Ebola In Dallas
12:52 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Ebola Blog: Nina Pham Ebola-Free And Excited To Reunite With Her Dog Bentley

Nina Pham at a press conference in Maryland. She thanked her loved ones and the medical team at NIH.
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[This story will be updated throughout the day] The city of Dallas will work with Nina Pham to reunite her and her one-year-old dog, Bentley.

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Ebola in Dallas
9:55 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Ebola In Dallas: A Timeline

Thomas Eric Duncan (L), Nina Pham (C) and Amber Joy Vinson (R). Duncan was the first person diagnosed with the Ebola virus in the U.S. He died Oct. 8. Pham and Vinson, both Presbyterian healthcare workers, were also infected with the virus.
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The Ebola virus has dominated the news in North Texas since it was announced on Sept. 29 that a man at a Dallas hospital might have the deadly disease. On Sept. 30, medical tests confirmed that Thomas Eric Duncan had the Ebola virus. 

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The High Five
9:19 am
Fri October 24, 2014

A Dallas Man Says His Ebola-Themed House Decorations Are 'In Good Fun'

A man in University Park scored his Halloween decorations at a hospital auction.
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Five stories that have North Texas talking: a Dallas man’s Halloween decorations are raising eyebrows, a historic downtown Dallas building gets a revival, cooler temperatures aren’t helping the region’s water shortages, and more.

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Politics
9:08 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Van De Putte, Patrick Ads Battle Over Education

Democrat Leticia Van de Putte faces Republican Dan Patrick in the race for lieutenant governor.
Jennifer Whitney/Bob Daemmrich Texas Tribune

The education issue has taken center stage in the race for lieutenant governor as the two state senators duke it out on the airwaves. 

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Culture
9:05 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Historic 508 Park Makes Debut After Decades Of Quiet

508 Park today. The landmark recording studio and film exchange has been vacant for decades, but that's about to change.
Stephanie Kuo

The building that sits at 508 Park Avenue in Dallas is quite the opposite of its glitzier counterpart in Manhattan. The landmark recording studio and film exchange has been vacant for decades. This weekend, crowds can get their first glimpse of its revitalization.

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KERA Newsroom
8:53 am
Fri October 24, 2014

From The Newsroom: Presbyterian After Ebola; New Plans For 508 Park

The new 508 Park will house an event space and an open art studio and gallery.

Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: We hear from the chief nursing officer at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Cole Edmonson, who’s spent the last month facing the biggest challenge of his career. And the iconic building that sits at 508 Park Avenue in Dallas has been vacant for decades. This weekend is the space's dedication and a chance for the public to see what's in store. 

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Friday Conversation
7:15 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Chief Nursing Officer Reflects On 'Very Challenging Time' For Presbyterian Hospital

Chief nursing officer Cole Edmonson oversees 1,300 nurses at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.
Krystina Martinez KERA News

Cole Edmonson has spent the last month facing the biggest challenge of his career. He’s chief nursing officer at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, which means he oversees 1,300 nurses. One of them, Nina Pham, was declared Ebola-free and released today from the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. The other, Amber Vinson, has tested negative for the virus but is still being treated in Atlanta.

Edmonson sat down with KERA’s vice president of news, Rick Holter, for this week’s Friday Conversation.

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Ebola in Dallas
10:28 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Video: Watch Bentley, The Cute, Cuddly Dallas Dog Being Monitored For Ebola

Bentley, the dog being monitored for Ebola, is doing well. An Ebola test earlier this week came back negative.
City of Dallas/Animal Services Facebook

Bentley, probably one of the country’s most famous dogs, is doing well, according to a new video posted on the city of Dallas’ YouTube page.

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Ebola
8:28 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

New York Doctor Has Ebola, 1st Case In City, Officials Say

A Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned to New York City after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus.
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned to New York City after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus, according to preliminary test results, city officials said Thursday. He's the fourth confirmed case in the U.S. and the first in the nation's biggest city.

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Ebola In Dallas
7:22 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Texas Health Official Says Most Hospitals Can't Handle Ebola

Texas Health Commissioner David Lakey addresses media Oct. 1 after Thomas Eric Duncan became the first person in the U.S. to be diagnosed with the Ebola virus.
Krystina Martinez KERA News

Gov. Rick Perry’s recently appointed task force for infectious diseases held its first public hearing this morning in Austin. 

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