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    Denton rent continues to increase

Denton rent continues to increase

Rental rates for two-bedroom apartments in Denton rose 2.9 percent in 2017, according to a report by Rent Cafe. The average two-bedroom apartment in Denton now costs $1,154 per month. While that is more than the cost in previous years, it is still below the national average of $1,361 per month.

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    UNT’s Visitor Center to cost nearly $10 million

UNT’s Visitor Center to cost nearly $10 million

UNT’s new Visitor Center will cost $9.6 million, according to documents obtained through a public information request. The Visitor Center is intended for people wishing to tour or learn about UNT. The Visitor Center is part of the New Residence Hall Project that was commissioned last summer, which includes a

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    UNT Health Science Center to repay US government $13 million

UNT Health Science Center to repay US government $13 million

The UNT Health Science Center (UNTHSC) agreed Friday to pay more than $13 million to the United States government to settle claims related to federal grants, according to a news release from the United States Department of Justice. The Fort Worth medical school and research center violated rules regarding the

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    Denton plans to be second city in Texas to have 100 percent renewable energy

Denton plans to be second city in Texas to have 100 percent renewable energy

The Denton city council voted Feb. 6 to set a goal to obtain 100 percent of its energy from renewable resources by 2020. Councillors voted 6-1 in favor of the resolution, which revises the Renewable Denton Plan to aim for full reliance on renewable energy instead of the previous goal

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    Knife-wielding man shot and killed by Denton police officer

Knife-wielding man shot and killed by Denton police officer

A man brandishing a knife was shot and killed by a Denton police officer Monday afternoon at the 200 block of Spencer Street, officials said. No other injuries were reported. The Texas Rangers will be investigating the incident. A male suspect approached a police car at 3:15 p.m. and began

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    Athletic fee increase passes student referendum, set to go to Board of Regents

Athletic fee increase passes student referendum, set to go to Board of Regents

This story was updated on Feb. 20. UNT’s Student Government Association Election Board announced Monday night that a referendum to increase the university athletic fee had passed. The vote passed with 55.24 percent of students supporting the increase. A total of 2,366 students voted. The referendum results were supposed to be released Friday but were

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    UNT spokesperson resigns after saying petition to name residence hall after a woman or person of color is ‘reverse racism’

UNT spokesperson resigns after saying petition to name residence hall after a woman or person of color is ‘reverse racism’

UNT spokesperson Nancy Kolsti has resigned for personal reasons, according to UNT spokesperson Julie Payne. Kolsti recently came under fire after calling a petition to name the new residence hall after a person of color and/or a woman “a form of reverse racism,” in an email Kolsti sent last week

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    Athletic fee referendum results postponed again

Athletic fee referendum results postponed again

The results of the athletic fee referendum are being withheld, according to a statement released by Student Government Association Election Board Commissioner Emily Vasquez. A formal complaint was submitted to the Election Board at 5 p.m. Friday, one day after the polls closed. The results of the 2018 SGA/GSC Intercollegiate

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    After years of controversy, commissioners explore major changes to Confederate monument

After years of controversy, commissioners explore major changes to Confederate monument

The Denton County Commissioners Court is exploring options for context after years of controversy surrounding the 100-year-old Confederate monument on the courthouse lawn. Chairman John Baines explained to commissioners last Tuesday the Confederate Monument Committee’s recommendation to keep the statue and add context. The commissioners applauded the 15-0 consensus and

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    Freeze lifted for open parties on campus

Freeze lifted for open parties on campus

On-campus open parties hosted by student organizations are once again allowed after the freeze implemented by Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Elizabeth With was lifted in late January. “There’s been incidents throughout the years and ultimately after an incident at an open party last fall, while it wasn’t the

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