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News for North Texas, reports and opinion from KERA staff and freelance commentators.

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Dallas Leaders React To Amazon's Rejection Of The City For Its Next Headquarters

11/13/2018
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After learning Tuesday that Dallas won't be home to the next Amazon headquarters — the prize instead goes to New York and Northern Virginia — city leaders say they learned some lessons from the application process.

Duration:00:01:52

A New Center For Homeless Youth Opens In Dallas

11/13/2018
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An estimated 4,000 students in the Dallas Independent School District are considered homeless. On Tuesday, Dallas ISD and several non-profit groups marked the opening of the first phase of a homeless youth center.

Duration:00:02:11

Urban Farm To Market: A Place To Eat And Gather Is About to Open In South Dallas

11/13/2018
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Bonton Farms in South Dallas is evolving to serve its community, by serving meals. On Nov. 19, Bonton Farms will open a market and cafe, in a neighborhood that's long struggled with access to fresh, healthy food. The hope is to inspire residents to make lifelong changes.

Duration:00:04:01

Dallas-Houston Bullet Train Faces Eminent Domain And Other Hurdles

11/12/2018
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Plans continue for a bullet train that would connect Dallas to Houston in just 90 minutes. While residents and officials in these big cities welcome high-speed rail, landowners along its path have concerns .

Duration:00:05:35

You Should Get Your Flu Shot As Soon As Possible. Here's Why

11/12/2018
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Flu season began last month and continues through March. If you haven't received your flu shot, here's why you should do so as soon as possible.

Duration:00:04:28

Democrat Colin Allred Ousts Pete Sessions, Turning 32nd Congressional District Blue

11/7/2018
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Democrats are now in control of the House of Representatives — and North Texas Democrat Colin Allred will be joining them to form the new majority.

Duration:00:02:32

Democrat John Creuzot Soundly Defeats Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson

11/7/2018
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John Creuzot will be the next district attorney of Dallas County. Creuzot, a Democrat, defeated incumbent Republican Faith Johnson, who'd been appointed to the job. The margin of victory was a resounding 20 percentage points.

Duration:00:01:40

A Democrat Takes Back A Tarrant County State Senate Seat

11/7/2018
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In reliably red Tarrant County, a Democrat took back a swing state Senate district. It was a tight race between incumbent Republican Konni Burton and challenger Beverly Powell.

Duration:00:01:29

Former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez Loses Bid For Texas Governor

11/7/2018
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Former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez lost her bid against Gov. Greg Abbott. Valdez, who served four terms as sheriff, would have been the first Latina and openly gay governor.

Duration:00:01:25

Milk and Cereal In The Morning Can Help With Managing Diabetes, Study Says

11/5/2018
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A new study says milk when consumed with breakfast cereal may provide benefits for those managing diabetes. A well-balanced breakfast of carbohydrates, protein and fats is considered key to starting the day.

Duration:00:04:48

Where Pete Sessions And Colin Allred Stand On Health Care

11/2/2018
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In North Texas’ most heated congressional race, health care has become the dominant issue. Longtime Republican Rep. Pete Sessions is facing his toughest political challenge in years from Democrat and civil rights lawyer Colin Allred for his North Dallas seat. And the two candidates and their supporters are spending millions of dollars on ads to paint the other guy as a bad choice. So where do the two stand?

Duration:00:06:16

This New Texas Service Offers Free Rides To And From The Polls To Help More People Vote

11/1/2018
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It's 9 a.m. on Halloween as Maryanne Walter opens her front door in Plano. She's about to leave for work and called Rideshare2Vote for her 22-year-old daughter, Kelley Reinlein. "Kelley is a registered voter and this is not her first time to vote, so she should have no problem. This is her first time to vote independently , so rideshare is a very important part."

Duration:00:04:41

How One Texas Progressive Group Is Mobilizing Unlikely Black And Latino Voters

10/31/2018
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In a nondescript West Dallas office complex, David Villalobos is on a roll, talking to about three dozen men and women – mostly black and Latino – all in matching teal shirts. They are canvassers for the Texas Organizing Project, preparing to hit the streets and knock on doors. Villalobos is answering a question about getting people to talk about the election when they’re not very interested in voting.

Duration:00:05:10

Texas Midterms May Test Whether Grassroots Passion Shifted Parties — And If It Still Works

10/31/2018
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In past elections, Texas’ tea party groups have played a visible role, generating grassroots enthusiasm among Republicans who want less government and lower taxes. But this year, especially compared with Democratic activists, tea partyers are playing a less conspicuous role.

Duration:00:04:51

In Dallas County DA Race, Both Candidates Say They're Change Agents For Criminal Justice

10/30/2018
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Elections for local prosecutors are traditionally pretty sleepy affairs, and historically, candidates have competed to show how tough they are on crime. But this year, the race to become Dallas County district attorney is bucking those trends as both candidates seek to portray themselves as changemakers working to make the criminal justice system fairer, rather than tougher.

Duration:00:04:49

New Study Warns Against Starting Healthy, Older Adults On Daily, Low-Dose Aspirin

10/29/2018
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Doctors have suggested one low-dose aspirin a day to help avoid heart attacks and strokes, but a recent study suggests healthy, older people who don’t currently take it shouldn’t start.

Duration:00:04:14

There's Only One Baseball Glove Factory Left In The United States — In Nocona, Texas

10/26/2018
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About 100 miles northwest of Dallas-Fort Worth, after passing untold pastures of crops and cattle, sits the town of Nocona, Texas, population 3,000. It’s home of the Nokona baseball glove factory — the only one still operating in the United States.

Duration:00:04:14

An African-American Southern Baptist Pastor Navigates Race, Faith And Politics

10/26/2018
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Terry Turner lives at the intersection of religion, history and politics. The pastor of Mesquite Friendship Baptist Church comes out of the deep traditions of the African-American church, and he's past president of the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention.

Duration:00:04:55

'It's Everything For Me': What's Next For Immigrants With Temporary Protected Status

10/24/2018
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Erika Murillo wakes up at 3 a.m. to get to her job — taking orders from hospitals and restaurants on everything from hospital gowns to napkins — by 4 a.m. She's home by 12:45 p.m., just enough time to take a quick nap before her daughter Sabrina, 9, and son, Dorian, 11, come home from school.

Duration:00:02:19

Close Tarrant County Senate Race May Come Down To Taxes, Trump And Suburban Women

10/24/2018
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The closest state Senate race in Texas may be in Tarrant County’s District 10, where Democrat Beverly Powell is running to try to unseat Republican state Sen. Konni Burton . Democrats hope to chip away at Republican control in Austin and reclaim a seat once held by Wendy Davis. Republicans want to keep one of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s most loyal lieutenants and tea party activists in Austin.

Duration:00:05:04