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Researchers use novel method to vaccinate against salmonella in mice

There is no FDA-approved human vaccine for nontyphoidal salmonella, which kills...

Yoga for Life: Yoga Inspires Renewal of Life

Life is about renewal. A leaf falls from the tree to the ground and renews the soil.

Yoga for Life: Yoga poses to balance and stabilize the body

There are many yoga poses that help improve balance and mental focus. When doing balance poses...
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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 ...

New training initiative in Florida helps fight human trafficking

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Attorney General Ashley Moody is enlisting more soldiers and creating new tools in the fight to end human trafficking in Florida.

Santa Express and U.S. Sugar bring Christmas to local families

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The Santa Express today brought the joy of the holiday season to local families ...
Community
The season of giving is here, and the Postal Service is putting out the call for kind-hearted, generous people...
The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers like YOU to raise much-needed funds and support the community’s most vulnerable.
The Highlands County Master Gardener Volunteers are gearing up for their “Let it Grow” Annual Garden Festival and Plant Sale...
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Police/Fire
The housing area features a private lactation room, air conditioning, enhanced bedding, breast pumps...
On Oct. 27,  the Okeechobee City Police Department was notified that an SUV stolen from Margate was being tracked by Martin County Sheriff's Department.
According to NFPA, an annual average of 770 home structure fires began with decorations...
A Florida Highway Patrol press release stated that at approximately 8:06 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16, a pickup truck....
Opinion
If we work to prioritize our mental health, it allows for building positive life experiences and...
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to helping...
Weather
Florida officials waived toll collections to facilitate evacuations as local officials issued mandatory and voluntary evacuation orders in anticipation of Hurricane Ian.
WASHINGTON -- President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. approved Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s request for an emergency declaration on Sept. 24, ahead of Tropical Storm Ian. The declaration authorizes …
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Schools
If you want to help others manage their finances, UF/IFAS can train you through the Florida Master Money Mentoring Program...
On Aug. 16, Governor Ron DeSantis announced three proposals for the 2023 Legislative Session that will help support...

Lake Placid

Former Okeechobee County school bus driver Eric Christenson is walking around Lake Okeechobee...
Government
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Freedom Week tax holiday starts July 1

Lake Placid

TALLAHASSEE -- The Freedom Week  sales tax holiday on outdoor activity supplies and some event admissions starts July 1.

USPS warns about scams

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The USPS is warning of new scam involving text messages.
Health

DOH reminds the public of risks associated with vibrio vulnificus

Flood waters and standing waters following a hurricane pose many risks...

Alzheimer’s Association offers webinars to the public

The Alzheimer’s Association will provide the following webinars to the public...

Yoga for Life: Challenging Balance through Half-Moon Pose

“Balancing” the human body incorporates all of the appendages to walk straight, run and sit without falling.
Business
The Biden-Harris Administration has been aggressive in laying the foundation for small business growth...
Southwest Florida, still dealing with widespread destruction from Hurricane Ian, has become the nation’s most overvalued housing market ...

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The Central Florida Regional Planning Council (CFRPC) is working with the Avon Park Air Force Range ....

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One of the most widely anticipated milestones of the recovery is the US borders.
Opinion
In November, voters will be asked to decide whether to abolish one of Florida’s important...
Dear Editor:   All affected by the damage caused by Hurricane Ian are in our thoughts and prayers.   "Go to Joseph (Genesis 41:55)."   Florida, please pray the Litany …
For the first time in my career as an advocate for children, we are on the cusp of seeing...
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Agriculture

Banker plants effective for managing thrips on roses

Chilli thrips are a nuisance to rose growers, as their feeding causes foliar and flower damage.

UF/IFAS awarded over $16M in grants to fight citrus disease

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty have secured over $16 million in new funding...
Wildlife & Environment
The ghost orchid grows high in old growth Cypress trees.

Ghost orchid proposed for endangered species protection

Saving a rare and beautiful orchid could help save other endangered species in Florida.
This photo was taken at the S-65A water control structure, looking south. The S-65A sends water from Lake Kissimmee south into the Kissimmee River. [Photo courtesy SFWMD]

Navigational locks on Kissimmee River reopen to boat traffic

Boaters are advised to be careful on the Kissimmee River due to high water levels and fast currents ...
State News
Judge to decide fate of man accused in face-biting attack

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A trial for a former college student who randomly killed a Florida couple in their garage six years ago and then chewed on one victim’s face was set to begin …

Officers: Wellness check leads to fatal shooting in Florida

Woman dies in test drive crash outside Florida car lot

National and World
Ukraine's 'Invincibility' centers offer refuge, resilience

BUCHA, Ukraine (AP) — Retired Ukrainian construction worker Borys Markovnikov is on the move again: This time, just a few steps from his home in the town of Bucha, northwest of Kyiv, to seek …

NATO ministers meet to drum up more aid, arms for Ukraine

Torture allegations mount in aftermath of Kherson occupation

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