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The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: A new Fort Worth program encourages families to think beyond that next paycheck, and make real plans for the future. Some experts say service agencies working together in a true holistic approach is the only way to get a handle on poverty.

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The Dallas County Commissioner’s Court approved a resolution Tuesday calling for higher state air quality standards for north Texas. The resolution says the Environmental Protection Agency should reject a state plan. It’s an effort to put pressure on Austin to do more to limit ozone. The American Lung Association recently gave Dallas-Fort Worth a failing grade for ozone pollution.

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Some experts say service agencies working together-- a true holistic approach-- is the only way to get a handle on poverty.

A new Fort Worth program encourages families to think beyond that next paycheck, and make real plans for the future.

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Lauren Silverman, health/science/technology reporter for KERA, was named Texas Health Journalist of the Year today by the Texas Medical Association. Silverman also tied for first in the in-depth radio category of the Anson Jones, MD, Awards. The KERA talk show "Think" was runner-up in that category.

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The top local stories this morning from KERA News: The Rockwall City Council last night rejected a proposal from the mayor to regulate use of public restrooms.  

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: a South Dallas staple is crowd-sourcing to find its new name; Texas has resettled the most refugees in the U.S.; Texas A&M is building a new campus to study self-driving cars; and more.

 

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Early voting ends May 3 for a number of North Texas school board and bond elections. Here's a look at some of the items on the ballot.

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The Rockwall City Council last night rejected the mayor’s controversial proposal that would have regulated bathroom use.

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The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: Dallas city officials say they’re making progress toward closing Tent City by May 4. By early Monday, there were just 77 people left. 

How To Navigate The Insurance Maze After A Big Storm

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North Texas has been hit with some costly storms in recent months -- storms that have caused billions of dollars in losses. That includes tornadoes the day after Christmas and several recent hailstorms.  

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