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Top Stories: Fresh New Faces On Dallas City Council; Doing Things Differently At United Way

Jun 19, 2017

The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

In Dallas, the campaigning is over and the governing begins for a new City Council -- members were sworn in Monday morning at City Hall. At the inauguration, Mayor Mike Rawlings said there’s lots to do – from approving a city budget, to finalizing a bond package scheduled to go to the voters in November. 

Other stories this evening:

  • Our nation is fairly divided between those who consider themselves liberals and those who identify as conservative. It turns out, though, many Americans aren't clear on what these ideological labels actually mean. Today on Think, Krys Boyd talked with political scientist Nathan Kalmoe about how the 2016 election showed voters are more loyal to their party than ideology.  
  • A North Texas community institution is facing a budget shortfall of $2 million. The United Way of Tarrant County has cut one-third of its staff positions to preserve funding for the programs it supports in and around Fort Worth. With new leadership coming into the nearly century-old organization, KERA’s Christopher Connelly reports that United Way is changing the way it works for the social media age.

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