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In The News: Charter School Lawsuit Loses Major Plaintiff, Florida Group Advocates for Children of Illegal Immigrants, Seminole County Power Outage Affects 2,000 Residents, Local Students Qualify for International Competition

By on March 30th, 2015 | Last updated: March 30, 2015 at 11:51 am

Florida Charter School Lawsuit Loses Major Plaintiff – The Florida Association of School Administrators has pulled out of a lawsuit challenging the legality of Florida’s corporate tax scholarship program. According to FASA executive director Juhon Mixon, the board dropped out […]

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In The News: FL Legislator Advocates For The Disabled, Nursing Home Construction Begins, UNF Heads To NCAA, Retail-Model Healthcare in South Florida

By on March 9th, 2015 | Last updated: March 9, 2015 at 10:54 am

FL Legislator Advocates For The Disabled – Senate President Andy Gardiner is pushing for more legislation to increase state-funded opportunities for developmentally disabled individuals. Sarasota Herald-Tribune Nursing Home Construction Begins After 14-Year Ban – Construction of new nursing homes in […]

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In The News: Superbug Kills Two, Campus Gun Bill Passes In Senate Committee, Florida Health Exchange Struggles, Officer Asks To Dismiss Charges

By and on February 19th, 2015 | Last updated: February 19, 2015 at 1:43 pm

Two dead, over 170 potentially exposed in ‘superbug’ outbreak – Contaminated medical instruments are thought to be the source of a “superbug” outbreak in Los Angeles. Two patients exposed to the antibiotic-resistant bacteria have died, while 7 have been infected. […]

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Programs Offer Assistance With Signing Up For Health Insurance

By on January 30th, 2015 | Last updated: January 30, 2015 at 10:30 am

Several programs in Florida are helping individuals sign up for health insurance. The services assist with creating email accounts, filling out paperwork and selecting the best coverage options.

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Lower Vehicle Registration Fees, Rep. Jolly Asks for ACA Money Transfer, The Future of Obamacare, Tuition for Illegal Residents

By on April 2nd, 2014 | Last updated: April 2, 2014 at 10:20 am

Vehicle fee cut bill waits for Gov. Scott signature – Gov. Scott will sign into law a bill that will lower vehicle registration fees today. The bill will potentially save motorists a total of $309 million during the 2014-2015 budget year. […]

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Health Care Enrollment Reaches 6 Million Nationwide as Deadline Looms

By on March 30th, 2014 | Last updated: March 31, 2014 at 4:40 pm

With the March 31 deadline to enroll approaching, healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act has spiked, with Floridians making up around 7 percent of enrollees.

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E-Cigarettes May Not Aid Quitting, Study On Nitrates In Florida Springs, Florida Neglects Healthcare Transparency, Bright Futures Criteria Under Investigation

By on March 25th, 2014 | Last updated: March 25, 2014 at 11:49 am

Electronic cigarettes may not help people stop smoking: study – A study by the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education at the University of California found that smokers who used e-cigarettes were no more likely to quit smoking after […]

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Board approves proposal requiring UF students to have health insurance

By on March 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: March 22, 2013 at 4:48 pm

The University of Florida Board of Trustees voted unanimously Friday morning to approve a plan that requires incoming students to show proof of health insurance. Students who apply for the fall 2014 semester will be required to have health insurance for enrollment, though students who enter UF before fall 2014 will be grandfathered into current requirements, which do not include health insurance.

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In the News: Shrinking Services, First Lady, Stowaway Cat, Space Shuttle

By on September 18th, 2012 | Last updated: September 25, 2012 at 11:52 am

Stories that WUFT noticed from around the state: Families grapple with shrinking state services offered to ‘medically fragile’ kids – Tampa Bay Times – The U.S. Department of Justice said the state of Florida has reduced home care for children […]

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Preparing nursing home facilities for natural disasters

By on April 17th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 10:56 pm

Hurricanes are a big point of emphasis in the state of Florida when it comes to its citizen’s preparedness. A new government study questions the procedures that nursing homes take to get ready for natural disasters. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Blake Alderman […]

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