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Mary Tuma

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Mary Tuma previously wrote for the Texas Independent, the American Independent News Network, and San Antonio Current. Her work has appeared in The Progressive, Ms. Magazine, the Huffington Post, Salon, Alternet, and more. Tuma focuses on politics, women's health care, and social justice issues. She holds a bachelor's and master's degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

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Detention Is Not Child Care

"The conditions at Karnes and Dilley are equivalent to prisons," said Bob Libal

News Feature, Dec. 8, 2016

What’s Bad for Queers Is Also Bad for Texas

Local businesses show support for LGBTQ community

News Feature, Dec. 8, 2016

Zim: Right-Wing Radio Star?

What comes after Council for the talking head?

News Feature, Dec. 8, 2016

Texas Publishes State-Mandated Anti-Choice "Propaganda" Booklet

Updated pamphlet still rife with medical errors, health advocates say

News Daily, Dec. 7, 2016 1:40 PM

Conservative Group: Anti-LGBTQ Bills Could Cost Texas $8.5 Billion

Strange bedfellows make economic case against bigoted bills

News Daily, Dec. 6, 2016 3:05 PM

Satanists Say Fetal Burial Rule Violates Religious Freedom

Satanists vs. Texas over abortion rights? It’s a possibility.

News Daily, Dec. 5, 2016 3:12 PM

State Health Department Makes Fetal Tissue Rule Final

Anti-choice rule takes effect Dec. 19

News Feature, Dec. 1, 2016

State Health Department Makes Fetal Tissue Rule Final

Anti-choice rule takes effect Dec. 19

News Daily, Nov. 28, 2016 6:40 PM

Anti-Trans Bill Author Bullies Media

Sen. Konni Burton goes on the attack

News Feature, Nov. 23, 2016

Mayor Forms Racism Task Force

With Austin's long history of systemic racism, why did it take this long?

News Feature, Nov. 23, 2016

Texas Judge Blocks New Federal Overtime Rules

Rule won't go into effect Dec. 1 thanks to Paxton, 20-state coalition

News Daily, Nov. 22, 2016 6:35 PM

After Filing Bill Forcing Schools to Out LGBTQ Kids, Legislator Bullies Media

Sen. Konni Burton's SB 242 isn't being misreported; it's anti-trans

News Daily, Nov. 21, 2016 3:30 PM

Local Businesses Warn Lege on Anti-LGBTQ Laws

Discriminatory laws not just morally corrupt but financially damaging

News Feature, Nov. 17, 2016

Early Filing at the Lege

Early filing began this week for the upcoming state legislative sessions. Already, the war on women’s health is on.

News Feature, Nov. 17, 2016

Rejecting the Text

Finally, some good news from the State Board of Education

News Feature, Nov. 17, 2016

State Board of Education Rejects Racist Mexican-American Textbook

Board votes unanimously to dump controversial, error-riddled book

News Daily, Nov. 16, 2016 12:12 AM

GOP Targets Women's Health, LGBTQ Community in First Day of Lege Filing

Texas Dems vow to keep up the fight for LGBTQ residents, women

News Daily, Nov. 14, 2016 5:45 PM

Pro-Immigration and Anti-Trump Rallies

Anti-Trump rally leads to arrests

News Daily, Nov. 14, 2016 1:10 PM

District 6: Zimmerman Out, Flannigan In

News Feature, Nov. 10, 2016

State Elections

News Feature, Nov. 10, 2016

Election Notes

Emptying out the dregs from this election

News Feature, Nov. 10, 2016

Health Dept. Holds Second Hearing on Fetal Burial Rule

At this point, it’s hard to imagine State Health Services turning back

News Feature, Nov. 10, 2016

Pro-Choice Activists Deliver Petitions Against Fetal Burial Rule

Public comment period on rule ends Monday, Oct. 31

News Daily, Oct. 27, 2016 2:00 PM

Election Notes

District 6, mobility fits, and complaints of campaign thrift

News Feature, Oct. 27, 2016

HACA Digital Inclusion Plan Hits Two-Year Mark

Three public housing properties are now connected to high-speed internet, with a fourth on the horizon

News Feature, Oct. 27, 2016

Election Notes

More than 713,000 registered voters need to know what's going on

News Feature, Oct. 20, 2016

Austin Excels in LGBTQ Scorecard

Austin continues to lead the nation in offering inclusive policies to the LGBTQ community, according to a new report

News Feature, Oct. 20, 2016

Austin Earns Top Grade in LGBTQ Scorecard

HRC report: Austin, Dallas, Ft. Worth, most LGBTQ-friendly in state

News Daily, Oct. 18, 2016 8:00 AM

Groping Women, Ducking Questions, Fighting Lightweights, Bashing Bonds

Election notes from the city, state, country, and beyond

News Feature, Oct. 13, 2016

Fight for $15 Protests Fast Food Working Conditions

Rallies come on heels of negative labor report on Austin restaurants

News Feature, Oct. 13, 2016

Texas May Be Forced to Pay Nearly $5 Million to Pro-Choice Attorneys

Local firm requests more than $111,000 for HB 2 legal services

News Daily, Oct. 10, 2016 4:13 PM

The Wrath of Don

Zimmerman's constituents accuse him of online, in-person abuse

News Feature, Oct. 6, 2016

Local Democrats Take Another Shot at Education Board

Third time's a charm?

News Feature, Sep. 29, 2016

Beside the Point: Still Waiting for the Punch Line

Awarding an anti-choice, nonmedical group a million-dollar state health contract is nothing short of absurdist comedy

News Column, Sep. 22, 2016

SBOE Member Wants to “Deny Hispanics” Vote on Racist Mexican-American Textbooks

Education watchdog reveals e-mail exchange after public info request

News Daily, Sep. 21, 2016 7:00 PM

Zimmerman and Flannigan Face-Off in Candidate Forum

Zimmerman doubles down on opposing climate change, living wage

News Daily, Sep. 16, 2016 11:46 AM

Teaching Truthiness

Activists, lawmakers call on State Board of Education to reject racist Mexican-American textbook

News Feature, Sep. 15, 2016

Central Health Faces Questions Over Budget Transparency

Commissioners to vote on the health district's FY 2017 budget on Sept. 20

News Feature, Sep. 15, 2016

Rally Planned to Oppose Racist Mexican-American Textbooks

Coalition will hold rally before SBOE public hearing on Tuesday

News Daily, Sep. 12, 2016 8:00 AM

Transgender Students and Parents Say the State Is Putting Children in Danger

Is Texas' refusal to implement a national mandate state-sponsored bullying?

News Feature, Sep. 8, 2016

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