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Judge Bars United From Putting Unvaccinated Workers On Leave

Judge Bars United From Putting Unvaccinated Workers On Leave

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – United Airlines employees who are suing the airline over its vaccine mandate will get more time to make their case. A federal judge in Texas ordered United not to place unvaccinated employees on unpaid leave if they are seeking a medical or religious exemption from mandatory vaccination against COVID-19. The…MORE

Dallas City Council Approves Funding Proposal to Rebuild Convention Center

Dallas City Council Approves Funding Proposal to Rebuild Convention Center

Dallas (WBAP/KLIF) – Dallas City Council has given a thumbs up to a funding plan aimed at raising billions of dollars to tear down and replace the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. The plan would single out a 3-mile area around the center as a “project financing zone.” It would allow the city to benefit…MORE

DOJ Launches Investigation into Abuse Allegations at Juvenile Justice Facilities in Texas

DOJ Launches Investigation into Abuse Allegations at Juvenile Justice Facilities in Texas

DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF) – The U.S. Department of Justice announced on Wednesday that it is launching a civil rights investigation into conditions at juvenile detention facilities in Texas, as well as allegations of sexual abuse inside those facilities. “Over the last few years, and as recently as last week, at least 11 facility staff members have…MORE

Aim to Ease Supply Chain Bottlenecks with LA Port going 24/7

Aim to Ease Supply Chain Bottlenecks with LA Port going 24/7

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden announced his administration brokered an agreement for the Port of Los Angeles to become a 24-hour, seven-days-a-week operation. It’s an effort to relieve supply chain bottlenecks and move the stranded container ships that are driving prices higher for American consumers. The president discussed the agreement during a speech Wednesday…MORE

Governor Abbott Readies Resources in Response to Weather Threat

Governor Abbott Readies Resources in Response to Weather Threat

AUSTIN (WBAP/KLIF) – Governor Greg Abbott has directed the Texas Division of Emergency Management to place state response and recovery resources on standby due to the potential threat of severe storms, heavy rainfall, and flash flooding from a cold front interacting with moisture from Hurricane Pamela. The storms are forecast to move across Texas through…MORE

Heating Bills Set to Soar as Inflation hits Energy Prices

Heating Bills Set to Soar as Inflation hits Energy Prices

NEW YORK (AP) – With prices surging worldwide for heating oil, natural gas and other fuels, the U.S. government said Wednesday it expects households to see jumps of up to 54% for their heating bills from last winter. The sharpest increases are likely for homes that use propane, but others are also likely to see…MORE

Ex-Boy Scouts Official Blasts Child-Protection Efforts; ‘Not safe for kids’

Ex-Boy Scouts Official Blasts Child-Protection Efforts; ‘Not safe for kids’

DOVER, Del. (AP) – The former youth protection director for the Irving-based Boy Scouts of America says the organization isn’t doing enough to protect children from sexual abuse and is still trying to maintain a veil of secrecy over decades of past abuse. Michael Johnson said Tuesday that Congress needs to investigate both the BSA’s…MORE

Judge denies request by Cowboys’ La’el Collins to halt suspension

Judge denies request by Cowboys’ La’el Collins to halt suspension

SHERMAN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge has denied a request by Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman La’el Collins for an injunction that would have halted his five-game suspension with one game remaining. U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant suggested in his ruling issued Tuesday that the NFL suspended Collins in violation of the league’s collective bargaining…MORE