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TribWeek: In Case You Missed It

Swartsell digs in Dallas’ garbage and finds green, M. Smith on a “ghost” candidate in El Paso, Hamilton on university responses to bomb threats, Grissom on soaring hepatitis costs in state prisons, Galbraith on the real causes of power outages, Batheja on Paul Sadler’s underdog race for U.S. Senate, Aguilar’s interview with a Houston Republican who is trying to solve the immigration problem, Aaronson reports on the biggest uninsured population in the U.S. and Dehn’s Weekend Insider peeks at Root’s new book on the Perry presidential campaign: The best of our best from Sept. 17 to 21, 2012.

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The Big D has a big plan to go green. Dallas environmental advocates are confident the city can accomplish its ambitious plan to have the city recycling nearly all of its garbage by 2040. But the city is still navigating the concerns of advocacy groups and the business community, from unintended consequences to unfunded mandates.

El Paso Democrat Martha Dominguez's apparent absence from the campaign trail has prompted her SBOE opponent to call her a "ghost" — and has sparked criticism from members of her own party. But that may not stop her from winning the race.

In the last several days, multiple universities, including two in Texas, have received bomb threats. The different responses highlight the individual nature of each case and raise questions of how best to go about warning a campus.

The cost to treat Texas inmates with hepatitis C is expected to soar by as much as 380 percent next year. Legislators, already facing a strained budget, will have to find millions more dollars to pay for this care.

Texans are already used to the lights going out because of everyday issues like storms, equipment problems or people driving into utility poles. So why is there so much fuss about preventing the occasional grid-wide power outage?

Once a force to be reckoned with in the Texas Legislature, Democrat Paul Sadler is urging voters not to count out his bid for U.S. Senate against Republican Ted Cruz.

The founder and CEO of the nonprofit Texas Immigration Solution on how the group formed, why he thinks Republicans have the answer to the country's immigration problem and what both parties should do to solve it.

Texas has more uninsured people than any other state in the nation. But state demographers say that if Texas implemented federal reforms, the number of uninsured here would be halved by 2014.

Weekend Insider: Brandi Grissom looks into the costly treatment of hepatitis C in Texas prisons, and Jay Root discusses his soon-to-be-published e-book about Gov. Rick Perry's run for president.

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