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Florida officials say they’re ready if Tallahassee Trump rallies get violent

By John Haughey of The Center Square President Donald Trump supporters are expected to rally in Tallahassee against President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, but the Florida Department...

$1.4B in emergency federal rental assistance headed to Florida

By Jason Schaumburg | The Center Square Florida is in line to receive $1.4 billion in federal COVID-19 emergency rental assistance, Governor Ron DeSantis said Tuesday. The...
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Orange Co. Citizens Safety Task Force invites public input, launches Community Crime Survey

From the Orange County Newsroom Due to multiple Orange County shootings in October 2020 that resulted in two fatalities involving children 17 years of age...

Orange County’s new fire recruits make history for diversity

Class 91 was open to individuals who did not already have the typical EMS or fire school credentials, but did have a strong desire...

Dept. of Health in Orange Co. receives first shipment of 16,000 Moderna vaccine doses

From the Orange County Newsroom The Florida Department of Health in Orange County (DOH-Orange) received its first shipment of 16,000 doses of the Moderna COVID-19...

Jobless Floridians could receive federal assistance by year’s end

By John Haughey | The Center Square As many as 650,000 Floridians, including an estimated 500,000 whose state unemployment benefits have expired, could receive federal...

Florida Chamber, business groups want to cut rising unemployment tax

The 0.1% unemployment tax rate, or $7 per employee, that most Florida businesses pay will nearly triple to $20.30 for each worker under the...

December Grant opportunities available for non-profits and more

From the Office of U.S. Representative Val Demings, District 10 U.S. Representative Val Demings shares federal grant opportunities for December for District 10. Grants are...

Rising seas could divert Florida focus, funding from Everglades water quality to tidal flooding

"With 1,350 miles of coastline, relatively low elevations, and communities built largely on top of former swampland, Florida remains particularly vulnerable to the risk...

Takeaways from Orange Co. COVID News Conference – assistance ended, OCPS quarantining, Strike Teams...

OCPS is now using the 10-day criteria for quarantining timeframes, which was reduced from the 14-day as recommended by the Florida Department of Health From...

Orange Co. provides Racial Intelligence Training for all law enforcement and firefighter agencies in...

Included in the training is implicit bias, diversity and inclusion, de-escalation communication, police misconduct, understanding harassment, ethics and more From the Orange County Newsroom These are...

First COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Florida as ‘buried’ coronavirus report questions state response

By John Haughey | The Center Square Gov. Ron DeSantis was at Tampa General Hospital (TBH) Monday as a 31-year-old emergency room nurse became one of...