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Top Stories: Where Fort Worth Stands On SB 4; The Mystery Of ALS

Christopher Connelly
Daniel Garcia-Rodriguez founded United Fort Worth, which organized the demonstrations outside last week's city council meeting.

The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Though a vote hasn’t been scheduled for the Fort Worth City Council to decide whether to join a lawsuit against SB 4, the city has its concerns about the anti-sanctuary cities law.

Council members Carlos Flores and Carey Moon spoke to WFAA about concerns over how the law may diminish trust between immigrants and law enforcement.

It’s unlikely the council will vote in favor of joining the lawsuit. However, Moon says the city wants to minimize the damage SB 4 could cause.

"Fort Worth is setting a policy so that if you're a victim to a crime or witness to a crime, we're not going to be checking your immigration status,” he said. “We want to eliminate you being that victim."

Other stories this morning:

  • ALS is back in the spotlight after the death of playwright Sam Shepard, and the topic of today’s Vital Signs.
  • Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame over the weekend.

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.