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After a contentious 62-minute discussion, the Apopka City Council did not have the appetite to even make a motion to rescind the 2023 censure of Mayor Bryan Nelson. more
With no challenger in the race, Russell was re-elected and will serve another four-year term. more
Kissing bugs carry the parasite that causes Chagas disease. They can infect people by biting and contaminating food and drinks with infected feces. more
Four categories — economic wellbeing, education, health, and family and community — factor into the ranking, including data on teen birth rates, children living in poverty, single-parent families, and children whose parents lack secure employment.  more
Each year in the United States, lightning strikes around 37 million times. It kills 21 people a year in the U.S. on average. Baseball fans clear the stands as lightning strikes near the Colorado Rockies’ stadium in … more
The censure passed in 2023 by a 3-1 vote, with then-Commissioner Kyle Becker presenting and voting in favor, along with Commissioners Nick Nesta and Diane Velazquez. more
Typically, heat domes are tied to the behavior of the jet stream, a band of fast winds high in the atmosphere that generally runs west to east. more
The Hispanic Heritage Month Art Exhibit celebrates the richness and diversity of Hispanic culture through visual art. more
In 1990, only 5% of Americans had a passport.  Today, that number is 48%. In 2023, the Department of State issued over 24 million passport books and cards – more than ever before. more
In the new medicinal garden at UF/IFAS Extension in Orange County, the interplay between horticulture and health takes center stage! more
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 June 15th. more
According to the agenda packet for the June 19th City Council meeting, an item titled "Rescinding the censure of Mayor Nelson"  will be discussed by the Council. more
A heat safety plan template helps organizations adopt procedures for monitoring the heat index, for providing hydration and for training staff. more
AAM is an emerging air-based transportation mode that uses electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft to carry passengers and cargo to provide essential services in urban and rural settings. more
Teaching older Americans how to identify and avoid fraud – and how to report such crimes – could go some way to mitigating the impact of this modern epidemic. more
The Apopka Voice publishes a weekly burglary report from the Apopka Police Department that includes reported burglaries of businesses, residences, and vehicles.  more
"I’ve learned a few things about cleaning up an entire community. I recently wrote a draft manual of the program and will have it available by fall for members of my Neighborhood Leader Program." more
There are plenty of ways to engage kids at any age during these lazy summer days, say University of Florida experts. Here are a few ideas to keep your youth engaged while fueling their minds. more
Residents are invited to join Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings and the Orange County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Initiative for this year’s Juneteenth Celebration, “Juneteenth: … more
In this second year, with the support of the Duran family, The 2650 Foundation looks to recreate that support for our fire department in loving memory of Austin Duran. more
On Sunday, the state average was $3.25 per gallon. That's 5 cents less than a week ago, 25 cents less than last month, and 19 cents less than this time last year. more
In case you missed it. The Apopka News Week in Review includes five articles that shaped the City... all in one place, including details on the Apopka Dog Mayor election. more
Researchers at the UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center recently received a hammer mill and a pelletizer which grinds whole cone hops to powder, and a pelletizer takes hops powder and converts it into pellets. more
In 2024, natural gas will play a crucial role in the global energy mix, offering a cleaner and more responsible alternative to traditional options like coal and oil.  more
The Orange County funding allocation will cover site development and other costs associated with building IDignity's permanent operational headquarters. more
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