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Top Stories: Fort Worth City Council, Police Officials Discuss SB 4

Aug 2, 2017

The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Fort Worth police officials warned the city council yesterday Senate Bill 4 would damage trust with immigrant communities. The council was discussing whether to join other Texas cities in a lawsuit against the sanctuary cities bill, which will go into effect next month. 

No vote was taken at the meeting. Meanwhile, hundreds of SB 4 opponents marched through downtown Fort Worth. 

Photo credit: Rodger Mallison/The Fort Worth-Star Telegram

Other stories this morning: 

  • Fort Worth's Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) is taking in half a million plant specimens from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. According to a 2015 report in the international science journal, Nature, more than 15 percent of North American research collections of dried plants have been lost since 1997 due to rising costs, limited space and competing institutional priorities.

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