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Kate Archer Kent brings you up to date each weekday morning with local news and feature stories from across our listening area. Tune in for her reports at 6:06 a.m.,  7:06 a.m., and 8:06 a.m. during Morning Edition. Her stories can also be heard on line in our Red River Radio Archive.

COURTESY: Texas Promise Tuition Fund

SAVING FOR TEXAS COLLEGE TUITION:  The extended deadline for parents to enroll their children under one year old in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund is Sunday,  July 31st.  The program is a state-run 529 college savings fund where Texas residents can lock in their children's future college tuition at participating Texas colleges and universities at current rates.

http://tuitionpromise.org

  

Red River Radio Local Newscast - July 28, 2016 - 8 a.m.

Red River Radio Local Newscast - July 27, 2016 - 8 a.m.

ZIKA Transmission Possible in U.S. Gulf States

Jul 27, 2016
Courtesy: NIAID

ZIKA VIRUS TRANSMITTED IN U.S. - According to the National Institutes of Health, two cases of mosquito-borne ZIKA virus transmission have occurred in southeast Florida.   The concern now is for persons living in coastal areas along the Gulf of Mexico to take more precautions as such areas are breeding grounds for mosquitoes which may carry the virus from infected persons.

Courtesy: Muhammad Mahdi Karim

ZIKA VIRUS UPDATES:   Health investigators recently  have discovered the first cases of Zika virus being spread within the U.S.  The first cases discovered are in Florida and that means mosquitos in the area could be spreading the virus.  Another case was in Utah where a man contracted the virus while traveling outside the U.S. and later died but not before transmitting the virus to his son who was taking care of him before he died.

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