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Molly Evans

Assistant Producer of Digital News

Molly Evans is the Assistant Producer of Digital News at KERA. She writes, edits and curates news content and maintains the news Twitter feed. Molly previously served as Digital Coordinator, maintaining KERA’s various websites and digital platforms, designing graphics, working on digital projects and offering technical assistance to the staff. She has worked at KERA since January 2015.

Before KERA, Molly interned with This Land Press, TulsaPeople, World Literature Today and the Oklahoma Gazette, where she also freelanced. She also wrote and edited for The Oklahoma Daily, the award-winning student newspaper at the University of Oklahoma. 

She's an OU graduate and Tulsa native.

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A judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to remove more than 80 Democratic candidates in Dallas County from the November general election ballot.

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Monday is the first day of early voting for the May 5 municipal elections in North Texas.

It’s the first of two elections for Texas voters next month. The May 5 elections are all about local matters. Some voters will vote on bond packages and decide whether to spend money on improvements like roads and schools. There are several races for city councils and mayors, as well as school boards.

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Students in North Texas participated in a national walkout in protest of gun violence on Friday, which marked the anniversary of the 1999 Columbine High School shooting.

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Twenty-five years ago, David Koresh brought an end to more than seven weeks of standoff between his Christian extremist sect and federal agents surrounding the compound. He ordered his followers to pour fuel around buildings and set it ablaze.

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The North Texas-based maker of bump stocks, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire like a machine gun, has announced it will shut down its website and stop taking orders for the devices next month.

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Southern Methodist University alumni are raising funds to try to preserve the independent student media company that’s scheduled for dissolution next month.

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Dallas Stars coach Ken Hitchcock announced his retirement Friday, exactly one year after he was hired to coach the team a second time.

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Every Texas city has its charms, but which one is the “best” seems to be a constant, and mostly subjective, topic for debate.

Per the latest numerical analysis, however, it’s still Austin.

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Plano voters will have the chance to vote this November on whether a controversial elected official should keep his seat.

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From attending inaugurations as a kid to experiencing college with the Secret Service, Barbara Pierce Bush – along with her twin sister, Jenna – grew up surrounded by politics and in the public eye.

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The U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement agency arrested 89 unauthorized immigrants, including dozens in North Texas, late last month.

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Angela Felecia Epps, former dean of Florida A&M University College of Law and Marine veteran, will serve as the new dean for the UNT Dallas College of Law, the university announced.

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Updated, April 16

More than 150 people in North Texas and thousands more across the state have died from the flu this season.

One person in Parker County, 13 people in Denton County, 24 in Collin County, 33 in Tarrant County and 80 in Dallas County have died from the virus.

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The number of drug overdose deaths related to opioids is on the rise in Texas.

In 2016, more than 2,800 people died from an overdose, resulting in a 7.4 percent jump from the number of fatalities the previous year, according to the most recent numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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For a high school senior, receiving a big envelope from a college is a good sign. It likely contains an acceptance letter, ending the waiting game and green-lighting the next adventure.

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We’re lucky here in North Texas to have a pair of annual celebrations where so-ridiculous-it-might-just-be-delicious food takes precedence over the actual event.

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Tarrant County is expected to get its first Alamo Drafthouse in April 2019, the Austin-based movie theater chain announced Wednesday.

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Update, 11:25 a.m. 

It's going to be a wet Wednesday in North Texas. 

Several showers and thunderstorms are expected to produce heavy local rainfall and possible flash flooding, according to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth. 

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A former Democratic contender for Dallas County district attorney has filed a lawsuit alleging that voter fraud cost her the win and that the primary race should be voided.

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In 1999, when TVs and desktops dominated, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued its famous recommendation that children use no electronic screens before the age of 2.

Then in 2016 came an about face: If screens were used for something like video chat with faraway relatives or for looking at photos, they could be a good thing for kids of any age.

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In cities across Texas Saturday, thousands of people protested gun violence and called for stricter gun regulations.

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A new report says Atmos Energy was aware of gas leaks in a Northwest Dallas neighborhood nearly two months before a house exploded, killing a 12-year-old girl.

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The losing candidate in the Democratic primary for Dallas County district attorney says she will not request a recount.

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The official start of spring isn’t until Tuesday, but seasonal severe weather is jumping the gun.

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Along with the risks of poverty and unemployment during the Great Depression, Mexican immigrants and even U.S. citizens of Mexican descent faced an additional hazard: Around half a million of them were kicked out of the country to preserve jobs for white Americans.  

If you didn’t know this, it could be because it wasn’t covered the same way by every news outlet.

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Everything from a long commute and local food options to the number of physicians on call and people in poverty affects a community’s overall health.

That’s why the quality of health varies so widely across North Texas.

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The wait is over.

The Lake Highlands Alamo Drafthouse is opening Tuesday, March 20. The newest location of the Austin-based, eat-while-you-watch movie theater chain, known for its curated previews, specialty screenings and thematic food and drinks, is the third for Dallas-Fort Worth.

Plans were first announced in the summer of 2016.

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A journalist and firefighter from Dallas were among the passengers killed Sunday night when a helicopter went down in New York City’s East River. The pilot managed to escape.

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A candidate in the Democratic primary for Dallas County district attorney says she has requested a recount after losing the race by a small margin. 

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America has a habit of following trends that occur in one of its states: Texas.

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