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Sanibel’s Lost Causeway and Tampa Bay ‘reversed’: Why Ian will rank among the worst hurricanes in Florida history

By Rachel Koning Beals Ian’s reach, unusual strengthening near land, as well as coastal damage from the reverse storm surge, are all important lessons for a future shaped by climate change. Hurricane Ian slammed into Florida’s Gulf Coast on Wednesday, hitting the popular tourist islands of Sanibel and Captiva – in effect, crumbling the only […]

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Does climate change make hurricanes worse?

HHURRICANE IAN crashed on the Florida coast on September 28. It is believed to be tied as the fifth strongest recorded hurricane to make landfall in the contiguous United States, with winds approaching 150 mph (240 km/h). He left Cuba in the dark after cutting its power grid; now some 2 million Floridians are without […]

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Citrus County expects ‘long duration’ of rain from Hurricane Ian

Storm surge is no longer Citrus County’s top concern because of Hurricane Ian. Now it’s rain. “We’re going to have big rain behind this,” the Citrus County Sheriff’s Captain said. Troy Hessacting director of emergency management, said. With Ian is expected to make landfall near Venice, moving Citrus away from the potential “catastrophic” storm surge […]

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releases $5 million for homelessness and affordable housing

The Palm Bay City Council has approved $5 million for a range of homelessness programs and affordable housing in their city. The funding will come from a portion of the $18 million Palm Bay received from the US federal bailout law. In May, the city council earmarked $5 million of ARPA money to address homelessness, […]

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Tropical Storm Ian is expected to reach Category 4 strength as it heads towards Florida

Ian was located about 255 miles south of Kingston, Jamaica, from 6 p.m. Saturday and moving west at 16 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. “Significant strengthening is expected over the next few days,” the center said. Forecast shows Ian ‘like a major hurricane over the eastern Gulf as it approaches the west coast […]

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The depression is forming and is expected to develop into Hurricane Hermine. South Florida in the cone | app

MIAMI — A tropical depression formed Friday morning in warm Caribbean waters, a system the National Hurricane Center expects to strengthen significantly and make landfall somewhere in Florida around Wednesday — potentially as a hurricane of category 2. Where exactly is the big question and concern, with almost the entire peninsula potentially at risk. The […]

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Bismarck’s Little Cottage Cafe’s FB Post on Their Future

I almost gave a colleague a panic attack last night We have a system here at work, if any of us see a potential story that we want to write about on our station’s app and webpage, calling “DIBS” via email will prevent someone from being told. other to write about the same – So […]

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Is it legal? The refugees weren’t even in Florida

When I read that Governor Ron DeSantis sent two charter planes full of asylum-seeking refugees to Martha’s Vineyard, I thought they were people trying to sneak into Florida. But Nope! The planes picked them up in Texas, but at the expense of Florida taxpayers. Where is that in the governor’s job description? Arrogance ! It […]

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Ron DeSantis gets a standing ovation after mentioning flying migrants at Martha’s Vineyard

Ron DeSantis received a standing ovation during a speech in Kansas City after mentioning the stunt where he sent two planes loaded with migrants to Martha’s Vineyard. The governor of Florida was warmly applauded on Sunday for sending 50 people to the island off Massachusetts last week. He also called the influx of migrants into […]

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Florida Medical Association, other medical societies call attention to physician suicide

A doctor looking after their own well-being properly can sometimes seem like an impossible task for highly stressed and overworked medical professionals. The Florida Medical Association (FMA) and medical societies across the country are bringing attention to the issue by National Physician Suicide Awareness Day. “Physician well-being is central to the Florida Medical Association’s mission […]

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Miami Dade Mayor to DeSantis: Celebrate Venezuelan Immigrants

Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava during a budget town hall on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022. In reaction to Florida transporting Venezuelan migrants to Massachusetts, she said immigrants should be celebrated at the instead of being used “to score political points”. Pedro Portal [email protected] READ MORE Migrants taken to Martha’s Vineyard Governor Ron DeSantis’ office […]

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Governor DeSantis hands out $1,000 bonuses to first responders

Govt. Ron DeSantis personally put the $1,000 bonuses for first responders into the hands of recipients at an event in Jacksonville on Monday, the first checks to be distributed. The money, which will go to nearly 100,000 first responders and police officers across the state, comes from the federal government as part of the COVID-19 […]

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Marco Rubio asks Tampa Bay Rays to rethink donation supporting ‘radical left agenda’

Sen. Marco Rubio warns the Tampa Bay Stingrays that the team donated to a health care provider who engages in “extremely harmful and irreversible practices” due to the puberty-blocking drugs he provides to young people. The question of young transgender people has become a unifying issue for the right. But Inclusive health metro (MIH), the […]

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Think tank releases “Educational Freedom Report Card” – VA ranked #20, WV #7, NC #15, DC #51

In its first-ever “Education Freedom Report Card,” the Heritage Foundation has released its first ranking of all 50 states and Washington DC on school choice and educational outcomes for young people. In a startling statistic, it has been revealed that since 1950 public school enrollment has increased 100%, teaching jobs are on the rise 243%, […]

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Librarians to launch study of Florida farmworker populations

With funding from a new grant, library researchers at the University of Miami and University of Florida Libraries will host community forums to gather information about the most pressing needs of this vulnerable population, which includes immigrants and others. The Florida Department of Health estimates that between 150,000 and 200,000 farm workers pick crops from […]

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The price of the Labor Day weekend alligator hunt displayed at an SUV on I-95 in Brevard County

“YOU DON’T SEE THIS EVERY DAY” In a “you don’t see this every day” moment, the prize for a successful Labor Day weekend alligator hunt was on display Saturday in the back of an SUV traveling on Interstate 95 just south of Melbourne. The image of Karen Kress, which can be seen above, has been […]

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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry Celebrates 904 Day

Mayor Lenny Curry said other major cities like Orlando, Tampa and Miami use their area codes for community events, and the Jacksonville area should too. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry has officially declared Saturday 904 Day, a holiday marking the date the main area code for Northeast Florida falls on September 4. The […]

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Florida python hunters eliminate invasive snakes that kill native species

Invasive Burmese pythons have decimated Florida’s native species. The state pays 100 contractors to hunt pythons, which are enigmatic and difficult to locate. “It’s not the pythons fault they’re here, but they have to go,” said one python hunter. Loading Something is loading. Amy Siewe has always loved snakes. When she was little, her father […]

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Florida Power & Light Company captures photos of Florida Panther at Hendry County Solar Energy Center

JUNO BEACH, Florida. – Florida Electric and Lighting Company (FPL) published several photos of the Florida panther within the FPL Sawgrass Solar Energy Center in Hendry County. These visuals of Florida panther at one of the company’s 50 solar power centers further demonstrates how the company’s sites co-exist with the home environment. “When we build […]

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Kenneth Schrupp Opinion: Why college prices have skyrocketed

With the Biden Administrationannounced this week that it would continue the moratorium on student loan repayments until early next year and that it would forgive up to $20,000 in student loan debt per student, student loan cancellation is at the top of the current political agenda. Meanwhile, there’s little talk about getting the cost of […]

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Sun, serenity and sweet southern tea

Lucitt & Co. The Caribbean lifestyle is a showcase for everything that makes Southwest Florida a world-class destination It is calm in the West Indies, even peaceful. Set back from the Boulevard Collier hallway and with no surrounding buildings to bounce noises around, the dominant sounds of nature shape its ambience – wind, birds and […]

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Florida man beats his pet to death

Leaving Clermont, a 62-year-old man emerged from Lake Mary who is charged with aggravated animal cruelty. According WESH 2, Brian Rumbler killed a rescue dog named Fenway. It was said that Rumbler attacked the dog and beat him with a baseball bat. What’s crazy is that the dog belonged to his girlfriend’s children! Brian and […]

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Early voting ends in Florida, candidates look to Election Day Tuesday for final support

Early voting has ended in Florida, and candidates vying to be their party’s nominees will now step up their efforts to gain voters’ final support, leading up to Election Day on Tuesday. CNW traveled to the election epicenter in Broward County, where the county’s election office is located in Lauderhill, and the buzz was at […]

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Why is The Villages, Florida known as “STD Capital of America”?

THE VILLAGES, Florida. – Friends from upstate and Tampa Bay snickered when Brian Lafferty revealed where he bought a new house. Her 30-year-old daughter in Boston called to express her concern. Even his ex-wife asked him the question. “Without exception, everyone I’ve told I bought a house in The Villages has asked the same thing,” […]

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Rockledge Unity Congregation Holds Conferences on Controversial Topics

Support local journalism: Find offers for new subscribers here: Special Offers — FLORIDA TODAY. Want to read our e-edition? here are a few tips to get the best experience. On Sundays, Friendship Fellowship in Pineda offers a generous helping of food for thought, even before the service begins. Drawing from the well of free thought […]

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Faced with hotter working conditions, activists await new state regulations on employee protections

A video of a UPS driver who collapses at work in Arizona went viral last month. After a brief break, the employee gets up and goes back to work. Millions of workers toil in similar conditions as heat waves ravage the country this summer. In Maryland, supporters of legislation to protect workers from heat stress […]

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AI model recommends custom fonts for imp

ORLANDO, Aug. 12, 2022 — A UCF readability researcher worked with an Adobe team on a machine learning model to provide personalized font recommendations that improve the accessibility of digital information and enhance individual reading experiences. The team was made up of machine learning engineers and researchers from Adobe who collaborated with vision scientists, typesetters, […]

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DaVita helped craft new bill to fix ‘loophole’ left by Supreme Court ruling, documents say

“Providers and patient groups in this area have consistently pushed for a solution in light of the ruling,” a Republican Senate aide who spoke on the plea told POLITICO. Lobbying began around December when the Biden administration filed a brief in support of the group health plan, the aide said, but “increased a ton” after […]

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938 cases in 28 counties, 496 cases in one week

We appreciate that you trust our reporters across the state to keep you safe and informed. If you are encouraged by our work and want to support your local journalists, consider subscribing. Two more cases of monkeypox have been reported in Martin County, bringing the total number of cases on the Treasure Coast to five, […]

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A Powerful Principle for Land Conservation in Florida Counties

Those who have only read a recent headline in the Orlando Sentinel – “Florida’s population growth is slowing” – might have come to the erroneous conclusion that planning for growth is no longer an urgent priority in the Sunshine. State. But consider the details in this article. Even with the state’s growth rate slowing, economists […]

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Rollins College student discovers 17-foot-long python in the Florida Everglades

WINTER PARK, Florida. – On the first day of the 2022 Python Challenge, News 6 spoke with a Rollins College student living in Winter Park who was able to compete for a nearly 18-foot-long Burmese python in Collier County. The Python Challenge is an annual event in Florida aimed at bringing down the population of […]

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Global Warming Means Nearly All Florida Sea Turtles Are Now Born Female | Florida

Nearly all sea turtles born on Florida beaches in the past four years have been female, scientists say. The spike in female baby turtles is the result of intense heat waves triggered by a growing climate crisis that is dramatically warming the sands of some beaches, such as CNN reported this week. According the National […]

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Florida companies caught in lucrative shark fin trade

MIAMI (AP) — It’s one of the seafood industry’s most gruesome hunts. Each year, the fins of as many as 73 million sharks are severed from the backs of majestic marine predators, their bleeding bodies sometimes dumped into the ocean where they are left to suffocate or die of blood loss. But while the barbaric […]

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Florida enters 3rd month of high COVID cases

COVID-19 cases in Florida averaged 10,478 per day during the 7-day period July 22-28. This is the ninth week in a row that the average number of daily cases has topped 10,000. Florida hospitals had more than 4,000 confirmed COVID-19 patients as of Friday. Federal health officials reported Thursday that all but three Florida counties […]

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Commissioners approve bill to choose designated homeless area – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports

MIAMI (WSVN) – City of Miami commissioners have made a decision on a homelessness policy. Government officials went back and forth over what to do with its homeless population on Thursday. The City of Miami has tried to clean up tent cities and encampment neighborhoods in recent years trying to balance the needs of the […]

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Vinay Mehindru, MD, MBA appointed to the board of directors of RetinalGenix Technologies Inc.

Enter Wall Street with StreetInsider Premium. Claim your one week free trial here. PETALUMA, Calif., July 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — RetinaGenix™ Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: RTGN) (“RetinalGenix” or the “Company”), today announced the appointment of Vinay Mehindru, MD, MBA to the board of directors of RetinalGenix Technologies, Inc. Dr. Mehindru is a multi-talented senior executive […]

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Why shark encounters are increasing along the US East Coast

Washington (AFP) – Sunscreen, insect repellent and the Sharktivity app are must-have beach accessories this summer along the US East Coast, as man-shark encounters increase. Ironically, conservation gains for vulnerable species could be driving the unfortunate rise, experts say, while there could also be a link to climate as apex predator prey moves higher. new […]

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Judge asked to block city council districts ahead of 2023 election

Bryan Simpson US Courthouse in Jacksonville [Michael Rivera] Credit: Michael Rivera Activists asked a federal judge on Friday to block new maps of city council districts in the ongoing Jacksonville redistricting lawsuit, a first step to expedite the trial ahead of the 2023 election. The Jacksonville Branch of the NAACPthe North Side Coalitionthe ACLU of […]

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How rare are the attacks? What to do around a

Three people were killed in alligator attacks in 2022. Alligator attacks are rare and there is even less chance of being killed by one. Alligators are naturally afraid of humans, but will attack in some cases. An 80-year-old Florida woman was killed in an alligator attack after her fell into a pond alongside a golf […]

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Planned Parenthood, Vote Mama Back Annette Taddeo for Congress

Miami Senator Annette Taddeo got mentions this week in its bid for the National Reproductive Health Nonprofit Planned Parenthood Congress and vote moma political committee dedicated to the election of Democratic mothers. Taddeo’s campaign announced the endorsements on Monday and Tuesday, respectively. They join many other local people, state and federal organizations, unions and elected […]

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WMNF | Sustainable Living: Protecting Florida’s Birds of Prey and the Dangers of Rodenticides

July 18, 2022 by Anni Ellis, Kenny Coogan & Colleen Cole and filed under News & Public Affairs, Sustainable Living. Today on sustainable living we spoke to Barb Walker. We discussed Central Florida’s birds of prey and the dangers they and our environment face due to rodenticides. Guest Speaker Background Barb has spent the past […]

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Gavin Newsom Reveals Real Motivation Behind Ron DeSantis Ad

California Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom has revealed why he took aim at Florida Governor Ron DeSantis in a July 4 ad. Newsom paid for an ad to run in Florida over the July 4 weekend and urged Americans to leave DeSantis’ Florida for California. He argued their freedoms were under attack as he highlighted contentious […]

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Monkeypox vaccine appointments available at Miami-Dade, Broward – NBC 6 South Florida

The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade and Broward counties is now offering monkeypox vaccine appointments. A person must be vaccinated with two doses of the Jynneos vaccine to be fully immunized against monkeypox, the second dose 28 days after receiving the first. In Miami-Dade County, health officials said they are only providing the vaccine […]

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FWC may ban goliath grouper handline fishing at 11 spawning sites

Florida Fish and Wildlife officials on Wednesday proposed new gear restrictions aimed at protecting goliath grouper from potentially dangerous hand-line techniques. The rule would prohibit anglers at 11 locations off Martin and Palm Beach counties from catching goliath groupers using handline fishing gear for three months each year, from July 1 to September 30, when […]

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Zoning updates will benefit Gainesville

We strongly support the City of Gainesville’s efforts to update zoning regulations to reflect the current needs of our city. Gainesville’s population has always grown, but it is growing at a faster rate now than before. As climate change affects coastal and South Florida cities, we expect Gainesville’s population to continue to grow rapidly. Our […]

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Florida prisons offer to cut family visits, drawing strong objections

Florida state-run prisons would be allowed to cut inmate visits in half to reflect staffing shortages under new rules proposed this week by the state Department of Corrections. Advocates for detainees and their families oppose it, saying the visits are a boon to detainee behavior and help maintain the family ties essential to the success […]

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Civic Identity and Third Century Jacksonville

Alan Bliss | Guest columnist How much history can a city accumulate in 200 years? A lot! Jacksonville’s history is more abundant – and more interesting – than many places in Florida, but compared to our sister cities, we seem less concerned with our civic heritage. Why This Is So for a lively conversation about […]

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Rediscovering the French at the start of Florida

Joseph Cotto, a podcast co-contributor with me, self-published a book, An eye for an eye, which deals with a topic most American historians may never have encountered. He examines a group of 16e-century explorers and settlers who, as early as 1562, established a colony, Charlesfort, on Parris Island, South Carolina. This group of settlers was […]

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Florida town begins quarantine due to discovery of giant African land snails

A county in Florida is under quarantine due to the discovery of a rapidly growing population of invasive giant African land snails. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) confirmed that there were giant African land snails in the New Port Richey area of ​​Pasco County on June 23, according to FDACS website. […]

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Members of the Brevard school board suggest consolidating schools to save money

NI90: Double throws, suspicious shots and allegations of fraud in a fictional survey FLORIDA TODAY’s Rob Landers brings you some of today’s top local headlines on the news in 90 seconds Rob Landers, Florida Today Support local journalism. Unlock unlimited digital access to floridatoday.com. Click here and subscribe today. After some tumultuous years of budget […]

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An invasive giant African snail has returned to Florida. Part of a county is now quarantined

JACKSONVILLE, Florida. – An invasive giant African snail that has already had to be eradicated twice in the past 50 years in Florida is back and a county is on high alert. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) confirmed that giant African land snails were found in the New Port Richey area […]

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These are the cities with the fewest cases of COVID-19 – 24/7 Wall St.

The United States reported more than 573,000 new coronavirus cases in the seven days ending June 28, bringing the total number to more than 85.6 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. There have been more than 1,005,000 COVID-19 related deaths – the highest death toll of any country. New cases continue to increase at a steady […]

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Sarah Curry: Yes, taxes can cause people to move

Many people will say that people choose to live somewhere based on factors like the weather or closeness to family, and that taxes don’t come into the equation. While there is a lot of truth in this understanding, when taxes reach a certain point, they can cause people to change their behavior. Have you heard […]

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Group saves reptiles from death through development – ​​Orlando Sentinel

Although gopher tortoises have persisted for millions of years, they now face a barrage of threats from habitat loss and developers with permits that allow the reptiles to be buried alive. From 1991 to 2007, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission issued By-Take Permits (ITPs) allowing landowners to pay a fee that would allow them […]

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US cities where the most families need food stamps – 24/7 Wall St.

Inflation has pushed up the prices of almost all goods and services, including necessary items such as groceries. The cost of a carton of eggs was 32% higher in May than a year ago. According to a report by Moody’s Analytics, American families are paying $311 more each month, on average, for essentials compared to […]

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Community Resource Fair Targets Underserved Population in Orange County

June 24, 2022 Contact: Tracy Zampaglione at [email protected] The Community Corrections Division of Orange County Corrections is hosting a Community Resource Fair on Thursday, June 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the south parking lot of the Orange County Jail. We will host a variety of vendors, suppliers and employers to facilitate awareness […]

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Springs have long drawn devotees to Florida

Victoria Machado | Guest columnist In a black-and-white photo, worshipers dressed head-to-toe in white gather at the water’s edge. A man leads a woman by the hand into the water. The other worshipers wait anxiously ashore as the woman, also dressed entirely in white, embarks on the public ritual of baptism. Before her, a few […]

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Phoenix ranks #2 among the hottest housing markets in the United States

Whether you’re looking to sell your home for a big profit or are looking for the friendliest market for a first-time home buyer, House Method conducted research to rank the hottest (and some of the coldest) housing markets United States – and Phoenix ranks No 2 among the hottest real estate markets in the United […]

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Searching for Cigar Orchids in Big Cypress National Preserve

A rare cigar orchid blooms on the side of a cypress tree in the Big Cypress National Preserve/Dr. Hong Liu Searching for Cigar Orchids in Big Cypress National Preserve By Craig Pitman Dr. Hong Liu’s journey into the Big Cypress National Reserve started badly. The Professor at Florida International University was looking for a particularly […]

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Bob Blancato: The CDC must refocus on American seniors

As the United States surpasses the once unthinkable number of one million deaths associated with COVID-19[feminine]there is no doubt that the demographic group most affected by the pandemic is those aged 65 and over. A analysis by the Associated Press shows that three out of four COVID deaths were in the elderly and a recent […]

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Florida Skipping Toddler COVID Vax? Biden’s Order on LGBTQ Care; Louder PFAS warning

Note that some links may require registration or subscription. Florida is the only state that has not pre-ordered COVID-19 vaccine doses for children under 5, though clearance appears imminent following unanimous approval by an FDA advisory panel. (Politics) Here is What do you want to know on vaccines for these young children. (Reuters) Production at […]

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The “Oscar of Legal Aid” • St Pete Catalyst

Welcome to the Catalyst Community Voices platform. We’ve organized community leaders and thinkers from all parts of our great city to talk about issues that affect us all. Visit our Community Voices page for more details. Marvel Studios may be good at churning out endless superhero movie sequels and remakes, but they forgot one of […]

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Ron DeSantis calls out ‘woke gender ideology’ in speech to Jewish group in Manhattan

(New York Jewish Week) — Florida Governor Ron DeSantis spoke about the success of the Jewish community in the Sunshine State and the need to fight “revival” in an address to a conservative Jewish group in New York on Sunday. “They can’t cancel me,” began his Republican governor’s speech, delivered to an audience of around […]

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Hundreds call for gun reform legislation at ‘March for Our Lives’ rallies in South Florida – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports

CORAL GABLES, FLA. (WSVN) – Hundreds of South Floridians came together this weekend to call for an end to gun violence, as they took part in “March for Our Lives” events that drew thousands across the country. country. From Parkland and Weston to Coral Gables, protesters made their voices heard loud and clear on Saturday. […]

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The future of sports betting in Florida still unknown

Amid the legal chaos governing the future of sports betting in Florida, June 2 marks the day the United States Court of Appeals granted the Justice Department’s motion to voluntarily dismiss an appeal to one of the many lawsuits the state faces regarding sports betting in the sunshine state. Florida Sports Betting History Sports betting […]

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Chronic absenteeism has surfaced prominently in Central Florida schools this year – Central Florida News – Health

Student absences spiked across Central Florida last year, and experts say it’s not just COVID that’s to blame. COVID absences continued long after Omicron’s push last winter, says UCF professor Larry Walker. In Orange County schools, 34 percent of the district missed the equivalent of two weeks in the 2021-22 school year. Walker says minority […]

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Waitress saves child abuse victim by secretly posting handwritten note

A waitress’s quick-wittedness and empathy may have indirectly saved a young boy’s life. Timothy Lee Wilson II was found guilty by a six-person jury in Orange County, Florida after two hours of deliberation. His crimes included two counts of false imprisonment of a child under 13, three counts of aggravated child abuse with a weapon, […]

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Amid Abortion Battle, DeSantis Vetoes Birth Control Funding – Again

When Governor Ron DeSantis slashed $3 billion from the state budget on Thursday, one unfortunate element seemed familiar: Just as he did last year, DeSantis vetoed $2 million earmarked for helping low-income people access long-acting birth control. It was again Senate Speaker Wilton Simpson, a Republican from Pasco County, who included in the $110 billion […]

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I moved from Florida to a small town in Texas and it was like walking into “Schitt’s Creek”

This Opinion article is part of a Narcity Media series. The opinions expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Narcity Media. I’ll never forget the day I landed my first job after graduating from college: a television news anchor in a small town in Texas, San Angelo, to […]

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One Million Gone | News, Sports, Jobs

For the editor: So far, one million Americans have died from COVID-19. That’s more than three times the number of Americans who died in World War II. These appalling numbers are brought to us as a complement to the right-wing extremists who spread deadly misinformation, sued, threatened and propagandized vulnerable Americans into believing […]

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Florida researchers awarded $1 million to study falls prevention in older people admitted to the ER

A new $1 million grant could help researchers at Florida Atlantic University’s Schmidt College of Medicine prevent falls among older people admitted to emergency rooms. With the two-year grant from the Florida Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association, researchers will study several prevention strategies in seniors at high risk for falls, including strategies that target limited […]

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More drivers, more accidents; FHP needs more soldiers

FRUITVILLE, Fla. — Day after day, ABC-7 reports of fatal crashes happening on The Suncoast, and it’s not just vehicle-to-vehicle crashes. “Without a doubt, we have seen an increase in the number of accidents involving what we call vulnerable road users: people on bicycles or on foot,” said Rider Kenn Watson. He’s a trooper with […]

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South and West lead the nation in multidimensional poverty, says Georgia Tech researcher

Associate Professor Shatakshee Dhongde’s article is the latest in a series of works on the subject and the first to break down multidimensional poverty at the state level over more than a decade. Multidimensional poverty in the United States 2008-2019 New Research from the Associate Professor Shatakshee Dhongde in Georgia Tech School of Economics finds […]

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Florida class president couldn’t talk about being gay in high school graduation speech – so he talked about his curly hair

Zander Moricz, 18, has been active in social justice causes as a student at Pine View School in Osprey, Florida, and led a student strike in March to protest the controversial measure that bans certain teachings on sexual orientation and gender identity in schools and goes into effect in July. He is also one of […]

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Florida social media law unconstitutional

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A Florida law aimed at punishing social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter is an unconstitutional violation of the First Amendment, a federal appeals court ruled Monday, awarding a major victory to companies that had been accused by GOP Gov Ron DeSantis of discriminating against conservative thought. A three-judge panel […]

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Florida Democrats Urge GOP Lawmakers to Tackle Gas and Housing Affordability – Action News Jax

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Gasoline prices in Florida hit a new high on Wednesday and the cost of rent rose more than 30% from the same time last year in Duval County. Now, Florida Democrats are calling on the governor and state lawmakers to do more to address Florida’s growing affordability crisis. NARRATIVE: Florida population underestimated […]

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Historian and author Dick Hart of Springfield, Illinois, dies on Monday

Historian Burlingame called Hart “the definition of a civic-minded citizen” Richard “Dick” Hart, an attorney known for his longtime preservation work in Springfield, which included the city’s oldest home and was the winner of the 2021 State Journal-Register First Citizen Award, died Monday at the Springfield Memorial Hospital. Hart, 79, was visiting Springfield but had […]

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The city with the most veterans in each state – 24/7 Wall St.

Young Americans join the armed forces for many reasons, including the opportunity to learn new skills, get physically fit, and earn financial aid to pay for their education. Odon’t however, the most common reasons are to serve the country. In addition to more th2.3km awayThe lion’s share of active duty service members, the United States […]

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COVID infections are hitting 5,600 a day in Florida. But is this a new wave?

COVID-19 infections continue to rise, but experts are not ready to declare a new pandemic wave in Florida. The state averaged more than 5,600 daily COVID-19 cases from May 7 through Friday, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is 20% more than the previous week. This is the highest […]

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Despite declining trends, 1 in 4 girls will be pregnant before age 20 in the United States

From the FDOE/Orange County and the National Conference of State Legislatures According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, the teenage birth rate in the United States is at an all-time low. Since 2016, the teenage birth rate (20.3 births per 1,000 girls aged 15-19) has fallen by 67% since its peak in 1991. This […]

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Business insiders react after Florida strips Disney of special tax status

By denouncing the legislation in Florida and subsequently losing its special tax status, Disney could serve as a warning signal to other companies wanting to enter the political conversation and how it could impact their bottom line. (Photo by Guillermo GR on Unsplash) ORLANDO, Florida. – Disney – “the place where dreams come true” – […]

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This Nurses Week, let’s celebrate — and do good for our nurses

Have you ever thought about how many titles nurses hold? Caregiver, cheerleader, lawyer, friend, and counselor are a few that come to mind. It is a remarkable job. Nurses are the first to see us enter the world and from then on they are with us when we need them throughout our life journey. Their […]

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Florida Chamber Advances Strategic Plan with Three High-Level Hires

the Florida Chamber of Commerce announced three high-profile additions to its team on Thursday, saying the hires would help advance its strategic plans. “The Florida Chamber team is focused on executing our strategic plan and executing a calculated talent strategy that prepares us to advance our mission, further unite business leaders, and ensure Florida’s future […]

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Florida Wildlife with Ali: Lovebugs

By Ali Holton April showers bring May flowers, but what does May bring to Florida? Lovebugs. For those of us who live in the state, we are cautiously prepared to expect the presence of these creatures at least twice a year. Lovebugs historically swarm through the seasons and create a general nuisance for motorists and […]

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Elevatum Phase 4 Trial Will Observe Faricimab in Underrepresented DME Populations

A new Phase 4 clinical trial from Genentech seeks to interpret the efficacy of its newest approved ophthalmic drug, faricimab (Vabysmo) for diabetic macular edema (DME) in patients from underrepresented populations Elevatum Trial Recruits Black, African American, Hispanic, Latino, and Indigenous Patients with Leading Cause of Blindness to Evaluate Population-Based Clinical Efficacy and Safety of […]

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Florida Panther spotted on security cameras roaming Polk County backyard

Florida panther spotted in Polk County Catherine Hawley reports LAKELAND, Florida. – A backyard security camera in Polk County captured footage of a Florida panther walking around the neighborhood. The experts said panthers have already been spotted this far north, but development is encroaching on the big cat’s habitat. Residents of the Beverly Rise subdivision […]

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How You Can Help Shorebirds During Florida’s Nesting Season

As the shorebird and seabird nesting season is underway, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission thanks building owners for harboring species such as black skimmers, lesser terns, Roseate owl and American oystercatchers that nest on their roofs from March to August. Shorebirds and seabirds typically nest directly on beaches along Florida’s coastlines, however, as […]

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“What we’re seeing here in Florida is a dangerous trend” • Coral Springs Talk

Vice Mayor Joshua Simmons. By Bryan Boggiano Vice Mayor Joshua Simmons spoke out against Florida governance at Wednesday’s City Commission meeting, decrying what he sees as political stunts and a slide toward authoritarianism. “If you know me, you know that I take our government very seriously.[ly], especially with regard to the foundations of our government […]

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Florida TaxWatch: Sunshine State needs better census numbers

Thusday, Florida TaxWatch (FTW) published an economic report remark titled “TThe Economic and Fiscal Importance of the U.S. Census and American Community Survey (ACS)”. The report highlights the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on 2020 Census data collection efforts, including disruptions to ACS, and highlights how it affects federal funding and critical decision-making among policy […]

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Florida lawmakers adopt Governor DeSantis’ congressional map

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — While critics decried a congressional redistricting map submitted by Republican Ron DeSantis as racially motivated and drawn to benefit the GOP, the staffer who drew up the maps told reporters on Tuesday. legislators that he had not considered racial or partisan politics. consideration during its preparation. Lawmakers have been called back […]

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Why did the taxpayer cross the road? – Twin towns

The questions of why some jurisdictions, whether cities, counties, states, or nations, increase in population and economic activity, while others decrease, are important in social and political terms. True for the economy too. A few weeks ago, I wrote about how COVID, technology, housing costs, and relative birth and death rates affect the demographics of […]

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FLORIDA LEGISLATIVES LET DESANTIS REDEFINE CONGRESSIONAL MAP AFTER VETO

Legislature-approved Florida congressional districts vetoed by Governor Ron DeSantis. CONTRIBUTED Governor Ron DeSantis’ veto over a new Florida Congressional map brings lawmakers back to the state capitol for a special session on Tuesday, April 19. Lawmakers approved the map well before the end of the session, despite DeSantis’ statements that he would likely reject what […]

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Santa Fe College will host an inclusion event in Spanish

Santa Fe College will host an admissions event for Spanish-speaking students and family members who may be considering applying to the school. The event, called Sigue Soñando, which is the Spanish term for “keep dreaming”, will be held entirely in Spanish. Representatives from the Admissions Office, International Studies Department, Academic Affairs Department, and the English […]

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My 11 Favorite Florida Beaches to Avoid the Crowds

Florida is known for its beaches, and with over 1,300 miles of coastline, there’s plenty to choose from. But sometimes, even with all that coastline, it’s hard to find a spot for a quiet day at the beach. Florida has more than 22 million inhabitants, plus millions of tourists who visit it every year. Many […]

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Miami-Dade declares ‘affordability emergency’ as rents continue to soar – NBC 6 South Florida

Miami-Dade County leaders have declared an “affordability emergency” as rents continue to soar and prices become unaffordable for many people in South Florida. Mayor Daniella Levine Cava and county commission leaders announced new measures Friday morning. Mayor Levine Cava signed executive orders adding an additional $13 million to an emergency rental assistance fund, known as […]

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THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV – Naples Florida Weekly

“Nature: American Arctic,” 8 p.m. April 13 on WGCU PBS. THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 8 PM on WGCU PBS save florida wildlife corridor According to the filmmakers, the web of habitat connections that sustains the state’s best wild spots is in jeopardy. If we want to save wild Florida and the nearly 700 endangered species it […]

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How seagrass cultivation can help save manatees – UNIVERSITY PRESS

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute directors are focusing on seagrass restoration to slow the decline of Florida’s manatee population. As Florida’s manatees starve, researchers at FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI) say one solution may be to simply grow more seagrass – so that’s exactly what they’re trying. With a three-year fund from the Florida Power […]

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7 Incredible National Parks and Preserves to Visit in South Florida

Mysterious. Intriguing. Restored. These are just a few of the words that come to mind when I think of the beautiful network of wild and wonderful parks protecting South Florida’s fragile ecosystems. Florida has been a state that has learned from some mistakes in Everglades drainage, water flow, and they have spent the last few […]

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Florida coronavirus cases rise nearly 16%

MIAMI – There was an almost 16% increase in coronavirus infections in Florida in the week ending Thursday, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Florida Florida Department of Health reported 10,137 new cases and 255 additional deaths, according to the CDC. The state’s test positivity rate is 3%. According […]

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Less than 6% of criminal justice cases obtain

image: Wendy P. Guastaferro, Ph.D., Director and Associate Professor, FAU School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, conducted a study of disparities within a US criminal justice population on agonist treatment opioids as part of the treatment plan. to see Continued Credit: Alex Dolce, Florida Atlantic University About 4 million people who reported using or abusing […]

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Sarasota County Named Best Place to Retire in Florida

Buyers and sellers of real estate – when asked what the three most essential considerations about a property are – will almost always answer “location, location, location”. While this answer is sometimes ironic, it’s often quite specific, and this answer perhaps applies more to retirees than any other demographic. Settling down after a lifetime of […]

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Montana sheriff says hiker killed, grizzly bear suspected – NBC 6 South Florida

A Montana man who went missing while hiking earlier this week was killed in a suspected encounter with a grizzly bear north of Yellowstone National Park, authorities said Friday. The victim has been identified as Craig Clouatre, 40, of Livingston. No details were provided on where he was found or why a grizzly bear was […]

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State government policies increasingly affect health outcomes, data shows

Health outcomes in the United States increasingly depend on decisions made at the state level, according to a article published this month in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Excess deaths from COVID-19 provide a stark example of this trend which has been particularly evident in Florida, according to the author Steven Woolf, MD, […]

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Florida Indigenous group calls on Disney to ban use of Indigenous mascots after racist performance | Tampa Bay News | Tampa

‘Cause a bunch of kids on the sidelines chanting “scalp ’em Indians, scalp ’em” is an honor, isn’t it? And all the natives who attend @pngisd should he just accept that his classmates dehumanize them because of “tradition”, right? Shame on @DisneyParks host this. Nostalgic racism is RACISM. pic.twitter.com/ELsJHRgJlw — tara houska ᔖᐳᐌᑴ (@zhaabowekwe) March […]

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This country has the fewest inhabitants in the world – 24/7 Wall St.

The largest countries in the world by population have been in the news a lot lately. Russia, the ninth largest country in the world, with a population of around 145 million, attacked Ukraine, the 35th largest with 43 million. (These are the 25 largest countries in the world.) What about the smaller countries? Many of […]

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Masks on planes? Governor DeSantis says it’s more COVID-19 “theater”

Thursday, the governor Ron DeSantis denounced the ongoing “farce” of a transit mask mandate like another”COVID Theater” production Governor, speaking to Okaloosa County reporters, offered extended denunciation of pending mask mandate, ridiculing perceived absurdities in ongoing federal rule extended until mid-April by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). “It’s theater. It shouldn’t be extended. It should […]

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Florida immigration fight divides Cubans who arrived as children

MIAMI — The state was threatening the Roman Catholic Church’s ability to house immigrant children when Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski of Miami tackled South Florida’s emotional jugular: He compared unaccompanied children crossing the border today to those who fled communist Cuba six decades ago. without their parents. Offended by the comparison, angry Cuban Americans called […]

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Florida coach Mike White signed to Georgia

Georgia has reportedly found its new men’s basketball coach. And he’s the man who coached the Bulldogs’ biggest rival. According to several reports, Florida coach Mike White will be Georgia’s new coach. White will replace Tom Crean at Georgia after the Bulldogs went 1-17 in SEC play this season and lost in the first round […]

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Ukrainian children in South Florida find support at school – NBC 6 South Florida

As we watched the orchestra class in action Friday morning at the Aventura Waterways K-8 Center, the level of concentration was evident among the students. However, for twin sisters Nicole and Victoria Sorokina, it’s hard to focus on music when they’re worried about their family members in Ukraine. I asked Nicole, as a youngster, did […]

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Florida Economist Dr. Jerry Parrish speaks at the FPL Economics Symposium

MIRAMAR BEACH – “We are coming back.” That was the heart of the message delivered Tuesday by Jerry Parrish, an economist at Florida State University’s Florida Institute of Government, as he addressed a crowd of hundreds of business, government and citizen leaders in Florida. Power & Light Northwest Florida Economic Symposium at the Baytowne Conference […]

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Florida advises against COVID vaccines for healthy children

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo issued guidelines Tuesday recommending against vaccinating healthy children, contradicting federal public health officials whose advice says all children should get vaccinated. New guidelines from the state Department of Health indicate that healthy children between the ages of 5 and 17 may not benefit from vaccination. […]

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Northeast Florida female veterans get more player exposure

Women are the fastest growing segment of homeless veterans Florida has the third-largest population of female veterans in the nation. Duval County has the highest population of female veterans in Florida Natalie Marcano-Sidberry had many sinking feelings as she tried to adjust to civilian life after 11 years in the Navy – including being a […]

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Hallstrand named acting director of Lakeland Linder International Airport

LAKELAND, FL (March 3, 2022) | City Manager Shawn Sherrouse has appointed Kris Hallstrand as interim manager of Lakeland Linder International Airport, effective March 3, 2022. Current manager Gene Conrad has accepted the position of president and CEO from the Aerospace Center for Excellence. City Manager Shawn Sherrouse said, “As Assistant Airport Manager, Kris knows […]

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Q&A with St. Johns County Sheriff Rob Hardwick

Q: What are your top priorities for the Sheriff’s Office?A: We have just completed our strategic planning within our office, which we do every year to stay current, and we have identified three priorities. The first is to build and move into a facility for our operations and general services departments. We pride ourselves on […]

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Florida Tech’s Dr. Toufiq Reza: Turning ‘waste’ into ‘resources’ and how you can help

Recycling waste into valuable products Dr. Toufiq Reza of Florida Tech: With a rapidly growing world population already over 8 billion people, the world faces two significant challenges in its immediate future: waste abatement and global warming. (picture Florida Tech) BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – With a rapidly growing world population already over 8 […]

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South Florida 100: Prayers for Ukraine – South Florida Sun Sentinel

John “Jack” P. Seiler, former mayor of Fort Lauderdale Last week: Thanks to Broward College, the Village Square Advisory Board, and our sponsors, partners, and members, we’ve organized an exceptional “Dinner at the Square: Facts, Clickbait, or Fake News? The War on American News.” With an impressive panel of Evelyn Baker (Executive Producer of Univision […]

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COVID-19 levels drop to near record lows in Cape Canaveral sewage

Level of coronavirus in Cape Canaveral sewage drops over past week The virus that causes COVID-19 has dropped dramatically this month in Cape Canaveral’s sewage to the lowest levels seen since the city began testing for pathogen genes more than a decade ago. ‘a year. The death toll in the virus comes as the highly […]

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7 Incredible Places for Fun Activities in Yakima Valley

Are you ready for an adventure? Sometimes we forget about the cool stuff in our own backyard! Some of them are free, some are paid, but it’s all fun! You can pack a lunch, grab your binoculars, and make sure the cameras are charged so you can capture all kinds of amazing memories! The Mammoth […]

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States where the most people applied to start a business in 2021 – 24/7 Wall St.

Special report February 20, 2022 3:00 p.m. Despite the focus on large, publicly traded companies and the payments they make to investors, small businesses continue to be one of the largest segments of private employers in the country, accounting for 66% of new jobs created in some time and 44% from the United States. gross […]