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Top Stories: Three More Flu-Related Deaths In Dallas County; Landlord Lien Laws In Texas


The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

North Texas continues to see more deaths related to the flu. Dallas County on Wednesday announced three more fatal cases, bringing the county's total to 72 this season. More than 120 flu deaths have been recorded across North Texas.

Other stories this evening:

  • If you’re a renter in Texas, there’s probably a clause in your lease you haven’t notice. It comes into play if you fail to pay your rent. Syeda Hasan with KUT in Austin explains your landlord may have the right to come into your home and take your personal belongings.

  • When we use Google to search for the nearest post office or pharmacy, we expect to get a "neutral" result based on location. When searching for information on more complex issues, though, it can be hard to find objective information. Today on Think, Krys Boyd talked with Safiya Noble about how search engines can reinforce biased – even racist – views online. 

  • The election to replace longtime State Representative Helen Giddings is heating up in southern Dallas County. After more than a quarter century in District 109, the DeSoto Democrat is stepping down. With no Republican in Tuesday's primary, KERA’s Bill Zeeble reports this four-person race will determine the district’s next representative. 

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.