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The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: This year, all 36 of Texas’ congressional representatives are up for re-election. Yet most observers only consider one of those races to actually be competitive. Part of that reason has to do with how the districts themselves are drawn.

New Urbanists Are Skeptical Of DART's Expansion Plan

7 hours ago
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North Texas’ largest transit system says it has figured out a way to fast track a controversial suburban passenger rail line that connects to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport without jeopardizing plans for a downtown Dallas subway.

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Stray dogs have plagued southern Dallas for decades. The issue gained national attention in May after Antoinette Brown was mauled to death by a pack of dogs. The attack followed years of complaints from residents, and a consultant group recently estimated 8,700 loose dogs roam the streets in the southern part of the city. 

Let KERA And Electionland Know About Your Early Voting Problems

10 hours ago

Early voting began Monday in Texas, and a record-breaking number of voters cast their ballots. That's good news for our Democracy, but Monday's high turnout wasn't without incident, including long lines throughout the state, inaccurate voter ID signs and machine snafus in Denton County. 

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North Texas shattered first-day early voting records on Monday. Voting in Dallas County surged 78 percent over 2012's number. Tarrant jumped 42 percent. Collin nearly doubled its total four years ago.


The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Several counties saw record early voting numbers yesterday. According to unofficial totals, more than 43,000 residents voted in Tarrant County. Dallas County broke their first-day early voting records with nearly 58,000 casting ballots.

In Some Texas Counties, Long Lines Complicate Early Voting

14 hours ago
Michael Stravato for The Texas Tribune

Avoiding long lines on Election Day is supposed to be one of the benefits of voting early, but on the first official day to cast ballots in Texas, some parts of the state reported long waits — sometimes hours — along with a few other snafus.

How Secure Is Electronic Voting In Texas?

15 hours ago
Al Ortiz / Houston Public Media

With talk of rigging and stolen elections, people are more concerned than usual about whether their vote will count. 


Five stories that have North Texas talking: Nina Pham settles her lawsuit against Texas Health Resources; Fort Worth Symphony cancels concerts through Dec. 31; students rate an SMU professor as one of the best in the country; and more.

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The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: The latest presidential polls are showing a surprisingly close race in Texas. A YouGov poll released Monday has Donald Trump with just a three-point lead over Hillary Clinton. It’s been 40 years since Texas voted for a Democrat.