Government http://keranews.org en Former Federal Prosecutor Says More Evidence Possible In Price Case http://keranews.org/post/former-federal-prosecutor-says-more-evidence-possible-price-case <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Corruption cases like the ones against John Wiley Price, Kathy </span>Nealy<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and others, aren’t new. Seventeen years ago, Dallas city council man Paul Fielding went to jail. Two years after that, council member Al Lipscomb was tried. And four years ago, council man Don Hill was convicted. Attorney Mike </span>Uhl<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> helped prosecute Lipscomb, then defended clients in the Hill case. He talks to </span>KERA’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Bill </span>Zeeble<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and offers some insights</span></p><p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 01:00:14 +0000 Bill Zeeble 53260 at http://keranews.org Former Federal Prosecutor Says More Evidence Possible In Price Case What Led Up to John Wiley Price's Arrest Friday? Here's A Look http://keranews.org/post/what-led-john-wiley-prices-arrest-friday-heres-look <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dallas County’s longest serving, most controversial and </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">only</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> African American Commissioner, John Wiley Price, was arrested and named in a 13-count indictment today alleging conspiracy, bribery, and fraud. Three co-defendants were also named. A three-year investigation led up to Friday’s arrest. What started it? Here’s a look.</span></p><p> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 01:08:28 +0000 Bill Zeeble 53153 at http://keranews.org What Led Up to John Wiley Price's Arrest Friday? Here's A Look Price Supporters Call His Arrest A "Raw Deal" While Most Of His Critics Remain Silent http://keranews.org/post/price-supporters-call-his-arrest-raw-deal-while-most-his-critics-remain-silent <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Following John Wiley Price’s arrest Friday morning, a layer of quiet concern seemed to settle over the offices where he was sworn in 29 years ago as the first African American on the Dallas County Commission.</span></p><p> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:12:20 +0000 Shelley Kofler 53151 at http://keranews.org Price Supporters Call His Arrest A "Raw Deal" While Most Of His Critics Remain Silent 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