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Top Stories: Early Voting Turnout Up; New Ovarian Cancer Screening Guidelines

Mar 5, 2018

The top local stories this morning from KERA News: There’s been strong early voting turnout in the 10 Texas counties with the highest number of registered voters, including Dallas, Tarrant, Collin and Denton counties. This time, Democrats outvoted Republicans.

Democratic turnout more than doubled from four years ago, while Republican turnout rose less than 15 percent. When you factor in population growth, Republican turnout was largely unchanged. Democratic turnout increased in nearly all 10 counties, except Hidalgo County, which saw a 1 percent drop in early Democratic voter turnout from 2014.

Election Day is Tuesday. Check out our voter’s guide.

Other stories this morning:

  • Atmos Energy is expected to release a progress report on its work to repair gas lines for about 2,800 homes in Northwest Dallas. You can check out a real-time outage map.
  • Though ovarian cancer has a high mortality rate, new guidelines recommend women at low-risk for the disease should avoid screenings for it.

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