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6:49 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

From The Newsroom: All Eyes On The 'Inland Port'; Measles In Tarrant County

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: 

Since news of Tesla possibly building a battery factory in southern Dallas County, eyes are on a private area of industrial land known as the 'Inland Port.'

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6:54 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

From The Newsroom: A Report On Kids' Wellness; A Congressman Joins A Road Crew

According to the annual report Kids Count, 72 percent of fourth graders aren’t proficient in reading.
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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: 

A new report on children's well-being is out and Texas ranked pretty low.

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10:31 am
Tue July 22, 2014

From The Newsroom: Superintendent Miles Stays; New Border Security

In his new contract, Dallas Superintendent Mike Miles won't get a raise, but he will be allowed to consult.
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The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom:  Around 4 this morning, the Dallas school board voted to extend Superintendent Mike Miles' contract through July 1, 2017. Bill Zeeble was there. And we hear about Governor Perry's plan to send National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border.

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KERA Newsroom
7:01 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

From The Newsroom: Reinforcing The Border; Brain Lessons From Conjoined Twins

Gov. Rick Perry, flanked by State Rep. Dennis Bonnen (L) and Texas Adjutant General John Nichols (R), announced the deployment of National Guard troops to the Texas border on July 21.
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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: 

Governor Rick Perry announced his plans to reinforce the border with 1,000 members of the Texas National Guard, but two Catholic bishops have questions for him.

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KERA Newsroom
6:47 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

From the Newsroom: Videogames As Currency, The Alphabet As Weaponry

Gamers hard at play at Quakecon.
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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: From Donkey Kong to Grand Theft Auto, video-gaming is a serious business. And during QuakeCon Dallas is Game Central. And an unusual small exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art.

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KERA Newsroom
6:53 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

From the Newsroom: Johnny Winter Remembered, Crossword Puzzles Decoded

Johnny Winter plays a show in Germany in 2011.
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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

Texas blues and rock legend Johnny Winter died Wednesday in Switzerland at the age of 70. And a crossword explains how a team of expert puzzle-solvers played a major role in bringing World War II to an end.

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KERA Newsroom
7:05 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

From the Newsroom: Multimedia Magic, Fracking Friction

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

Former Dallasite William Joyce made his name as a children’s book author. Now he’s teamed with another North Texas ex-pat, Brandon Oldenburg, to create a whimsical studio called Moonbot. And a nine hour marathon in Denton was focused on fracking. 

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KERA Newsroom
8:56 am
Wed July 16, 2014

From The Newsroom: Denton Won't Ban Fracking - For Now

Denton still could become the first Texas city to ban fracking though the city council struck the measure down, if voters turn out in November.
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The top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: A citizen-led petition to ban fracking inside city limits in Denton heads to voters in November. City Council members voted it down 5-2 after a marathon public meeting - we listen in. And we visit a Dallas thrift shop that offers HIV testing.

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KERA Newsroom
6:55 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

From the Newsroom: Health At The Border, Splitting His Summer

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

With 2,000 immigrant kids headed to Dallas County, state health officials have alerted the federal centers for disease control about conditions in the detention facilities. And a member of KERA’s Class of ’17 is spending a summer, divided.

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9:30 am
Tue July 15, 2014

From The Newsroom: New Segregation, Hopes To Ban Fracking In Denton

Six decades after segregation was declared unconstitutional, how are our schools doing?
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This morning's top local stories from the KERA Newsroom: We look at the shifting demographics of Dallas' school system ahead of a PBS documentary about segregation in schools. And Denton could become the only Texas city to permanently ban hydraulic fracturing, as Lauren Silverman reports.  

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