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St. Louis police to handout candy to build trust with children

St. Louis police to handout candy to build trust with children

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ST. LOUIS – The City of St. Louis Police Department will now have officers hand out candy from their patrol cars to the city's youth. Police Chief John Hayden announced the news on Twitter and said it's a good way to build positive relationships between police and young people in the community. The effort got underway on Monday. Chief Hayden wrote in part in the tweet, "it's the little things that often do the most good." Starting tomorrow @SLMPD Officers will begin to distribute candy from their patrol cars to build relationships with youth in our community. It's the little things that often do the most good. — John Hayden (@ChiefJohnHayden) February 18, 2018 There was mixed reaction on social media about the new effort. The St. Louis Ethical Society of Police responded to
Life sciences startup Avro aims to deliver drugs to children and the elderly through skin patches

Life sciences startup Avro aims to deliver drugs to children and the elderly through skin patches

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 Avro, a life sciences startup in Y Combinator’s current batch, is banking on a method to deliver medications to populations unable to swallow or chew — it will administer them through the skin. Starting with allergy medications, the startup is developing skin patches that release drugs commonly used in seasonal allergies for children. The patches can deliver a variety of drugs. Read More
NY man destroys his AR-15 rifle to honor Florida shooting victims

NY man destroys his AR-15 rifle to honor Florida shooting victims

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(NEWS10) – Scott Pappalardo of Scotchtown, N.Y. owned an AR-15 rifle for over 30 years. In the wake of the Parkland, Florida shooting he posted this video over the weekend. He destroyed his gun, cutting it into three pieces, with the post “a drop in a very large bucket #oneless.” Click on the image below to see the video. Video Courtesy: ABC News Facebook page.  
Remembering San Diego’s Japanese American Citizens Wrongfully Held in U.S. Concentration Camps

Remembering San Diego’s Japanese American Citizens Wrongfully Held in U.S. Concentration Camps

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Gov. Jerry Brown Monday issued a proclamation declaring Feb. 19, 2018 as “A Day of Remembrance: Japanese American Evacuation in the State of California.” The order asks Californians to remember the thousands of Japanese American citizens who were wrongfully interned in American concentration camps without charge and without a fair hearing following a Feb. 19, […]
Startup CEO discusses why he moved headquarters to St. Louis

Startup CEO discusses why he moved headquarters to St. Louis

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ST. LOUIS - The CEO of Boundless Spatial says his company raised some eyebrows when it moved its headquarters from New York to St. Louis last year. The company is part of St. Louis's T-REX, a downtown magnet for startups. Andy Dearing said the move makes sense for several reasons. "There's been lots of people asking about why, why St. Louis?" he said. The answer, according to Dearing, includes a recognition that area universities including SIU-Edwardsville, UM-St. Louis, St. Louis University and Washington University are all preparing students in fields of the future. Boundless Spatial provides critical, geospatial data analysis for government and defense agencies and other businesses. Clients include the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and Monsanto. Those two clients are located ...
Amazon’s Prime Rewards Visa cardholders now get 5% back at Whole Foods if they pay for Prime

Amazon’s Prime Rewards Visa cardholders now get 5% back at Whole Foods if they pay for Prime

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 Amazon has already rolled out price cuts for Whole Foods shoppers as a result of its acquisition of the grocery chain. It has also rolled up its Treasure Truck deals service to Whole Foods locations, and began delivering Whole Foods groceries through Prime. Now, it’s offering Prime members 5 percent back at Whole Foods when they shop using the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa card, too. The… Read More
Canada’s Sharpe win freestyle halfpipe gold

Canada’s Sharpe win freestyle halfpipe gold

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) – Canada’s Cassie Sharpe has given her country its first medal in Olympic freestyle halfpipe skiing. Sharpe posted the top two scores in the women’s final at Phoenix Snow Park, with the 95.80 she put up during her second run the best of the finals. France’s Marie Martinod added a second silver to go with the one she captured in Sochi four years ago when the sport made its Olympic debut. Martinod scored 92.60 on her second run but fell during her third to assure Sharpe of the gold. American Brita Sigourney edged teammate Annalisa Drew for bronze. Drew scored 90.80 on her final run to slip past Sigourney only to have Sigourney, the next skier down, put up a 91.80. PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA – FEBRUARY 20: Bronze medalist, Brita Sigourney of the Uni