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Monday, June 14, 2021

Guy Fieri surprises UCF student with $25K scholarship during 'Restaurant Reboot'

Posted By on Mon, Jun 14, 2021 at 11:27 AM

Guy Fieri has more than enough goodwill in the Orlando area.  He spent the COVID-19 pandemic advocating for service industry workers, who make up a sizeable chunk of our fair city. And the mind behind Chicken Guy! has legions of fans who were ecstatic to learn that his Disney...

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Joe Biden vows to make Orlando's Pulse nightclub a national memorial

Posted By on Mon, Jun 14, 2021 at 10:45 AM

On the fifth anniversary of the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub that left 49 people dead, President Joe Biden vowed to make the site a national memorial. The former nightclub never reopened after the shooting and currently serves as an impromptu memorial. Biden called the space "hallowed ground" in...

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Thursday, June 10, 2021

Florida Board of Education passes guidelines against critical race theory in history classes

Posted By on Thu, Jun 10, 2021 at 4:05 PM

Backing Gov. Ron DeSantis’ campaign against critical race theory, the State Board of Education on Thursday approved a rule that places controversial guidelines on the way U.S. history is taught in public schools. The board, meeting in Jacksonville, voted after members of the public squared off on the rule,...

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Senate passes bill to make Pulse a national memorial

Posted By on Thu, Jun 10, 2021 at 3:07 PM

This month, the Orlando community has being devoted into honoring and cherishing the lives of the victims of the Pulse shooting. Today, another victory was granted to them. The senate passed a bill pushed by Rep. Darren Soto in efforts with Rep. Stephanie Murphy and Rep. Val Demings that...

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Orange County Animal Services, a kill shelter, is overflowing with dogs

Posted By on Thu, Jun 10, 2021 at 11:21 AM

If you've been on the fence about inviting a new pet into your life, now is the time to leap. Orange County Animal Services is near capacity, which means many dogs are facing down euthanasia at the county kill shelter. The shelter recently shared a video of its kennels,...

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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Florida reverses course on bridge Pride month light displays

Posted By on Wed, Jun 9, 2021 at 12:45 PM

UPDATE: A spokesperson for the office of Florida governor Ron DeSantis announced that Pride month light displays on the Acosta Bridge in Jacksonville would be reinstated. "The bottom line is, lights will be back up tonight,"  Taryn Fenske told the Times-Union. Fenske said it was unclear who issued the order...

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Florida congresswoman Lois Frankel proposes federal abortion access law

Posted By on Wed, Jun 9, 2021 at 10:16 AM

Lawmakers in Congress have reintroduced a bill they say would ensure access to safe abortions across the country, just as abortion rights are being challenged with a strict Mississippi law that will be reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2022. The Women's Health Protection Act would allow for...

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Val Demings officially announces run for Marco Rubio's Senate seat

Posted By on Wed, Jun 9, 2021 at 9:50 AM

With the theme “Never Tire,” Orlando Democratic Congresswoman Val Demings on Wednesday formally launched her campaign to try to unseat U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., in 2022. The announcement was not a surprise: Demings last month said to “stay tuned” amid reports that she would run for Senate. Nevertheless,...

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Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Former Orlando Magic player Victor Oladipo purchases shopping center in MetroWest

Posted By on Tue, Jun 8, 2021 at 4:29 PM

All-Star Miami Heat guard and Magic alum Victor Oladipo has been sidelined from playing due to injury since April, but he's keeping busy with a side hustle as a real estate mogul with the recent purchase of a shopping center in Orlando's MetroWest area. As reported by the Orlando Business...

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Faire of the Dog at Will's Pub hosting raffle to raise funds for Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando

Posted By on Tue, Jun 8, 2021 at 2:25 PM

Faire of the Dog is enough of a reason to get on down to Mills 50 on the second Saturday of every month. But if you'd like a side of warm & fuzzies with your art and tchotchkes, this month's market at Will's Pub will include a raffle benefiting...

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