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The Home-Rule Debate Heating Up In DISD

Home-rule is a hot topic for those close to the Dallas Independent School District, with big opinions on both sides.

CBS 11–03/18/2014

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DISD Petition Looking To Create Home-Rule District

If you’re a voter heading to the polls in Dallas Tuesday, you may be asked to sign a petition involving the Dallas Independent School District. If you sign, you would be supporting a change in how the district is run and who’s in charge.

CBSDFW.COM–03/03/2014

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Hotel Death Prompts Nationwide Petition

Hank Hunt tried to reassure his granddaughter after she tried to call 911 from a hotel during an attack that left her mother dead, but didn’t know to dial 9 first.

01/10/2014

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SMU Op-Ed Sparks Controversy About Rape & Victim Blaming

An op-ed published in the SMU student newspaper is sparking a national conversation about rape and victim blaming.

CBS 11–11/07/2013

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Arlington Students Risking Their Lives On Walk To School

Every day before and after school Leslie Nunez, a ninth grader at Martin High School, cautiously walks across Kelly Elliott and I-20 in Arlington.

CBS 11–02/20/2013

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White House Responds To Petition For Death Star

The White House issued an official response to a petition calling for the United States government to secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016.

01/15/2013

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White House On Texas Secession: No ‘Right To Walk Away’

The White House has responded to a petition to allow Texas to secede by saying the Founding Fathers who created the Union “did not provide a right to walk away from it.”

01/14/2013

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13-Year-Old Girl To Meet With Hasbro On Easy-Bake For Boys

A 13-year-old girl who started a campaign calling for an Easy-Bake Oven in gender-neutral colors is planning to meet with the people who design it.

12/17/2012

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White House Petition To Let Texas Secede Reaches Goal

An Arlington man only identified as Micah H. has a lofty and impossible goal, but that didn’t stop him from taking his quest to the White House.

11/12/2012

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Arlington Parents Seek Later School Start Times

Parents have done their homework and they are pushing for a school start time after 8 a.m. They’ve started a petition and will be meeting with district officials on Thursday.

CBS 11–10/22/2012

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Lesbian Mom Delivers Petitions At Boy Scouts HQ

The fight over the policy to ban participation in scouting, based on sexual orientation, took a symbolic turn in Irving Wednesday morning, inside the Irving national headquarters for the Boy Scouts of America.

07/18/2012