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Texas leaders, politicians react after assassination attempt at Trump campaign rally

Texas state leaders and politicians quickly took to social media to respond to Saturday’s deadly shooting when Former President Donald Trump was removed from the stage just minutes into his campaign rally in Pennsylvania. The 2024 presidential candidate was speaking when popping sounds were heard. Video shows Trump reaching for the side of his face and crouching down with blood on the side of his head and ear. Secret Service agents then rushed to the stage, surrounded him, and quickly escorted him into a vehicle. According to two senior law enforcement officials, Trump is expected to survive and is fine. The Secret Service later reported that a tentatively identified gunman fired shots, killing a spectator and critically injuring two others. The alleged shooter is also dead, and it is unclear what the motive for the shooting is. Federal investigators and local law enforcement said the man is about 20 and is from Pennsylvania. NBC News reported that the FBI and the Secret Service are joining forces to investigate the incident as an assassination attempt. President Joe Biden: ‘There’s no place in America for this kind of violence. It’s sick. It’s sick.’ President Joe Biden released…



Proposed travel ban would forbid using Amarillo’s roads to get an abortion out of state

Amarillo residents will vote on a so-called abortion travel ban in November, one of the few times Texas voters will have a say on abortion since Roe v. Wade was overturned in 2022. Supporters of the measure, who gathered 6,300 verified signatures to petition for approval of the ordinance, submitted their request to city officials to have it placed on the Nov. 5 ballot after the Amarillo City Council rejected it last month, per local rules. Amarillo Mayor Cole Stanley confirmed reports about the committee requesting to add the ordinance to the November ballot. Stanley said the request will be on the agenda for the council’s next meeting on July 9. The council will take a procedural vote, which Stanley said is expected to pass, so it will be officially placed on the ballot. This ballot move is the latest salvo in the battle over abortion rights in the conservative Panhandle city, and in a state with one of the most restrictive bans in the nation. The ordinance, first proposed by anti-abortion activists, aims to forbid the use of the city’s roads and highways to seek an abortion out of the state. It would punish anyone aiding a woman seeking the procedure, including by…



Amarillo City Council rejects so-called abortion travel ban

After months of debate, the Amarillo City Council rejected a so-called abortion travel ban, championed by statewide anti-abortion activists and certain residents. The council’s decision made Amarillo the largest conservative Texas city to reject the proposed policy, which would forbid the use of the city’s roads and highways to seek an abortion out of state. Now, a group of residents who petitioned for the ordinance will decide if the issue goes to voters in the Texas Panhandle city this fall. In rejecting the proposal, Amarillo Mayor Cole Stanley said the city has no authority to put the proposed policy in place. “What you’re asking me to do is put forward this ordinance and enact it into city law, that would exercise an authority I don’t believe I have,” Stanley said. The council first debated the issue last fall when a string of other Texas cities and counties passed similar local laws, which abortion rights advocates and legal experts consider dubious and unconstitutional. Amarillo residents, backed by Texas anti-abortion activist Mark Lee Dickson, forced the council to revisit the issue this year after they gathered enough petition signatures of registered voters. Two versions of the ordinance were considered during Tuesday’s meeting. Both were rejected on a…


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