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Tania Ortega-Cowan

All along the Treasure Coast, relief efforts are underway for parts of the Bahamas devastated by the cat 5 Hurricane Dorian and then hit again this past weekend by Tropical Storm Humberto.

MZ: Just think of yourself as having nothing. And what do you need most?

Tania Ortega-Cowan

Here along the Treasure Coast, we’re all too familiar with toxic blue green algae. It makes people sick… it kills dogs, fish and sea grass… and it costs millions to fight.

Well, you can file this one under hope for the future: 17-year old Griffin Wagner of Vero Beach has taken the matter into his own hands.

GW: Yes.

His successful effort is proof that necessity is the mother of invention.

GW: I am Griffin Wagner – I am a senior from Vero Beach High School.

He’s been very busy…

  The developing tropical storm near the Bahamas is likely to only be a coastal event late this weekend.

Confidence has increased that “outcome B”, as referenced in our story Thursday, will be the more likely scenario that plays out by Sunday and Monday. This outcome was defined as a “stronger storm staying just offshore”, which would allow most Floridians away from the Atlantic Coast to enjoy their weekend.

Damage from Hurricane Dorian was minimal, but beach erosion damaged sea turtle nests. If you come across hatchlings on the beach in Jensen Beach or South Hutchinson Island area call Ecological Associates at 772-334-3729 or FWC at 1-888-404-FWCC (3922). 

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This week on Treasure Coast Happenings join Mike as he speaks with Susan Brodeur of the American Red Cross about the annual “Holiday for Heroes” campaign. The Red Cross with your assistance will collect items for care packages for the men and women that serve in the Unites States armed forces all across the globe.

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The New England Patriots have cut Antonio Brown after just 11 days with the team. The wide receiver is accused of sexual assault and his future in the NFL is now in doubt.

Grief can feel like a new world emerging, swallowing up the reality you once knew and expanding into something entirely all-consuming. New York rapper Kemba used that monolithic feeling to create his major label debut album, Gilda, a record that pays tribute to his mother who passed away two years ago.

Kemba's mother raised him and his two brothers in The Bronx, N.Y., a place that gave him little choice but to be immersed in hip-hop

Walmart says it will stop selling electronic cigarettes, at namesake stores and Sam's Club locations. The nation's largest retailer is responding to growing health concerns around vaping, especially among young people.

Walmart cited "growing federal, state and local regulatory complexity and uncertainty regarding e-cigarettes," saying that its stores will stop selling e-cigarettes once the current inventory is sold.

The U.S. military prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, is nearly empty these days, but President Trump is explicitly ruling out the possibility of sending thousands of captured Islamic State fighters there.

"The United States is not going to have thousands and thousands of people that we've captured stationed at Guantánamo Bay, held captive at Guantánamo Bay for the next 50 years and us spending billions and billions of dollars," Trump told reporters Friday during an appearance at the White House with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled legislation this week that would give the federal government sweeping new authority to regulate and lower the cost of prescription drugs. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., declared the bill dead on arrival and told Politico it amounts to "socialist price controls."

Ramesh Ponnuru of The National Review and Bloomberg Opinion and Jonathan Capehart of the Washington Post talk about the whistleblower controversy and Iran.

A new sexual misconduct allegation against Justice Brett Kavanugh raises questions about why the Supreme Court doesn't have a code of conduct. Ari Shapiro talks to NPR's Nina Totenberg.

China is the world's largest importer of oil. It buys a lot of crude oil from Saudi Arabia and is investing heavily in Iran. So China is especially vulnerable to instability in the Middle East.

When Belinda Qaqamba Ka-Fassie dresses in drag, she doesn't typically go for on the sequins and feather boas worn by performers on RuPaul's Drag Race. A post-graduate student of education at Stellenbosch University in Cape Town, South Africa, Ka-Fassie might put on a dress that resembles the white blanket typically worn by boys at a traditional male circumcision ritual, called ulwaluko, and she might add a multi-colored headpiece and beaded stick, both handmade and used by brides.


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