wants to remind ALL women to think about their breast health-from their early twenties on. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez reports.

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A Constitutional Right to the Beach?: Prop 9

Posted on · There are 11 different propositions on the ballot this election season. Some, like Proposition 4, may look familiar; but a lot are pretty hard to understand. There is one, however, that should ring a bell with Texans: Proposition 9, which guarantees the public's right to use the beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. Most people probably think that is already the public's right. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez explains.

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Mayoral Campaigns Go Viral

Posted on · Early voting for the Mayoral Election starts today. If you're still not sure who to vote for, you might want to check out who your friends have picked. At least, that's what the campaigns are hoping you'll do using Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez reports on how the campaigns are using social networking.

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Sister Cities Houston and Perth Celebrate 25 Years

Posted on · Out of all the cities in the U.S., Houston has the most defined connection to Australia. One city in particular has more in common with our city than you may think. This week, a local Australian mayor paid Houston a visit. From the KUHF News Lab, Wendy Siegle reports.

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David Plouffe on Grassroots Networks

Posted on · Houston hosts the 2nd Annual UP Experience today, an opportunity to hear from experts in topics ranging from the Generation Y mindset to cosmic exploration. President Obama's former campaign manager, David Plouffe will talk about building grassroots networks. As Houston's own Election Day approaches, KUHF's Melissa Galvez spoke with Plouffe about how campaigns have changed.

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EPA Reevaluates Popular Weed Killer

Posted on · The EPA has announced it will review the health effects of a popular weed killer used mainly by the agricultural industry. From the KUHF News Lab, Wendy Siegle has the story.

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Music Opens a New Horizon

Posted on · A new music group has formed in Houston, but you're not going to hear them at the Verizon Center or Jones Hall. The Energy City New Horizons Music Group is part of a national movement that is bringing players back to their musical roots. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez has the story.

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Electronic Health Records

Posted on · As Congress argues over President Obama's health care proposal, one major piece of his plan is already rolling out. The stimulus package passed in February included 20 billion dollars to get doctors to move to electronic health records, which Obama says will save millions. But two local medical professionals say electronic health records are about more than just saving paper. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez reports.

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Are Chemical Plants Doing Enough to Prevent the Release of Benzene?

Posted on · There's something in the air, and no, it's not love. If you live in or around Houston's industrial complexes or ship channels, you're probably aware of it—and Houston's unusually high concentration of petrochemical companies bear part of the blame. From the KUHF News Lab Wendy Siegle has the story.

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Elephant Care at the Houston Zoo

Posted on · Recently, the U.S. Department of Agriculture confiscated two elephants from a circus family an hour north of Houston. USDA reports alleged that the animals were malnourished and illegally bought. Elephants at the Houston Zoo, however, seem to live a pretty nice life. But one animal rights group is concerned about a problem that just hasn't gone away. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez has the story.