Top Stories: Early Voting Starts Today; Why Breast Cancer Deaths Have Declined | KERA News

Top Stories: Early Voting Starts Today; Why Breast Cancer Deaths Have Declined

Oct 23, 2017

The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

Early voting begins today for a number of state and local elections. There are seven state constitutional amendments to consider, as well as several bond and city charter issues. Check out this voter guide.

Other stories this morning:

  • The latest survey from the University of Texas/Texas Tribune found most Texas voters would rather leave Confederate monuments and symbols in place, rather than moving them to museums.
  • Deaths from breast cancer have declined 40 percent in the last 25 years.
  • The State Fair of Texas wrapped up Sunday night. In its 131st year, the fair sold approximately $54.5 million in food, beverage and ride coupons and welcomed about 2.2 million visitors. Last year, the fair sold a record $56 million in coupons and had more than 2.4 million guests.

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