At the University of Texas at Austin, there are calls to take down a statue of the Confederate president on campus.
For the first time in eight years, Vermont will have a Democratic governor and a Democratic legislature. Political pundits are watching to see how much of incoming governor Peter Shumlin’s ambitious legislative wish list can be implemented.
The agenda includes closing a $150 million budget gap without raising taxes or laying off public employees; putting a single-payer health care program in place; expanding broadband access; decriminalizing marijuana, reducing the prison population and creating jobs. We get a reality check from John Dillon who covers the statehouse for Vermont Public Radio.
From controversial new textbooks to a Maverick family reunion, here are stories from Jeremy Hobson's week in Houston and San Antonio.