KERA Newsroom

Every weekday morning and evening, KERA airs an extended local news report. Hosted by Sam Baker at 8:20 a.m. and Justin Martin at 6:20 p.m., the segment focuses on the latest in education, health, science, technology, arts and politics in North Texas. Special features include Breakthroughs reports on the leading edge of health, science and technology; Vital Signsa weekly conversation about real-life health; American Graduate stories about the journey from childhod to graduation; the weekly movie chat The Big Screen; and in-depth newsmaker interviews of The Friday Conversation

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The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Today, a Collin County grand jury will unseal the indictment against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. The indictment, which relates to allegations of first-degree felony securities fraud, was announced over the weekend.  

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: The do-it-yourself Fair Park art studio that doesn't look like a traditional studio. 

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The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: The investigation into Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's securities violations appears to be looking into his relationship with a tech company called Severgy.

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: Today in Austin, lawmakers gathered for a hearing centered around Sandra Bland’s death, which has become a national story in the discussion about race. 

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The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Lawmakers will meet in Austin today to discuss how Sandra Bland’s arrest was handled.

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says his office has obtained a video of Planned Parenthood officials talking about fetal tissue donation. 

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The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is expect to testify before the Senate Health and Human Services Committee over whether Planned Parenthood affiliates in Texas are illegally profiting from the sale of tissue of aborted fetuses. 

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: Texas is home to three of the bottom five cities in terms of credit card debt, according to a recent study. Our "One Crisis Away" initiative takes a look at the numbers.

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The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: One North Texas city hit hard by the drought is ending its wastewater recycling program.

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: The Irving-based Boy Scouts of America is changing its stance on gay leaders.

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