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TribWeek: In Case You Missed It

Aaronson on uninsured Texans, Aguilar on post-shutdown prospects for immigration reform, Batheja on reused wastewater and the Trinity River, Grissom on undocumented inmates, Hamilton with the latest in the Rick Perry/UT-Austin drama, MacLaggan on fast-food workers on public assistance, Malewitz on a massive wind power project, Ramsey on the status quo, Satija on water policy's strange bedfellows and M. Smith on David Dewhurst's call for President Obama's impeachment: The best of our best content for the week of Oct. 14-18, 2013.

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Because Texas chose not to expand Medicaid, 1 million poor, uninsured adults won't have access to insurance options available under the Affordable Care Act, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation report released Wednesday.

After President Obama on Thursday said that Congress can now focus on tackling immigration reform after ending the federal shutdown, advocates called on Congress to fix the system before the end of the year.

By virtue of its proximity to three major Texas cities, nearly half of the state’s population relies on the Trinity River for some of its water needs.

Texas counties spent more than $156.6 million jailing undocumented immigrants with federal detainers between October 2011 and September 2013.

In an email blast to friends, Pamela Willeford, a former chair of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, waded into the perceived ongoing fight between UT-Austin and Gov. Rick Perry. 

A study released Tuesday reports that more than half of front-line fast-food workers in Texas and nationally rely on public assistance programs, a statistic one of the study's authors called "shocking."

Developers expect to soon flip the switch on the final electrical transmission projects built under a nearly $7 billion effort to connect Texas' windiest, mostly secluded regions to communities that demand more power.

The management is turning over in state government, no matter which party wins. But with a couple of exceptions, Republicans don't want to change the way things operate now.

A proposal to amend the state Constitution to fund water projects in Texas is bringing together strange bedfellows both in support of and in opposition to the measure.

During an appearance at a Tarrant County Tea Party candidate forum, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst called for President Obama to be impeached, a spokesman for his campaign confirmed Monday night.

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