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The Bexar County jail will be among Texas' first to administer a federally approved drug to treat inmates with opioid dependence -- the most recent of efforts to address the opioid crisis in San Antonio.


Close to 22,000 San Antonio residents live in the city's 88 remaining mobile home communities, which are vanishing at an alarming rate, putting thousands of people with few other viable housing alternatives at risk of displacement. At least nine parks have shuttered since 2014.


There are at least 15 confirmed cases in the United States of COVID-19, the disease caused by a contagious coronavirus, including one in San Antonio


Texas’ most vulnerable students are unequally punished for disruptive, unruly behavior. Punitive disciplinary policies often lead to pushing students with disabilities and students of color out of the classroom, limiting their ability to succeed academically. 


Courtesy VIA Metropolitan Transit

VIA Metropolitan Transit has a 10-year strategic plan to improve bus frequency, reliability and safety, but its ability to do so depends on figuring out how to pay for it. With a service area of 1,221 miles, VIA covers more ground but receives less than half the funding of any other major Texas metro. 


There is an ongoing, emotionally charged debate about if and how the U.S. government should make economic amends to black American descendants of slaves, both for slavery itself and other government-sanctioned racial injustices. 


The Electoral College has the ultimate decision-making power when choosing the next president and members are supposed to -- and in some states required to -- vote for the winner of their state's popular vote. But since the country's founding, more than 180 so-called "faithless electors" have bucked the system and instead used their own discretion to select a candidate.


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Hispanics are the largest and youngest minority group in the United States, and growing rapidly, but 1 in 3 will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. 


Hazing culture is pervasive and heavily intertwined in sports and student organizations at both the high school and collegiate levels. At least one hazing-related death has been reported in American schools every year since 1959


The price and availability of quality child care is a problem for families across the U.S., and disproportionately affects low-income and single-parent households. Families who make less than $1,500 a month spend around 40% of their income on child care.


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