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Saturday is the 4th of July. And while we won’t be celebrating with big fireworks and crowds this year, there’s plenty to reflect upon. We called up Fellsmere resident and World War II veteran Korky Korker for some patriotic inspiration.

CK: My name is Clarence Korker – of course everybody calls me Korky. So that’s a nickname that’s stuck with me for years. I’m 95 years old now.

Korker served with the US Navy Armed Guard throughout World War II.

CK: I enlisted in the Navy in 1942 and they took me in ’43.

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So, it’s safe to say that COVID-19 took most of the world by surprise, and one of the first places it showed up on the Treasure Coast was at assisted living facility Harbor Chase of Vero Beach.

Now, almost four months later, and with case numbers rising in Florida, we wanted to check in to see how they’re moving forward.

DE: You know, it’s a learning curve – we are all facing this in real time at the same time… but Harbor Chase of Vero Beach – we are COVID-free and we are now accepting residents and people are able to move in…

All lanes of Roosevelt Bridge (US Hwy 1) & Dixie Hwy under bridge closed until further notice. Alt routes: I-95 or Turnpike. 

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This week on Treasure Happenings Mike will be speaking with Nancy McCarthy of the United Way of Martin County about the new school year, how education may look different in the wake of Covid-19 along with the need for school supplies and the financial burdens that many families are going through regarding expenses.

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President Trump has commuted the prison sentence of his longtime friend Roger Stone. Stone, just to remind everyone, is the Republican operative who was convicted of lying to Congress about his efforts to contact WikiLeaks during Russia's interference in the 2016 election. He was due to report to federal prison next week to begin a three-year term. NPR justice correspondent Ryan Lucas has been following this case and is with us now.

Hey, Ryan.

RYAN LUCAS, BYLINE: Hi there.

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President Trump has commuted the prison sentence of his longtime friend Roger Stone. Stone, just to remind everyone, is the Republican operative who was convicted of lying to Congress about his efforts to contact WikiLeaks during Russia's interference in the 2016 election. He was due to report to federal prison next week to begin a three-year term. NPR justice correspondent Ryan Lucas has been following this case and is with us now.

Hey, Ryan.

RYAN LUCAS, BYLINE: Hi there.

Conspiracy theories need just the right ingredients to take off within a population, and the COVID-19 pandemic has been a breeding ground for them. A Pew Research Center survey recently asked people if they had heard the theory that the COVID-19 outbreak was intentionally planned by people in power. Seventy-one percent of U.S. adults said they had. And a third of those respondents said it was "definitely" or "probably" true.

Mississippi's governor has imposed mandatory use of face masks and limited nonessential gatherings in 13 counties, including those that cover the state's most populous cities, as COVID-19 cases have surged in recent days, causing record hospitalizations.

Across the country, students of color have been demanding change from their schools. At one Denver school, the push for a more inclusive and diverse curriculum came last year, from a group of African American high school students at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Early College.

California will release up to 8,000 prisoners this summer in an effort to create more space and prevent the spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 in prisons.

News of the plan comes after more than a third of the inmates and staff at the San Quentin State Prison in the San Francisco Bay Area tested positive for the coronavirus.

Around the world, countries are debating what to do about schools during a pandemic.

In many places, they've been shut. In some they've reopened.

Hong Kong offers a cautionary tale of how difficult these decisions can be.

Schoolchildren were sent home at the end of January as the first wave of the outbreak began, originating from visitors from mainland China. Schools stayed closed through a second wave, sparked largely by European and North American travelers.

When his phone died, 11-year-old Davon McNeal was at a Stop the Violence cookout in Washington, D.C., that his mother had helped organize. She took him to his aunt's house close by to borrow a charger and John Ayala, his grandfather, says the little boy hopped out of the car.

"At that moment shots rang out. Pop, pop, pop, pop, pop. He goes to the ground. You know, you hear bullets, you get out the way," Ayala said.

The American Academy of Pediatrics once again plunged into the growing debate over school reopening with a strong new statement Friday, making clear that while in-person school provides crucial benefits to children, "Public health agencies must make recommendations based on evidence, not politics." The statement also said that "science and community circumstances must guide decision-making."

The U.S. Department of Education moved this week to make it easier for colleges to reconsider and potentially increase financial aid for students who have lost jobs or family income in the economic crisis.

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