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Several Amarilloans - supporters, and detractors alike - Amarillo are attending Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration ceremony in Washington today.

As the Amarillo Globe-News reports, a number of Amarilloans are in Washington D.C. for Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration – some to celebrate, others merely to speculate.

Tom Mechler, state chair for the Republican Party of Texas, arrived in the nation’s capital on Tuesday.

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The future of legalized marijuana isn’t certain as President-elect Donald Trump enters the White House. 

As The Economist reports, over half of the states in the union have legalized marijuana in some form or another. Pot remains illegal under federal law, however, so any pot shop could technically be shut down at any time.

According to a recent study, Obamacare’s expansion of Medicaid coverage to people living just above the poverty line may be responsible for more disabled people getting jobs.

As Reuters Health reports, prior to passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), Obamacare, in 2010, people with disabilities and low income jobs were often unable to afford their expensive medical care. Many opted for unemployment in order to qualify for Medicaid coverage.

NPR's State Of The Union Coverage, Live at 8PM CST

Jan 12, 2016

As President Obama delivers his final State of the Union address, NPR will provide live anchored coverage of the speech as well as the Republican response from Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina. NPR's special coverage with All Things Considered host Audie Cornish will start at 9pm EST/6pm PT on Tuesday, January 12. The broadcast special will air on Member Stations across the country (www.npr.org/stations) and be available at NPR.org, along with reports that unfold key issues, live updates and online resources that offer a deeper understanding of the annual speech.