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Top Stories: Rally Planned In Honor Of Jordan Edwards; One Family's Deep Roots In West Dallas

May 9, 2017

The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

Jordan Edwards, the black 15-year-old, who was fatally shot late last month by a white Balch Springs police officer. The Next Generation Action Network is organizing Tuesday’s rally on the steps of the Frank Crowley Courthouse in Dallas.

 

Other stories this evening:

  • With less than three weeks to go in the 85th Texas Legislature, the House and Senate are still hammering out the state’s budget – including how much money to spend on public education. The two chambers disagree on where that money should come from.

  • Housing prices in Texas have rapidly increased over the last several years, leaving many working families unable to afford a place to live. Today on Think, which airs this week from NPR in Washington, Krys Boyd talked with NPR reporter Laura Sullivan, who investigated affordable housing for a new Frontline documentary. She says many people are confused about low-income housing.

  • A neighborhood in West Dallas where 300 families face a June 3 move out deadline have some tough decisions to make. They rent inexpensive homes from a company called HMK, which says it can’t afford to repair these houses because of tougher city codes. In the next chapter of our series, “One Crisis Away: No Place to Go” Jessica Diaz-Hurtado visits one family whose roots run deep.

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