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Top Stories: Majority Of Texas Republicans Still Support Trump; Movie Musical History

Mike Stone

The top local stories this morning from KERA News: President Trump is still popular with Texas Republicans, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll.

While 79 percent of Republicans said they approve of the job the president is doing, 92 percent of Democrats disapprove. Fifty-five percent of independent voters approved of Trump's performance.

Trump got better marks from men and white voters than any other demographic. However, nearly two-thirds of Texas voters said the country is more divided since he became president. 

Other stories this morning:

  • Today's the deadline for U.S. cities to turn in their bids to host Amazon's proposed second headquarters. North Texas is submitting a regional pitch, compiled by the Dallas Regional Chamber and the Fort Worth Chamber.
  • Irving-based Fluor has won a federal contract to help restore power in hurricane-damaged Puerto Rico. Since Hurricane Maria struck a month ago, about 86 percent of Puerto Rico remains without power.
  • The Big Screen dives into musical film history with Sean Griffin, whose new book is called "Free and Easy: A Defining History of the American Film Musical Genre."

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.