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Top Stories: First Case Of Locally Transmitted Zika Reported; Being Native American In 2016


The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: A woman from the Rio Grande Valley has been diagnosed with the state’s first locally transmitted case of Zika virus, health officials announced Monday afternoon.

Other stories this afternoon:

  • Texas Senator Ted Cruz says he supports President-elect Donald Trump and his administration, and he’s going to focus on the future instead. 
  • A Dallas company is behind a controversial oil pipeline in North Dakota. Energy Transfer Partners says the Dakota Access Pipeline will pump millions of dollars into local economies and generate jobs. UT-Arlington student Stephanie Vielle says she spent time at Standing Rock in October to support her people and protect the water. Vielle talks about Native American identity and how younger generations are trying to find their place in modern America.

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