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Top Stories: The Next Step On Confederate Memorial Recommendations

Oct 25, 2017

The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

The City Council will take public comments tonight at 6 regarding recommendations on what to do with the city's Confederate memorials and symbols.

The recommendations from the Mayor's Task Force have already been approved by two committees. The full council will vote on the recommendations next month.

Other stories this morning:

  • President Trump will visit Dallas later today as part of a short fundraising swing through Texas. Republican officials expect to raise more than $4 million.
  • Some wet wipes claim to be flushable, but are they? The National Association of Clean Water Agencies says wipes are jamming pumps — even the supposedly flushable ones — and cost U.S. utilities up to $1 billion a year.

Correction: The Dallas City Council's Quality of Life committee met earlier this week to consider recommendations on what to do with the city's Confederate memorials and symbols. The committee is not meeting Wednesday. The City Council will take public comments tonight at 6 at City Hall. The full council will vote on the recommendations Nov. 8. 

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