Being sleepless may spell trouble for your heart

“We know that people who get adequate sleep manage other health factors better as well...
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January is National Radon Action Month

The Florida Department of Health encourages residents to take action to protect their homes and families from the dangers of radon exposure ...

Yoga for Life: Breaking free!

When the way of the world becomes to much for us, turn over a new leaf into a new yoga practice!
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Human Interest

Trot for Toys raises money for Shop With a Cop

OKEECHOBEE – Trot for Toys, an annual fundraiser for Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office Shop With A Cop program ...

Explore the Florida Humanities' African American History Archive


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


Attorney General Ashley Moody is enlisting more soldiers and creating new tools in the fight to end human trafficking in Florida.
As registration for 2023 Florida 4-H summer camp programs is underway...
A Florida Humanities program with an environmental focus is scheduled for March 2 at Highlands Hammock State Park. Dr. Steven Noll...
If you have a policy with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and your home was damaged...
Street racing, street takeovers, and stunt-driving incidents have risen...
A Florida man has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting five women at a small-town bank branch in 2019 and will face either life in prison or a death sentence during the penalty phase next year. Court …
January is Move Over Month, and the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles...
The housing area features a private lactation room, air conditioning, enhanced bedding, breast pumps...
AMAC Foundation Social Security Advisor Russell Gloor answers questions about Social Security
Senate Bill 404 aims to exempt autopsy reports on child victims of domestic violence from public disclosure.
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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South Florida State College (SFSC) honored 22 Associate in Science degree in Nursing (ADN) students in a traditional pinning ceremony...
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...

$21 million available to enhance Florida’s behavioral health systems

The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) announced $21 million in available funding for essential programs to enhance mental health crisis services in …

'Food is Medicine' Bill would encourage healthy eating

Senator Tina Polsky (D-Boca Raton) and Representative Katherine Waldron (D-Wellington) filed Senate Bill 188 and House Bill 173...

DeSantis signs Toll Relief Program bill

On Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022, Governor Ron DeSantis signed Senate Bill 6A, establishing the Toll Relief Program through the …

Yoga for Life: Yoga body tune-up for the new year

With the beginning of another new year, it’s time to do a physical, mental and emotional tune-up.

Yoga retreat tours restored Kissimmee River

December 17, 2022 was a special day to experience the natural beauty of the ancient Florida Kissimmee River...

Yoga for Life: A yoga practice for holiday calmness

The pace of the day can be exhausting when our lives become filled every minute with working...
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 ...


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


One of the most widely anticipated milestones of the recovery is the US borders.
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It’s not exactly breaking news that America’s public schools are failing academically.
When the body moves and flows, life slows down and harmony replaces everyday tension.
Traffic & Road Work

Be aware of these common toxic plants

Weeds and invasive plants can be a nuisance to a home or business landscape, and some of them are also toxic...

Florida leads the world in caladium bulb production

Terri Bates knows that if she wants to sell a good caladium, she can count on University of Florida scientists, including Zhanao Deng.
Wildlife & Environment
Oak Marsh is one of the habitats preserved. [Photo courtesy Live Wildly]

Wildlife corridor helps protect drinking water supply

Preserving the Florida Wildlife Corridor doesn’t just ensure habitat for Florida wildlife ...

To save water, start with irrigating less

Growing up, we are taught to save water by turning the faucet off while we brush our teeth...
State News
Def Leppard drummer recovering from attack outside hotel

Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen says he is recovering from an attack outside a Florida hotel. Allen was in South Florida earlier this month for a show at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. He …

'Don't Say Gay' lawmaker pleads guilty to COVID relief fraud

Florida mayor resigns over fund distribution concerns

National and World
China's Xi, Japan's Kishida end visits to Russia and Ukraine

Chinese leader Xi Jinping has left Moscow, wrapping up a three-day visit, shortly after Japanese PM Fumio Kishida left Kyiv. Kishida made a surprise visit Tuesday to Kyiv, stealing some of the …

Muslims in Indonesia gear up for first day of Ramadan

Sleepless night after Pakistan, Afghanistan quake kills 13