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Operation Best Foot Forward: Back to School promotes pedestrian safety at crosswalks as students prepare for new school year
During Operation Best Foot Forward, plainclothes officers and deputies will cross streets at marked crosswalks, giving drivers enough time to slow down and stop safely.
Rep. Frost introduces the Energy Storage for Resilient Homes Act to save lives during hurricanes and extreme weather
With residents of Florida and Puerto Rico most vulnerable to some of the worst storms and natural disasters our country has seen, Reps. Frost and González-Colón want to ensure that every person and family can access home energy storage batteries.
A health care worker providing care to a patient.
CDC: More than 1 million Floridians couldn’t afford to see a doctor in 2022
The data for 2022, the latest available, put Florida among the states with the highest rates of people who skipped medical visits because of high costs.
Apopka City Hall.
Breaking News: City Council sets millage rate at 4.8399
At its July 17th special meeting, the Apopka City Council voted 5-0 to increase the millage rate to 4.8399 for its FY2024/25 budget.
Apopka Police Department Arrest Report
The Apopka Voice publishes a weekly arrest report that includes arrests, crashes, calls for service, and traffic citations. This report is for the week ending July 13th.
Fireworks almost guaranteed at Apopka City Council meeting
Because the July 3rd meeting was canceled, the agenda is packed. Oh, and if you missed the July 4th fireworks, there are a couple of unresolved matters from the June 19th meeting that may make up for it in comparable explosiveness.
The balancing act required to keep communities thriving
The county is developing a new comprehensive plan known as Vision 2050. State law and county ordinances require developers to preserve 35% of land in passivity in the Wekiva River Basin area.
Apopka Police Department Burglary Report: July 7th-13th
The Apopka Voice publishes a weekly burglary report from the Apopka Police Department that includes reported burglaries of businesses, residences, and vehicles. 
Apopka Mayor Bryan Nelson shakes the hand of newly appointed Apopka Fire Chief Sean Wylam in 2019.
Developing Story: Apopka Fire Chief Sean Wylam announces retirement
Apopka Fire Chief Sean Wylam has announced he will be stepping down, according to an email he sent to AFD firefighters and staff. Wylam's tumultuous time as Apopka's top firefighter will end October 31st.
Explore Orange County parks with the little ones in tow
Exploring nature with little ones is a wonderful way to create lasting memories. Orange County’s parks aren’t just places to visit, they are wonderlands waiting to be discovered.
In case you missed it: The Apopka news week in review
In case you missed it: The Apopka News Week in Review includes five articles that shaped the City—all in one place. It also includes details on the upcoming budget and millage rate vote.
A U.S. Navy F-5N Tiger II from VFC-111, known as the
Florida bases could receive more than $1 billion in new defense spending bill
The National Defense Authorization Act passed the U.S. House of Representatives on June 13th. Before it becomes law, it must pass the Senate and receive the President's signature.
Home, risky home.
To insure or self-insure? The question homeowners must answer amid impact of climate change
In places such as Florida that are particularly exposed to natural disasters, homeowners insurance isn’t just expensive – it’s increasingly becoming difficult to find. That has caused some homeowners to go without it entirely.
Mr. Smith goes to Apopka: New City Administrator delivers a wakeup call to City Council
Jacob Smith, the new Apopka City Administrator, didn't say much in his first budget workshop cycle, but what he did say cut to the core of the challenges facing the City Council.
Orange County grants can help beautify local neighborhoods
Orange County has $410,000 in annual funding to enhance the quality of subdivisions with new signage, landscaping, pressure washing, playground equipment, irrigation repair, lighting, and more.
Where the southern half of the Upland Bayfront Preserve stood, there’s now fill dirt, soon to become a soccer field and beach volleyball courts.
New College of Florida tears up nature preserve, claims it’s an improvement
The preserve was a strip of bayfront land full of century-old pines, massive oaks, thick cabbage palms, and plenty of mangroves along the shoreline. At the end of May—right after the students left campus for the summer—machines rumbled into the preserve and began knocking trees down like bowling pins.