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    Broward County Schools to Serve Students 40,000 Pounds of Plant City Strawberries

    Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam today announced that Broward County Public Schools will serve more than 40,000 pounds of Florida-grown strawberries to their students over the next two weeks. The Florida Department of Agriculture and...

    Feb 24 • 90 Views • Comments Off on Broward County Schools to Serve Students 40,000 Pounds of Plant City Strawberries

    Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam today announced that Broward County Public Schools will serve more than 40,000 pounds of Florida-grown strawberries to their students over the next two weeks. The Florida Department of Agriculture and...

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    Excellence in Higher Education Legislation Passes Final Senate Committee

    Senate Bill 2 available for consideration on the Senate Floor during the first week of Session Senate Bill 2, the Florida Excellence in Higher Education Act, and Senate Bill 4, Faculty Recruitment, both sponsored by Senator Bill Galvano (R-Bradenton), were...

    Feb 23 • 116 Views • Comments Off on Excellence in Higher Education Legislation Passes Final Senate Committee

    Senate Bill 2 available for consideration on the Senate Floor during the first week of Session Senate Bill 2, the Florida Excellence in Higher Education Act, and Senate Bill 4, Faculty Recruitment, both sponsored by Senator Bill Galvano (R-Bradenton), were...

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    Floridians for Ridesharing Coalition Launches in Support of Statewide Ridesharing Legislation

    The Florida Chamber of Commerce and other organizations today launched Floridians for Ridesharing, a coalition advocating a uniform set of statewide regulations governing ridesharing services across Florida. The coalition includes business groups, nonprofit...

    Feb 22 • 96 Views • Comments Off on Floridians for Ridesharing Coalition Launches in Support of Statewide Ridesharing Legislation

    The Florida Chamber of Commerce and other organizations today launched Floridians for Ridesharing, a coalition advocating a uniform set of statewide regulations governing ridesharing services across Florida. The coalition includes business groups, nonprofit...

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    2017 United Way ALICE Report shows that working families continue to struggle in...

    Florida’s United Ways announce consensus legislative agenda to advocate for working families during the 2017 Florida Legislature During the United Way Capital Days, United Way of Florida released the findings of the updated United Way ALICE Report. It...

    Feb 22 • 91 Views • Comments Off on 2017 United Way ALICE Report shows that working families continue to struggle in Florida

    Florida’s United Ways announce consensus legislative agenda to advocate for working families during the 2017 Florida Legislature During the United Way Capital Days, United Way of Florida released the findings of the updated United Way ALICE Report. It...

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    Create and Share Child Hand Artwork for Children’s Week “Give Us a Hand”...

    Feb 24 • 79 Views

    While teachers and families begin to enjoy the spring season here in Florida, they are encouraged to involve their young students and children in an art project that will create an impact on lawmakers in March. Children’s Week’s “Give Us a Hand” campaign asks children throughout Florida to send decorated paper cut-outs of their hands to Children’s Week organizers, who will put them on display inside the Capitol rotunda from March 26-31. Children may include their name on their artwork along with a message to legisl... Read more

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    Florida Supreme Court: New posting, 2/24/2017, 1:30 p.m. ET

    Feb 24 • 105 Views

    New material has been posted to the Supreme Court website in: In re: Florida Power & Light v. Miami-Dade County (order dismissing case) Follow the links at: http://www.floridasupremecourt.org.... Read more

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    FDLE awards tipster with $10,000

    Feb 24 • 75 Views

    FDLE today awarded $10,000 to the anonymous tipster who notified local law enforcement and provided the location of fugitives Boyette and Rice, who were subsequently apprehended by law enforcement. A killing spree across multiple states, including Florida, ended in Georgia on February 7 when William Boyette committed suicide and Mary Rice was arrested. The tipster had just seen a Facebook post with Boyette and Rice’s photos, as well as the tag number of the vehicle they were driving, when the tipster spotted the car and... Read more

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    UWF launches free online course highlighting research in the Gulf

    Feb 24 • 83 Views

    Beginning this March, the University of West Florida’s Innovation Institute will launch the first in a series of free online courses that focus on UWF research in the Gulf of Mexico. "This course allows us to share some of the outstanding work of our faculty with the rest of the world,” UWF President Martha Saunders said. “The Gulf of Mexico is arguably the most important body of water in the Western Hemisphere. MMO 101 provides a peek at its impact on us all." The series, titled “Gulf Stories,” opens with ... Read more

  • FDACS Department of Agriculture

    Broward County Schools to Serve Students 40,000 Pounds of Plant City Strawberries

    Feb 24 • 90 Views

    Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam today announced that Broward County Public Schools will serve more than 40,000 pounds of Florida-grown strawberries to their students over the next two weeks. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Farm to School program facilitated the purchase from Sweet Life Farms in Plant City, Fla., which is owned and operated by Mark McDonald. “By connecting Florida growers with nearby schools, we are teaching students that the nutrition they need to succee... Read more

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    FWC announces final opportunity for municipalities, counties to apply for derelict vessel removal...

    Feb 24 • 82 Views

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has announced the final 2016/2017 opportunity to apply for derelict vessel removal funds. The application period began Feb. 8, 2017, and will run on a first-come, first-served basis. Approximately $399,000 in remaining derelict vessel removal funds are available to state, county and city governments. Applications received after April 30, 2017, will not be eligible for consideration. The Commission Derelict Vessel Final Removal Funding Opportunity Program application... Read more

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    Health Care Systems Donate Nearly $900,000 to UNF Mental Health Graduate Nursing Program

    Feb 24 • 56 Views

    There’s a mental health professional shortage not only in Northeast Florida but also across the country. In order to address this critical shortage of psychiatric professionals, six Jacksonville health care systems have come together to collectively donate nearly $900,000, helping to alleviate this crisis by funding the Mental Health Graduate Nursing Program in the Brooks College of Health (BCH) School of Nursing at the University of North Florida. The program will educate mental health nurse practitioners with earned doct... Read more

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    RoadWatch Advisory: I-75 Southbound Off-Ramp CLOSED at I-75/University Parkway Interchange

    Feb 24 • 39 Views

    SARASOTA/MANATEE COUNTIES I-75 (SR 93) / University Parkway Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) (Sarasota/Bradenton):  Construction Project: Detour – I-75 Southbound Off-Ramp CLOSED at the I-75/University Parkway Interchange:   Sunday, February 26 and Monday, February 27. Details below: The contractor anticipates implementing a temporary detour route at the I-75/University Parkway interchange at night/overnight Sunday, February 26 and Monday, February 27 between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. while crews mill and pa... Read more

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