Top Stories: Voter Registration Deadline Is Today; More School Closures Due To Flu | KERA News

Top Stories: Voter Registration Deadline Is Today; More School Closures Due To Flu

Feb 5, 2018

The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

Today’s the last day to register to vote for the March 6 primaries.

The primary will determine the party nominees for the November midterm elections. Midterms are typically lower turnout elections, but they can have an outsized impact because they can change electoral maps, depending on the outcome of state and congressional races.

This year is particularly unusual in Texas because there are eight vacancies in Congress to fill. It’s rare for this many seats to be open in Texas, and lots of people are jockeying to win them.

Other stories this morning:

  • White Rock Montessori School is the latest North Texas school to close after multiple reports of the flu.
  • It may be tempting to curl up on the couch with some rum during the cold weather, but it won’t make you as warm as you think.

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