Tag Archives: Florida

Manatee Deaths Down This Year

By on March 18th, 2014 | Last updated: March 18, 2014 at 6:13 pm

Manatee fatalities have decreased, but a science and conservation expert says other factors are still an issue.

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In The News: Legislators Propose Child Welfare Improvements, Scott to Sign GI Bill, Child Found with Heroin, Two New York Buildings Collapse

By on March 12th, 2014 | Last updated: March 12, 2014 at 2:20 pm

Legislators propose improvements to child welfare system – The Senate Children, Families and Elder Affairs Committee passed a package of proposals on Tuesday, in order to improve regulations over Florida’s child welfare system. The proposals include a requirement for the [...]

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Panelists Discuss Local Food, Farming at UF Law School

By on February 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: February 22, 2014 at 8:34 pm

Former Asst. Deputy for Global Trade at the USDA weighs in on the impact of U.S. farm policy on local farming.

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Executive Director of North Central Florida March of Dimes Will Retire

By on February 21st, 2014 | Last updated: February 24, 2014 at 7:17 am

After 25 years with the March of Dimes, Betsy Trent is set to retire on March 1. She is the executive director of the north central Florida division, yet no one has been selected to fill her position at this time.

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GALLERY: Thousands Gather for 150th Anniversary of Civil War Battle

By on February 18th, 2014 | Last updated: February 18, 2014 at 2:27 pm

The 38th Annual Olustee Battle Re-Enactment took place last weekend in Lake City, Fla.

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In the News: Proposed Bill Would Eliminate KidCare Wait, Powerball Jackpot Hits $400 Million, State Organization Attempting to Regulate Sea Cucumbers, Decrease in Shark Attacks and Increase in Fatalities

By on February 18th, 2014 | Last updated: February 18, 2014 at 1:17 pm

Lawmakers propose extending subsidized health care coverage to immigrant children – A proposed bill in the Florida Legislature would eliminate a 5-year waiting period for children born outside the U.S. to receive government-subsidized health insurance, known as KidCare. Under federal [...]

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Domestic Abuse Network Plans to Expand Facilities

By on February 17th, 2014 | Last updated: February 27, 2014 at 1:03 pm

Peaceful Paths Domestic Abuse Network plans to kickstart its expansion project with a ground-breaking ceremony on March 4 in its main outreach office in Gainesville, Fla.

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Air Pollution Increases Pregnant Women’s Risk for High Blood Pressure

By on February 12th, 2014 | Last updated: February 13, 2014 at 11:54 am

Air pollution may have adverse effects on pregnant women.

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Murderer of 9-Year-Old to be Executed Wednesday

By on February 10th, 2014 | Last updated: February 13, 2014 at 10:44 am

Juan Carlos Chavez’s execution by lethal injection is to be held on Wednesday after being convicted of murdering 9-year-old Samuel James “Jimmy” Ryce in1995. A controversial cocktail of drugs will be administered.

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Students Support Teacher Suspended After Fight Over Alleged Affair

By on February 7th, 2014 | Last updated: February 11, 2014 at 7:14 am

A Putnam County High School teacher was suspended for fighting a district employee over an alleged affair. Following his suspension, the teacher’s students showed up to a school board meeting to show their support.

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