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Top Stories: A Busy Day At The Texas Capitol; Reaching Out To Veterans To Help Them Adjust

Mar 15, 2017

The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

The state Senate voted to formally send Senate Bill 6, so-called “bathroom bill” to the House. The final Senate vote was once again 21-to-10. The bill would bar transgender people from using the restroom of their choice at publicly-owned facilities.

Other stories this evening:

  • A legislative marathon ended today, the 1,600 mile, live-streamed road trip of two Texas members of Congress. With 30 minutes to spare before the vote, Republican Will Hurd of San Antonio and El Paso Democrat Beto O’Rourke pulled up to the Capitol, and were greeted by folks at the front steps.

  • A North Texas imam Omar Suleiman says he’s talked with the FBI about several video death threats from the Islamic State. An ISIS video – that has since been taken down – uses footage of Suleiman talking about interfaith unity.

  • At birth, children are legally classified as either boy or girl. Those categories, though, leave out those born “intersex” – with both male and female anatomy.  Today on Think, Krys Boyd talked with the Hida Viloria, who was born intersex, about expanding our narrow view of gender. 

  • Returning to civilian life is no easy task for members of the military; a difficult transition can land a veteran in legal trouble. North Texas Judge John Roach has come up with a one-of-a-kind way to reach those vets: He’s taking his court on the road, and spoke with KERA's Justin Martin.

 You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:22 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM.