Alana Rocha, Texas Tribune http://kut.org en Pregnant Inmates Find Help to Stay Out of Jail http://kut.org/post/pregnant-inmates-find-help-stay-out-jail <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/an_BEtjVPGU" style="box-sizing: border-box;" width="560"></iframe></p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; line-height: 1.35; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15.199999809265137px;">HOUSTON — At the “pregnancy tank” at the Harris County Jail, asking a female inmate “How much longer do you have?” can get a puzzled look in response. She could answer with a due date or an anticipated date of discharge from jail.</p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 19:19:28 +0000 Alana Rocha, Texas Tribune 9797 at http://kut.org Unemployment Drug-Testing Law Delayed http://kut.org/post/unemployment-drug-testing-law-delayed <p class="body" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; line-height: 1.35; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px;">Texans applying for unemployment benefits will be subject to a new drug screening procedure in a program scheduled to take effect Feb. 1. But the Texas Workforce Commission said it will not be able to start the program on the state’s timetable because the United States Labor Department has not set the required parameters.</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 16:48:55 +0000 Alana Rocha, Texas Tribune 9529 at http://kut.org Unemployment Drug-Testing Law Delayed Bill Would Increase Punishment for Fatal Hit-and-Runs http://kut.org/post/bill-would-increase-punishment-fatal-hit-and-runs <p></p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 17:58:19 +0000 Justin Dehn, Texas Tribune, Alana Rocha, Texas Tribune & Elena Schneider, Texas Tribune 6798 at http://kut.org Bill Would Increase Punishment for Fatal Hit-and-Runs Where the State Women's Health Program Stands http://kut.org/post/where-state-womens-health-program-stands <p><object height="254" width="451"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/fJ7q3ylduXQ?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;showinfo=0"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"><embed allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" height="254" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/fJ7q3ylduXQ?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;showinfo=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="451"></object></p><p class="p1" style="margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; font-size: 1.5em; line-height: 1.35; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; ">Women's health providers in Texas have had Nov. 1 marked on their calendars for months. It was supposed to be the day the state-funded&nbsp;Women's Health Program would launch. But it hasn't. And it won't until, according to Texas Health and Human Services Commission officials, the federal government stops funding it or a final court decision is rendered.</p><p> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 15:05:03 +0000 Alana Rocha, Texas Tribune 5504 at http://kut.org