Submitted by Eric Vandergriff on Fri, 08/10/2012 - 10:26am
For the 13th year in a row, shoppers in Texas will not pay local sales taxes on most items of clothing and footwear priced under $100 during the state's annual sales tax holiday, which will be Aug. 17-19 (Friday-Sunday) this year. For the third year in a row, shoppers also will have a sales tax break on most school supplies under $100 that are purchased during the weekend.
Two University of North Texas faculty members are available to discuss topics related to the weekend.
Submitted by Eric Vandergriff on Mon, 08/06/2012 - 3:14pm
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- A gunman left six dead and three wounded early Sunday at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin. University of North Texas faculty members are available to speak with reporters about various aspects of the shooting and its aftermath.
Submitted by Eric Vandergriff on Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:23pm
Dr. Matthew Eshbaugh-Soha, associate professor of political science at the University of North Texas, is available to preview the July 31 Republican primary runoff election between David Dewhurst and Ted Cruz and discuss the results.
Submitted by Eric Vandergriff on Fri, 07/20/2012 - 2:52pm
DENTON (UNT), Texas Scott Belshaw, assistant professor of criminal justice at the University of North Texas, and Sharon Jenkins, professor of psychology at UNT, are available to comment on the mass shooting at an Aurora, Col., movie theater that left 12 people dead and several wounded on Friday, according to latest news reports.
Belshaw can discuss the unlikely chance of copycat crimes, the psychological aspects of the offender and gun-related issues.
Egyptian citizens continue to celebrate Mohamed Morsi becoming the first democratically elected president of Egypt, following last year's revolution that ended Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule of the nation. Morsi will be sworn in as president July 1 (Sunday), but Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces maintains widespread control over the country and has said that it retains the power to make laws and budget decisions until a new constitution is written and a new parliament is elected.
Today (Monday, June 25), the Supreme Court struck down key parts of a law in Arizona that was designed to deter illegal immigration. The parts of the law ruled unconstitutional were authorizing police to arrest immigrants without warrant where "probable cause" exists for public offenses that could result in deportation; making it a state crime for immigrants failing to carry registration papers and other government identification; and forbidding those not authorized for employment in the U.S. to apply, solicit or perform work, which would have included day laborers.