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12:09 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

TxDOT Commissioner Says New Funding Could Change Reliance On Toll Roads

Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck presents a volunteerism award to Victor Vandergriff in 2011.
City of Arlington

In addition to the many candidates on the Nov. 4 ballot, Texans are voting on a constitutional amendment known as Proposition 1. If it passes, a portion of oil and gas tax money flowing into the state’s rainy day savings account will be used for transportation.

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Ebola In Dallas
12:03 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Ebola Blog: Gov. Rick Perry Announces North Texas Facility To Treat Ebola

Gov. Rick Perry speaking at a press conference on Oct. 17.
Texas Tribune livestream

[We will update this story throughout the day] Gov. Rick Perry announced the creation of an Ebola treatment and biocontainment facility in North Texas. This was one of the first recommendations from the governor’s Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response.

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KERA Newsroom
9:53 am
Tue October 21, 2014

From The Newsroom: DISD Revisits Meeting Rules; Traffic Relief On The Ballot

A lengthy, closed-door session last night yielded plans for the DISD board to hold open forums about Bernadette Nutall's removal from a meeting at Dade Middle School.
Bill Zeeble KERA News

This morning's top stories from the KERA Newsroom: Bill Zeeble reports how the DISD board came to an agreement to hold open meetings on the forced removal of a board member from an on-campus meeting last week.

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The High Five
9:20 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Dallas Businessman Sam Wyly Files For Bankruptcy

dencg Shutterstock

Five stories that have North Texas talking: A Dallas businessman goes bankrupt, the bullet train project will have a public meeting in Dallas, high school drill teams are no longer girls-only clubs, and more.

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Education
12:02 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Fallout Continues A Week After Dallas School Board Member Is Removed From Campus

DISD's school board, as members readied for a closed session to discuss rules, authority, and what's allowed by both the superintendent and trustees
Bill Zeeble KERA News

Fallout continues over the forcible removal of a Dallas school board member last week from a campus. A long, closed-door meeting Monday night will soon lead to open meetings on what’s allowed and what’s not by trustees and the superintendent.

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Ebola in Dallas
8:38 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Ebola Blog: CDC Issues Revised Guidelines For Wearing, Handling Ebola Gear

One of Emory University Hospital's special isolation units, where patients with the Ebola virus are treated.
Emory University Hospital/YouTube

[We will update this story throughout the day.] Federal health officials on Monday issued new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients.

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KERA Newsroom
6:48 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

From The Newsroom: Fake Ebola Cures, Early Voting So Far

Some companies claim Vitamin C, something found in abundance in the kiwi fruit, can help treat Ebola. The FDA says not so fast.
GS André Flickr

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

There’s no drug to treat Ebola that’s been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, but some companies swear things like Vitamin C, Nano Silver, herbs and snake venom do just that. And election officials say since early voting got underway, turnout is at about 40 percent. Some say that’s thanks to the exciting race for Texas Governor.

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Ebola in Dallas
3:57 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Watch Out: Fake Ebola Treatments Are Spreading

There is no drug to treat Ebola that has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. But there are companies selling products claiming to do just that.

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Elections
3:02 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Map: Find Your Early Voting Polling Station

Jacqueline Mermea The Texas Tribune

Early voting is underway across the state and both Tarrant and Dallas counties are seeing a steady stream of voters at the polls.

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The High Five
11:35 am
Mon October 20, 2014

State Fair Of Texas Sets New Record: $41 Million In Food And Ride Sales

Funnel Cake Ale was a hit this year at the State Fair.
State Fair of Texas

Five stories that have North Texas talking: The State Fair of Texas ended on a record-setting note, the Ebola monitoring period ends for 43 people, early voting begins today, and more.

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