Government http://keranews.org en Rep. Veasey Clocks In At Job Sites As He Campaigns For Higher Wages http://keranews.org/post/rep-veasey-clocks-job-sites-he-campaigns-higher-wages <p>As the congressman for a district with unemployment that's higher than the state average, and income that's lower,&nbsp;<a href="http://veasey.house.gov/"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rep. Marc </span>Veasey</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has made jobs his top priority.&nbsp; Not just creating jobs, but raising salaries for the people who live in Congressional District 33 which stretches from West Fort Worth to West Dallas.</span></p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:39:33 +0000 Shelley Kofler 52971 at http://keranews.org Rep. Veasey Clocks In At Job Sites As He Campaigns For Higher Wages Fort Worth City Council Approves Zoning Changes At Stockyards http://keranews.org/post/fort-worth-city-council-approves-zoning-changes-stockyards <p>The Fort Worth City Council is moving forward with zoning changes to its historic Stockyards over the objections of some residents and civic leaders.</p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:51:28 +0000 Associated Press 52654 at http://keranews.org Fort Worth City Council Approves Zoning Changes At Stockyards Inside Last Night's Marathon Meeting Over Denton's Potential Fracking Ban http://keranews.org/post/inside-last-nights-marathon-meeting-over-dentons-potential-fracking-ban <p>A citizen-led petition to ban fracking inside Denton city limits heads to voters in November after city leaders voted down the anti-fracking ban early this morning.</p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:20:36 +0000 Doualy Xaykaothao 52646 at http://keranews.org Inside Last Night's Marathon Meeting Over Denton's Potential Fracking Ban Cornyn Expects Congress To Consider Child Immigration Bill Within Weeks http://keranews.org/post/cornyn-expects-congress-consider-child-immigration-bill-within-weeks <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Republican Sen. John </span>Cornyn<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> believes that by August Congress will take up a bipartisan immigration bill he is sponsoring with Rep. Henry </span>Cuellar<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a Democrat from Laredo.</span></p><p>The bill aims to speed the removal of thousands of migrant children from Central America who have crossed into the United States and are being detained at the border.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:23:14 +0000 Shelley Kofler 52588 at http://keranews.org Cornyn Expects Congress To Consider Child Immigration Bill Within Weeks After Immigration Shelters Named, Dallas County Leaders Could Face Raucous Meeting http://keranews.org/post/after-immigration-shelters-named-dallas-county-leaders-could-face-raucous-meeting <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dallas County Commissioners will meet Tuesday morning as controversy builds over County Judge Clay Jenkins' recent announcement that the county would help the federal government set up centers for 2,000 immigrant children. The lone Republican county commissioner, Mike Cantrell, doesn’t think Jenkins’ idea is a good one.</span></p><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 03:50:47 +0000 Bill Zeeble 52176 at http://keranews.org After Immigration Shelters Named, Dallas County Leaders Could Face Raucous Meeting Mayors Urge Action To Curb Number Of Children Crossing The U.S. Border http://keranews.org/post/mayors-urge-action-curb-number-children-crossing-us-border <p>The number of children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border has skyrocketed in recent months. So much so that officials in town for the U.S. Conference of Mayors made it a topic of discussion on Sunday.</p><p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 03:05:10 +0000 Stella M. Chávez 51422 at http://keranews.org Mayors Urge Action To Curb Number Of Children Crossing The U.S. Border Dallas Mayor Wants City Council To Consider Raising Minimum Wage For Some Workers http://keranews.org/post/dallas-mayor-wants-city-council-consider-raising-minimum-wage-some-workers <p>Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said over the weekend he wants the City Council to consider raising the minimum wage for workers employed by city contractors. The mayor's announcement comes after Dallas County is considering a similar increase -- and as cities and states across the country are raising the minimum wage, saying their workers should be earning more.</p><p> Sun, 22 Jun 2014 17:51:38 +0000 Shelley Kofler & Eric Aasen 51415 at http://keranews.org Dallas Mayor Wants City Council To Consider Raising Minimum Wage For Some Workers Obama Says U.S. Ready To Send Up To 300 Military Advisers To Iraq http://keranews.org/post/obama-says-us-ready-send-300-military-advisers-iraq <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">President Barack Obama says the U.S. is prepared to take targeted military actions in Iraq if they would help fight a growing threat from extremist militants. He also says the U.S. is ready to send as many as 300 military advisers to Iraq.</span></p><p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 17:11:52 +0000 Associated Press 51276 at http://keranews.org Obama Says U.S. Ready To Send Up To 300 Military Advisers To Iraq Dallas Hosting Two Summits Aimed At Creating Better Cities http://keranews.org/post/dallas-hosting-two-summits-aimed-creating-better-cities <p>This week, Dallas is hosting top city planners and officials at two big conferences.&nbsp; On Friday, 200 mayors from around the country will be here to discuss issues like education and urban poverty. &nbsp;On Tuesday, 800 public, business and academic leaders from 40 countries are meeting in the arts district at the third <a href="http://www.newcitiessummit2014.org/media/">New Cities Summit.</a></p><p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 15:44:45 +0000 Shelley Kofler 51130 at http://keranews.org Dallas Hosting Two Summits Aimed At Creating Better Cities 'It's Fabulous:' Dallas' Continental Bridge Reopens As A Park -- No Cars Allowed http://keranews.org/post/its-fabulous-dallas-continental-bridge-reopens-park-no-cars-allowed <p>A brand-new $12 million Dallas park officially opened Sunday -- on an old converted bridge that spans the Trinity River west of downtown. On the Continental Bridge, cars are no longer allowed, but pedestrians and bicyclists are free to roam.</p><p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 23:09:58 +0000 Bill Zeeble 51068 at http://keranews.org 'It's Fabulous:' Dallas' Continental Bridge Reopens As A Park -- No Cars Allowed