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Top Stories: Federal Judge Hears "Sanctuary Cities" Testimony; What Rights Do Renters Have?

Jun 26, 2017

The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

The battle over this state's new immigration enforcement law moved to a federal courtroom in San Antonio today. Opponents have filed a lawsuit to stop the law, which was passed last month. U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia was interested in learning how Senate Bill 4 -- the so-called "sanctuary city" law -- would be enforced.

 

Other stories this evening:

  • Census data shows renters make up nearly half of the housing market in Dallas County. And many of them have questions and concerns about their apartments. As KERA’s Stephanie Kuo reports, there’s a workshop in Dallas that fills up every week that lets renters know they have rights.
  • At Children's Medical Center in Dallas, doctors aren't the only ones making rounds. For a little over a year, musicians -- from national stars to local talent -- are going room to room, playing tunes for patients. KERA's Anne Bothwell reports it's part of a national effort to channel the healing power of song.
  • Every year, 50,000 kids on the autism spectrum turn 18. While they're in school, there are plenty of programs to help them. After graduation, though, the options dry up. Today on Think, guest host Lauren Silverman talked with Susan Wood, executive director of the Hope Center for Autism, about why there are so few such programs in Texas. 

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