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Past articles by Obed:

Colorado's affordable housing crisis explained. CPR News is exploring the issue through real stories

Housing costs have risen year over year in Colorado. CPR News reporters have set out to meet people struggling to stay housed. → Read More

With new $500,000 grant, racial equity and healing group sees chance to expand mission in Dallas

Protests sparked by the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor at the hands of police have spurred a national conversation about race and racism. Now,... → Read More

Dallas extends furlough for more than 400 city workers due to COVID-19

Hundreds of Dallas city employees who have been furloughed since May will go another two months without a paycheck. About 415 employees were notified this... → Read More

Three Dallas City Council members want probe of who made call to use tear gas on Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge

Three Dallas City Council members are calling for an investigation to find out who made the ultimate call to use tear gas during a protest on the Margaret... → Read More

Canceled State Fair of Texas means loss of financial relief from pandemic for Fair Park residents

Perry Eakles has been directing traffic inside Gate 5 at Fair Park for seven years. Because State Fair of Texas vendors tend to park in the same areas... → Read More

After internal report on Dallas protests, some question why the Police Department’s response has not been released

City Council and community members on Wednesday questioned why an internal Dallas police report in response to the protests in May and June had not been... → Read More

New Trump order excluding non-citizens from census could cost Texas a seat in Congress

WASHINGTON — Rebuffed by the Supreme Court over an effort to include a citizenship question on the 2020 Census, President Donald Trump signed an order... → Read More

Candace Valenzuela sticking to working-class message in match-up with Trump-backed Republican opponent

With the Democratic nomination in hand, Candace Valenzuela’s next challenge will be defeating Republican Beth Van Duyne in the November election. But to... → Read More

Dallas-born teen held by Border Patrol, ICE a year ago still fighting to have citizenship recognized

A year ago Francisco Erwin Galicia sat in a Border Patrol holding facility in South Texas alongside dozens of men, many of whom had crossed the border... → Read More

Plans for long-awaited downtown Dallas park move forward, but need to clear one more hurdle

Downtown Dallas’ transformation may finally reach John Carpenter Plaza this year if plans for the park’s redevelopment can clear one final bureaucratic... → Read More

Dallas City Council to vote on an additional $10 million in rental, mortgage assistance

This story will be updated More relief may soon be on the way for Dallas renters and homeowners who have been financially impacted by the rampant spread of... → Read More

New order requires Dallas County businesses to mandate masks on premises

This story is developing and will be updated. Dallas County commissioners voted Friday to mandate that businesses in the county must require customers and... → Read More

What the Supreme Court’s DACA ruling means for immigrants, Trump

The Supreme Court today threw a temporary lifeline to young immigrants who have been swimming against the current of immigration restrictionist policies... → Read More

Supreme Court rules against Trump on DACA; program stands for now

This story is developing and will be updated. The Supreme Court has ruled that President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood... → Read More

Tough budget talks ahead for Dallas officials as calls to defund police grow louder

COVID-19 could disappear from Dallas tomorrow, but the city would still be grappling with its financial impact until 2022. That means City Council members... → Read More

FEMA denies Texas appeal for disaster relief for October tornadoes that caused millions in damage in Dallas County

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has again denied Texas’ appeal for federal disaster relief funding for the tornadoes that tore through Dallas... → Read More

‘Racism will fester’ if schools don’t step in: How a Richardson teacher approaches race in classroom

André Watson stumbled across a broken pool rail guard as he and a friend played in the common area of a Far North Dallas apartment complex. Watson, then 10... → Read More

Uptown protesters defy curfew, block intersections; Dallas police join in morning demonstration

This story is being updated continuously. After a week of protests in Dallas highlighting police brutality and systemic racism, police officers took to the... → Read More

Protesters at Dallas City Hall say, ‘No more’ and focus message on police brutality

After a night of turmoil, a rally in Dallas on Saturday aimed to send a message that the focus on police brutality and the killings of unarmed black people... → Read More

Protests in Dallas, Fort Worth seek justice for black Americans killed by police

Protests in Dallas and Fort Worth on Friday evening are calling for justice for black Americans who were killed by police in recent weeks. Next Generation... → Read More