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At a Dallas City Hall news conference, Mayor Mike Rawlings announced that Catholic Charities Dallas will start canvassing the neighborhood this weekend.

State Rep. Dutton Renews Uphill Fight To Abolish The Death Penalty

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Public radio stations from across the state collaborated on this series looking at the death penalty in Texas – its history, how it’s changed, whom it affects and its future. The following story is from Houston Public Media.

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Former President George H.W. Bush will be moved from the intensive care unit Monday at Houston Methodist Hospital where he has been undergoing treatment for pneumonia.

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The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal from Texas in its effort to restore its strict voter identification law on Monday.

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Tens of thousands of Texans took part in marches across the state Saturday timed to the Women’s March on Washington. Thousands of North Texans gathered in Dallas, Fort Worth and Denton.


Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texas Supreme Court to hear gay marriage case; tens of thousands of Texans take part in women's marches; facing societal issues through dance; and more.

Thousands of people turned out in Austin today to march in solidarity with the Women's March on Washington. Austin's march was one of more than 600 marches around the world organized to protest the inauguration of Donald Trump and rally around a variety of issues, including reproductive rights, civil rights, immigration and the environment. 

Across Texas, Tens Of Thousands Participate In Women's Marches

Jan 21, 2017
Brandon Formby / Texas Tribune

The day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, tens of thousands of Texans took part in women's marches across the state on Saturday, flooding the streets around the state Capitol in Austin, striding through downtown Dallas and congregating at Houston City Hall.

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Among the North Texans watching President Donald Trump’s inauguration – counseling and dispute resolution experts. SMU’s Dispute Resolution and Counseling Department hosted a panel discussion. The focus? Reconciliation after a divisive political season.


The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Federal officials will return to Texas late next month to continue investigating whether the state deliberately excluded students from receiving special education services.