Jones announces plans to open night court

One out of every four Dallas County criminal defendants fails to show up for court, according to a 2013 study by a UNT-Dallas criminology professor. Out of those who miss court dates, 30 percent are for misdemeanor charges.

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The City of Dallas Office of Emergency Management will offer Community Emergency Response Team classes for neighborhoods, community organizations and workplaces March 25, April 1 and April 9 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Dallas Fire-Rescue Training Academy, 5000 ...

Coffee with Cops brings officers and the community together

In order to strengthen the relationship between police and the citizens, the Dallas Police Department and McDonald’s of Greater North Texas partnered together to host Coffee with Cops, March 4 at seven McDonald’s locations in each of the DPD patrol ...

Monday Night Politics: Forum features Dallas City Council District 3, 7

Monday Night Politics: Meet the Candidates, presented March 6 by The Dallas Examiner, featured several candidates running in the May 6 general election. Held at the African American Museum in Fair Park, it began with candidates contending for the Dallas ...

Homeless in Dallas: Over half are Black

The numbers are just the preface to a broader story on race, age, gender and money, based on the perspective the Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance offered during its State of the Homeless Address 2017, when the organization dedicated to mitigating ...

Exposed to Greatness

In 2015, women age 16 and over represented 46 percent of the workforce, according to the Bureau of Labor.

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AIDS Walk South Dallas will be held March 25 at 8 a.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, located at 2922 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., in an effort to bring awareness of HIV and raise funds to ...

Sandra Bland bill to reduce racial profiling

The first sweeping police overhaul proposed in Texas following a Black woman’s 2015 death in jail after a confrontational traffic stop would revamp racial profiling laws and officer training – measures that one law enforcement group derided March 2 as ...

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Two police commanders in Texas have been temporarily replaced as investigators determine who leaked police video and other material in the controversial arrest of a Black woman and her daughters by a White Fort Worth police officer.

Texas voter ID back in court

The Trump administration plans to abandon the federal government’s longstanding opposition to a key portion of Texas’ toughest-in-the-nation voter ID law, a U.S. Justice Department spokesman said Monday.

Republican governors remain divided

The nation’s governors don’t want people in their states to lose health coverage under a repeal of the Obama-era health care law, but even after a weekend of bipartisan meetings, they still don’t agree on the best approach to replace ...

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Dallas Independent School District trustees unanimously approved a policy change on Feb. 23 that will bring a new approach to how schools respond to disruptive students in pre-K through second-grade.

Fees that threaten march unite Selma

Black people who celebrate the Civil Rights Movement and White people who commemorate the Civil War are suddenly finding themselves fighting on the same side in historic Selma, Alabama: against City Hall.

Giddings discusses bills to help ex-offenders re-enter society

While “bathroom bill” and school voucher debates have dominated the conversations of many prior to the Texas Legislature meeting for its 85th session, State Rep. Helen Giddings, District 109, took time to explain other bills up for vote – bills ...

Congress pushes to allow firearms for mentally ill

The Republican-led Senate voted Feb. 15 to block an Obama-era regulation that would prevent an estimated 75,000 people with severe mental health disorders from being able to purchase a firearm. The measure now goes to President Donald Trump, who is ...