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From The Newsroom: Study On Irving Quakes; From Homeless To High School Graduate

Todd Wiseman
The Texas Tribune
Before wrapping up this year's legislative session, state lawmakers approved funds for an independent study on the cause of the recent earthquakes in Irving.

The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: The state legislature wrapped up its session yesterday. Before lawmakers went home, they approved $4 million to fund an independent study to investigate the recent earthquakes in Irving. 

Also, we'll meet Desmond Davis in our next installment of the American Graduate series, Homeless In High School. Dez is a runner, wrestler and drum major at North Dallas High School. He's also homeless. Yet, he's not letting his circumstances get in the way of getting his diploma. He'll be crossing the stage this weekend. 

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

Former KERA staffer Krystina Martinez was an assistant producer. She produced local content for Morning Edition and She also produced The Friday Conversation, a weekly series of conversations with North Texas newsmakers. Krystina was also the backup newscaster for the Texas Standard.