Last whistleblower fired from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office days after suing for retaliation

“Last whistleblower fired from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office days after suing for retaliation” was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. Sign …

For families that lost loved ones or jobs to the pandemic, Thanksgiving carries an extra weight this year

“For families that lost loved ones or jobs to the pandemic, Thanksgiving carries an extra weight this year” was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and …

From ‘common scolds’ to feminist reclamation: the fraught history of women and swearing in Australia

Women have had a fraught historical relationship to swearing. Long regarded as guardians of morality and respectability, their use of swear words has been policed and punished in various ways. Yet women have a rich history of using such language as a means of challenging …

Drones, detection dogs, poo spotting: what’s the best way to conduct Australia’s Great Koala Count?

Federal environment minister Sussan Ley this week announced A$2 million for a national audit of Australia’s koalas, as part of an A$18 million package to protect the vulnerable species. The funding might seem like a lot – and, truth be told, it is more than …