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DMN Employees' Unionization Vote Is Part of a Trend in a Struggling News Business

4 days ago by Jacob Vaughn
The Lone Star State hasn’t seen a union newspaper in three decades, but journalists at The Dallas Morning News and Al Día voted heavily in favor of union representation, the National Labor Relations Board said last week. The 84-28 vote for the union is the result of the newsrooms’ yearlong...
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Is It Time For School? DISD Buses Show Up Late, Drop Off Kids at Wrong Location.

10 days ago by Jacob Vaughn
Some Dallas Independent School District parents wake up wondering if their children’s buses will show up. If they do, will they be late? Will they drop the kids off at the right location? These are questions Lauren Fazio asks herself as she readies her kids for school in the morning...
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Dale Blasingame, Collector of Parks, Wants to See Everything

13 days ago by Eva Raggio
For most of us, a to-do list represents a series of daunting errands, everyday chores and endless cycles of grocery shopping. Dale Blasingame has more exciting tasks to cross off his list: getting to know every part of the country through its national parks. Blasingame’s love of parks is greater...
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DA Launches Investigation Into Police Treatment of Protesters

2 months ago by Jacob Vaughn
Dallas District Attorney John Creuzot has launched an investigation into police treatment of protesters during demonstrations in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd, The Dallas Morning News reported yesterday. The DA's office reached out to demonstrators involved in the protests, as well as their lawyers ahead of the...
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Pecan Lodge Has a Fire, Taco Stop and Others Close and More Restaurants Open

2 months ago by Taylor Adams
Saturday morning, we woke up to news that Pecan Lodge had caught fire. Social media posts made it seem like the Deep Ellum favorite might’ve burned to the ground. Dallas Fire-Rescue confirmed the barbecue restaurant had a one-alarm fire around 2:30 a.m. Twenty-two firefighters responded and extinguished the flames quickly...
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Police Report on Protest Violence Finds Some Errors by Cops, Lays Blame on Rioters

2 months ago by Jacob Vaughn
Rubin Sasavi, a Dallas activist, lay on his stomach with his hands in front of him. Sasavi had come out on the evening of June 1 to protest police brutality following the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers. Now a cloud of tear gas was...
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How the FBI Illegally Targeted Leftist Groups in Dallas

4 months ago by Garrett Gravley
From 1956 to 1971, the FBI actively tried to subvert civil rights and New Left movements through often illegal means. Among its many targets were activist groups in North Texas. The name of the project was the Counter Intelligence Program, which was syllabically abbreviated to COINTELPRO. Most of the FBI’s...
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The New Roots Community Garden Gives Refugees and Immigrants a Place to Call Home

8 months ago by Sriya Reddy
As Nar Basnet is transferring okra and bittermelon into a pan, a wave of a deep, spice-filled aroma hits the air as sizzling ensues. While she’s cooking for her and her daughter, she’s speaking about all the vegetables she grows in the International Rescue Committee’s New Roots community garden in...
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Is Shelley Luther a Hero or Villain? Why Not Ask Her Wallaby?

5 months ago by Richie Whitt
Scratch below the surface — beneath the cavalcade of supporters, piles of cash donations, President Donald Trump’s approval and Sen. Ted Cruz’s cameo “mullet” — and Dallas' pandemic martyr has herself an optics problem. Even for Shelley Ann Luther, defiant owner of Salon à la Mode and America’s viral “hero”...
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Weekly Roundup: Restaurants Giving Time, Meals and Support to Those Who Need It

5 months ago by Alex Gonzalez
Bars are expected to reopen at 25% capacity this weekend, while restaurants are able to increase their capacity from 25% to 50%. Many restaurants and bars are still opting to remain closed, despite Gov. Greg Abbott decision to allow them to reopen at a limited capacity. Still, while employees are...

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