Tag Archives: Rick Scott

Pregnant Women Are Fearful Living In Miami’s Zika Hot Zone

Pregnant women living in Miami's Zika hot zone are worried. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned expectant mothers to steer clear of the city's Wynwood neighborhood, where at least 15 people are believed to have been infected with the Zika virus through mosquito bites in the first such cases on record in the mainland U.S.

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Debate Turns Emotional Over Dozier Memorial

A state task force began an emotional debate Wednesday about how to commemorate the victims of abuse and brutality at the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys and what to do with the unidentified remains of youths who died at the shuttered reform school. The nine-member panel, which held its first meeting in Marianna, near the site of the 1,400-acre Dozier property in Jackson County, has been directed by the Legislature to develop recommendations by Oct. 1 on the creation of a memorial to honor the victims of the reform school, which operated from 1900 to 2011, as well as designating a permanent burial site for victims whose bodies were unidentified or unclaimed. Detzner said

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Zika Tourism Effects Could Take Time To Play Out

With Florida battling a Zika virus outbreak in Miami, the full impacts of federal and international travel advisories on the state's tourism industry won't be known for months. The state's tourism-marketing arm Visit Florida, following Gov. Rick Scott and other officials, has maintained a message that Florida is safe and open for business.

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Florida Gov Offers Free Zika Test Kits For Pregnant Women

Florida Gov. Rick Scott says pregnant women statewide can get a free Zika test to determine whether they’ve been infected with the mosquito-borne virus. Scott directed state health officials Wednesday to make the tests available at county health departments and also said the state would provide additional lab services to …

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Scott Says Florida Remains ‘Safe State’ Amid Zika Battle

Florida political leaders say controlling the spread of the Zika virus is doable but will take everyone’s help, as travel advisories have been posted about visiting the state. The assurances came just hours before the Florida Department of Health reported that it was investigating an additional case of a person …

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Governor: 14 Florida Zika Cases Likely Caused By Mosquito

Gov. Rick Scott asked Monday for a federal emergency response team to help the state combat the spread of the Zika virus in the U.S., saying the number of cases in Florida had increased to 14. The new cases are clustered in the same square-mile neighborhood in Miami-Dade County identified …

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Florida’s Jobless Rate Remains Steady, No Change In June

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida’s unemployment rate is staying the same. State officials on Friday announced that the state’s jobless rate was 4.7 percent in June. That’s the same rate as it was in May, although it’s lower than the national jobless rate of 4.9 percent. Florida added 9,800 jobs in …

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Polk Elementary Teacher Is Florida Teacher Of Year

A Polk County math teacher has been chosen as Florida’s 2017 teacher of the year. Gov. Rick Scott announced Thursday that Highlands Grove Elementary School teacher Jessica Solano was selected from among five finalists. Solano will receive a $20,000 award funded by the state Department of Education and the Macy’s …

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