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    Texas’ cuts to air quality planning risk increasing pollution in Denton

Texas’ cuts to air quality planning risk increasing pollution in Denton

About $6 million in funding was cut for air quality planning after Gov. Greg Abbott signed off on Texas’ two-year budget in mid-June. Denton County has an ozone ranking of F from the American Lung Association, and has consistently ranked among the worst in Texas in terms of air pollution.

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    Flower Mound’s Will Fisher preparing to challenge for seat in U.S. House

Flower Mound’s Will Fisher preparing to challenge for seat in U.S. House

Matt Harvey | Staff Writer Will Fisher, a Democrat from Flower Mound, is challenging Republican incumbent Michael C. Burgess for Texas’ 26th congressional district seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Originally from Oregon, Fisher is an attorney for Commercial Metals and has never held elected office. “Like many Americans,

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    Study by UNT professor focusing on effects of workplace bullying

Study by UNT professor focusing on effects of workplace bullying

A UNT adjunct professor’s research on how workplace bullying impacts bystanders was completed this May. The research was part of Michele Medina’s doctoral dissertation for the department of management. Medina found that individuals who witnessed a bullying incident believed they would be treated unfairly by coworkers. Medina defined bullying as

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    DCTA considers Denton for Uber partnership

DCTA considers Denton for Uber partnership

The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) is considering adding Denton to the Uber partnership that gives discounted rides in specific city zones.  The partnership allows people to receive a $2 discount on Uber trips within designated Uber discount zones Monday through Friday from 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. The discount

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    Art exhibit created by Visual Art Society of Texas opens at UNT on the Square

Art exhibit created by Visual Art Society of Texas opens at UNT on the Square

Matt Harvey | Staff Writer A new exhibit featuring art that spans from political commentary to water colors and landscapes opened Friday, June 16, and hosts work created by members of the Visual Art Society of Texas (VAST). The annual Juried Members Exhibition is an art exhibit that allows members

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    Suspect in murder investigation of Denton woman admits to killing her

Suspect in murder investigation of Denton woman admits to killing her

Ricardo Alfonso Lara Martinez admitted to killing his ex-girlfriend, Maria Isabel Romero Medina in an interview with Denton Police, according to law enforcement officials. “[Martinez] admitted to causing her death,” Shane Kizer, the Denton Police Department’s public information officer, said. Kizer declined to comment on the reason Martinez gave police for

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    Former UNT employee a suspect in string of sexual assaults

Former UNT employee a suspect in string of sexual assaults

James Norman | News Editor Julia Contarelli | Design Editor A former UNT employee thought to be involved in the string of sexual assaults around the campus was arrested on June 2 and has since confessed to three of the instances under investigation, according to officials. Earl Leroy Thompson, a

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    Denton Public Library challenges community to read one million minutes this summer

Denton Public Library challenges community to read one million minutes this summer

Kate Baroni | Staff Writer The Denton Public Library introduced a new summer program on June 1, challenging Dentonites to collectively read for one million minutes over the summer. “Most public libraries offer some kind of summer reading program as an incentive to keep kids reading,” Jennifer Bekker, the director

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    Denton PD switches to analog and digital radios for better communication

Denton PD switches to analog and digital radios for better communication

Julia Contarelli | Design Editor The Denton Police Department received new portable radios with analog and digital technology. Denton PD switched from Motorola XTS5000 analog radios to Motorola APX6000 radios, which receive both digital and analog signal. Denton PD plans on upgrading to a digital system within a couple of years,

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    New student survey examining correlation between GPA and lifestyle

New student survey examining correlation between GPA and lifestyle

Devin Rardin | Staff Writer A new student survey intended to compare and contrast students’ GPA with their lifestyles is expected to launch in Spring 2018 for all UNT students.   The survey, which is titled the Academic Insights Measure, or AIM, is designed to release every spring semester for graduate

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