Gretchen’s Recent Stories
Nation Mar 30Who is Ronny Jackson, Trump’s pick to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs?
Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, has spent decades in the military, but does not have extensive management experience.
Nation Mar 23Why states, not Congress, are passing more gun laws
Gun control advocates have turned to state legislatures after a string of recent high-profile shootings to push for action on gun violence.
Nation Mar 19After bombings, Austin residents afraid to walk their own streets
After a series bombs have shaken the city this month, police are calling on residents to be vigilant and community leaders are urging them to maintain a sense of normalcy. But those living and working in Austin say that is…
Making Sen$e Mar 15Can a veteran TV personality sell Trump’s economic agenda?
Larry Kudlow will face a difficult test as he’s tasked with selling Trump’s economic message to the entire country.
Nation Jan 29Ripped apart by Hurricane Harvey, this Texas community needs tourists to come back
Local officials estimate it will take three to five years to get back to normal. In an economy that gets 90 percent of its revenue from tourism, many business said they aren't sure they'll make it.
Nation Jan 18These are the 20 finalists for Amazon’s new headquarters
The Seattle-based tech giant sparked a bidding war last year when it announced plans to build a new 8 million-square-foot campus that would cost $5 billion and create up to 50,000 new jobs.
Nation Jan 175 months after Hurricane Harvey, here are 5 ways to keep helping
Thousands are without permanent housing. Many more are repairing their homes. Businesses are shuttered and, in some towns, debris still lines the streets.
Making Sen$e Nov 02Who is Jerome Powell, Trump’s pick to lead the Federal Reserve?
Jerome Powell, President Donald Trump's pick to replace Janet Yellen as Federal Reserve chairman, would bring a unique educational background to the top spot at the U.S. central bank.
Nation Oct 05Retailers pull bump stocks from websites, shelves after Las Vegas shooting
After the Las Vegas shooting, the National Rifle Association is calling on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives to review whether the bump stocks -- used in the massacre -- are legal. At the same time, demand for…
Nation Oct 03The Las Vegas shooter had a cheap modification that made his rifles more deadly
At about 10 p.m. Sunday, a rapid pop-pop-pop rang out at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, a country music festival in Las Vegas. At first the rapid-fire burst was so steady, many concertgoers mistook it for firecrackers. The noise came…