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News reports and opinion from KERA staff and freelance commentators.

News reports and opinion from KERA staff and freelance commentators.
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News reports and opinion from KERA staff and freelance commentators.

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Runoff Elections Tomorrow

6/17/2011
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Voters in Dallas and Fort Worth choose new mayors tomorrow, and the candidates are revving up their "get out the vote" efforts. We have two reports, starting in Fort Worth.

Mavs Parade Rolls Through Dallas

6/17/2011
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Amid daily news about war, terrorism, the economy, and lost jobs, the Dallas Mavs victory parade offered an outlet for pure, ecstatic joy. KERA's Bill Zeeble has more on the event that drew some 200,000 fans.

Commentary: Green Lantern And America

6/17/2011
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Remembering a childhood hero, commentator Chris Tucker says that America cannot be the moral policeman of the planet.

Dallas Mayoral Candidates: Trinity Toll Road Split

6/16/2011
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There are many things the candidates in the runoff for Dallas Mayor agree on. But the proposed Trinity toll road is not one of them.

Roundup: Early Voting Suggested Budget-Cutting Target

6/15/2011
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The city of Dallas budget shortfall for next year is shrinking. At today's City Council update, the new shortfall projection was $52 million down from $79 million.

Dallas Preps for Mavs Parade

6/15/2011
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In advance of Thursday's Mavs Victory parade, officials are urging patience and preparation. KERA's Bill Zeeble reports at least a quarter million fans are expected to flood downtown Dallas, from the Convention Center to the American Airlines Arena.

Irving Mayor's Race Turns Nasty, Costly

6/15/2011
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The battle for Irving Mayor has become nasty and expensive. Incumbent Herbert Gears and former city councilmember Beth Van Duyne have together spent more than $850,000 to win the race.

Possible NTTA Firing Revives Concerns Over Secrecy

6/15/2011
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Wednesday morning the North Texas Tollway Authority will consider whether to fire executive director Allen Clemson. After joining the NTTA two years ago Clemson sought to open the contract bidding process to new companies. Clemson's changes apparently rankled some board members who want to consider his termination.

Fort Worth Mayoral Runoff Candidates Take Positions

6/13/2011
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Financial and infrastructure problems await the next mayor of Fort Worth. Runoff candidates Betsy Price and Jim Lane recently appeared on KERA for a live election forum.

Economy Project: Homebuyer Education

6/13/2011
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90.1's Sam Baker talks with Linda Davis of Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Greater Dallas about how those wanting to buy a home can and should educate themselves about the process.

Drought Drinking Up West Texas Water Supply

6/10/2011
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The extreme drought is hitting some parts of Texas extra hard. As water supplies start to dry up the rush is on to find new sources of drinking water.

Texas Rangers In Border Shootout

6/10/2011
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Texas Department of Public Safety officers were in a cross-border shootout with suspected drug runners in Mexico Thursday morning.

Dallas Mayoral Candidates Talk Budget Cuts

6/9/2011
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It's going to be another tough budget year for Dallas libraries, parks and recreation centers. The candidates in the runoff race for Mayor agree there won't be a tax increase this time to save those departments. During a live election program on KERA, both said those cuts have to be made.

FWISD Picks Dansby As Interim

6/8/2011
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By an 8 to 1 vote, the Fort Worth School Board has named Deputy Superintendent Walter Dansby as interim superintendent. He takes over temporary leadership for Melody Johnson, who announced her resignation last month, the same day Michael Hinojosa said he was leaving the Dallas School District.

Dallas Mayoral Candidates Differ During Live KERA Call-In

6/8/2011
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Dallas candidates for Mayor, David Kunkle and Mike Rawlings, answered reporter and listener questions Wednesday during a live election forum on KERA 90.1.

Economy Project: Dallas Area Home Prices Fall

6/6/2011
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In this KERA Economy Project segment, 90.1's Sam Baker talks with the President of the MetroTex Association of Realtors about recent news of Dallas-area home prices falling in March - the ninth straight monthly decline.

DISD's Patton Academy Graduates First Class

6/3/2011
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It's graduation season. At one small Dallas high school, seniors weren't sure they would ever experience it. After all, graduation passed them by long ago.

Governor And Davis Trade Barbs Over Special Session

5/31/2011
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Senator Wendy Davis is firing back after Governor Rick Perry blamed her for forcing lawmakers into a special session because she wanted to make a statement.

Special Session Begins Immediately

5/30/2011
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Texas lawmakers thought they would adjourn and head home Monday, but Governor Perry has called them into a special session beginning Tuesday at 8 am.

Dallas Zoo Savanna Is One Year Old

5/30/2011
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The Dallas Zoo celebrated the one-year anniversary of its Giants of the Savanna exhibit over the Memorial Day weekend.
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