Cathaleen Qiao Chen
, a junior at Northwestern University, has covered criminal justice and higher education, among other topics, at the Texas Tribune. A native of Xinjiang, China, she moved to the U.S. at age 8. She is studying sociology, journalism and creative writing at Northwestern.
International negotiations that have lifted a longtime ban on tequila in China will have big implications for Mexico — and are likely to benefit fledgling producers and distributors in Texas, too. Full Story
The day before President Obama speaks at the Civil Rights Summit, a group of about 30 protesters took aim at the president’s record on deportations during a demonstration at the University of Texas at Austin. Full Story
Gov. Rick Perry told federal officials he would not sign a form complying with regulations meant to prevent prison rape and assault. Prison reform advocates worry the decision could have financial and legal consequences. Full Story