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Molly Evans

Assistant Producer of Digital News

Molly Evans is the Assistant Producer of Digital News at KERA. She writes, edits and curates news content and maintains the news Twitter feed.

Molly previously served as Digital Coordinator, maintaining KERA’s various websites and digital platforms, designing graphics, working on digital projects and offering technical assistance to the staff.

She has worked at KERA since January 2015.

Before KERA, Molly interned with This Land Press, TulsaPeople, World Literature Today and the Oklahoma Gazette, where she also freelanced. She also wrote and edited for The Oklahoma Daily, the award-winning student newspaper at the University of Oklahoma.  

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In cities across Texas Saturday, thousands of people protested gun violence and called for stricter gun regulations.

Bill Zeeble / KERA News

A new report says Atmos Energy was aware of gas leaks in a Northwest Dallas neighborhood nearly two months before a house exploded, killing a 12-year-old girl.

Christopher Connelly / KERA News

The losing candidate in the Democratic primary for Dallas County district attorney says she will not request a recount.

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The official start of spring isn’t until Tuesday, but seasonal severe weather is jumping the gun.

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Along with the risks of poverty and unemployment during the Great Depression, Mexican immigrants and even U.S. citizens of Mexican descent faced an additional hazard: Around half a million of them were kicked out of the country to preserve jobs for white Americans.  

If you didn’t know this, it could be because it wasn’t covered the same way by every news outlet.

Stephanie Kuo / KERA News

Everything from a long commute and local food options to the number of physicians on call and people in poverty affects a community’s overall health.

That’s why the quality of health varies so widely across North Texas.

Alamo Drafthouse

The wait is over.

The Lake Highlands Alamo Drafthouse is opening Tuesday, March 20. The newest location of the Austin-based, eat-while-you-watch movie theater chain, known for its curated previews, specialty screenings and thematic food and drinks, is the third for Dallas-Fort Worth.

Plans were first announced in the summer of 2016.

Cadigan's personal website; Dallas Fire-Rescue

A journalist and firefighter from Dallas were among the passengers killed Sunday night when a helicopter went down in New York City’s East River. The pilot managed to escape.

Christopher Connelly / KERA News

A candidate in the Democratic primary for Dallas County district attorney says she has requested a recount after losing the race by a small margin. 

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America has a habit of following trends that occur in one of its states: Texas.

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Texas health officials are warning athletes and their parents who attended a cheerleading competition in Dallas last month of possible exposure to the mumps.

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In the first primary since President Trump was elected, Texas voters on Tuesday, and thousands more during early voting, cast their ballots to determine the party nominees for the November midterm election.

Heritage Auctions

A Dallas-based auction house this month is selling nearly 300 historic Texas and American West items, including books, maps, jewelry worn by an empress and a note signed by Stephen F. Austin.

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The rain this February didn’t quit until it made the top of the charts.

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After our day in the sun, we face strong-to-severe storms Tuesday and Wednesday in North Texas.

Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon / KUT News

It’s been six months since Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coast, damaging buildings, claiming or totally changing lives and inundating the southeastern part of the state with historic rainfall.

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An ice storm warning is in effect for several counties west of the Metroplex until midnight Wednesday.

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In light of the recent school shooting in Florida, a top elected official in Dallas is asking the NRA to hold its convention elsewhere this spring.

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In the era of U.S. slavery, it was illegal for African-Americans in many parts of the country — both enslaved and free — to learn to read and write.

But millions who were denied that right understood the power of education. By the late 19th century, there were dozens of black colleges in the United States.

City of Plano; Facebook

Plano City Council member Tom Harrison says he will not resign even though his colleagues have censured him. 

Dallas Zoo

A female hippo at the Dallas Zoo gave birth to her first calf Saturday morning, but the baby did not survive, the zoo announced.

City of Plano; Facebook

Plano City Council has called a special meeting for noon Sunday to discuss the future of a council member who came under fire this week for his anti-Islam post on Facebook.

Gus Contreras / KERA News

Regino Rojas has been named the sole semifinalist from North Texas for the 2018 James Beard Award for Best Chef in the Southwest.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

The Dallas area led the nation in arrests by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement last year, according to a report from Pew Research Center.

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President Donald Trump addresses the nation following a deadly school shooting in Parland, Florida that left 17 dead. 

Watch his remarks in the player below.

City of Plano; Facebook

A Plano City Council member has apologized for sharing a video on Facebook that he says "wrongfully implied I am anti-Muslim."

Humane Society of North Texas

More than 300 malnourished cattle were seized from a Central Texas property on Friday night. 

The Humane Society of North Texas removed 338 longhorns, including a three-day-old calf, from the property outside Waco. The cattle will be cared for by the humane society until permanent custody is determined, the organization said. 

WFAA / Via SMU's film and video collection

The folks at the G. William Jones Film & Video Collection at Southern Methodist University unearthed a bit of historic KERA footage on Sunday.

Spencer Selvidge / KUT News

Amazon giveth and Amazon taketh away.

The Seattle-based tech giant bought Austin-based Whole Foods in August. Since that acquisition, Amazon has cut prices on bananas, yogurt and other items at the organic grocer, and began selling Kindle e-readers in some of its 470 stores.

Now, it's rolling out something new for Whole Foods patrons: two-hour delivery.

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This story has been updated throughout.

A Richardson police officer was fatally shot Wednesday night while responding to a disturbance call at an apartment complex. This is the first police officer death in Texas this year.   

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