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Making Strides on the Treasure Coast

Oct 11, 2018
Tania Ortega-Cowan

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and this means a wave of pink tutus and bejeweled brassieres will be rolling through the Treasure Coast for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer annual fundraising walk.

“It is an awareness walk. It’s a family event. It is not competitive. It is truly a celebration.”

The new body cameras worn by Ft. Pierce Police officers will be automatically activated when a weapon is drawn.  The action will active the cameras worn by all officers who are in the general area of the incident.

Dads, stepdads, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, foster fathers and all male role models are encouraged to take children to school Wednesday, Sept. 26.  Find out more by clicking HERE.

Heat indexes on the Treasure Coast have topped the 100 degree mark all week.  Here's some advice on keeping cool and a reminder to always "look before you lock."  For more information on dealing with hot weather click HERE.  To find out more about children and vehicle safety from Kids and Cars click HERE.

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If you've ever wondered if IRSC offers a program or a course that you might like, now is the time for you to find out.  A program showcase will be held Tuesday, June 10, 2018.  It's from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Koblegard Student Union Building on the Main Campus in Ft. Pierce.  If you can't make it, or would like more information click HERE.  You can also email info@irsc.edu or call 1-866-792-4772.

Sign up for gymnastics and aerial antics June 16 at Leisure Square in Vero Beach.   Find out more by clicking HERE.

The Annual Waterlily Celebration is June 16, have your pictures in by the 12th.

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From The NPR Newsroom

NAFTA is no more. The North American Free Trade Agreement has a new name — the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA — and its rules have been updated and revamped.

For Mexico, there's one rule in particular that gives workers hope higher wages are coming.

It was a no-news-is-good-news kind of milestone: For the first time in at least 25 years, New York City just had a weekend with no shootings.

"A city of 8.6 million people — not a single shooting for three days," Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Monday, according to CNN. "Let's thank the NYPD for what they've achieved."

In the city's five boroughs, no shootings were reported from Friday to Sunday.

Mohammad Imran, the man convicted of raping and murdering 7-year-old Zainab Ansari and killing at least seven other children in Pakistan, was executed on Wednesday at a prison in the eastern city of Lahore.

When you think of Scottish food, your first thought might be haggis, but the country's number one food export is actually farmed Atlantic salmon.

Last year, almost $786 million worth of Scottish salmon was exported globally, with the United States as its largest market. The aquaculture industry, which already contributes $2.85 billion to the U.K. economy, has ambitious targets for growth. The Scottish Salmon Producers' Organization, the main industry group, aims to more than double production to as much as 400,000 tons by 2030.

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Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has arrived in Turkey amid a growing diplomatic crisis over the disappearance there earlier this month of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Pompeo, fresh off meetings with the Saudi royal court in Riyadh, has been generally tight-lipped about his discussions, but officials in Turkey — where Khashoggi went missing two weeks ago after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul — described talks with Pompeo as "beneficial and fruitful."

North Carolina voters are once again dealing with changes to how the state runs its elections. At a time when early voting is becoming increasingly popular nationwide, a new law passed by the Republican-controlled legislature will result in nearly 20 percent fewer places to cast votes before Election Day.

Democrats say the changes could disproportionately affect African-American voters but some local Republican officials also complain about the changes, arguing they impose too much top-down control on election administration and amount to an unfunded mandate from the state.

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