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October 01, 2015


  • Local Newstalk: Houston targeted for Obamacare; Register to vote by Oct. 5
  • Millennials optimistic about money
  • National: Increasing number of voters alters public policy; Black women facing increased violence
  • Gerald McElvy names new UH regent
  • Business: Black chamber hosts annual Pinnacle Awards; Program provides Houstonians path to homeownership
  • Houstonian stars in ‘Vet School’ reality show
  • Entertainment: Gladys Knight, There’s still music in the air
  • Center Fold: Debate: Pros & Cons Houston Equal Rights Ordinance; Vote YES, Mayor Annise Parker supports HERO; Vote NO, Pastor F.N. Williams opposes HERO
  • Vice President Biden tries to calm HBCU fears; Democratic convention taps Morehouse alum
  • Houston area gets lead-based paint grant
  • Health: Know facts about breast cancer; About mammograms
  • Researchers test prostate cancer detection; Kelsey-Seybold Clinic plans Sienna Plantation facility
  • Pro & College Sports: Alcorn, QB Gibbs want to repeat as champions
  • High School Sports: Hightower aims for Hurricanes of the past
  • Working out? Why water should be your buddy
  • Top Events: African American Leadership Circle brunch; NCAA program at Blackshear; Texas Spring Cypress Links ball

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