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Top Morning Stories for May 10, 2010

Filipa Rodrigues
President Obama speaking at the University of Texas in August 2010. Mr. Obama returns to Austin tonight to speak at a campaign fundraiser at the new ACL studios downtown.

President Obama in Austin

President Obama winds up a day-long, two-stop trip to Texas in Austin late this afternoon.  Mr. Obama starts the day in El Paso, discussing border security and trade.  He's schedule to arrive in Austin about 5:00 p.m. for a campaign fundraiser downtown.  The President leaves for Washington about 9:00 p.m.

Busy Night at the Legislature

Lawmakers at the State Capitol worked deep into Monday night.  The Texas House passed a measure requiring police to enforce federal immigration laws on a 100-49 vote.  A proposal to allow people with concealed handgun permits to carry them on college campuses passed the Senate, 21-10.  The measure, sponsored by State Sen. Jeff Wentworth (R-San Antonio), was added to a spending bill for state universities.

Lawsuit to Include Prisoners in Redistricting

A state legislator has filed suit to require that prisoners be included in population counts used for redistricting.  State Rep. Harold Dutton (D-Houston), said prisoners should be included, based on their last known address, instead of where they are serving their prison sentences.

Ian Crawford joined KUT as News Editor in 2008, after spending over four years as a reporter/anchor at KLBJ Radio in Austin. He began his broadcasting career while still in high school in Southern Oregon. During high school and college at the University of Oregon, he worked at times as a reporter, news anchor, sports play-by-play reporter, music host and commercial producer before moving to Texas in 2003.