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8:44 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Federal Judge Strikes Down Texas Abortion Regulation

An abortion procedure room at the Whole Woman's Health ambulatory surgical center in San Antonio.
Ben Philpott KUT/Texas Tribune

A federal judge on Friday struck down new requirements for Texas abortion facilities — a decision that could have shuttered all but a few abortion clinics in the state.

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KERA Newsroom
6:40 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

From The Newsroom: Specialized Visas Wanted, ‘Pretty Woman’ Looks Good at 50

Jeff Nelson Flickr

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

Nearly a quarter of Texas business owners are foreign born. These entrepreneurs bring in billions, but getting here and staying here, is a challenge. And 50 years ago this month, Texan Roy Orbison recorded a song that made him a rock-n-roll legend

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Politics
6:02 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Greg Abbott Agrees To Governor's Debate On KERA-TV

Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott has accepted an invitation for a live, statewide television debate at KERA’s studios.
Bob Daemmrich/Laura Buckman The Texas Tribune

Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott has accepted an invitation for a live, statewide television debate at KERA’s studios.

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Transportation
1:19 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Dallas County Claims 20 Spots On Texas' List Of Most Congested Roadways

According to the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, the most congested road segment in Dallas County is along I-75 from LBJ Freeway to Woodall Rodgers and Highway 366.
Kichigin Shutterstock

Harris and Dallas counties have the dubious honor of claiming the most spots in the state's latest list of the 100 most congested roadways in Texas.

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KERA Newsroom
11:01 am
Fri August 29, 2014

From The Newsroom: 'D' Turns 40; SMU Football Gets Safer Helmets

An exhibit at Klyde Warren Park shows portraits by 'D Magazine' staff photographer Elizabeth Lavin. 'The Dallas 40' - individuals who reflect how Dallas has changed over the past 40 years - is on newsstands now.

Top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom:  D Magazine rolls out a different kind of Who's Who. And Lauren Silverman reports why the Mustangs will play their first game of the SMU season Sunday in helmets outfitted with ballistics-grade Kevlar.  

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Science
10:54 am
Fri August 29, 2014

SMU Football Players Will Hit The Field With Kevlar-Lined Helmets

The green liner in this helmet created by Unequal Technologies features military-grade Kevlar.
Lauren Silverman KERA News

The football players at SMU will be wearing something new under their helmet this season. At the first game of the season, SMU’s Mustangs will all be wearing helmets outfitted with ballistics-grade kevlar.

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Friday Conversation
9:58 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Tim Rogers On How 'D' Magazine Keeps Up With A Changing Dallas

Portraits by 'D' photographer Elizabeth Lavin are shown at Klyde Warren Park.
Adelina Sun KERA News

D Magazine is marking its 40th anniversary with a diverse list of personalities that suggest a new currency of power in the city. A special issue and exhibit at Klyde Warren Park feature portraits of these individuals -- GLBT activists, immigrants, and, yes, moguls among them -- by photographer Elizabeth Lavin. For this week's Friday Conversation, D editor Tim Rogers met KERA's Rick Holter at the park. 

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The High Five
7:37 am
Fri August 29, 2014

In Dallas, A Bigger Chunk Of Income Is Going Towards Monthly Rent

Andrey Popov Shutterstock

Five stories that have North Texas talking: rent eats up more income in Dallas, President Obama taps Sarah Saldaña to head U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, more Texans are choosing urgent care centers over hospitals, and more.

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Government
8:40 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Schools Applaud Ruling That Texas Education Funding System Is Unconstitutional

State Judge John Dietz in February 2013 found the state school funding system unconstitutional and issued a written order declaring the same on Thursday.
Marjorie Kamys Cotera Texas Tribune

School districts throughout the state are applauding a court ruling that may eventually lead to an overhaul of the way Texas pays for schools.

On Thursday State District Judge John Dietz again declared the state’s school funding system unconstitutional.

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Texas News
7:46 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

The Shed Opens Friday In Downtown Dallas With More Produce, Vendors And Kid Zones

It's moving day for farmers and vendors at the Farmers Market in downtown Dallas.
Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News

Just in time for peak squash and okra season, the Dallas Farmers Market is debuting a major renovation this Labor Day weekend. What’s now called “The Shed” will house long-time sellers and new vendors, all part of on-going 65 million dollar transformation on the East Side of downtown.

Stephenia Ottinger drives more than an hour down from Gainesville to this market to buy fruit and vegetables for a lot of people.  

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