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Top Stories: Fort Worth's Big Projects; Race And Homelessness

Feb 1, 2017

The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News:

Fort Worth has gotten some good news recently – in the form of federal commitments to help fund a couple of big infrastructure projects.

KERA's Fort Worth reporter Christopher Connelly sat down with Managing Editor Eric Aasen to talk about the details.

Other stories this afternoon:

  • Last week, the Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance led its annual homeless count. Advocates say the numbers should be similar to last year’s, including the fact that in Dallas, the homeless population is disproportionately black. In Dallas, the homeless alliance recently received a $32,000 grant from United Way of Metropolitan Dallas to join a national initiative on racial inequity. As KERA’s Stephanie Kuo reports, closing the racial gap requires a look into Dallas’ past.

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