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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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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

BREAKING: U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Anti-Abortion Law HB 2

In a 5-3 ruling, SCOTUS says HB 2 creates an undue burden for women

News Daily, Jun. 27, 2016 9:26 AM

Supreme Court Deadlocks on Immigration

Obama order to extend relief to undocumented immigrants blocked

News Daily, Jun. 23, 2016 3:52 PM

ACLU to State Health Department: Stop Hiding Abortion Data

ACLU of Texas sharply accused the state health department of shielding valuable statistics on the state's abortion rates from the public

News Feature, Jun. 23, 2016

County GOP Restricts Morrow's Power

Controversial chair to retain some administrative duties

News Feature, Jun. 9, 2016

Texas Awaits Supreme Court HB 2 Ruling

Attorneys voice confidence in SCOTUS striking abortion law

News Daily, Jun. 7, 2016 4:00 PM

How Much Does a Witch Hunt Cost?

The state has spent tens of thousands investigating Planned Parenthood

News Feature, Jun. 2, 2016

Dan Patrick: Ignore Obama's Transgender Policy

Parents of transgender students speak out against Patrick

News Daily, May. 31, 2016 4:00 PM

Battle of the Bathroom Bigots

Austin's "bathroom bill" aims to protect rather than demonize trans residents

News Feature, May. 26, 2016

Without Teeth, Are Nondiscrimination Laws Effective?

City ordinance aims to protect LGBTQ Austinites, but the punishment for violators is mild

News Feature, May. 26, 2016

Paxton Sues Obama Over Transgender Rights

State officials continue their anti-trans crusade

News Daily, May. 25, 2016 3:40 PM

10-1, Take Two

Five City Council incumbents up for re-election this November

News Feature, May. 19, 2016

Catching Up to Science

New federal guidelines reverse trend in medication abortions

News Feature, May. 19, 2016

Dan Patrick, Still on Bathroom Patrol

Lt. Guv takes issue with Obama's trans-inclusive policy

News Daily, May. 13, 2016 6:00 PM

Patrick Bullies School ISD Over Transgender Policy

Lt. Gov. calls for resignation of Ft. Worth superintendent

News Daily, May. 10, 2016 5:30 PM

Rosewood Courts Historic-Zoning Talks Continue

Future uncertain for the first African-American public housing complex in the country

News Feature, May. 5, 2016

Obama Administration Extends Short-Term Medicaid Funds in Texas

Feds, state reach deal on 15-month extension to assist hospitals

News Daily, May. 2, 2016 1:20 PM

Texas Lawmakers Continue Anti-Abortion Witch Hunt

State Affairs hearing takes on fetal tissue research

News Daily, Apr. 28, 2016 5:10 PM

Council: Mobile Homes and Climate Change

City Council gets through a brief agenda the week before budget talks begin

News Feature, Apr. 28, 2016

Council Recap: A Dissent Into Satanism

Things get devilish with Zimmerman’s Satanic amendment

News Feature, Apr. 21, 2016

Council Preview

April 21 agenda

News Feature, Apr. 21, 2016

Council Recap: A Dissent Into Satanism

Things get devilish with Zimmerman’s satanic amendment

News Daily, Apr. 19, 2016 11:47 AM

Council: Members Spar on Affordable Housing, Meaning of Compassion

News Feature, Apr. 14, 2016

Paxton Stacks AG’s Office With Anti-LGBT Culture Warriors

AG hires opponents of church-state separation

News Daily, Apr. 12, 2016 1:00 PM

Council Recap: Water and Housing

Council takes on excessive water bills, "missing middle" in housing

News Daily, Apr. 8, 2016 4:05 PM

Council Preview: Water, TNCs, and Housing

Council wades back into taxi / TNC debate

News Feature, Apr. 7, 2016

Council Recap: Social Services Win

Council approves multimillion plan to fund social services contracts

News Daily, Apr. 1, 2016 9:03 PM

#AustinRecallAll

News Feature, Mar. 31, 2016

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