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The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings' "dream team" of designers and planners unveiled their recommendations for the Trinity Parkway, which is quite different from the project's original plan. 

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The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Today, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings will unveil new design recommendations for the Trinity Tollway, made by a team of designers and urban planners he put together. BJ Austin reports on how big a role the toll road will play in next month's city council elections

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Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings is set to unveil new recommendations for the controversial Trinity Toll Road today. And the Dallas City Council will discuss the suggestions in a special meeting Thursday afternoon. The divisive project is having an impact on the May City Council elections.

National Weather Service

Update, 2:39 p.m.: The warnings and watches have passed -- for now. But the National Weather Service says there's a slight chance for severe weather for Dallas-Fort Worth through this evening.

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The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: A new streetcar line is running again in Oak Cliff after a half-century absence. 

Streetcars return to Oak Cliff late Monday morning – a sound not heard in half a century. The new Oak Cliff streetcar line is making its inaugural run -- and it’s not your grandmother’s trolley.

Long-Awaited Purple Hearts Awarded To Fort Hood Victims

Apr 12, 2015
Bob Daemmrich / Texas Tribune

KILLEEN – Moments after receiving a long-awaited Purple Heart, Staff Sgt. Eric Jackson said he was not always certain the award would come, frustrated with the federal government’s insistence that the 2009 attack at Fort Hood was not terrorism.

Animal Planet

We have some breaking news to report – of the baby giraffe variety. Katie, a Dallas Zoo giraffe, has given birth – and it’s being streamed live.

A foster care official who worked with countless Texas kids and young adults for two decades has died. Jerry Sullivan was only 44.

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As downtown Dallas sparks back to life, the city faces a crucial question: Tear down old buildings or save and rehab them? A task force on preservation was created after several historic buildings were demolished last fall without much warning. Katherine Seale chairs the city’s Landmark Commission and is also the head of that task force

For this week’s Friday Conversation, she talked about the task force’s new recommendations for the city. 

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