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LOCAL

On Sat., Sept. 30 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., the Collection Riverpark in Oxnard is hosting the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s.  Registration begins at 8 a.m., and the walk begins at 9:30 a.m. following a 9 a.m. ceremony.

“Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research,” states the Walk’s website, act.alz.

The Oxnard Walk to End Alzheimer’s, hosted at 2751 Park View Ct., is a two mile route. Walkers can register as part of a team or simply as an individual.

There is no registration fee, but participants are encouraged to donate.  Those who donate $100 or more receive a shirt on walk day.

Another Walk will be held in Thousand Oaks at Kingsmen Park, California Lutheran University on Sat., Oct. 21 from 8 a.m. to 11a.m.

Visit act.alz.org for more information about the walk.

 

National

On Sept. 5, President Donald Trump’s administration announced its plan to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

“DACA is a federal government program created in 2012 under Barack Obama to allow people brought to the U.S. illegally as children the temporary right to live, study and work in America,” said Joanna Walters in a theGuardian article. “Those protected under DACA are known as ‘Dreamers.’”

After the President’s administration’s announcement on Sept. 5, DACA stopped considering applications. Those who have already applied and received DACA papers have six months before all DACA protections end, a time frame in which Congress must reach an agreement in order to reinstate protections for the Dreamers.

Almost 800,000 illegal immigrants in America will be affected by the decisions Congress and Trump make; 7,000 DACA–eligible immigrants live in Ventura County and 200,000 of the 800,000 live in California.

 

International

North Korea fired its second missile test launch over the Japanese island of Hokkaido on Sept. 15.

“The launch came just hours after North Korea responded to the United Nations Security Council’s … additional sanctions by threatening to ‘sink’ Japan and reduce the U.S. mainland into ‘ash and darkness,’” stated CNN article by Joshua Berlinger.

According to the U.S. intelligence assessment, the bomb released 140 kilotons of energy, but recent research by 38 North, which is run by the U.S.–Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University, suggests that it may have released as much as 250 kilotons of energy.

In response to recent tests, the United Nations drafted a resolution on of sanctions on North Korea on Sept. 11.

The North Korean test may have been almost 17 times stronger than the bomb detonated over Hiroshima,” stated Michelle Ye Hee Lee in a Washington Post article. “The United Nations on Monday unanimously agreed on its toughest sanctions against North Korea, setting limits on its oil imports and banning on textile imports

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