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Courtney Collins

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Courtney Collins has been working as a broadcast journalist since graduating from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in 2004. Before coming to KERA in 2011, Courtney worked as a reporter for NPR member station WAMU in Washington D.C. While there she covered daily news and reported for the station’s weekly news magazine, Metro Connection.

At KERA, Courtney is lead reporter for the series “One Crisis Away,” about life on the financial edge. Courtney has won awards from the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors, Texas Medical Association, Houston Press Club and last year received the inaugural consumer financial reporting award presented by the Public Radio News Directors Inc. and the National Endowment for Financial Education. “One Crisis Away” was also recognized by the Radio Television Digital News Association and National Endowment for Financial Education for excellence in personal finance reporting.

When she’s not at work, Courtney loves to read and play outdoors with her husband and wild toddler.

The Centers for Disease Control put North Texas at the center of a national conference call on West Nile Virus. While Dallas, Fort Worth is clearly the most infected area in the country… the reason why, is not so clear.

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Many cities and counties in the Metroplex are spraying for mosquitoes to help control the spread of West Nile virus. But Fort Worth has decided there are better ways to protect residents.

Monday morning, DART’s Orange Line will make three new stops in Irving. Two years from now, it will continue on to DFW Airport.

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City leaders and members of several South Dallas churches are calling for calm the day after an officer shot a citizen and neighbors poured into the street.

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As local family violence shelters cope with major overcrowding, we introduce you to a survivor who’s living that reality.

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Several family violence shelters across the DFW area are over capacity, and have been for weeks.

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Professors at the University of Texas at Arlington played a significant role in answering a decades old question, with major scientific implications.

Lakewood’s Fourth of July parade is a tradition that’s nearly 50 years old. While the East Dallas neighborhood is still working to repair major hail damage from the June 13th storms, residents took Independence Day off.

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Health Department officials worry a case of West Nile virus this early in the season could mean more to come. One survivor hopes citizens will take this threat seriously.

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There were 11 democrats vying for the Congressional District 33 nomination. Now the field has narrowed to two.

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