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6:52 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

From The Newsroom: New CDC Travel Rules, Vinson's Family Shares News

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  The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

The CDC has new travel guidelines for anyone entering the U.S. from a West African nation with an Ebola outbreak. And according to a statement from the family of Amber Vinson, Ebola can't be detected in her body and she’ll soon be transferred out of isolation. Emory University Hospital has not yet confirmed this. 

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Ebola in Dallas
6:08 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Family Says Doctors Don't Detect Ebola In Dallas Nurse Amber Vinson

The family of Amber Vinson, a Dallas nurse who flew to Ohio and was diagnosed with Ebola, says doctors no longer detect the virus in her body.
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The family of a Dallas nurse who flew to Ohio and was diagnosed with Ebola says doctors no longer detect the virus in her body.

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Ebola In Dallas
5:00 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Ebola Blog: After Ebola Cases, Revenue Plunges 25 Percent At Presbyterian Hospital

Ebola has taken a personal toll at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas: One patient died, and two nurses are being treated for the disease. New numbers released today show the financial toll.
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[We will update this story throughout the day.] The financial impact of Ebola on Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas has been significant. Net revenue is down 25.6 percent – or $8.1 million -- in October compared to the first nine months of 2014, according to financial disclosure forms released Wednesday afternoon.

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Commentaries
3:19 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Diwali: Celebrating Awareness Of The Inner Light

Female holding oil lamp during festival of light
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Education
10:23 am
Wed October 22, 2014

High Schoolers Keep Close Eye On Debate About Texas DREAM Act

Students at Aubrey High School
Christina Ulsh

Texas passed its Dream Act 13 years ago and became the first state to allow immigrant kids to pay in-state tuition at public universities. But it didn’t actually settle the issue.

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Ebola in Dallas
10:18 am
Wed October 22, 2014

When It Came To Ebola, Control Eluded State Leaders

Gov. Rick Perry speaking at a press conference on Oct. 17.
Marjorie Kamys Cotera The Texas Tribune

When the Ebola virus first arrived in Texas, Gov. Rick Perry greeted the grave news with trademark swagger.

“There is no place in the world, I will suggest to you, that has better professionals, better ability to address this, than in Texas,” he said at a hastily called press conference, one day after Liberian national Thomas Eric Duncan tested positive for Ebola while in isolation at a Dallas hospital.

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Politics
9:38 am
Wed October 22, 2014

Race For Dallas County District Attorney Heats Up

Former Judge Susan Hawk and current Dallas District Attorney Craig Watkins will face off in the Nov. election.

On the campaign trail for Dallas District Attorney, the candidates have spent as much time attacking each other as they have debating policy.

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The High Five
9:15 am
Wed October 22, 2014

State Suspends License Of Fort Worth Vet Accused Of Abusing Pets

Marian Harris of Aledo was reunited with her family pet, Sid in April. He was a patient at Camp Bowie Animal Clinic.
Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News

Five stories that have North Texas talking: the Fort Worth veterinarian accused of animal abuse has his license suspended, an unsolved case of diaper thievery, Klyde Warren Park wins a national award, and more.

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KERA Newsroom
9:08 am
Wed October 22, 2014

From The Newsroom: Tense Race For Dallas County DA; Solving Texas' Water Problems

Early voting is underway. We look at the heated contest for Dallas County District Attorney, between an accomplished incumbent and a decorated prosecutor.
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The top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Lauren Silverman explains why the race between Democratic Incumbent Craig Watkins and Republican challenger Susan Hawk is one of the nastiest on the ballot. And we hear Shelley Kofler's contribution to Texas Perspectives: Water, on a North Texas project that aims to salve drought in the face of population growth.

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Environment
3:30 am
Wed October 22, 2014

Video: North Texas Wetlands Providing Water For Humans And Wildlife

The wetland plants filter wastewater that's then recycled for drinking.
Shelley Kofler KERA News

Tonight at 7, Texas public television stations take a look at a big challenge facing our state in an hour-long program, Texas Perspectives: Water. The program highlights a North Texas project that’s helping to meet the need for water as the state faces drought and a growing population. 

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