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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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Sears — the iconic American retailer that has sold everything from clothing and toys to refrigerators and socket wrenches over its more than 125-year history — may have reached the end. The Sears Holdings company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday after failing to make a $134 million debt payment.

A federal lawsuit alleging Harvard University discriminates against Asian-American applicants goes to court this week in Boston.

While the case focuses on Harvard, it could have big consequences for higher education, especially if it moves on to the U.S. Supreme Court. At stake is 40 years of legal precedent allowing race to be one factor in deciding which students to admit.

Analysts are estimating that Hurricane Michael has caused billions of dollars of damage and will create a substantial loss for insurers, but the industry is expected to cope — once again avoiding the kind of meltdown that Florida saw in the 1990s, after Hurricane Andrew.

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Things have not exactly been great lately for Angela Merkel.

The German chancellor's fragile governing coalition nearly unraveled over questions of migration policy this summer, and her conservatives slid to record lows in opinion polls not long afterward.

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Nearly two weeks since Jamal Khashoggi vanished in Istanbul, the shadow of the Saudi journalist's disappearance continues to loom ever larger. Now, President Trump is threatening "severe punishment" for Saudi Arabia if suspicions of Khashoggi's murder are confirmed — and Saudis have vowed to retaliate in kind.

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