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Orange County helps non-profit build its first permanent location
The Orange County funding allocation will cover site development and other costs associated with building IDignity's permanent operational headquarters.
The US is losing wetlands at an accelerating rate − here’s how the private sector can help protect these valuable resources
Today, the U.S. is losing wetlands, mainly to development and agriculture, at an accelerating rate. With Congress polarized and gridlocked, new federal wetland protection laws are unlikely to be enacted in the next several years.
Apopka celebrates Juneteenth
Juneteenth – the long-standing holiday commemorating the arrival of news of emancipation and freedom to enslaved Black people in Galveston, Texas, in 1865 – became a federal holiday in 2021.
Hurricane Humberto, as captured by a NOAA satellite on September 15, 2019.
Orange County to host 2024 Hurricane Expo: Beyond the Forecast
Orange County Government and the Office of Emergency Management will host the 2024 Hurricane Expo on Saturday, June 15th.
The Florida black bear isn’t as large as its Western relative and tends to shy away from humans — but a legislator claimed some have attacked people while on crack.
Bill that says it’s OK to shoot bears ‘breaking bad’ fashioned in fiction
It shouldn’t have gotten this far. Yet it passed both the House and the Senate and, according to the House website, was “presented to governor on Friday, June 7, 2024, 2:57 PM.”
Indian River Lagoon
Indian River Lagoon ecosystem shows progress amid ongoing restoration efforts
The Indian River Lagoon has long faced challenges stemming from compromised water quality and recurring harmful algal blooms, which have resulted in significant seagrass loss.
The understated affection of fathers
Family communication experts have found that the father and son pair is complicated by the need to negotiate a complex tension between masculinity and intimacy.
Hawthorne Park in Pine Hills.
Report: Revision to ‘Live Local Act’ reduces stock of affordable/workforce housing in Florida
Data accumulated by LandTech, which provides site-sourcing technology for developers, suggest that new amendments to the Live Local Act will mean a 22% reduction in sites available to affordable housing developers.
Taking precautions against outdoor pathogens can keep you from getting sidelined over the summer.
Summertime can be germy: A microbiologist explains how to avoid getting sick at the barbecue, in the pool or on the trail
It is important to pay attention to local news reporting outbreaks of infectious agents in your area or travel destination. With these precautions in mind, you’re sure to have a terrific time, uninterrupted by the germs of summer.
Dry conditions continue throughout the District in May
May saw sparse and uneven rainfall, with all counties receiving less than their monthly average. The deficit was nearly two inches in some areas.
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 June 8th.