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A view of United States Marines in full formation. (credit: George Rose/Getty Images)

South Texas Ex-Marine Says VA Wrongly Classified Him As Dead

A Houston-area veteran who as a Marine served two tours in Iraq has been trying to convince the Veterans Affairs Department that he’s not dead.

06/18/2014

People line up outside of an Social Security Administration office. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

North Texas Man In Battle Over Social Security Check

One North Texas man wants local banking institutions and the Social Security Administration to review their polices concerning checks issued to the recently deceased.

CBS 11–12/27/2013

Dallas City Hall at night (CBSDFW photo by Jay Gormley)

City Of Dallas Mulls Same-Sex Marriage Questions

City staff clearly thinks same-sex marriage is coming in spite of a state constitutional amendment prohibiting it. Still, it was discussed as if it is the wave of the future before the Budget, Finance and Audit Committee..

12/02/2013

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott. (credit: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Texas AG: State Benefits For Same-Sex Partners Are Illegal

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has issued a general opinion on whether local municipalities and school districts can grant benefits to the domestic partners of employees — Abbott said if they do they’re breaking Texas law.

CBSDFW.COM–04/30/2013

Texas State Capitol

Senate Committee Approves Drug Testing For Welfare Benefits

The Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee has approved a bill to require drug screening before receiving welfare.

03/26/2013

Vials to be used to collect samples for drug and alcohol testing. (credit: Ron Wurzer/Getty Images)

State Bill Would Require Drug Test For Benefits

A lawmaker is demanding financial evidence to support a plan for government-sponsored drug-testing of laid-off-workers. The bill came up for debate in a legislative committee on Wednesday morning.

03/13/2013

Employment seekers wait in line to have their resumes reviewed during a job fair. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Weekly US Jobless Aid Applications Rise To 372K

More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, though the winter holidays likely distorted the data for the second straight week.

01/03/2013

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Study: Pay Gap Between Men & Women Still Significant

It’s probably no surprise to women that men still, on average, make more money than they do. According to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, last year women made only 77-cents for every dollar that men made.

11/30/2012

House Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing On Football Head Injuries

Retired NFL Players Still Seeking Better Benefits

The group of retired NFL players that was part of the labor talks during the lockout last year has not given up a push for better post-career care.

02/14/2012

Republican Presidential Debate Held In Sioux City

Perry Double Dips State Salary And Pension

A personal financial disclosure form that presidential candidates are required to file shows that Perry is collecting his $7,700 monthly state pension.

12/16/2011

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More Working Families Applying For Food Stamps

In offices across North Texas, and the state, more and more people are lining up to try and get help feeding their families. Applications for SNAP, or food stamps, are up 70-percent in just two years.

11/15/2011