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Mary Tuma

Associate News Editor


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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Report: Thousands Fewer Women Served by Texas Women's Health Program

After excluding Planned Parenthood, fewer women in health program

News Daily, Mar. 25, 2015 3:45 PM

Housing Ordinance Back in Effect – For Now

5th Circuit vacates previous order that halted the ordinance

News Daily, Mar. 18, 2015 3:10 PM

SXSW Film Review: Frame by Frame

Powerful doc about the vitalness of photojournalists

SXSW Daily, Mar. 17, 2015 9:15 AM

Naishtat Files Bill to Protect Pregnant Women's End of Life Care

Bill would strengthen end-of-life directives for pregnant women

News Daily, Mar. 13, 2015 8:00 AM

Bill of the Week

Legislator wants lawyers for "the unborn"

News Column, Mar. 12, 2015

Abortions in the Name of God

Dr. Willie Parker joins faith leaders to launch statewide campaign

News Daily, Mar. 7, 2015 3:30 PM

Sparks Upholds Fair Housing Ordinance

Judge rules against landlords on discrimination

News Feature, Mar. 5, 2015

Health Clinics Caught in the Crossfire

Cancer screening cuts won't only impact Planned Parenthood

News Feature, Mar. 5, 2015

Campaign, Legislators Back Bill to Repeal Anti-Abortion Law

"Trust. Respect. Access" campaign hosts lobby day at Capitol

News Daily, Feb. 27, 2015 2:10 PM

Marriage Equality Comes to Texas

But is it here to stay?

News Feature, Feb. 26, 2015

UPDATED: Travis County Allows First Texas Gay Marriage

Travis County clerk issues marriage license to gay couple this morning

News Daily, Feb. 19, 2015 10:45 AM

New Campaign Renews Pro-Choice Fight

New reproductive health policy campaign seeks to reverse damage of anti-choice laws

News Feature, Feb. 19, 2015

New Campaign Keeps Up Pro-Choice Fight

Coalition of groups unveil multiyear repro health policy effort

News Daily, Feb. 13, 2015 8:00 AM

Defund Planned Parenthood ... Jeopardize Lives

Lege contemplates cutting funding for cancer screenings

News Feature, Feb. 12, 2015

Gun Rights Activist Says Lawmakers "Punishable by Death"

Open carry advocate threatens legislators in video

News Daily, Feb. 4, 2015 2:00 PM

Sparks Flares Over City's SOI Ordinance

Court hearing on anti-discrimination ordinance goes poorly for city

News Feature, Jan. 29, 2015

Bill of the Week: Barriers to Bypass

Legislation would make abortion access more difficult for minors

News Daily, Jan. 23, 2015 5:25 PM

Connecting a Whole Community

Austin and Google Fiber move to bridge the digital divide

News Feature, Jan. 22, 2015

Lege: Here Comes the Culture War

The culture war begins as conservative lawmakers file "religious freedom" bills

News Feature, Jan. 22, 2015

HB 2 Returns to Court

5th Circuit questions ASC requirement

News Feature, Jan. 15, 2015

5th Circuit Considers Marriage Equality

Judges question state's argument that marriage is for procreation

News Feature, Jan. 15, 2015

Health Care: Diminishing Returns

News Feature, Jan. 8, 2015

Hunting for Housing

Landlord lawsuit and housing research frame housing crisis

News Feature, Jan. 8, 2015

HB 2 Back in Court: Judges Get Critical

Abortion providers “encouraged” by judges’ skepticism

News Daily, Jan. 7, 2015 5:45 PM

Top 10 Women's Health Stories

A dark year for reproductive rights

News Feature, Dec. 31, 2014

Bill Seeks to Dodge Section 8 Renters

State Sen. Perry's bill would overrule Austin's ordinance

News Daily, Dec. 29, 2014 8:00 AM

D3: Sibling Rivalry Put to Rest

News Feature, Dec. 18, 2014

Landlords Sue to Block Section 8 Renters

Austin Apartment Association fights Council's ban on source-of-income discrimination

News Feature, Dec. 18, 2014

Guardians Sue DADS

Families head to court in a last-ditch attempt to keep loved ones at Austin SSLC

News Feature, Dec. 11, 2014

District 3: Divided Powers

News Feature, Dec. 4, 2014

Google Fiber Rolls Out in South Austin

Sign-ups begin in South, Southeast Austin today

News Daily, Dec. 1, 2014 12:05 PM

Closing the Digital Divide

Low-income housing gets cheap Google Fiber

News Feature, Nov. 26, 2014

Politics Gift Guide

Part 1

News Feature, Nov. 26, 2014

Despite "Flawed" Process, SBOE Votes for Social Studies Textbooks

Vote on books falls along party lines

News Daily, Nov. 21, 2014 2:00 PM

Housing Authority Gets Free Google Fiber

City, Google aim to bridge digital divide

News Daily, Nov. 21, 2014 8:00 AM

Proceed With Caution

Sunset Commission looks to combine five health care agencies into one

News Feature, Nov. 20, 2014

SBOE Evades an Initial Vote on Social Studies Books

Right-wing claims books too pro-Islam, promote Communist values

News Daily, Nov. 19, 2014 8:00 AM

Publishers Remove Climate Change Denialism From Textbooks

Pressure from science, education groups leads to revisions

News Daily, Nov. 17, 2014 4:00 PM

Pushback on Crosswalks

Not all business owners welcome rainbows

News Feature, Nov. 13, 2014

Science Groups Demand Textbook Publishers Remove Climate Change Denialism

Social studies textbooks under fire for climate change errors

News Daily, Nov. 12, 2014 5:45 PM

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