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Coronavirus Updates
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

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%

TALLAHASSEE – For the week of April 1-7, Florida’s new COVID-19 positivity rate was 3.8%.

FDOH issues new guidance on COVID-19 vaccines for children

The Florida Department of Health (Department) is the first state in the nation to issue guidance stating that healthy...
Human Interest
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Adopt a pet: Meet Chopper

Just look at my mug of a face!
I consider myself irresistible.

Adopt a pet: Tessie is irresistible

Hi peeps, look into my sweet loving eyes what do you see? Unconditional love.
Can you guess why they call me Sweetheart?

Adopt a pet: They call me Sweetheart for more than one reason

Woof Bow-Wow just take a gander at me!! I am beautiful. Don't you agree? 
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Community News

Food safety questions you’ve had at a barbeque but were too afraid to ask

To prevent food poisoning at your next barbeque, Schneider answers some common food safety questions.

Five money-saving tips for grocery shoppers

“Yes, you can make and prepare healthy, easy foods and meals without spending a lot of money,” said Dr. Sharon Austin...

Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum announces June & July events

The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum located at 500 Captain Armour’s Way in Jupiter will hold the following events in June and July:
Government
On March 2, the United States Postal Service announced that it has delivered more than 270 million COVID-19 test kits to American households...
On Feb. 17, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it is investigating consumer complaints ...
Now more than ever, residents should rely on trusted sources of information for access to COVID-19 testing, vaccinations ...
Schools

Anthony Boyer named Indiantown High School executive director

Indian River State College (IRSC) has appointed Anthony Boyer as executive director/principal of Indiantown High School...

Workforce partnership tackling worker shortage on the Treasure Coast

Indian River State College and its workforce and economic development partners have identified a growing skills gap...
Wildlife & Environment

FAU marine science trailblazer receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Florida Atlantic University’s Shirley Pomponi, Ph.D., an ocean explorer, aquanaut and marine biotechnologist...

Scientists study spiders that targets mosquitoes

For a creature that – legs and all – might be no larger than a pencil eraser, spiders continue to surprise researchers...

“Baby Season” underway at the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey

Spring has arrived and, while it is a great time for spring cleaning around the yard, it is important to keep an eye out for injured baby raptors.
Opinion
If you’re struggling with your mental health right now, remember: You’re not alone. One in five U.S. adults...
With summer officially here, as an Arizonan, you’re likely looking for ways to continue enjoying the outdoors while also staying cool...
President Joe Biden signed into law on June 25 a bipartisan bill that is the first significant change in federal gun legislation in nearly three decades.
Weather
On May 2, AARP Florida announced a variety of AARP resources available to Floridians as they prepare for Hurricane Season ...
Emergency preparedness officials on Wednesday warned Floridians not to get complacent during the upcoming hurricane season, particularly in coastal areas that haven't …
Although a mild and sunny climate is one of South Florida’s greatest natural assets, extremes of heat and cold ...
Nation & World

How a favela in Rio got its clean water back, for $42,300

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Butterflies and waxbills flit through the Enchanted Valley just outside Rio de Janeiro’s Tijuca Forest National Park. There are fruit trees, a nearby waterfall and a …

Pope, unable to go to Congo, embraces Congolese in Rome

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis greeted members of the Congolese community in Rome, borrowing words from their native languages Sunday to wish them peace and joy during an especially vibrant …

Heavy rains, floods prompt evacuations of Sydney suburbs

SYDNEY (AP) — Thousands of residents in Sydney suburbs were told to evacuate their homes on Sunday after heavy rains caused floodwaters to rise and rivers to overflow in what authorities called …

Russia claims capture of pivotal city in eastern Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia's defense minister said Russian forces took control Sunday of the last major Ukrainian-held city in Ukraine's Luhansk province, bringing Moscow closer to its stated goal …
State

Donations to pay for abortions surge

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — When the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade last Friday, dismantling its nearly 50-year precedent protecting the right to an abortion, Marin Fehl was furious. The …

Pets are being given up as owners struggle to pay bills

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — Two German Shepherds were found all alone at Lori Wilson Dog Park in Cocoa Beach last month. They had been abandoned, and, apart from being a little dehydrated, were …

Flamethrower used to torch Pan-African flag flying on pole

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A person using a flamethrower set fire Saturday to a Pan-African flag flying on a pole outside the headquarters of the Uhuru Movement, a Black international socialist …

Parkland jurors must manage trial stress on their own

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The jurors chosen this past week to decide whether Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz is executed will visit a bloodstained crime scene, view graphic photos and videos …
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