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State medical cannabis programs failing to make enough progress, advocacy group finds
A report from a patient advocacy group found the future of medical cannabis in the states is hazy unless costs are decreased and product safety standards are improved.
Over 7,000 Florida households approved for flood insurance policies through FEMA
FEMA has approved 7,644 households with group flood insurance policies for three years as part of federal disaster assistance after Hurricane Ian and Hurricane Nicole.
Nelson the lone nay vote on Clear Water Lake initiative despite city staff recommendation
The plan, presented by City Engineer Richard Earp, included pumping water out of Clear Water Lake and using it as reclaimed water in other developments.
Rescue plants find a forever home at Lake Apopka North Shore
You’ve probably heard of pet and wildlife rescues that rehome and rehabilitate animals, but did you know there are also rescue groups for plants?
Florida records over 100,000 hit-and-run crashes in 2022
February is Hit-and-Run Awareness Month in Florida, and the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles and its division of the Florida Highway Patrol.
FDA advisory committee votes unanimously in favor of a one-shot COVID-19 vaccine approach – 5 questions answered
In a 21-to-0 vote, the advisory board recommended fully replacing, or “harmonizing,” the original formulation of the vaccine with a single shot that would consist of – at least for now – the current bivalent vaccine.

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How easy is it to live "Off the Grid"in Florida?
In the wake of the pandemic, with growing economic uncertainty and climate change stressing public infrastructure, more Americans are seeking ways to live off the grid.
Gannon's critical report on AFD finds its way into City Council meeting
The Gannon report is a 45-page document that analyzes and critiques the Apopka Fire Department. The City of Apopka ordered and paid $20,000 for it, but they may have gotten more than they bargained for.
Apopka-Beauclair Lock reopens
Boaters may see ongoing repairs, but the lock is open and available for use. If the status changes, the District will provide a status update immediately.
Orange County exceeds goal of housing the homeless
Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings today announced that Orange County Government housed 486 individuals experiencing homelessness.
Be aware of these common toxic plants, experts say
A new UF/IFAS publication details some of the most common poisonous plants found in Florida residential landscapes.