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Top Stories: Mayor Mike Rawlings On Pension Solution; The West Dallasites Who Don't Recognize Home

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The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

After days of negotiations with state senators, officials reached a deal last week to fix the troubled Dallas Police and Fire Pension Fund. Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings had called an earlier state House version a taxpayer bailout. 

In an interview with KERA, the mayor says he’s hopeful the state Senate version will be approved, but he says it’s going to require some sacrifices from Dallas taxpayers. 

Other stories this evening:

  • West Dallas has been an afterthought for the better part of a century, and today it's booming. The last four years have been a construction frenzy of new restaurants and upscale apartments. Some of the oldest residents don’t recognize the place. KERA’s series One Crisis Away: No Place To Go is looking at the people displaced by a changing neighborhood. Today, Courtney Collins dives into development that’s just getting started.
  • Authorities are still investigating the WannaCry ransomware attack that has hit more than 150 countries. The ransomware, which has affected hospitals and pharmacies, locks computers and demands 300 euro to regain access. Today on Think, Krys Boyd talked about the attack with Admiral Patrick Walsh, a cybersecurity expert at SMU’s Tower Center.

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

Gus Contreras is a digital producer and reporter at KERA News. Gus produces the local All Things Considered segment and reports on a variety of topics from, sports to immigration. He was an intern and production assistant for All Things Considered in Washington D.C.