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KUT Afternoon Newscast for April 2, 2024

Central Texas top stories for April 2, 2024. ACC keeps tuition rate the same for the 11th year in a row and offers free tuition for some 2024 grads. Eclipse preparation and weather forecast. Avian flu case. Repairs to a pipeline that brings water from Lake Travis to Leander are completed. Little to no detectable traces of “forever chemicals” found in Austin’s water.

The ‘forever chemicals’ used in fracking in Texas

Calls for justice in Ciudad Juárez after dozen of migrants die in a fire at a detention facility. New details emerge about what happened just across the border from El Paso on Monday night.

Texas school districts banned hundreds of books last year. Now, the Legislature is looking to create standards that could pull even more books off the shelves.

Research increasingly shows that “forever chemicals” are making their way into our environment – especially in Texas, where they’re used in oil and gas extraction.

Plus an update from commentator W.F. Strong and a climate referendum in El Paso.