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Courtesy: La. Secretary of State / Twiiterfeed

VOTER REGISTRATION WEEK IN LA:   It’s “Voter Registration Week” in Louisiana, and Secretary of State Tom Schedler  is encouraging  citizens who are eligible to vote to register.  Speaking at the Baton Rouge Rotary Club recently, Schedler explained  that  it’s easier than ever to get registered online.  While getting people to register to vote is important,  Schedler explains that getting people to vote is equally important.

Courtesy: City of Houston

TEXAS CONFEDERATE MEMORIALS UNDER REVIEW - A top Texas Republican wants the accuracy of memorials around the state Capitol reviewed amid calls to remove Confederate monuments. A spokesman for Texas House Speaker Joe Straus said Thursday that the powerful GOP leader will work with a Dallas lawmaker who this week singled out one Confederate  plaque as "indefensible on historical grounds."   The nearly 60-year-old plaque rejects that slavery was the "underlying cause" of the Civil War. It is one of nearly a dozen Confederate monuments and markers around the Texas Capitol.