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8:53 am
Fri October 24, 2014

From The Newsroom: Presbyterian After Ebola; New Plans For 508 Park

The new 508 Park will house an event space and an open art studio and gallery.

Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: We hear from the chief nursing officer at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Cole Edmonson, who’s spent the last month facing the biggest challenge of his career. And the iconic building that sits at 508 Park Avenue in Dallas has been vacant for decades. This weekend is the space's dedication and a chance for the public to see what's in store. 

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KERA Newsroom
6:52 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

From The Newsroom: New CDC Travel Rules, Vinson's Family Shares News

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  The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

The CDC has new travel guidelines for anyone entering the U.S. from a West African nation with an Ebola outbreak. And according to a statement from the family of Amber Vinson, Ebola can't be detected in her body and she’ll soon be transferred out of isolation. Emory University Hospital has not yet confirmed this. 

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KERA Newsroom
6:50 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

From The Newsroom: Students Talk DREAM Act, Bonnie and Clyde Set To Music

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

Students at two very different high schools debate the DREAM Act. And the musical Bonnie and Clyde plays for the first time on a North Texas stage.

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KERA Newsroom
9:53 am
Tue October 21, 2014

From The Newsroom: DISD Revisits Meeting Rules; Traffic Relief On The Ballot

A lengthy, closed-door session last night yielded plans for the DISD board to hold open forums about Bernadette Nutall's removal from a meeting at Dade Middle School.
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This morning's top stories from the KERA Newsroom: Bill Zeeble reports how the DISD board came to an agreement to hold open meetings on the forced removal of a board member from an on-campus meeting last week.

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KERA Newsroom
6:48 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

From The Newsroom: Fake Ebola Cures, Early Voting So Far

Some companies claim Vitamin C, something found in abundance in the kiwi fruit, can help treat Ebola. The FDA says not so fast.
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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

There’s no drug to treat Ebola that’s been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, but some companies swear things like Vitamin C, Nano Silver, herbs and snake venom do just that. And election officials say since early voting got underway, turnout is at about 40 percent. Some say that’s thanks to the exciting race for Texas Governor.

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KERA Newsroom
6:40 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

From The Newsroom: Ebola Puts Travel In Spotlight, Impressionistic Portraits

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: News today that a Texas Health Presbyterian worker who handed Thomas Eric Duncan’s lab samples is onboard a Caribbean cruise.

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KERA Newsroom
6:45 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

From The Newsroom: Ebola And Politics, The Sounds Of The Midway

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

The Ebola crisis has overshadowed every other news story in Texas, including next month’s election. And the State Fair midway, along with its colorful game operators, beckons.

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KERA Newsroom
6:40 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

From The Newsroom: Neighbors And Nurses React To Second Health Worker With Ebola

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

Amber Vinson, diagnosed with Ebola early Wednesday morning lives in the largest apartment complex in Dallas. Workers were already decontaminating in hours before the sun came up. And after two of the nurses who treated Thomas Eric Duncan became sick with Ebola, their colleagues across the state are expressing concerns about preparation for handling the disease.

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KERA Newsroom
9:28 am
Wed October 15, 2014

From The Newsroom: Dallas' Third Ebola Case; Economy In The Governor's Race

Mayor Mike Rawlings stands with County Judge Clay Jenkins and Daniel Varga of Texas Health Presbyterian Wednesday morning. Officials are urging the public to remember Ebola cases are still restricted to nurses who treated Thomas Eric Duncan.
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Top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Doualy Xaykaothao makes it to the studio after an early press conference to tell us what we know about the second healthcare worker at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas to be diagnosed with Ebola. And our 'Five Days In October' series continues with a focus on home insurance rates. 

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KERA Newsroom
6:53 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

From The Newsroom: The Economic And Legal Challenges With Ebola; Skiing In Grand Prairie

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: We look at the economic costs of the Ebola virus in Dallas County and the legal challenges containing the virus poses. Also, an expert's take on Ebola and canines. And Grand Prairie has ambitious plans to build a $215 million resort with the world's longest indoor ski run.

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