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Top Stories: Another Legal Challenge To A State Voting Provision

Al Ortiz
Houston Public Media

The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans today will take up a legal challengeon an obscure provision in the Texas Election Code.

Interpreters helping someone cast a ballot have to be registered to vote in the same county in which they're providing help. That provision's been on hold since last year when a judge ruled it violated the federal Voting Rights Act.

Other stories this morning:

  • Former Dallas Police Chief David Brown has a new memoir out. He'll be on Think today at 1 p.m.
  • More than 60 feature films and shorts will screen at this week’s Oak Cliff Film Festival.
  • Former FBI director James Comey is scheduled to testify before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Watch the livestream here.

You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:22 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.