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Category Archives: Florida
By Joonhee Suh on October 14th, 2013 | Last updated: October 14, 2013 at 8:12 pm
The Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell is going through major setbacks due to the government shutdown.
By Nickelle Smith on October 11th, 2013 | Last updated: October 11, 2013 at 5:54 pm
A House subcommittee will provide funding to the $9 billion industry to research citrus greening, a disease that affects citrus trees in Florida.
By Lauren Lettelier on October 9th, 2013 | Last updated: October 9, 2013 at 3:04 pm
Florida is removing about 3,000 call boxes by January 2014 because of their low usage.
By Kim Ortiz on October 4th, 2013 | Last updated: October 4, 2013 at 10:14 am
(Photo: Steve White/Flickr)
An increase in flood insurance went into effect Tuesday, but many Floridians are still voicing their distaste for the new law. The National Flood Insurance wants to collect more from those who it said have been underpaying to bring down their $24 billion deficit.
By Mia Jones on October 3rd, 2013 | Last updated: October 3, 2013 at 8:56 pm
People trying to register for health insurance on the Health Insurance Marketplace have been experiencing problems because of heavy traffic on the website. There is still plenty of time to buy insurance, according to healthcare officials.
By Ebony Joseph on October 3rd, 2013 | Last updated: October 3, 2013 at 8:57 pm
Preparations for Tropical Storm Karen have been difficult because of the government shutdown’s effect on the National Guard.
By James Thieke on September 25th, 2013 | Last updated: September 26, 2013 at 8:55 pm
The trial period is meant to see how the lane changes will affect traffic flow and safety. The city is monitoring driver, cyclist and pedestrian activity and will examine results once the trial concludes in late November.
By Brianna Donet on September 24th, 2013 | Last updated: October 10, 2013 at 2:04 pm
Death tolls for child abuse victims have increased, leaving the Florida Department of Children and Families under scrutiny for not intervening in time. North Central Florida agencies are working to combat the amount of child abuse in the area.
By Taryn Bray on September 16th, 2013 | Last updated: September 17, 2013 at 4:41 pm
Florida ranks among the lowest for percentage of bridges considered structurally deficient, according to a recent report. Only 27 North Florida bridges are in the “structurally deficient” category.
By Shane Chernoff on September 12th, 2013 | Last updated: September 13, 2013 at 11:16 am
Larry Travis, former High Springs mayor and lineman for the University of Florida Gator football team, lost his battle with cancer on Tuesday. Travis’ funeral service will be held at Touchdown Terrace at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m.