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Top Stories: Texans Hit The Polls On Primary Election Day

Mar 6, 2018

The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

Voters are determining party nominees for November's midterm contests, but in some races, there are so many candidates that May runoffs are likely. There are scores of races from a U.S. Senate seat to governor to several statewide offices.

All U.S. House seats in Texas are on the ballot, and eight of those are open seats where Congress members are not running for re-election. In the Texas Legislature, the entire state House is up for grabs, as are 15 of 31 Texas Senate seats.

In North Texas, Dallas County voters will pick the Democratic challenger for district attorney, while Tarrant County will choose candidates for the tax assessor collector's race.

Other stories this evening:

  • On Tuesdays, KERA’s One Crisis Away project examines life on the financial edge. Today, a look at the health consequences that come with childhood trauma. Whether a child is suffering from neglect or living with a substance-abusing or simply overwhelmed parent over time, those stressors can take a toll on the body, and mind. Krys Boyd talked with Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, founder and CEO of The Center for Youth Wellness in San Francisco.

You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:22 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM.