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Justice Department Sues Governor Abbott Over Migrant Order

Justice Department Sues Governor Abbott Over Migrant Order

 WASHINGTON (WBAP/KLIF) : The Justice Department has sued the state of Texas over Gov. Greg Abbott’s order that gives Texas Department of Public Safety troopers power to seize vehicles, if police suspect the driver is transporting migrants who have COVID-19. The order, which was issued on Wednesday, also allows troopers to reroute civilian vehicles back to…MORE

Justice says IRS Must Give Trump Tax Returns to Congress

Justice says IRS Must Give Trump Tax Returns to Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Justice Department says the Treasury Department must provide the House Ways and Means Committee former President Donald Trump’s tax returns, apparently ending a long legal showdown over the records. During the Trump administration, then-Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he wouldn’t turn over the tax returns because he concluded they were being…MORE

Texas Health Implements Vaccine Policy Mandate

Texas Health Implements Vaccine Policy Mandate

ARLINGTON (WBAP/KLIF) – Another health system in North Texas will require COVID-19 vaccinations for its workforce. Texas Health Resources announced on Friday a mandatory systemwide COVID-19 vaccination policy for all employees. The policy goes into effect on September 10. According to the health system, to be considered fully vaccinated, either both shots of the Pfizer…MORE

Texas DPS Graduates Largest Class in Department History

Texas DPS Graduates Largest Class in Department History

AUSTIN (WBAP/KLIF) – Governor Abbott delivered the keynote address to the largest graduating class in the history of the Texas Department of Public Safety on Friday in Austin. During his remarks, Governor Abbott congratulated the graduating members of the DPS A-2021 class and thanked them for their service to the Lone Star State. “Texas is…MORE

Gov. Abbott Signs Executive Order Preventing Local Officials from Limiting Capacity at Businesses, Requiring Vaccines or Face Masks

Gov. Abbott Signs Executive Order Preventing Local Officials from Limiting Capacity at Businesses, Requiring Vaccines or Face Masks

AUSTIN (WBAP/KLIF)- Governor Greg Abbott issued a new Executive Order which will prevent local officials’ ability to limit capacity at businesses or to require vaccines or face masks. Governor Abbott said the order “emphasizes that the path forward relies on personal responsibility rather than government mandates.” The Governor said they combined several existing covid-19 executive…MORE

FDA Allows Automatic ‘Generic’ Swap For Brand-Name Insulin

FDA Allows Automatic ‘Generic’ Swap For Brand-Name Insulin

Washington DC (AP)  FDA regulators have taken action that will make it easier to get a cheaper and similar version of a brand-name insulin at the drugstore. Doctors now have to specifically prescribe what’s called a biosimilar or OK substituting it for a more expensive brand-name insulin. Wednesday’s move by the Food and Drug Administration…MORE

Country Icon to Join March for Democracy Rally in Austin

Country Icon to Join March for Democracy Rally in Austin

Texas (WBAP/KLIF) – Country music icon Willie Nelson will help close out the 4-day “march for democracy” from Greenville to the State Capitol this weekend in Austin. The march, spear-headed in-part by former Texas congressman Beto O’rourke in a call for federal voting rights legislation, will close out with a rally on Saturday. In a…MORE

Crime & COVID Threaten Southern Texas

Crime & COVID Threaten Southern Texas

(WBAP/KLIF) — The crisis at the U.S. southern border continues as local governments are calling on the Biden administration to stop the spread of COVID through the release of illegal immigrants into their communities.  Governor Greg Abbott has issued an executive order in an attempt to combat the influx of COVID-19 through illegal immigrants. With…MORE

COVID Soaring in Texas Border Towns

COVID Soaring in Texas Border Towns

(WBAP/KLIF) — While the Biden administration races to deal with an influx of migrants at the U.S. southern border, Republicans are condemning President Biden for reversing many of his predecessor’s border policies.  Republicans leaders are blasting the President  for endangering Americans by the the surge of COVID through the open southern border. Local government officials…MORE

Activists Calling for Kaufman County Deputy to be Fired after Video goes Viral

Activists Calling for Kaufman County Deputy to be Fired after Video goes Viral

FORNEY (WBAP/KLIF) – North Texas activists are calling for a Kaufman County deputy to be fired after a video of an arrest in Forney went viral. The video shared on social media shows a Kaufman County Deputy straddled on top of 18-year-old Nekia Triggs who’s seen bubbling and spitting up from the mouth.  (The below…MORE