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A Benton County judge, in a case followed nationally, has ruled that a Richland florist violated Washington’s Consumer Protection Act when she refused to sell flowers to a longtime customer preparing for his marriage to another man. In his ruling, Benton County Superior Court...
Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams spoke to Mark, Ed, and Sgt. Sam this morning about the complaints of harder math curriculum for Texas students. Williams addressed those complaints on KLBJ this morning: Gov. Greg Abbott endorsed legislation Tuesday that would for...
President Obama said Thursday he doesn't use terms like Islamic extremism because doing so would promote the false idea of a Western war with Islam, which would help extremists recruit more terrorists. "No religion is responsible for terrorism — people are responsible for...
The Obama administration is drawing fire for suggesting that defeating ISIS requires more of a jobs program for terrorists than a sophisticated approach to killing them. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said Monday night on MSNBC that 'we cannot win this war by killing...
In his first State of the State address, Gov. Greg Abbott called Tuesday for expedited action on his agenda for more spending on early education, higher education, transportation and border security, and he also called for ethics reform . He said the National Guard should remain...
An off-duty Harris County Precinct 6 Deputy Constable pulled his gun in a theater after being assaulted, according to Sugar Land Police. It happened at the AMC 24 at First Colony Mall Monday night. Police said the deputy constable was watching a movie with his wife. Three women...
Do you think there is a reason to hire another company to make YOUR kids food to eat? One lunch lady in a school district says that kids eat healthy foods and have no complaints at all. Clayton Kocurek says the chicken tenders served in his school cafeteria looked so stale that...
A state representative wants to give teachers the right to defend themselves without fear in the classroom. In a YouTube video, a student hurls items at a teacher in Baltimore. In another clip, a teacher in Philadelphia is shown unconscious after being assaulted by a student...
DALLAS—A federal judge in Texas issued an order late Monday temporarily blocking a federal immigration program that would have potentially shielded millions from deportation. U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen of Brownsville, Texas, who was nominated by former Republican President...