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Roundup: New Law Creates Demand For Meningitis Vaccine

12/20/2011
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New Law Creates Demand For Meningitis Vaccine and Gov. Fails to Get Key Endorsement

New Candidates Stir Up Senate Race

12/20/2011
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A Republican and a Democrat, each with some name recognition, have entered the race to replace retiring Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. KERA's Shelley Kofler says the biggest buzz surrounds broadcaster Craig James.

AT&T Pulls Out of Acquisition Deal

12/20/2011
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Dallas based telecom giant AT&T has pulled the plug on its $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA. Bill Zeeble has more on how this might affect consumers.

North Texas Hospitals To Tackle Infection Control

12/20/2011
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North Texas is one of two dozen U.S. locations selected for the "Partnership for Patients" initiative. It's a public-private collaboration to improve patient safety and reduce hospital acquired infections.

Dallas Hairsylists' Death Ruled Accidental

12/20/2011
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The Dallas County Medical Examiner has ruled the death of a hairstylist found in her burning car "accidental". But police say that does NOT close the investigation.

Occupy Dallas: Still Standing Even Though Tents Are Down

12/17/2011
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It's been a month since Occupy Dallas protesters were evicted from their camp behind City Hall. Protesters promised to continue daily downtown demonstrations but that faded.

Texans May Lose Clout With April Primary

12/17/2011
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A federal judge has signed off on an agreement to delay Texas' March primary election until April 3. That will give candidates time to adjust to final redistricting maps. But KERA's Shelley Kofler reports Texas may lose some of its influence in choosing a republican presidential nominee.

One Holiday Tradition Finally On Track

12/16/2011
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There's something about an electric train at Christmas that brings out the kid in all of us. And as KERA's Courtney Collins explains, a couple in Rockwall decided it's never too late to play conductor.

Agreement On Texas Primary Date Expected Today

12/16/2011
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An agreement on when Texas will elect their party nominees could come as early as today. KERA's Shelley Kofler reports Republicans and Democrats say they're close to deciding when Texas should hold political primaries.

SMU Experts Look At AMR

12/15/2011
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The North Texas economy will take a hit from AMR's bankruptcy, even if it's not evident yet. That's according to Southern Methodist University business experts. KERA's Bill Zeeble has more on the school's annual economic review.

TAB Billboard Targets Colleges

12/14/2011
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The Texas Association of Business wants the state to withhold some money for community colleges until graduate rates rise. The group has even put up billboards to encourage support. KERA's Bill Zeeble reports the Dallas County College District says the business group doesn't know the whole story.

Dallas Couple Leading Fair Park's Future

12/14/2011
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For more than 100 years, a "marriage" between the city of Dallas and the State Fair of Texas has kept Fair Park going. But, it's not a marriage of equals. In this instance, one has money, one doesn't.

New Water Restrictions For Dallas Customers

12/13/2011
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Dallas water customers are under "Stage 1" drought restrictions effective today. KERA's BJ Austin reports.

30% Of Texans Obese

7/7/2011
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A national report says 30 percent of Texans are obese. That makes Texas the 12th most obese state in the country.

More Texas Students Taking AP Classes

7/7/2011
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More Texas high school students are qualifying for college credits, thanks to Advanced Placement tests. KERA's Bill Zeeble reports on the Texas Education Agency study out this week.

Group Seeks To Block Texas Sonogram Law

7/7/2011
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An abortion rights group asked a federal judge Wednesday to temporarily block the implementation of a Texas law requiring doctors to perform a sonogram on a woman seeking an abortion.

Roundup: Thousands Take Texas AP Courses

7/6/2011
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According to data released by the Texas Education Agency this week, more Texas high school students are qualifying for college credits, thanks to taking Advanced Placement tests.

Grasshoppers A Problem For Texas Farmers

7/5/2011
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As if the drought and wild fires haven't been enough for Texas farmers to be dealing with Agriculture experts are warning of another challenge. The grasshoppers are coming.

LIFT: 50 Years Teaching Adults To Read

7/5/2011
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Nearly half of the adult population in the DFW Metroplex cannot read a newspaper. That's according to LIFT, Literacy Instruction for Texas. For 50 years, LIFT has been teaching adults to read.

Economy Project: Options When Faced With Foreclosures

7/4/2011
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In this KERA Economy Project segment, 90.1's Sam Baker talks with Linda Davis of Consumer Credit Counseling of Greater Dallas about options available with faced with foreclosure.
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