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Top Stories: Updated Homeless Numbers In Tarrant, Parker Counties

Mar 24, 2017

The top local stories this morning from KERA News: An annual homeless count released yesterday found little change in the number of people on the streets in Tarrant and Parker Counties.

This year the count found 1,924 people were homeless across the two counties, the majority in Fort Worth. There were fewer veterans on the streets and fewer women fleeing domestic violence, but there were increases among families and people under 18. 

Photo credit: Joyce Marshall/The Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Other stories this morning:

  • Women make up half of the U.S. population, yet they hold less than 20 percent of the seats in Congress. In our Friday Conversation, we talk to Cindy Simon Rosenthal, who spent much of her career researching women in politics before getting involved herself.

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