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    Trial date set for UNT professor suing university over pay discrimination

Trial date set for UNT professor suing university over pay discrimination

The lawsuit filed against UNT by psychology professor Yolanda Flores Niemann is set for trial in late March 2018, according to open record documents obtained by the North Texas Daily. The lawsuit was originally filed in March 2017 on the grounds of racial discrimination in pay. Flores Niemann, who is

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    Denton City Council members host town halls for new budget proposal

Denton City Council members host town halls for new budget proposal

The new budget proposal for the City of Denton is in the works, and city council members are trying to get residents on board with the new plan. City council member Sara Bagheri campaigned with an emphasis on transparency and wants citizens to know how their tax dollars are being

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    Denton and UNT come together to aid in Hurricane Harvey relief

Denton and UNT come together to aid in Hurricane Harvey relief

As Hurricane Harvey hit the southeast region of Texas Friday, Aug. 25, Denton locals helped raise and collect donations for the victims. Harvey is recorded as the most extreme rain point in U.S. history, according to the Washington Post. From a report on Sept. 1, 27 trillion gallons of rain

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    Students and residents gather for rally to save DACA on Denton Square

Students and residents gather for rally to save DACA on Denton Square

About 100 people gathered at the Square to participate in a rally to save the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Tuesday afternoon. The protest was in response to President Donald Trump announcing the end of DACA, a program that protects undocumented immigrants from deportation. The Pew Research Center estimates

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    Documents suggest water fountains on Denton’s Confederate monument were once functional

Documents suggest water fountains on Denton’s Confederate monument were once functional

Denton resident and UNT religious studies junior Jessica Luther challenged Denton County Judge Mary Horn on her statements that the water fountains on the Confederate monument on the Denton Square had never been functional in a Denton County Commissioner’s Court meeting Tuesday night.  Beliefs that the fountains had never been

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    Students stage walkout in protest of ‘anti-sanctuary city’ bill

Students stage walkout in protest of ‘anti-sanctuary city’ bill

UNT and Texas Woman’s University student organizations staged a walkout at 11 a.m. Friday, although the subject of their protest, Senate Bill 4, was blocked by a Texas court on Wednesday. The bill, often referred to as “anti-sanctuary city,” was set to go into effect Friday before it was halted.

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    Donald Trump Jr. to be paid $100,000 for UNT Kuehne Series speech

Donald Trump Jr. to be paid $100,000 for UNT Kuehne Series speech

UPDATE: 5:00 p.m. Sept. 1 UNT Spokesperson Kelley Reese commented Friday on Donald Trump Jr. speaking at UNT’s Kuehne Speaker Series, saying the university welcomes and supports differing points of view. “As a university, we present a number of speaker series,” Reese said. “We bring a wide array of speakers

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    Denton faced with gas shortages, rising prices due to Hurricane Harvey

Denton faced with gas shortages, rising prices due to Hurricane Harvey

Some Denton area gas stations are running low on gas after Hurricane Harvey incapacitated 20 percent of U.S. oil refining capabilities, including the largest refinery in the nation in Port Arthur. A QuikTrip located at 3211 Eagle Dr. has run out of unleaded gas and is now selling premium gas

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    Andrew Morris to run against incumbent Lynn Stucky for the District 64 election

Andrew Morris to run against incumbent Lynn Stucky for the District 64 election

Andrew Morris, a Democrat, will be running against Republican incumbent Lynn Stucky for the District 64 seat in the Texas House of Representatives. Morris moved to the United States from Australia in 2008 and became a U.S. citizen two years ago. When he filled out the November general election ballot,

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    UNT offering assistance to thousands of students affected by Hurricane Harvey

UNT offering assistance to thousands of students affected by Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey made landfall as a Category 4 storm last Friday night, pounding the Texas coast with winds gusting as high as 130 mph. Now six days later, cities such as Houston and Beaumont have experienced record flooding, with some areas receiving up to 50 inches of rain, according to

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