Top Stories: Two Dallas Officers, Civilian Shot; Supreme Court Reviews Texas Redistricting | KERA News

Top Stories: Two Dallas Officers, Civilian Shot; Supreme Court Reviews Texas Redistricting

Apr 24, 2018

The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

The Dallas Police Department says two police officers were shot late this afternoon in North Dallas, and are critically wounded. A civilian was also shot, but that person's condition is unknown. The incident happened along Forest Central Drive, near the intersection of Forest Lane and U.S. Highway 75.

Other stories this evening:

  • An apparently divided U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on Tuesday about Texas election districts that a lower court struck down as discriminating against communities of color. In Austin, KUT’s Trey Shaar reports.
  • Women who cross the border from Mexico into the United States may bring their children, or give birth to children in the U.S. Gretchen Kuhner says many of these women need legal advice on both sides of the border, and co-founded a binational legal clinic called the Institute for Women in Migration. Kuhner talked with David Brown, host of Texas Standard.
  • When a person is diagnosed with a chronic disease, their friends and family also suffer. Mira T. Lee explores this idea in her debut novel, which chronicles the lives of two sisters. Miranda is the older, dependable one and Lucia is the free spirit struggling with a mental illness. Today on Think, Lee talked with guest host Courtney Collins about why she chose to explore mental illness through a sibling relationship.
  • On Tuesdays, KERA's One Crisis Away project examines life on the financial edge. Today, a look at how technology and the auto industry intersect, and how that translates to jobs. New research shows that even basic digital skills bump earning potential by about 17 percent, and since the auto industry is moving in a digital direction there are a lot of good-paying jobs to be found there. As Courtney Collins reports, a few hundred Dallas high schoolers just got an up close look.

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