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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Three Orlando-area FEMA COVID-19 vaccination sites will open this week

Posted By on Tue, Mar 2, 2021 at 8:00 AM

Three FEMA-run COVID-19 vaccination sites in the greater Orlando area will open in rapid succession starting Wednesday, March 3. During Monday's Orange County Government Coronavirus Update press briefing, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings revealed logistical details for the three federally-run vaccination sites. The hub location is located at Valencia...

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Monday, March 1, 2021

Florida Gov. DeSantis further expands COVID-19 vaccine access to first responders and teachers 50 and above

Posted By on Mon, Mar 1, 2021 at 3:30 PM

Gov. Ron DeSantis said Monday he will expand COVID-19 vaccinations to law enforcement officers, firefighters and K-12 teachers who are age 50 or older. DeSantis told reporters he would issue an executive order later Monday that will mark an additional expansion of vaccinations that have focused since late December...

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Florida Gov. DeSantis expands COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to include the 'extremely vulnerable' regardless of age

Posted By on Mon, Mar 1, 2021 at 11:24 AM

After focusing almost exclusively since December on vaccinating seniors, Gov. Ron DeSantis has cleared the way for more people under age 65 to receive shots if they are “extremely vulnerable” to COVID-19. DeSantis issued an executive order late Friday afternoon that allows physicians to vaccinate people who are deemed...

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Saturday, February 27, 2021

Video: Smarmy neo-Nazi Nick Fuentes gets kicked out of CPAC, brags AFPAC doesn't 'have homosexuals speaking on the stage'

Posted By on Sat, Feb 27, 2021 at 7:12 PM

Smarmy neo-Nazi and dirtbag homecoming king Nick Fuentes was kicked out of the Hyatt Regency Orlando today, where he was attempting to start a commotion on the CPAC floor. Fuentes, a Holocaust denier and cartoon frogophile, last gained attention as one of the speakers at the Jan. 6 rally...

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'We've got to put our foot down': Florida ends breeding of non-native tegu lizards and green iguanas

Posted By on Sat, Feb 27, 2021 at 4:49 PM

Commercial breeding of non-native tegu lizards and green iguanas in Florida will end in three years, despite the objections of reptile dealers and owners warning of the potential destruction of their industry. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted unanimously on Thursday to add 16 reptiles to a...

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Florida Senate’s COVID-19 precautions have some advocates feeling shut out

Posted By on Sat, Feb 27, 2021 at 12:20 AM

Left-leaning advocates already face an ideological Mount Everest when trying to persuade the Republican-controlled Legislature to heed their recommendations. But the Florida Senate’s COVID-19 precautions have made their jobs an almost Sisyphean task, according to representatives of organizations that work on issues involving low-income families, immigrants and labor unions....

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Friday, February 26, 2021

LGBTQ-centric thrift chain Out of the Closet opens new Mills 50 location on Saturday

Posted By on Fri, Feb 26, 2021 at 7:01 PM

What used to be the Circle K on Mills Avenue has a bold new look and reopens Saturday as a bold new business. An Out of the Closet thrift store will open in Mills 50 Saturday, Feb. 27, at 10 a.m., and Commissioner Patti Sheehan will be there for the...

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CPAC organizers roundly booed after reminding attendees about masking rules at Orlando host hotel

Posted By on Fri, Feb 26, 2021 at 11:36 AM

Conservative mega-gathering CPAC is off to a great start, with conference organizers getting roundly booed after gently reminding conference attendees to mask up. As reported by Mediaite, after Ohio Republican Josh Mandel finished his Friday morning speech with lusty Braveheart-esque chants of "Freedom!" it was CPAC conference organizers Dan Schneider...

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Florida legislature considers proposal creating 'education savings accounts,' another name for vouchers

Posted By on Fri, Feb 26, 2021 at 10:58 AM

With the 2021 legislative session set to begin next week, Florida lawmakers could further broaden the state’s school-choice landscape with what are called “education savings accounts.” Lawmakers are considering a far-reaching proposal (SB 48) that would expand eligibility for voucher programs and allow parents to use taxpayer-backed education savings...

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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Orlando ranks fourth highest in concentration of gay and lesbian coupled households in the U.S., according to new Census report

Posted By on Thu, Feb 25, 2021 at 5:50 PM

Orlando is home to the most gay and lesbian coupled households in the entire state of Florida, according to a new study released by the U.S. Census Bureau this week. As reported by the AP, Orlando and Miami placed fourth and sixth respectively on a ranked list of metro areas nationwide...

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