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Top Stories: Dallas Morning News Endorses A Democrat; Farm Stands In Food Deserts

Sep 7, 2016

The top local stories this morning from KERA News: For the first time in almost 75 years, the Dallas Morning News has endorsed a Democrat for president.

The editorial supporting Hillary Clinton was published this morning. The endorsement was foreshadowed by an editorial yesterday titled “Donald Trump is no Republican.”

The editorial board says the decision to endorse Clinton was not easy to make, but that Trump’s values were “hostile to conservatism.”

Other stories this morning:

  • Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra musicians and management will meet again this morning, after musicians voted last night to authorize a strike. Symphony management and the musicians union have been negotiating the musicians’ contract for over a year. Musicians rejected a tentative agreement Sunday.
  • A Dallas city council committee yesterday discussed the number of new homeless camps in Dallas.  Among them: another so-called “Tent City” near I-30 and Haskell, not far from the State Fairgrounds. It’s unclear whether the area will be cleaned up by the time the State Fair begins.
  • A program from Baylor Health Care System and the City of Dallas is taking on diabetes in South Dallas through a farm stand.  

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