The top local stories this morning from KERA News:
Opening statements are expected this morning in the federal corruption trial of John Wiley Price. Prosecutors say the Dallas County Commissioner accepted nearly $1 million in bribes in exchange for providing insider information and for voting in favor of certain contracts.
Other stories this morning:
- Military veterans gathered at the State Capitol yesterday to push for expansion of medical marijuana laws. Two years ago, the legislature approved the use of non-THC cannabis oil for patients with epilepsy.
Of the five films nominated for best documentary this year, three of them focus on African Americans. Our Big Screen team concludes its Oscar preview series with one of those films – a reminder of writer James Baldwin’s significance – 30 years after his death.
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