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Mapped: The Households Responsible for the Highest Emissions in Dallas-Fort Worth

Density and wealth both contribute to how high a household’s carbon dioxide emissions are. New data can show the city of Dallas how to improve.
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Plano City Council Grapples With Its Troll Problem

Plano, much like Dallas and other cities, is finding it difficult to hinder trolls without hampering residents during public comment.
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Nature & Environment

Coming Soon: A Pollution Map That’s As Easy to Access As a Weather Forecast

North Texas environmental health advocates and Texas A&M University scientists have received a $250,000 grant to track pollution in real time. They hope it will shape policy and affect everyday behavior.
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Local Government

New American Citizens Were Among Nearly 200,000 Who Voted In Dallas County on Election Day

Locally, County Judge Clay Jenkins keeps his seat, Proposition A passes easily, and District Attorney John Creuzot predicts a victory.
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Early Voting Is Here: Where To Vote, What’s on the Ballot and More You Need To Know

A primer to the November 8 general election. You can vote early now through November 4.

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Healthcare

Dallas City Hall Targets Period Poverty

A city pilot program found that nearly half of the people who received free menstrual products at libraries and other public buildings had reported missing work or school because they didn’t have access to those items. Dallas wants to change that.
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Dallas’ Flood Control Problems Go Beyond a Botched Response

Dallas got more rain in a 24 hour period last month than all but one time in the city’s history. The response could have been better, but climate change will bring larger concerns.
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The City of Dallas’ Panhandling Workaround: Keep People out of the Medians

The Supreme Court has ruled that panhandling is protected free speech. Dallas instead has fixed its eyes on anyone in the medians.
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Gambling

The City of Dallas is Coming for the Poker Rooms It Once Approved

The city initially approved legal card rooms. Then it reversed course. Why are we the most Puritanical place in Texas?
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DART Just Wasn’t Prepared for the Freezes. That Has To Change.

DART wasn’t ready for so much ice. As a result, “we bailed on our ability to be a lifeline” to riders, its CEO told the City Council.