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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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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Special ed enrollment in Texas is up; there are new maps of Trump’s border wall; Wendy Davis’ filibuster is getting made into a movie; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: First Baptist to be torn down; voter turnout was unsurprisingly low; Bill Paxton tribute in Fort Worth; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Demonstrators to gather outside John Cornyn’s office; names of the Sutherland Springs victims released; a Dallas native’s coming back; and more.

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On Sunday, a gunman began firing inside First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, killing young children, teenagers, parents, grandparents and families. 

Twenty-six people, including an unborn child, died and 20 others were wounded. On any given Sunday, about 50 people attend services at the church. 

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In this off-election year, voters across Texas will get to weigh in on seven proposed amendments to the state constitution.

There’s also a number of local initiatives in North Texas on the ballot, including a billion-dollar bond proposal in Dallas, school finance in Fort Worth and government changes in Denton.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: November has been so hot; the Bushes didn’t vote for Trump; the latest on the church shooting; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Mockingbird Pedestrian Bridge opens; early voting ends today; Dallas’ Diwali celebration is one of the grandest in the country; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Latest on Confederate symbols in Dallas; Astros win the World Series; Trump nominates Dan Patrick’s son as U.S. attorney; and more. 

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Commission to Rebuild Texas sends big figure to feds; who could replace Joe Straus; the bathrooms at an Allen restaurant; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Ken Paxton calls out price gougers; Plano-based Rent-A-Center destroys people’s credit; the story of a veteran sailor who died at White Rock; and more.

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Biking around Dallas and living to tell the tale is no small feat. Bumper-to-bumper traffic, distracted drivers, constant construction and general inaccessibility create a perfect storm only few can brave.

But efforts to promote biking among the masses haven’t gone unnoticed.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: The latest in Confederate symbols and Texas; George H.W. Bush under fire; classic scary movies; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: The NAACP cautions African-Americans against flying American; Joe Straus isn’t running next year; the controversy behind wet wipes; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Fort Worth shelter to open for single, homeless women; the president’s in Dallas today; a Texan you should probably follow on Instagram; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A 1992 law mandated all information related to JFK’s death be released by Thursday; Trump Jr.’s speaking in Arlington; all about Texas music; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Denton could reach 100 percent renewable sooner than expected; the Astros are going to the World Series; early voting starts today; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Irving ranks lowest in metroplex on LGBTQ equality index; Denton supports SB 4 lawsuit; take flight in the Madras Maiden; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Crack open the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book; Cowboys will host the 2018 draft; tracking Texas quakes in real time; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Ezekiel Elliott avoids suspension again; update on the Texas hot air balloon disaster; Texas could lose 2,000 teachers if/when DACA ends; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas Zoo had a good year; short-lived Corpus Christi mayor aims for Ted Cruz’s seat; investor polishes gem in Dallas music history; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: South Texas man stole fajitas for almost a decade; environmental policy changes affect Texas; a former Dallasite gets personal in new album; and more.

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It’s up to the Dallas City Council to decide the fate of the city’s Confederate symbols.

The council is expected to vote early next year; the city's Cultural Affairs Commission endorsed a series of recommendations this week made by a task force appointed by Mayor Mike Rawlings. Here's what those actions would do.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Court clears way for NFL to suspend Elliott; Dallas Animal Services is doing better; medical cannabis will be available to certain Texans soon; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Prisoners in Texas pitch in to help Harvey victims; Boy Scouts will start accepting girls; Dallas Holocaust Museum to expand; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texas Parks and Wildlife gets stolen rock back in the mail; how much Harvey will cost the state; some Texans try Chipotle queso so you don’t have to; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: An update on the Waco Twin Peaks trials; Greg Abbott wants to win more Latino votes in 2018; ketchup plus corny dog equals heresy; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: How Exxon compares among top energy companies; nearly 400,000 Texans could lose health insurance; Dallas will close 20 miles of streets next month; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Coca-Cola taps into sparkling water craze with Topo Chico; the Las Vegas shooter spent time in Mesquite; it’s local music month in D-FW; and more.

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History has molded Texas — literally — to form today's unmistakable shape with its sharp angles of the Panhandle, sweeping curves along Mexico and jagged edges near the Red River and the Gulf.

Now, nearly 170 years since the state's borders were defined, we eat Texas-shaped waffles, swim in Texas-shaped pools and sleep on Texas-shaped pillows.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Enough votes would restore the McKinney Performing Arts Center; Dallas Stars lose beloved voice; a vegan made the state fair’s butter sculpture; and more.

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