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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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

#UsToo Phenomenal Women Exhibit showcases majesty of the Black woman

African American women continue the fight today to be respected and acknowledged for their many talents and contributions to society.

A king's service: National group hosts luncheon to pair mentors, young men

There was a consensus of sentiments voiced about the value of community and mentorship during The Men’s Brunch, held March 24 in DeSoto. The event, similar to the ones held in Atlanta, Georgia, and Kansas City, Missouri, was intended to ...

Dallas to host 2020 IEDC conference: An opportunity to showcase economic development successes

The city of Dallas will host the 2020 International Economic Development Council Annual Conference from Oct. 11 through Oct. 14 at The Hilton Anatole. The IEDC is the leading international association for professional economic developers.

Around the State

District 8 – Community Leadership Coalition will host a Neighborhood Mayoral Candidate Forum, March 30 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Highland Hills Library, located at 6200 Bonnie View Road. All mayoral candidates have been invited to discuss ...

Adding ‘dignity’ to prison time as number of imprisoned Texas women continues to grow

Evelyn Fulbright had a painful tumor on her uterus during the two years she spent in prison. It caused her to bleed during most of the month, so she’d often wear three pads at a time to keep herself clean. ...

Prosecutor declares Texas death row inmate innocent, paving way for state compensation

Alfred Dewayne Brown spent nearly a decade on Texas’ death row before his conviction was thrown out by the courts. But despite being freed in 2015, he didn’t qualify for the state payout given to those wrongfully convicted because he ...

Around the State

The City of Dallas Office of Emergency Management will conduct a live test of the Wireless Emergency Alert system on March 4, between 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.