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TribWeek: In Case You Missed It

Aaronson on what Medicaid managed care could mean for pharmacists, Aguilar on El Paso's progressive politics, Batheja on TxDOT's $2 billion "problem," the fourth and fifth parts of Galbraith's series on our water woes, Hamilton on a controversial report about community colleges, Murphy maps the early vote vs. primary day turnout, Ramsey on U.S. Senate runoff dynamics, Ramshaw on Tom Suehs' retirement, Root on Mark Miner's return, M. Smith on the latest squabble over the STAAR test and Tan on the state of abortion in Texas: The best of our best content from June 11-15, 2012.

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Independent pharmacists say they see a system working against them with the state's switch this spring to Medicaid managed care.

Do the primary victories of an openly gay woman and a candidate who advocates for a new discussion on marijuana laws signal that voters in El Paso are becoming more progressive?

The Texas Department of Transportation announced this year that it had an extra $2 billion in funding. And that could hurt the agency's attempts at getting extra funding next session.

Later this year, a plant in Big Spring will become the state's first facility to process wastewater and send it back into the drinking water system. This is the ultimate use of "reclaimed water" — a source crucial to Texas' future.

As Texas recovers from the severe drought of the last two years, water experts say that conservation is the easiest way to make sure the state has enough water for future growth. But conservation doesn't always come naturally.

report calling for a new temporary state agency to oversee the state's community colleges has leaders at the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board fuming.

Use our interactive maps to see where Texas voters tended to show up early and where they waited until May 29 to vote in the state primary.

So much for sure things: David Dewhurst was expected to walk away with the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate, even in a field of nine candidates. Now he's in a runoff — and it's been a good year for insurgents like opponent Ted Cruz.

Texas Health and Human Services Commissioner Tom Suehs, who has overseen the state's massive health agency since 2009, is retiring at the end of August.

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is adding some firepower to his communications team. Mark Miner, once Gov. Rick Perry’s most recognizable spokesman, is joining Dewhurst's campaign for U.S. Senate this week.

A new state requirement that students must retake standardized tests if they do not achieve a minimum score has landed hundreds of thousands in summer school, carrying a hefty price tag for school districts.

In Part 4 of the Tribune's series on family planning, we take a closer look at how abortion has shifted public policy in Texas in recent years — and where the political battle may be headed next.

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