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Shelter-at-home order issued for Dallas County’s residents and workers


March 23, 2020

DALLAS – Dallas County is now under a shelter-at-home order in an effort to try to contain and stop the spread of the coronavirus. The order applies to anyone who lives or works in the county. It goes into effect at 11:59 p.m. Monday and lasts until at least April 3. Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said the stay-at-home order is needed …

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Here’s how warm it’s going to get this week in Dallas-Fort Worth


March 23, 2020

After a stretch of cool and rainy days, North Texas is set for some warmer, drier weather. DFW International Airport recorded measurable rainfall for 11 consecutive days from March 12 through Sunday, setting the all-time record for most consecutive days with rain, according to the National Weather Service. The previous record was 10 consecutive days of rain in February 1932. …

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Should you go to work? Here are the ‘essential businesses’ during Dallas’ coronavirus lockdown


March 23, 2020

Has your business been deemed “essential” to society during Dallas County’s shelter in place order? Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins issued an amendment to the “Stay Home Stay Safe” order Sunday requiring all people living in Dallas County to stay home – except for a handful of essential activities and jobs. Local officials are hoping that the order will help control the …

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Licensing restrictions for health care workers need to be flexible to fight coronavirus


March 23, 2020

The United States is facing an unprecedented modern health crisis with the coronavirus pandemic. Policymakers and the public are scrambling for solutions as cases spike in the U.S. and around the world. We need to employ a vast array of strategies and considerable public and private resources to combat this frightening virus effectively. Thankfully, policymakers are already taking one such …

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Washington wants to go big on stimulus, we’d rather they get it right


March 23, 2020

It should be clear now that our leaders in Washington have gotten the memo that the coronavirus poses a crisis. That much should be clear, because the talk in Washington is about passing the largest stimulus package in history. We understand the impulse, and we’re on board with a federal response to this unprecedented crisis. After all, it’s beyond obvious …

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Former American Airlines exec: $50B government infusion to the airline industry isn’t the answer


March 23, 2020

The government is closing in on a $50 billion infusion of emergency aid to the airline industry in light of the extraordinary decrease in demand for air travel following the onset of COVID-19. While well intentioned, the proposed package is insufficient to ward off catastrophic airline failures. Many people reference the terrorist attacks of 9/11 as a basis of comparison …

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Plano’s trajectory to becoming ‘The City of Excellence’


March 23, 2020

Editor’s note: Take a look back in The Dallas Morning News Archives The beginning: Settlers and Native Americans Old dilapidated general store on Ave. K near 18th street in Plano(Lon Cooper) Plano was a favorable location to put down roots long before it was deemed one of the greatest cities in which to live in America. The city’s affluence isn’t lost …

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1 dead after crashing into 18-wheeler in Haltom City, police say


March 23, 2020

A 31-year-old woman died after she struck the back of an 18-wheeler on a Haltom City service road early Monday, police said. Police responded to the intersection of eastbound NE Loop 820 and N. Beach Street in Haltom City at around 12:40 a.m. Monday, police said. The woman, whose identity has not been released, was traveling eastbound on the service …

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Coronavirus obscures Texas Democratic Senate race against GOP incumbent John Cornyn


March 23, 2020

Even before the new coronavirus changed the lives of Texans, the race for Senate was far from a prime-time event. Voters were consumed by the presidential election, and the Democratic race to challenge Republican incumbent Sen. John Cornyn was not top of mind. Now with the focus on combating the coronavirus pandemic and boosting an unsteady economy, the Senate race …

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Hospitals may run out of beds by late April if Gov. Abbott doesn’t order Texans to stay at home, hospital group warns


March 23, 2020

Dallas-area hospitals are pressuring Gov. Greg Abbott to order residents to stay at home and warning a surge of patients sick with the new coronavirus could deplete their bed capacity by late April, according to an email from a Dallas-area hospital association obtained by The Dallas Morning News. But Abbott, saying that the outbreak is concentrated in the state’s urban centers, …

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