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Top Stories: Finding Solutions For School Suspensions; Texas' Maternal Mortality Crisis

Mar 26, 2018

The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

A report Monday today finds that despite a new Texas law, young children are still at risk of being suspended in school districts across the state. That law prohibits out-of-school suspensions for students in pre-k through second grade, except under certain circumstances, such as bringing a gun to school.

Still, advocates are concerned about the number of in-school suspensions.

Other stories this evening:

  • The maternal mortality crisis in Texas was the focus this weekend of some of the state’s leading physicians. As KUT’s Ashley Lopez reports, doctors with the Texas Medical Association vetted different ideas to reduce the deaths of women while pregnant or shortly after giving birth.
  • Want to start a successful business? You need a great idea, paying customers and when you want to grow your business, you'll need access to capital. KERA's Krystina Martinez explains why historically, people of color and women have a harder time securing business loans and investor funding.

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