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Top Stories: Surviving Hurricanes Katrina And Harvey; Dallas Arts Town Hall On Sexual Harassment

Dec 12, 2017

The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

Hurricane Harvey, and the devastating rainfall that came with it, changed hundreds of thousands of people's lives. Some lost loved ones, while others watched the floodwaters invade their homes. Thousands of families were displaced, and some landed in North Texas. 

Three and a half months after the storm, more than a hundred of those families have decided to stay. Courtney Collins has the story of a woman who’s been through this before, 12 years ago, after Hurricane Katrina.

Other top stories this evening:  

  • More than 120 theater artists packed a town hall meeting in Oak Cliff on Monday. They were there to learn about a new method Chicago theaters are using to address sexual harassment. Art & Seek’s Jerome Weeks reports that the meeting came after the Dallas Theater Center fired an administrator for inappropriate behavior.
  • An internal audit says Dallas officials have done a poor job of keeping an eye on the people and agencies they've tasked with helping the homeless. The Dallas Morning News reports that the Dallas City Council received the report Friday. The audit is the latest account of Dallas' struggle to address a growing homeless population.

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