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12:33 pm
Sun January 8, 2012

Sunday Brief

Carolina in His Mind

The ABC News debate in New Hampshire last night was Texas Governor Rick Perry’s first debate  since a dismal 5th place finish in the Iowa caucuses. KUT's Ben Philpott reports from New Hampshire why the the Governor  used the debate to appeal to voters not in the Granite State, but in South Carolina.

Austin Bag Ban May Come Early

The City of Austin was planning to ban plastic shopping bags at grocery store in 2012. But a new proposal would move that date up to 2013, giving residents less time to prepare for a world with fewer plastic bags. The  Austin American Statesman has more.

Texas Electoral Map Headed to Supreme Court Monday

The US Supreme Court will hear arguments Monday over whether Texas needs Federal approval to enact a new electoral map for upcoming elections. Critics say the  map robs voting strength of minority voters. As the Wall Street Journal reports, the court's decision could say a lot about the future of the Voting Rights Act.

New Businesses Cater to Austin's Changing Demographics

Hana World Market, A new Asian grocery store, opened its doors in North West Austin this weekend. KUT's Erika Aguilar reports how the business reflects demographic shifts throughout the city.