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As the tone of public discourse becomes increasingly angry and divisive, Common Ground Committee offers a healing path to reaching agreement and moving forward. We talk with top leaders in public policy, finance, academe and more to encourage the seeking and finding of points of agreement, and to demonstrate how combating incivility can lead us forward.
 
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On Friday afternoon a judge in Louisiana blocked President Biden's plan to end Title 42, which was set to end on Monday. Title 42 was implemented by the Trump administration as a COVID-control measure, forcing asylum seekers to wait outside the U.S. for their hearings. KRLD's David Rancken and Kristin Diaz spoke with Dallas immigration attorney and…
 
The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents on Thursday approved a $110 million capital project request to design and construct a Convocation and Event Center in the heart of Tarleton State University's main campus in Stephenville. "This is a tremendous day in Tarleton history," said university President James Hurley. "We are incredibly gratef…
 
The gloves are off as two Texas Republican trade insults over what wing of the party they support. Senator John Cornyn says embattled Texas attorney general Ken Paxton is an embarrassemnt to Texas because of his on going legal troubles. Of Course Paxton shot back calling Cornyn a member of the, "Bush wing of the GOP."…
 
As more parents search for safe and reliable ways to feed their children, pediatricians are answering a multitude of questions surrounding the baby formula shortage. KRLD's John Liddle talked with Dr. Amy Hair, a Program Director of Neonatal Nutrition with Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. Dr. Hair shares her answers to some of the most common …
 
Pres. Joe Biden arrived in South Korea Friday to kick off a six-day visit to Asia, his first since taking office. The White House said the main goal of the trip is to shore up key alliances in the region. Mr. Biden also will visit Japan. Administration officials said the president's trip coincides with what it called the growing threat of a new Nor…
 
We're starting off this morning with plenty of cloud cover, wind, and mild temperatures for this time of the year. Sunshine will break out around lunch time with afternoon highs in the mid-90s. South winds will gusts as high as 35 mph. By this evening, the dry line will work its way into north Texas producing some scattered showers and storms. If t…
 
Two members of the Texas Congressional delegation are asking for support from their colleagues in their effort to free Brittney Griner. The WNBA star, originally from Texas, has been held in Russia since February. She's facing criminal charges there. The U.S. State Department has declared that Griner is being wrongfully detained.…
 
Amid market volatility and inflation, less than 1 in 5 (18%) Americans with retirement or investment accounts will increase their stock market investment in 2022 as compared to 2021, according to a new Bankrate.com study. KRLD's John Liddle talked with Greg McBride, Chief Financial Analyst at BankRate to get some insights and reaction.…
 
The statewide gas price average in Texas is $4.29 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is the highest price average ever recorded by AAA for the state. Dallas-Fort Worth is at an average of $4.40 a gallon as of Thursday. That's the highest average for any metro in the state. KRLD's John Lid…
 
Existing-home sales fell for the third straight month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.61 million. Sales were down 2.4% from the prior month and 5.9% from one year ago. In the South region (Texas numbers included) - prices were up a whopping 22.2% from one year prior. KRLD's John Liddle talked with Dr. Lawrence Yun from the National Associ…
 
The Fort Worth Safe crime reduction initiative is a month and a half old, and it's already paying dividends. "We're dealing with 380 arrests, and we have 139 guns seized," says Sgt. Amy Heise. "That would be from April 2nd until today." Sgt. Heise says one of the key factors behind these numbers is the fact that there are dedicated units on the str…
 
When you dive into the debate over law enforcement funding in Texas, it's easy to see why there's little agreement. Some believe that police departments are grossly underfunded, and that the lack of funding puts the public at risk. Others believe that far too much money in Texas goes to law enforcement, and reallocation of those funds to social pro…
 
When it comes to talk of a possible U.S. recession, Caterpillar, Inc., Chief Executive Officer Jim Umpleby is not worried. During Caterpillar's investor day event in Dallas, Umpleby called construction demand "good" in the U.S. and other regions around the world. He also noted strong activity in the mining and oil and gas sectors. Caterpillar is fo…
 
The mayor of Dallas is forming a city council committee to draw professional sports franchises to the city. The "Ad Hoc Committee on Professional Sports Recruitment and Retention" follows Mayor Eric Johnson's tweet last week saying North Texas was about to pass Chicago as the nation's third-largest metro area and become the largest without two NFL …
 
Day after day, we just keep setting new records for all-time high gasoline prices. The DFW average is up to $4.29 per gallon, and it is almost impossible to find a local station with regular unleaded for less than four bucks a gallon. Today on the KRLD Morning News, we asked University of Houston Energy Economist Ed Hirs, Why do gas prices keep goi…
 
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