Counting Down to a Census Doomsday

A potential new appointment at the U.S. Census Bureau has census-watchers worried that the agency's core mission could be at risk as it enters into the home stretch for the big 2020 count. On Tuesday, Politico reported that the Trump administration may appoint Thomas Brunell, a political science professor at the University of Texas at Dallas, to be the bureau's deputy director. Critics recoiled at the news, citing Brunell's 2008 book, Redistricting and Representation: Why Competitive Elections Are Bad for America, and his lack of experience as further evidence that the Trump administration means to sabotage the decennial count for partisan advantage. Brunell's work is controversial: In a jou


NHLA Disappointed in Administration’s Continued Actions That Target Vulnerable Immigrants and Urges Congress to Act WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, a coalition of 45 of the nation’s preeminent Latino advocacy organizations, calls on the Trump administration to revisit its decision to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 50,000 Haitian immigrants granted temporary legal status following an earthquake which devastated the nation in 2010. The administration announced it was giving them 18 months to leave the United States, despite Haiti being hit by two hurricanes and a cholera outbreak in the past six months. The Department of Homeland Security must engage in a

LEDA & Visit Lubbock Year In Review

Dear Valued Partner, The Lubbock Economic Development Alliance (LEDA), Market Lubbock, Visit Lubbock and Lubbock Sports Teams achieved a variety of successes in fiscal year 2016-2017, resulting in $93.3 million in estimated economic impact to our community. Download our Year in Review to learn more about: Downtown revitalization efforts Our comprehensive workforce plan Bids won by Visit Lubbock and Lubbock Sports Marketing efforts and results And more My door is always open to hear your thoughts and suggestions for the future of our city. Thank you, John Osborne President & CEO, LEDA and Market Lubbock, Inc.

Covenant Health Celebrates Milestones

Today, an event kicked off the centennial, capital campaign that honors the original Methodist Hospital tower. The Covenant Milestones event, held outside next to the original Methodist Hospital tower at 21st Street and Louisville Avenue, proclaimed the beginning of Covenant’s year-long centennial festivities, the beginning of its public Keeping the Covenant capital campaign, and honored the original Methodist Hospital tower before demolition begins. “We’re proud that Covenant Health has served the region for 100 years in various forms, and of our Christian ministry of healing, beginning with our Methodist and Catholic roots,” said Richard Parks, regional CEO of Covenant Health. “The Keeping

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