Jeremy Schwartz

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Jeremy Schwartz is an investigative reporter for the ProPublica-Texas Tribune Investigative Initiative.

A Texas Superintendent Ordered School Librarians to Remove LGBTQ Books. Now The Federal Government Is Investigating.
The Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights has opened what appears to be the first-of-its-kind investigation into the Granbury Independent School District after it banned school library books dealing with sexuality and gender.
Election Administrators Are Under Attack. Here’s What That Means For The Upcoming Midterms.
Harassment and threats have driven election officials to resign at unprecedented rates since the 2020 presidential election.
Why 18-Year-Olds In Texas Can Buy AR-15s But Not Handguns
This week’s massacre in Uvalde, Texas, highlights disparities in how federal laws regulate rifles and handguns. The shooter bought two rifles days after his 18th birthday.
They Built The Wall. Problems Remain After Founder’s Guilty Plea.
Brian Kolfage, a 40-year-old Air Force veteran, faces more than five years in prison after pleading guilty to defrauding donors of hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations to the wall effort.
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‘We’re Going to Be Conservative.’ Official Orders Books Removed From Schools, Targeting Titles About Transgender People
The North Texas superintendent’s comments, made on a leaked recording, raise constitutional concerns, legal experts said.
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A Push To Remove LGBTQ Books In One County Could Signal Rising Partisanship On School Boards
A Texas county’s refusal to remove two books from the children’s section of the library sparked a yearslong political battle. Now school board races have taken on a deeply partisan tone, and elections serve as a purity test for far-right politics.
Trump Won The County In A Landslide. His Supporters Still Hounded The Elections Administrator Until She Resigned.
Michele Carew, an elections administrator with 14 years of experience, has resigned after a monthslong campaign by Trump loyalists to oust her. “I’m leaving on my own accord,” she said.
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‘God’s Will Is Being Thwarted.’ Even in Solid Republican Counties, Hard-Liners Seek More Partisan Control of Elections.
The political battle in one Texas county where Trump got 81% of the vote offers a rare view into the virulent distrust and unyielding pressure facing elections administrators.
HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 18: Surrounded by tarp and bedsheets, Evelyn Hernandez, 15, and her sister, Daeslyn Hernandez, 1, keep warm by the glow of a camping stove on their family’s front porch following an unprecedented winter storm in Houston, Texas on February 18, 2021. The Hernandez family lost power on Monday morning and are preparing for another deep freeze.  (Photo by Callaghan O’Hare for The Washington Post)
‘Power Companies Get Exactly What They Want’: How Texas Repeatedly Failed to Protect Its Power Grid Against Extreme Weather
Texas regulators and lawmakers knew about the grid’s vulnerabilities for years, but time and again they furthered the interests of large electricity providers.
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