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8:22 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

As Republican Leaders Meet In Dallas, Protesters Rally Outside

Protesters outside the Dallas Anatole opposing the meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council.
Bill Zeeble KERA News

Some of the nation’s most powerful Republican politicians are in Dallas this week for the annual convention of the American Legislative Exchange Council – known as ALEC. There was action inside and protests outside.

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Government
2:40 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Obama Announces New Sanctions Against Russia

President Obama, in an earlier picture, is expected to talk about the Ukraine.
YouTube/White House

President Barack Obama is announcing new economic sanctions against key sectors of the Russian economy, in the latest move by the U.S. to force Russian President Vladimir Putin to end his support for Ukrainian rebels.

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Government
8:00 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Former Federal Prosecutor Says More Evidence Possible In Price Case

Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price is the top federal target, says former U.S. prosecutor Mike Uhl. And he says it's unlikely any businesses tied to Price's alleged corrupt actions will be indicted or added as defendants.
Bill Zeeble KERA News

Corruption cases like the ones against John Wiley Price aren’t new. An attorney involved in an earlier case offers his insights.

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Government
8:08 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

What Led Up to John Wiley Price's Arrest Friday? Here's A Look

Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price, emerging from Dallas' federal courthouse, where he pleaded not guilty to conspiracy, fraud and other charges
Bill Zeeble KERA News

Dallas County’s longest serving, most controversial and only 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.

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Government
7:12 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Price Supporters Call His Arrest A "Raw Deal" While Most Of His Critics Remain Silent

A car "wrapped" with life-sized photo of John Wiley Price sat at the commissioner court building Friday.
Shelley Kofler KERA News

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.

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Government
9:39 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Rep. Veasey Clocks In At Job Sites As He Campaigns For Higher Wages

U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey operates controls that release liquid nitrogen into a cement mix.
Shelley Kofler KERA News

As the congressman for a district with unemployment that's higher than the state average, and income that's lower, Rep. Marc Veasey has made jobs his top priority.  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.

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Government
12:51 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Fort Worth City Council Approves Zoning Changes At Stockyards

D. Davis Flickr

The Fort Worth City Council is moving forward with zoning changes to its historic Stockyards over the objections of some residents and civic leaders.

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Government
11:20 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Inside Last Night's Marathon Meeting Over Denton's Potential Fracking Ban

Former Texas Supreme Court Justice Tom Phillips speaks to the Denton City Council.
Joyce Marshall Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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.

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Government
1:23 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Cornyn Expects Congress To Consider Child Immigration Bill Within Weeks

More than 57,000 unaccompanied children have cross the border into the United States since October.
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Republican Sen. John Cornyn believes that by August Congress will take up a bipartisan immigration bill he is sponsoring with Rep. Henry Cuellar, a Democrat from Laredo.

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. 

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Government
10:50 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

After Immigration Shelters Named, Dallas County Leaders Could Face Raucous Meeting

Dallas County Commissioner Mike Cantrell is the court's lone Republican. He thinks County Judge Clay Jenkins' idea to shelter 2,000 immigrant children is a bad one.
Bill Zeeble KERA News

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.

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