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Happy Tuesday! Here's your daily report.

Dear Fort Worth Report friend,

Good morning! 

In your Tuesday Report: Is the sidewalk in front of your home cracked and crumbling? Under city ordinance, it’s your responsibility to fix it. Reporter Emily Wolf explores how this ordinance affects infrastructure equity and what the city’s doing to improve it. 

• Fort Worth doesn’t have a budget for sidewalk maintenance. Residents face the consequences.
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And, when coming across a bad road, whom do you blame? Weather? Construction? Reporter Rachel Behrndt explains why your answer should include impact fees.

• Explainer: Fort Worth will need $3.15 billion to pay for new development. Here’s how the city could get that.
Also, health reporter Alexis Allison chats with an emergency room physician about fireworks — how they’re dangerous and why, for thousands of people across the U.S., they might result in burns this July.

• Listen: Firecrackers and sparklers may cause the most injuries on the Fourth of July.
Additionally, zoning is one of many ways city government shapes Fort Worth. Reporter Rachel Behrndt speaks with Wanda Conlin, who explains how zoning works and how to get involved. 

• Listen: Zoning shapes Fort Worth. Here’s how you can get involved.
Finally, health advocates across Tarrant County used National HIV Testing Day to meet people in person, encourage testing and combat stigma. Photojournalist Cristian ArguetaSoto talks to Celebrate Shi Founder Misty Wilder and brings you the story.

Photo gallery: Community organizers stress importance of regular HIV testing

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ON TAP: Michelle Green-Ford just held her first annual meeting as CEO of the Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce. Business editor Bob Francis will outline the chamber's new initiatives soon. Make sure you keep coming back for the latest, relevant reports on Fort Worth Report.

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

Alexis Allison,
Health reporter

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📚 What we're reading:

Editor's note: 'What we're reading' is a feature designed to boost knowledge of Fort Worth and Tarrant County residents through collaboration with other area news organizations. Any views or opinions in the stories linked below are not representative of Fort Worth Report.

◾ Iconic Perrotti’s Pizza expanding in Fort Worth. (Press release)
◾ Fort Worth ranks as 12th hottest U.S. city for apartment construction. (CultureMap Fort Worth)
◾ Texas Historical Commission to honor John Lytle Goforth at Fort Worth's Goforth Cemetery
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