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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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False Confederate Capitol Plaque Removed – And It Only Took Six Decades!

Efforts by Democrat Rep. Johnson led the way

News Daily, Jan. 14, 2019 11:54 AM

Austin's Last GOP Council Member Returns to Her Natural Habitat

Ellen Troxclair joins right-leaning Texas Public Policy Foundation

News Feature, Jan. 10, 2019

Lege Lines: Only 139 Days to Go for the 86th Texas Legislature

House, Senate gavel in with new leadership

News Feature, Jan. 10, 2019

“People’s Lawsuit” Challenges Texas Abortion Restrictions

Ambitious effort to reverse anti-choice laws gets a day in court

News Feature, Jan. 10, 2019

Rep. Eddie Rodriguez on the 86th Texas Legislature

“I’ll be working against issues that will unfairly treat Latinos in the state”

News Feature, Jan. 3, 2019

Rep. Gina Hinojosa on the 86th Texas Legislature

“We need to have the state pay its fair share into the school finance system”

News Feature, Jan. 3, 2019

The Top 10 Austin News Milestones of 2018

Days like these

News Feature, Dec. 27, 2018

NYT: Feds Probing Southwest Key

Dept. of Justice looks at the books of embattled East Austin nonprofit

News Feature, Dec. 27, 2018

KUT’s News Director Departs

Embattled newsroom leader Emily Donahue out after 17 years

News Feature, Dec. 20, 2018

Southwest Key Faces Student Walkout

East Austin College Prep youth challenge embattled nonprofit

News Feature, Dec. 20, 2018

Lawsuits Challenge Pro-Israel Loyalty Oaths

Pflugerville speech therapist challenges anti-boycott requirement in Texas law

News Feature, Dec. 20, 2018

Schwertner Sexting Probe: Inconclusive

State senator's refusal to cooperate hampers UT inquiry

News Daily, Dec. 19, 2018 6:22 PM

Sid Miller Is Ready For Some Hemp

Wingnut agriculture chief smells money in those weeds

News Feature, Dec. 13, 2018

Winding Up the Election Cycle

Harper-Madison, Ellis to join Council; Singh, Gharakhanian prevail

News Feature, Dec. 13, 2018

Movement Mujeres Looks to Empower Young Women of Color

Project empowers young women of color

News Feature, Dec. 13, 2018

Paxton Sues San Antonio Over SB 4

AG takes his anti-"sanctuary cities" show down the road

News Feature, Dec. 6, 2018

Run-Off Ticker: Every Vote Really Will Matter!

Election news to use at the polls

News Feature, Dec. 6, 2018

Court: Immigrant Detention Is Child Care

3rd Court of Appeals dismisses suit that challenged "family residential centers" that meet only minimal child welfare standards

News Feature, Dec. 6, 2018

Grassroots Leadership Responds to Abuse Accusations

Activist claims Grassroots staffer verbally abused her and others

News Daily, Dec. 5, 2018 12:13 PM

Defunding the Paxton Case

Court guts pay for special prosecutors trying AG for fraud

News Feature, Nov. 29, 2018

Run-Off Election Ticker: Getting a Li’l Testy!

Democracy itself is at stake. Just ask Frank Ward.

News Feature, Nov. 29, 2018

A Peek Into the New Lege's Anti-Choice Plan

It can surely be worse

News Feature, Nov. 21, 2018

Sick Leave: A Wage by Any Other Name?

Texas 3rd Court of Appeals strikes down Austin's ordinance

News Feature, Nov. 21, 2018

3rd Court Halts Paid Sick Leave

City ordinance put on pause by soon-to-be-ex-judges

News Daily, Nov. 16, 2018 2:02 PM

Bills, Bills, Bills ... and Bonnen!

Nearly 400 bills filed already for the 86th Texas Legislature

News Feature, Nov. 15, 2018

Why Did KUT-FM Muzzle Its Watchdog?

Austin’s NPR affiliate publishes, then removes two investigative stories detailing a troubled newsroom culture

News Feature, Nov. 15, 2018

Election Coverage: Take Me to Your Run-Off

The next month in Council races

News Feature, Nov. 8, 2018

Election Coverage: The Texas Lege: A Tight Squeeze

Texas Dems put incumbents through the wringer

News Feature, Nov. 8, 2018

5th Circuit Hears D&E Abortion Case

Ban of procedure has been called "undue burden" by federal judge

News Feature, Nov. 8, 2018

Dawnna Dukes Takes Statesman, D.A.s to Court

Outgoing state rep seeks $7.8 million in damages

News Feature, Nov. 1, 2018

Hutto Trouble Again

Detained mother requests release, fearing daughter's safety

News Feature, Nov. 1, 2018

Don’t Drink That Water! Vote for Prop K Instead?

Council member pushes efficiency audit after boil notice

News Feature, Nov. 1, 2018

City Lifts Boil Water Notice

Here's what you need to know before using your tap water

News Daily, Oct. 28, 2018 4:08 PM

This Week’s Rolling Boil

Living a handful of days without good water

News Feature, Oct. 25, 2018

Election Ticker: Don’t Listen to Us!

Midterm coverage, from the folks you love to hate

News Feature, Oct. 25, 2018

The Threat Is Real

Still wonder how Kavanaugh will rule on abortion? Look no further than his record in Texas

News Feature, Oct. 25, 2018

Water Boil Order Could End This Weekend

City issues official notice on water quality

News Daily, Oct. 24, 2018 11:21 AM

Heidi Group Heave-Hoed

State finally kicks incompetent anti-choice health provider to the curb

News Feature, Oct. 18, 2018

City Slickers

How the state's most influential conservative think tank works to undermine our local control

News Feature, Oct. 11, 2018

Does the U.S. Pastor Council Have a Right to Discriminate?

Houston-based group files federal suit

News Feature, Oct. 11, 2018

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