EQUAL Defense Act to uplift public defenders

U.S. Sen. Kamala D. Harris, D-Calif., on May 8 introduced the Ensuring Quality Access to Legal Defense Act of 2019. The legislation aims to support public defender systems, which are straining to uphold the constitutional right to counsel for indigent ...

Chinese tariffs and higher consumer costs

With his mind focused on next year’s national election, President Trump maintains that his administration’s trade war with the Chinese government is in the best interests of American consumers.

Women Who STEAM

The Dallas chapter of Links Inc., a nationally recognized nonprofit of women that focuses on community service, celebrated women in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics fields during its inaugural Women Who STEAM Awards Luncheon. Attendees donned their Sunday best ...

Municipal election results for mayor, Dallas City Council and Dallas ISD trustees

On Saturday, Dallas voters decided which candidates will represent the city of Dallas as mayor, as well as Dallas City Council members for Districts 1 thru 14 and Dallas ISD Board of Trustees for Districts 4, 5 and 7.

Gunshot detection could add layer of security to body cameras

At a time when the interactions between citizens of color and law enforcement officers are being assessed, debated and brainstormed at a near-constant pace, a new generation of digital recording by the BodyWorn company may add clarity to the scrutiny ...

Democratic 2020 candidates appeal to women of color, Black mayors’ group during She the People forum

Texas’ biggest city was at the center of the 2020 presidential race April 21 as a group of Democratic candidates descended here to appeal to a key voting bloc in the primary.

Bill reduces penalties for small amounts of marijuana

After a brief discussion, the Texas House gave preliminary approval Monday to a bill that would reduce the penalties for low-level possession of marijuana – a move lauded as a win by those eager for the state to take its ...

State office building reports constant rats and other pest infestation

On Jan. 16, an employee at the Texas Department of Insurance noticed an unwelcome pest in her fifth-floor office in one of the towers of downtown Austin’s William P. Hobby Jr. State Office Building.

DFW saw biggest growth in Texas last year

In a state where the population continues to rapidly swell, the sprawling Dallas-Fort Worth region remains a fundamental source for those gains.

Monday Night Politics: Meet the Candidates forum features candidates for Dallas City Council Districts 6, 13 and 14

Monday Night Politics – Meet the Candidates, presented by The Dallas Examiner, hosted its fifth of six forums at the African American Museum on April 8.

Monday Night Politics: Meet the Candidates Forum features candidates for Dallas City Council District 9, DISD Trustee District 4, and DeSoto Mayor

Monday Night Politics – Meet the Candidates, presented by The Dallas Examiner, hosted its last of six forums at the African American Museum on April 15. The political forum featured candidates running for Dallas City Council District 9, Dallas ISD ...

Excessive force forum on police training, hiring and shootings

Nationwide, while fewer Blacks are killed by police than Whites, more die in a percentage that is disproportionately large to the population than of any other race.

Around the State

Expired, unused and unwanted medications in many homes can end up in the wrong hands or leach into soil and water. In an effort to prevent accidents and improper disposal of potentially harmful substances, Parkland Health and Hospital System and ...

Mayoral candidates weigh in on growing homeless population

After the annual homeless count conducted by the Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance showed a 9% increase in homeless residents for the second year in a row and an 11% increase in chronically homeless residents in Dallas and Collin counties, MDHA ...

Bill passes requiring schools to report suspension data

The Texas House gave final passage, April 10, to House Bill 65, legislation authored by Rep. Eric Johnson, D-Dallas, to require school districts to report demographic data about out-of-school suspensions to the state.