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Top Stories: Future Of XL Pipeline In Texas (And Beyond); Exploring Texas Pension Problems


The top local stories this evening from KERA News:  After last week’s presidential election, the company that owns the Keystone XL pipeline said it’s interested in finishing out the project to the Texas Gulf Coast.

President Obama stopped construction on the part of the pipeline on the U.S./Canada border over climate change concerns. Experts say even under a new administration, drilling in the tar sands remains unappealing -- because of crude oil prices.

Other stories this evening:

  • Most of us think of Latinos as people with roots in Mexico, Cuba or other Latin American countries. That definition, though, leaves out Filipino Americans, whose culture was shaped by centuries of Spanish colonial rule. 
  • An effort is underway to boost the troubled Dallas Police and Fire Pension Fund. KERA’s Sam Baker talked about pension problems with Mike Davis. He specializes in the intersection of government and business at SMU’s Cox School of Business. 

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