Dallas area high school students, tell us why Friday’s walkout on Columbine anniversary matters to you

TNS A student-led movement has kept the focus on the gun control debate following the February killing of 17 people at a Florida high school. Just last month, thousands marched through downtown Dallas and in Fort Worth calling for change. The Dallas Morning News would like to hear directly from students who are participating as …

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Why some southern Dallas groups are fighting City Hall’s big affordable housing plan

Staff Photographer CLARIFICATION, 4:48 p.m. Wednesday, April 11: This story has been updated to clarify that developer Yigal Lelah did not declare personal bankruptcy but signed the bankruptcy filing of his company, Sapphire Road Development, LLC. Anna Hill has spent years fighting decline and despair in her Dolphin Heights neighborhood. Now, she said, City Hall …

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Apartment rents increase dramatically in 2 Dallas-Fort Worth cities

Dallas’ median two-bedroom rent is below the national average. Photo courtesy of Abodo Across the Dallas-Fort Worth area, apartment rents are going up, with Arlington and Mesquite seeing price hikes of least 5 percent from 2017 to 2018, a new report shows. Meanwhile, Plano had the highest DFW apartment rents in March, whereas Dallas had …

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Why artist housing is just another kind of affordable housing

The brightly colored pinatas in Dallas’s Oak Cliff neighborhood, known as the Casita Triste, or “sad little houses,” would be more playful if their aim wasn’t so serious. The cartoonish papier-mache dwellings are the work of local artist Giovanni Valderas. And—complete with googly eyes, stunned expressions, and lanky legs—they make a statement about how rising …

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Atmos Energy Evacuating 25 Homes & Apartment Complex in Northwest Dallas Neighborhood

Atmos Energy has confirmed that 25 homes and a portion of the Chapel Creek Apartments in a Northwest Dallas neighborhood have been evacuated Wednesday night after someone noticed the smell of natural gas along Linda Drive. The homes that have been evacuated are all in the 3400 block of Linda Drive and along Nogales Drive. …

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5 takeaways from Dallas’ new plan to add 20,000 homes and bring back the middle class

Staff Photographer Dallas City Hall’s affordable housing strategies would be overhauled under a new proposal unveiled Monday after months of anticipation from the City Council. The new comprehensive housing policy, a top priority for the council and major undertaking for City Hall, is based on a recent market-value analysis of Dallas neighborhoods. In a city …

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Why restricted free agent David Irving expects to be back with the Cowboys in 2018

This Story is About… The Dallas Cowboys on Wednesday placed a second-round tender on restricted free agent defensive lineman David Irving. Any team competing for Irving’s services would have to give up a second-round pick for the three-year veteran in this year’s April draft. The Cowboys also have the right to match any other team’s …

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