The top local stories this morning from KERA News: City officials are closing the downtown Dallas shelter hosting Hurricane Harvey evacuees today.
Two hundred people remain at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, according to the Dallas Morning News. They'll be moved to a smaller shelter at the Tommie M. Allen Recreation Center in southeast Oak Cliff, which will be the last Harvey shelter open in Dallas-Fort Worth.
Other stories this morning:
- The task force in Dallas studying what to do with Confederate monuments says the statue of General Robert E. Lee should be put in a museum. Members yesterday voted to relocate the statue, which was removed from a park in the Oak Lawn area last week and now sits in storage.
- Fort Worth Superintendent Kent Scribner says rescinding DACA would have a “devastating effect” on students and families in his district.
- The percentage of people who die from colon cancer in the U.S. has been declining for decades, but a new study shows the disease is on the rise in young people.
- Theaster Gates is the winner of this year’s Nasher Prize. He’s the first American and the first African-American to win the $100,000 award.
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