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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?
By Peter Simek
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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.
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Urbanism

Dallas City Council Approves $4 Billion Deal to Tear Down the Convention Center

The city will begin to design plans to tear down and rebuild the hulking monstrosity, but that in itself won’t solve the problems Council is hoping to fix.
By Peter Simek
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Dallas In 2022

Will Dallas Finally Fix Its Affordable Housing Problem in 2022?

The pandemic offered a stark reminder of how many Dallas residents are living on the edge. Does the city finally have the will—and tools—to fix that?
By Peter Simek

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The City of Dallas Is Putting Parking Spots in Its Crosshairs

The city requires developments provide parking spots based on ratios created in the 1960s. It has been researching what will happen if that changes. How far will Dallas go?
Local Government

Leading Off (12/10/21)

That new Mach-Hommy is a gift, isn't it?
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Crime

Dallas Police Steal* $100,000 from Woman at Love Field

Texas law allows law enforcement to seize property without providing evidence of wrongdoing. That needs to change.
By Peter Simek
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Local Government

Dallas Bike Lane Infrastructure Overhaul Gains Momentum, But Will It Be Enough?

On Wednesday, the City Council votes on hiring a consultant to update its decade-old bike plan. And a new committee will be established to keep the process on track.