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Chicago mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia isn't the only politician sporting the 'stache.]]>
<![CDATA[State Rep. Cites God in Push for Legal Pot]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:15:23 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/marijuana-plants-generic.jpg
A state lawmaker from East Texas says God didn't create marijuana by mistake, wants the plant legalized.

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<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: Sunday, March 1, 2015]]> Sun, 01 Mar 2015 09:03:13 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
New drama at Dallas ISD. Three members of the school board urge superintendent Mike Miles to step down over questions about why he hired hundreds of teachers and staff without consulting them. So what’s next for]]>
<![CDATA[LSP: Race for Dallas Mayor Heats Up]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:13:43 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
With the candidate filing deadline passing, the race for Dallas mayor is intensifying. Incumbent Mike Rawlings faces opposition from lawyer Marcos Ronquillo. So who is Ronquillo and can he beat Rawlings?...]]>
<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: New Drama at DISD]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:09:29 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
A new problem now plagues Dallas ISD Superintendent Mike Miles: the hiring of more than 100 teachers and staff members. The school board says it was misled. Miles denies it. Can he survive the latest...]]>
<![CDATA[NJ Officer Meets President Obama]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:39:24 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/216*120/Officer+Obama+Camden.jpg
Although cops are used to being called to important gatherings, a New Jersey officer was shocked to discover who she would be meeting at an upcoming event.
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<![CDATA[Runoff for Rahm: Mayor Falls Short]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 06:22:19 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/rahm+and+chuy.jpg
Rahm Emanuel failed to clinch another term as Chicago's mayor on Tuesday, as Associated Press projections showed him forced into an unprecedented runoff election against challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia. The...]]>
<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: February 22, 2015]]> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 12:45:07 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
Immigration returns to the spotlight on Lone Star Politics. A South Texas judge temporarily halted President Obama’s executive orders on immigration. We examine what happens next after the ruling.]]>
<![CDATA[New Smoking Ordinance to be Decided]]> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:06:02 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/160*120/tlmd_3_quit_smoking_636002_133899343275_484x363.jpg
Smokers in Cleburne may soon get a clear signal whether or not they can smoke in local businesses.]]>
<![CDATA[LSP: Congress Responds to "Injured Heroes, Broken Promises" Investigation]]> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 16:00:04 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
An investigation by NBC 5 and The Dallas Morning News revealed troubling details about the care of wounded soldiers when they return home. We question Rep. Mac Thornberry, Chairman of the House Armed Services...]]>
<![CDATA[LSP: What's Next After Immigration Ruling]]> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 16:00:14 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
A South Texas judge temporarily blocks President Obama’s executive orders on immigration. State Rep. Jason Villalba (R-Dallas) reacts to the news and tells us why he believes the federal government is at...]]>
<![CDATA[Small Fire Damages Garland Apartment Building]]> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 13:03:14 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/miller-glenn-apts-garland.jpg
A small fire damaged one residence at the Miller Glenn Apartments in Garland Wednesday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[Gov. Abbott Sets Goals in First State of State]]> Tue, 17 Feb 2015 17:35:39 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/greg-abbott-speaks.jpg
Republican Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday gave marching orders in a State of the State address that abandoned the fiery flair and defiant rhetoric on social issues that his predecessor had.

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<![CDATA[Abbott to Name 'Emergency Items' in First State of the State]]> Tue, 17 Feb 2015 15:02:48 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/greg-abbott-speaks.jpg
Gov. Greg Abbott made border security, ethics bills emergency items for the 84th Legislature during his State of the State address Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Lone Star Politics: Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015]]> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 16:02:59 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+013114+lone+star+politics.jpg
On this week’s Lone Star Politics, the open carry debate moves forward. We talk to Dallas State Sen. Don Huffines about why he supports the bills. And State Rep. Chris Turner tells us why he does not support...]]>
<![CDATA[LSP: Fort Worth Mayor Speaks about DreamVision Project]]> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 15:12:53 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/betsy-price-lsp.jpg
It is a $3.5 billion dollar project to bring a Disney-like theme park to Fort Worth. But will DreamVision actually happen? We ask Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price what concerns her about the proposal.

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<![CDATA[LSP: Sen. Explains Support of Open Carry]]> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 15:10:08 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/LSP_HUFFINES_ON_OPEN_CARRY_021515_1200x675_398912067827.jpg
The issue of open carry took center stage again at the Capitol. But State Sen. Don Huffines also wants a bill to pass that would allow people to openly carry handguns even if they do not have a license.]]>
<![CDATA[Philly Chosen as 2016 DNC Host]]> Thu, 12 Feb 2015 18:51:07 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/philly+skyline+generic+camden+waterfront+sunset+comcast+liberty+place.jpg
The 2016 Democratic National Convention will be held in Philadelphia, party leaders announced Thursday. Philadelphia beat out rival finalists Brooklyn, New York and Columbus, Ohio for the chance to host...
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<![CDATA[TX Lawmakers Waiting for Apology From FL Lawmaker]]> Wed, 04 Feb 2015 17:29:43 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Rep+Michael+Burgess.jpg
Don't mess with Texas, if you do you'll have Texas Republicans, namely Rep. Michael Burgess and Rep. Pete Sessions, to deal with.

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