Coronavirus
Most of Florida is now at high risk of COVID-19. Glades and Hendry County (highlighted on map) are at medium risk. [Image courtesy CDC]

Most of Florida at high risk for COVID-19

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Most of Florida is now considered at “high” risk for COVID-19 according to the Centers for Disease Control.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) map shows counties at high risk for COVID-19 in red, medium risk in yellow and low risk in green. Okeechobee County (medium risk in yellow) is outlined.

Palm Beach County at high risk from COVID-19

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The COVID-19 virus is spreading again in Florida, according to data shared June 3 by the Florida Department of Health.

New covid positivity in Florida at 3.8%

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TALLAHASSEE – For the week of April 1-7, Florida’s new COVID-19 positivity rate was 3.8%.
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Human Interest
The Glades Ministerial Community coming together to address community violence. Thanks Belle Glade Boys and Girls Club teen center for making the signs for the peace walk.

Glades Ministerial Community protests for peace

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BELLE GLADE — The Glades Ministerial Community came together on May 22 to address community violence.

All-Women BOA team partners with Habitat for Humantiy to build homes

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On Friday, March 25, women employees from Bank of America will volunteer to roll up their sleeves and work wtih Habitat for Humanity …

Explore the Florida Humanities' African American History Archive

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Florida Humanities, the state affliate of the National Endownment for the Humanities, has a diverse and robust collection ...
Community
Multiple libraries will host events this summer...

Pahokee

A Glades Central High School student has been selected by Bank of America to participate in its Student Leaders® program ...
Committed to the empowerment of women, the nonprofit is hosting its second annual Teacher Appreciation Shopping ...
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Police/Fire
A Pahokee teen is among those arrested in connection with a deadly shooting in Rivera Beach on July 28.
Palm Beach County Arrest Report for the Glades felony or DUI area from July 25 to August 1.
The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the influence (DUI) charges by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office...
The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the influence (DUI) charges by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office...
Opinion
The past two election cycles have seen an explosion of attention given to “echo chambers”...
States have recently focused their efforts to reduce the nation's teacher shortage by promoting strategies...
Weather
The threat of hurricanes and tropical storms is an inescapable part of living in Florida.

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Emergency preparedness officials on Wednesday warned Floridians not to get complacent during the upcoming hurricane season, particularly in coastal areas that haven't …
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Schools
Volunteers across Palm Beach County, including instructors and alumni from the Cosmetology and Barbering...

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On July 7, the FLDOE announced that the School District of Palm Beach County maintained its “A” rating...

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Palm Beach County Schools summer lunch programs are underway.
Government

Pahokee bans pets from city hall

Pahokee

PAHOKEE – No pets are allowed in city buildings, with the exception of service animals ...
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Belle Glade to honor Gold Star families

Pahokee

BELLE GLADE – At their June 13 meeting, the Belle Glade City Commission welcomed Gold Star families and veterans …
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City of Pahokee raises minimum wage to $15 for city employees

Pahokee

At their April 26 meeting, the Pahokee City Commission agreed to raise the minimum wage for city employees to $15 an hour.
Health

National HIV Testing Day is June 27

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BELLE GLADE – At their June 13 meeting, the Belle Glade City Commission recognized June 27 as National HIV Testing Day.

Study finds unvaccinated persons over 60 at highest risk

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Seven out of 10 covid deaths of those over age 60 were unvaccinated ...

Lakeside Medical Center named the most racially inclusive hospital nationwide

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The Health Care District of Palm Beach County’s teaching hospital, Lakeside Medical Center, is the most racially inclusive hospital in the country...
Business
SOUTH BAY — The Clarence E. Anthony Branch in South Bay celebrated its 30-year anniversary on Wed, May 18 from 1:00 pm-6:00 pm. After a brief ceremony, everyone enjoyed refreshments.

Pahokee

PAHOKEE – The City of Pahokee will have a lot to celebrate this summer, with the planned opening of the Muck Tavern at the Pahokee marina.

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Papa Johns store owner Roland McBarnette visited the Belle Glade City Commission   April 18 meeting ...

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Finfrock is a vertically-integrated design/build company,
Veterans

Be on hand to greet Honor Flight Veterans

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On Saturday, May 21, Palm Beach International Airport will be the place to be as Southeast Florida Honor Flight returns from its second...

Be on hand to welcome 78 veterans home

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On Saturday, April 9, Palm Beach International Airport will be the place to be as Southeast Florida Honor Flight returns from its first Honor Flight mission...

Welcome veterans home from Honor Flight mission

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On Saturday, April 9, Palm Beach International Airport will be the place to be as Southeast Florida Honor Flight returns from its first Honor Flight...
Opinion
Two years after the pandemic scrapped many people’s vacation plans, travelers are seeking new experiences...
Taking oxycodone at the same time as certain selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, a commonly prescribed class of antidepressant...
Minority access to mental health-related diagnoses and care is impeded by barriers and challenges...
Traffic & Road Work
Palm Beach County plans to install 1,000 street lights along a 20-mile stretch of State Road 80.

Pahokee

On March 15, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) announced upgrades to the Florida 511 (FL511) Advanced Traveler Information System...
Agriculture
Picture on the left shows Conventional hog-hair evaporative cooling pad with no water recycling system. Picture on the right shows new, efficient cellulose evaporative cooling pad with water recycling system.

New water conservation system practice approved for nurseries and greenhouses

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has approved a new conservation practice....
Sugarcane has been grown in Florida since the late 1760s. The ‘Glades’ area of South Florida recently marked the 90th annual sugar cane harvest for the farms south of Lake Okeechobee.

Charlie Crist plans to 'reignite' effort to buy sugar farm land

Congressman Charlie Crist said if elected he plans to attempt to buy land in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA.)
Wildlife & Environment
Researchers deploy a mooring, which will help them measure exchanges of waters. [Photo courtesy FAU]

FAU to assess water discharge impact to Florida Bay

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The ongoing Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) is working to restore the historical flow of the Florida Everglades ...
The 2022 Florida Python Challenge will take place Aug. 5-14. [Photo courtesy SFWMD]

Python Challenge registration is Aug. 5-14

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The SFWMD and Florida Fish and Wildlife (FWC) are continuing to make hiss-tory with the 2022 Florida Python Challenge.
State News
2 dead, 1 wounded in family feud over Florida vacation home

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A family fight over the home of a woman who moved into an assisted living facility left two people dead, and another wounded, police said. A preliminary investigation …

Boy dies in hot car parked outside Miami area Jewish center

Rural Florida county shocked by fentanyl deaths over holiday

National and World
US warns it will defend ally if China breaks sea ruling

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken called on China to comply with a 2016 arbitration ruling that invalidated Beijing's vast territorial claims in the South China Sea …

Putin set to visit Iran next week

Ukrainian rocket strike targets Russian ammunition depot

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