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Top Stories: North Texas Congressman Addresses Obamacare In Rare Town Hall

Mar 6, 2017

The top local stories this morning from KERA News: U.S. House Representative Michael Burgess of Lewisville held a rare congressional town hall in North Texas Saturday. Many of his Republican colleagues have avoided such events during the congressional recess because of constituents angry with the Trump administration’s recent policies.

And like other public town halls, most of the attendees were upset over Republican plans to repeal — and possibly replace — the Affordable Care Act.

Constituents also asked questions about reported connections between the Trump administration and Russia, and protections for transgender students.

Other stories this morning:

  • According to the American Thyroid Association, an estimated 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease – and more than half don’t know it. (Note: we aired the wrong Vital Signs segment on air. We’ve included the correct interview in the audio.)
  • The Duncanville Pantherettes are the girl’s state basketball champions for the second year in a row.  They beat Cypress Ranch 76-65 for the Class 6A title over the weekend. This is the 10th state title for the Pantherettes.

You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:22 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM.