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Top Stories: Dallas-Fort Worth Mayors Head To Europe; Voters Decide Municipal Runoffs

Jun 18, 2018

The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price and Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings are in Europe this week to boost business opportunities and promote tourism throughout North Texas.

The mayors will spend six days meeting with government officials, business executives and local leaders from the United Kingdom, Europe and the Texas cities. Mayor Price says these trips are vital to fostering professional relationships.

“It's interesting to see how they're going about recruiting business,” Price said.  “And what they're doing about transportation and transit issues – as we all face rapidly growing cities."

The final leg of the trip includes a stop at the headquarters of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Brussels. Rawlings and Price will meet with former Texas U.S. Senator and current NATO Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison.

Other stories this morning:

  • North Texas voters over the weekend settled some runoffs from the May municipal elections. 
  • A report last year from the Association of American Medical Colleges or AAMC predicts an overall shortage of physicians in the U.S. by 2020. Medical City Healthcare and UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth have joined together to try and ease the shortage in Texas. In this week’s Vital Signs, Health Science Center President Dr. Michael Williams tells KERA’s Sam Baker why the key lies in creating more residencies.

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