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Becca Aaronson

Becca Aaronson is the first-ever product manager at The Texas Tribune. She manages the Tribune's website redesign, coordinates cross-departmental projects and conducts user research to improve reader experience. She previously worked on the Tribune's data visuals team as a developer and project manager, contributing to several award-winning investigative projects. Becca joined the Tribune in 2010 as a journalist, and covered health care from 2012 to 2014, making waves with her coverage of women's health and the Wendy Davis abortion filibuster. She has a bachelor’s degree in cultural theory from Scripps College in Claremont, Calif.

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Illustration by Anneke Paterson / Todd Wiseman

More than 400,000 Employees Now in Salaries Explorer

With a focus on the Houston area, our latest updates have pushed the number of state and municipal employees in our database to more than 400,000. Among the agencies we've added: the University of Houston and its campuses, the city of Houston and Cypress-Fairbanks ISD.

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Revisit Starstruck, a Project on Texas' Newest Space Race

SpaceX and Blue Origin have big — and sometimes secretive — plans for commercial space flight from South and West Texas. While some of the companies’ new neighbors are hopeful, others fear the effects on wildlife and small-town life.

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Graphic by Jacob Villanueva

Starstruck: The Fights and Flights Behind Texas' Commercial Space Race

A half-century after NASA began pursuing spaceflight from Houston, Texas has again become the center of an emerging space industry. SpaceX and Blue Origin plan to launch commercial rockets from Texas sites. But they haven't won over their neighbors.

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Read the Second Week of 31 Days, 31 Ways Stories

In the second week of the 31 Days, 31 Ways series, we explained the new rules on truancy penalties, showed the potential impact of the state's decision to oust Planned Parenthood from a cancer screening program, and covered much more. Revisit the stories here.

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Read the First Week of 31 Days, 31 Ways Stories

In the first week of the Tribune's 31 Days, 31 Ways series, we wrote about a new law to train law enforcement on dog encounters, mapped where more than 1 million Texans who purchased Obamacare health plans are, and covered much more. Revisit the first week's stories here.

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