On a sour note, Mexican restaurants in the U.S. are confronting a surge in lime prices that have forced some to make do without the essential ingredient on their menus. Continue reading
Dead birds covered in black oil have been spotted on the shores of Galveston, Texas since Sunday’s oil spill into the Gulf of Mexico.
Ten states — seven of them controlled by Republicans — hold the key to whether the Obama administration succeeds at signing up 6 million people for health care under the Affordable Care Act by the deadline of March 31. Those large states account for nearly 30 million uninsured — almost two-thirds of the nation’s 47 million uninsured. Continue reading
If the leading candidates win their primaries, Republican Gregg Abbott will be pitted against Democrat Wendy Davis in a big-money, high-profile battle for Texas governor. Judy Woodruff talks to Wayne Slater of the Dallas Morning News about what could be Texas’ most competitive gubernatorial battle in years. Continue reading
As shale and natural gas fracking booms in South Texas, a new report raises unsettling concerns about possible related health risks and poor air quality. The Center for Public Integrity collaborated with others in examining nearly 300 complaints filed by residents. Jim Morris, a journalist who contributed to the report, joins Judy Woodruff to detail the findings and respond to the industry’s rejection. Continue reading
In borderland Texas, a widespread lack of health insurance is linked to poverty and high rates of diseases such as diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure. Cheaper prescription drugs to treat these conditions are available across the border in Mexico. But physicians and law enforcement are tracking a relatively new trend — the smuggling of medicine in bulk from Mexico to U.S. patients who no longer feel safe shopping for them in Mexico. Continue reading
On Nov. 22, 1963, Robert MacNeil and Jim Lehrer were young reporters both covering President John F. Kennedy’s visit to Texas. The NewsHour’s founders share with Judy Woodruff their indelible memories of JFK’s assassination as they recount their feelings of disbelief and grief. Continue reading
In our news wrap Monday, a federal judge in Texas blocked a part of the state’s new restrictive abortion law that would have required doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. Also, the government health insurance website HealthCare.gov is back up after suffering an all-day outage Sunday. Continue reading