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Mary Tuma

Staff Writer


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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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

Texas Maternal Mortality Rate Soars

Local health department examining deaths: Is the Lege to blame?

News Feature, Sep. 8, 2016

AG Paxton Files Another Anti-Trans Lawsuit

Texas targets health care coverage in latest anti-transgender suit

News Daily, Aug. 26, 2016 7:00 AM

District 6: These Guys Again

News Feature, Aug. 25, 2016

Texas State Board of Education

News Feature, Aug. 25, 2016

Top of the Ticket: Third Party Options

News Feature, Aug. 25, 2016

Travis County Republican Chairman Morrow to Protest Trump

Morrow plans to carry "Trump is a child rapist" sign

News Daily, Aug. 22, 2016 12:58 PM

Federal Judge Blocks Obama's Transgender Guidelines

Ft. Worth judge says "status quo" in place for now

News Daily, Aug. 22, 2016 9:35 AM

Advocates, Lawmakers Call For Investigation Into $1.6 Million Health Contract With Anti-Choice Group

News Feature, Aug. 18, 2016

Anti-Choice Group to Receive $1.6 Million Health Grant

More taxpayer dollars for Carol Everett's the Heidi Group

News Daily, Aug. 15, 2016 8:00 AM

Female Employees Say Gender Discrimination Persists at City Hall

“There is a pervasive cultural issue that needs to be fixed. It boils down to women not feeling they have a seat at the table.”

News Feature, Aug. 11, 2016

Fetal Burial Rule May Flout Constitutional Limits

Will the state's latest abortion restriction survive a constitutional challenge?

News Feature, Aug. 11, 2016

Fetal Burial Saga Continues

Pro-choice advocates say new rules aren't backed by science

News Daily, Aug. 5, 2016 12:50 PM

A Sign Ahead of Its Time?

District 6 Council candidate Jimmy Flannigan takes aim at incumbent Don Zimmerman for allegedly posting campaign signs too early

News Feature, Jul. 28, 2016

Health Advocates Deliver Thousands of Comments to Oppose Texas' Pre-Abortion Booklet Revisions

Austin Rep. Donna Howard calls state-sponsored booklet "propaganda"

News Daily, Jul. 27, 2016 4:00 PM

Health Department Adds More Faulty Science to Pre-Abortion Booklet

Public comment period on revisions ends July 29

News Daily, Jul. 19, 2016 11:30 AM

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Slams Obama Over Support for Police

In response, POTUS reiterates support for law enforcement

News Daily, Jul. 14, 2016 8:30 PM

Paxton Amps Up Anti-LGBT Legal Fight

Texas AG leads 13-state coalition to block the Obama administration's transgender-inclusive directive to schools

News Feature, Jul. 14, 2016

Health Department Wants Fetal Remains Buried, Cremated

State officials waste no time in proposing new abortion restrictions

News Feature, Jul. 14, 2016

Wendy Davis Pumps Up Alternative Media

Former state senator and 2014 gubernatorial candidate delivers welcome keynote at the Association of Alternative Newsmedia Conference in Austin

News Feature, Jul. 14, 2016

Spoiler Alert: Fewer Abortions After HB 2

State releases finalized abortion statistics

News Feature, Jul. 7, 2016

Abortions Decrease in Texas After HB 2, Data Shows

DSHS finally releases 2014 abortion stats after ACLU request

News Daily, Jun. 30, 2016 4:45 PM

One Court, Three Decisions

SCOTUS rules on three Texas cases impacting abortion, affirmative action, and immigration

News Feature, Jun. 30, 2016

An Undue Burden: Supremes Vindicate Pro-Choice Texans

Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt

News Feature, Jun. 30, 2016

The American Dream Deferred: SCOTUS Stalemates on Immigrant Rights

United States v. Texas

News Feature, Jun. 30, 2016

Providers Caution Clinics Won't Reopen Soon

Abortion landscape in Texas will take "years" to rebuild post-HB 2

News Daily, Jun. 27, 2016 5:08 PM

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