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Demings, Murphy, and Soto push back on Florida Legislature’s handling of...

Focus on Congress/Focus on the Legislature Central Florida congressional representatives Val Demings, Stephanie Murphy, and Darren Soto sent a letter to Florida Speaker of the House...

American Heart Month: Commit to a healthy lifestyle

From the Florida Department of Health in Orange County February marks the beginning of American Heart Month, a federally designated month that is a great...

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Florida bill imposing stern school safety compliance requirements on districts advances

By John Haughey | The Center Square The Senate Education Committee on Tuesday endorsed a massive bill that clarifies requirements for the state’s armed school...

Prescribed burn today at Lake Apopka North Shore

The St. Johns River Water Management District is conducting a 1,400-acre prescribed burn today within the Lake Apopka North Shore, west of Lake Level...

How a heritage of black preaching shaped MLK’s voice in calling for justice

MLK Day 2020 By Kenyatta R. Gilbert, Howard University The name Martin Luther King Jr. is iconic in the United States. President Barack Obama mentioned King...

Florida House panel OKs further restrictions on petition-gathering process

By John Haughey | The Center Square In the waning minutes of the 2019 legislative session. Rep. Jamie Grant, R-Tampa, grafted a raft of amendments...

Study: Endangered Species Sensitive to Climate Change Lack Protection

By Trimmel Gomes, Public News Service - FL TALLAHASSEE — A new study shows the federal government charged with protecting endangered species doesn't have enough protection...

What are the reasons behind Florida’s climbing high school graduation rates

Historically speaking, Florida has long suffered from systemic issues in its education system. Poverty is linked to a number of issues affecting Florida teens,...

Massive Tallahassee rally sets stage for battle over Florida teacher pay raises

By John Haughey | The Center Square Gov. Ron DeSantis has declared 2021 will be "The Year of the Teacher" but on Monday, an estimated...

City of Apopka through Partnership with CareerSource Central Florida Receives Prestigious Award for Youth...

From CareerSource Central Florida The City of Apopka was recently awarded 2019 Outstanding Employer Partner by the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) through...

Groups sue to protect Florida Panther from deadly road projects

By Trimmel Gomes, Public News Service - FL Conservation groups filed a lawsuit yesterday against state and federal agencies over road-widening projects in the middle...

Prospects of third new congressional seat spurs Florida to boost 2020 census effort

By John Haughey | The Center Square Florida will join 45 other states in creating a state executive committee to raise awareness of the 2020...