Top Stories: 'Bathroom Bill' Heads To Texas House; Urgent Care For Cancer Patients | KERA News

Top Stories: 'Bathroom Bill' Heads To Texas House; Urgent Care For Cancer Patients

Jul 26, 2017

The top local stories this morning from KERA News: After some changes, Texas Senators passed a version of the so-called bathroom bill just after midnight.

The bill would regulate restroom use in public schools and government buildings, based on the sex listed on a person's birth certificate. Senators also added a provision to include other forms of state-issued identification.

The legislation now heads to the House, which has been less receptive to the proposal.

Other stories this morning:

  • Organizers say about 1,000 mechanics and ground workers with American Airlines will picket outside DFW Airport today to protest a lack of contract and potential outsourcing.
  • Hospitals are opening urgent care clinics specifically for cancer patients.

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