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Top Stories: 'March For Our Lives' Across The State; The Hidden Heart Disease

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Max Faulkner
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Fort Worth Star-Telegram

The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Thousands of students across the country marched for gun control in demonstrations inspired by student survivors of last month's shootings at a high school in Parkland, Florida. 

Marches also took place across the state, including Dallas, Denton, Fort Worth, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Lubbock and Corpus Christi. Other marches happened across the country.

At the marches, organized by students, high schoolers are demanding what they call common sense gun laws, like tougher background checks and an end to high-capacity magazines. They say they’re ready to stay politically active to assure tougher gun laws.

Other stories this morning: 

  • Millions have peripheral artery disease in this country, but far fewer are aware of it and that can lead to serious complications.

You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:23 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 KERANews.org. 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.