Top Stories: Finding Solutions For Affordable Housing In Dallas; District Six Democratic Race | KERA News

Top Stories: Finding Solutions For Affordable Housing In Dallas; District Six Democratic Race

May 9, 2018

The top local stories this evening from KERA News: 

The Dallas City Council has approved its first comprehensive housing policy designed to address the shortage of affordable housing in the city and break up concentrations of poverty. The plan identifies neighborhoods that need the city's attention, and provides incentives for developers to build more affordable housing in those areas.

Other stories this evening:

  • The Fort Worth school district is looking for new teachers, and as KERA's Eric Aasen reports, the district is setting its sights to the north across the Red River.
  • For many of us living in America today, it may feel like the country has never been so divided. Presidential historian Jon Meacham argues, though, this current climate of political partisanship is nothing new. Today on Think, he talked with Krys Boyd about other trying times in American history.
  • Early voting starts Monday for the May 22 primary runoff elections. Republican Congressman Joe Barton is retiring after 34 years in the House. Barton announced he wouldn't seek re-election after a nude photo of him circulated online. KERA’s Christopher Connelly reports on the Democratic runoff.

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