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18.06.13 By Lorelei Laird. ABA Journal: The Lawyer's Magazine, June 2018, pp. 18-19.
Highlights the results of Comal County's experiment to let indigent clients choose their own court-approved lawyer instead of using the traditional "wheel" system in which the next lawyer on the list is appointed.
18.06.14 By Anna Bailey, et al. Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, June 11, 2018, pp. 1-7.
Summarizes several bills in the United States House of Representatives that would address the opioid epidemic. Discusses potential changes to Medicaid that could improve substance use disorder provider capacity and reduce insurance coverage gaps.

18.06.15 Economist, June 9th-15th, 2018, pp. 68-69.
Reports on several projects that aim to use artificial intelligence to improve diagnoses and the speed and precision of medical treatments.
18.06.16 By Evie Blad. Education Week, May 30, 2018, p. 13.
Discusses the design of architecturally safer schools in light of the recent shooting at Santa Fe High School. Addresses both unobtrusive safety measures and aggressive physical security measures. Mentions Lt. Governor Dan Patrick.
18.06.17 Ethanol Today, May/June 2018, pp. 16-17.
Examines the change to Section 199A in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.

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18.06.18 By Jackie Ford. Houston Business Journal, June 7, 2018, p. 18.
Outlines several steps employers can take to reduce the likelihood of workplace violence.
18.06.19 By Rita Rubin. JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association), June 5, 2018, pp. 2158-2160.
Reports on the increase in hospital emergency departments that are undergoing the federally required training to dispense buprenorphine, a drug used to treat opioid use disorder. Explains that without this training, emergency departments could not initiate medication-assisted addiction treatment.
18.06.20 By Alex Nowrasteh and Michelangelo Landgrave. Policy Brief (CATO Institute), June 4, 2018, pp. 1-8.
Finds that immigrants — legal and illegal — are less likely to be incarcerated than native-born Americans. Points out that illegal and legal immigrants who immigrate at a younger age — ages 0 to 17 — are more likely to be incarcerated as adults.

18.06.21 By John Egan. Public Power, May-June 2018, pp. 37-41.
Highlights ways that public power utilities are improving customers' access to renewable power. Includes examples, such as the Georgetown Utility Systems in Georgetown, Texas.

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18.06.22 By Warren Cornwall. Science, June 1, 2018, pp. 948-949.
Discusses how researchers plan to study wildfire smoke plumes during the summer in the western United States.
18.06.23 By Michelle Exstrom. State Legislatures, June 2018, pp. 22-23.
Considers recent efforts by state legislatures to address teacher salaries and teacher turnover. Notes the percentage of teachers in each state who hold second jobs.
18.06.24 By Michael Ollove. Stateline (Pew Charitable Trusts), June 12, 2018, pp. 1-6.
Highlights two class action federal lawsuits that may open a new and effective strategy to challenge low Medicaid reimbursement rates, which have a substantial impact on children's access to medically necessary and legally required treatment.

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18.06.25 By Sean Price. Texas Medicine, June 2018, pp. 20-25.
Explains the need for better education of and by physicians on vector-borne illnesses (diseases that are spread by bugs). Notes that vector-borne illnesses often are misdiagnosed and are underreported. Cites HB2055, 84th Legislature, and HB3576 and SB570, 85th Legislature, R.S., that addressed these problems (and notes setbacks with funding and vetoes).

18.06.26 By Max Patterson. TEXPERS Pension Observer, Vol. 2 2018, pp. 5, 7.
Highlights a recent Texas Public Policy Foundation panel on public pension reform, which included Representative Dan Flynn and Senator Royce West.
18.06.27 By Alexandra Sifferlin. Time, June 18, 2018, pp. 38-43.
Discusses recent research being conducted on new hormonal and non-hormonal contraceptive methods for men.

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