The top local stories this evening from KERA News:
Senator Ted Cruz of Texas was one of the holdouts who led Republicans to back down on a health care vote today. After that decision, Cruz told reporters he still has faith. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had hoped to get the measure through by the end of this week, and before Congress leaves on its Independence Day recess.
- One major criticism of the bill is big proposed cuts in Medicaid funding. Today on Think, Vann Newkirk of The Atlantic talked about how this could affect Texas.
- Getting married, buying a house, creating a will; all of these major milestones share something in common, a notary. Paying someone to stamp your paperwork has been a part of doing business for centuries. KERA’s Lauren Silverman reports that technology is transforming this custom in Texas and across the country.
- On Tuesdays, KERA's One Crisis Away project looks at life on the financial edge. Today, we spotlight a choir that just returned from a whirlwind tour of New York City and Washington D.C. For many members, this trip was a first. That's because they all happen to be homeless.
You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:22 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM.