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“The Chocolate 5K” Reflects a Wider Southern Florida Effort to Improve Wellness

Despite its name, the "Chocolate 5K" event was anything but fattening. On January 17th, runners from Orlando and across southern Florida gathered in Blanchard Park...
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Congresswoman Brown Promotes Nick Martinelli to Deputy Chief of Staff/Legislative Director

(Washington, DC)  On February 1st, Congresswoman Corrine Brown will promote her Legislative Director and Transportation Committee Staffer, Nick Martinelli, to the position of Deputy...
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Obama: Netanyahu’s visit too close to election for meeting

Washington (CNN)President Barack Obama says he will not meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in March because his trip to Washington comes too...

There’s an Ebola Vaccine in Africa. Now What?

January 28, 2015 Ripley Ballou, the chief Ebola vaccine researcher at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), was late for our phone conference. I asked what held him...

Local author releases inspiring new children’s book

WINTER GARDEN, Fla. — Author Tiffany Komendat announces the nationwide release of her new book, “… When Along Came Chad the Cheetah,” where she...

$333.2 mil to protect Florida families

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Scott’s KEEP FLORIDA WORKING budget will make important investments to protect families, visitors and businesses, along with implementing a new...

It’s Time for Hollywood to Act Like Diversity Matters

“Diversity is basically a description of independence.  Diversity is what moves the ball for me, and I thought ‘give people a chance that have...

How to Cut Child Poverty by 60 Percent Right Now

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Defense Fund released a groundbreaking report today:  Ending Child Poverty Now (www.EndingChildPovertyNow.org). For the first time this...

Single – Bride Abuse

Dear Sandy B: Recently I was listening to a program on talk radio. The dialogue was centered around marriage. The caller stated that she...

ORLANDO Sculpture now at the Orlando Citrus Bowl

Last night Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, City Commissioners and the City of Orlando Public Art Advisory Board celebrated Downtown Orlando’s newest arts and cultural installation...