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18.06.28 Economist, June 16th-22nd, 2018, pp. 53-55.
Examines whether the global solar (photovoltaic) industry can survive without subsidies.
18.06.29 Economist, June 16th-22nd, 2018, pp. 21-22.
Discusses Maine's first statewide election using ranked-choice voting [RCV], where voters rank the entire field by preference, from first to last, rather than voting for a single candidate. Considers the pros and cons of RCV elections.
18.06.30 By Evie Blad. Education Week, June 6, 2018, pp. 1, 11-13.
Discusses results of national survey conducted of school resource officers by Education Week Research Center. Reports on how prepared these officers feel they are for active-shooter situations in schools. Mentions Governor Greg Abbott.

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18.06.31 By Sasha Jones. Education Week, May 30, 2018, p. 18.
Addresses digital self-harm in schools, a new form of expression that some students are using to cope with emotional pain and self-hatred. Discusses the difficulty school officials are having assisting students who are cyberbullying themselves.
18.06.32 By Shannon McConville, et al. Health Affairs, June 2018, pp. 881-889.
Reports that the likelihood of being a frequent emergency department [ED] user decreased in the two years following implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Notes that the largest predictors of frequent ED use included having a diagnosis of a mental health condition or a substance use disorder.
18.06.33 By Liz Hamel, et al. Internet Resource, June 2018, pp. 1-16.
Reports that according to a 2018 Texas Health Policy Survey, over half of Texans wanted the state legislature to increase spending on health care programs, and two-thirds of Texans said the state should expand its Medicaid program and better ensure that low-income adults can get the health care they need.

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18.06.34 By Harald Schmidt and Allison K. Hoffman. JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association), June 12, 2018, pp. 2265-2266.
Recommends safeguards the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services should put in place for states implementing work requirements, to ensure they are prioritizing protecting health over political goals.
18.06.35 By Deborah M. Stone, et al. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), June 8, 2018, pp. 1-8.
Reports that during 1999-2016, suicide rates increased in nearly every state. Includes a map that indicates Texas' rate increased in the 19 to 30 percent range.

18.06.36 Opflow, May 2018, p. 40.
Highlights the El Paso Full Recovery Desalination Plant.
18.06.37 Public Power, May-June 2018, pp. 28, 30-32.
Explores benefits and challenges to public power utilities that are multiservice providers for their communities.

18.06.38 By Mark McDaniel. Reason, July 2018, pp. 47-52.
Discusses the considerations the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives uses in determining whether specific gun parts fall under the definition of a firearm. Provides instructions for assembling a Glock 17 handgun and suggests debates over gun control that focus on commercial manufacture may be futile when considering such homemade weapons.
18.06.39 By Joey Berlin. Texas Medicine, June 2018, pp. 42-44.
Discusses proposed three-day limit on opioid prescriptions for acute pain that is part of United States Senate Bill 2456, also known as the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) 2.0. Includes opinions from pain doctors on the measure.

18.06.40 Texas Public Power, May 2018, p. 4.
Provides an update on a rule the Public Utilities Commission of Texas adopted at their April 12 meeting.

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18.06.41 Texas Public Power, May 2018, pp. 4-5.
Reports that the Public Utilities Commission of Texas approved a proposal repealing and amending rules regarding the System Benefit Fund, which was previously eliminated by the Legislature.

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