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Good morning! We are well into our way of another week delivering impactful, insightful and nonpartisan news to you.

In your Tuesday Report, our lede takes a hard look on how big money is shaping a  once-in-a-decade mayor’s race. More than $1 million has already flowed into the mayor’s race, with more yet to come. One candidate has accounted for more than 58% of the money raised. You can find all of our relevant election coverage right here.

Here are a couple of key stories from our coverage you might have missed:

We hope you’ll take some time getting acquainted with our new website, fortworthreport.org, which emphasizes the topics you told us you care deeply about: local government, arts and culture, education and business. You also said you wanted a local news source that connects the community through meaningful news stories and useful information like a calendar of events.

How hard has it been to campaign during a global pandemic? Reporter Jessica Priest has that story later this week, so make sure you’re coming back to see new stories every day.

As always, thanks for reading, and please let us know what you want in your Report.

Thomas Martinez,
Managing Editor


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What we’re reading:

◾ TxDOT is proposing improvements to I-35W.

◾ Texas House targets power grid flaw that cut electricity to natural gas facilities and worsened February blackouts.

◾ Texas business leaders say Legislature’s anti-LGBTQ bills could hurt the state’s economy.

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Committed to strong community journalism, Thomas R. Martinez brings more than 25 years of experience as a writer and editor. He believes strongly in these five core principles of journalism: truth and...

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