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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Florida State Rep. files Texas-style anti-abortion bill

Posted By on Wed, Sep 22, 2021 at 4:58 PM

State Rep. Webster Barnaby, R-Deltona, filed a proposal Wednesday that aims to follow Texas’ lead in blocking physicians from performing abortions if there is a “detectable fetal heartbeat.” The 40-page proposal (HB 167), dubbed the “Florida Heartbeat Act,” would require doctors to test for fetal heartbeats, which can occur...

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Florida's new surgeon general signs off on rule allowing students exposed to COVID-19 to keep attending school

Posted By on Wed, Sep 22, 2021 at 4:53 PM

Florida's newly appointed Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo wasted no time getting onboard with Governor Ron DeSantis' continued fight against any and all pandemic precautions. In his first full day on the job, Ladapo signed off on a new rule that would allow students exposed to COVID-19 to continue attending...

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Every Halloween event happening in Orlando this year (that we know about)

Posted By on Wed, Sep 22, 2021 at 2:39 PM

Here is this year's running list of all the creepiest haunts, most fright-tastic film events and spookiest soirees this Halloween season in the greater Orlando area. We'll be adding more events to this blog … when you least expect it! Read on, if you dare. Sept. 3-Oct. 31 Halloween...

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Orange County Public Schools consider revising public comment rules following heated mask mandate hearings

Posted By on Wed, Sep 22, 2021 at 1:47 PM

After dealing with heated hearings around their decision to impose mask mandates and stem the rapid spread of COVID-19 among their students, the Orange County Public Schools board is rethinking their public comment rules. During a work session on Tuesday, the board floated changes to their policy that would...

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Stasio's Italian Deli owners opening pizza fritta restaurant in Milk District

Posted By on Wed, Sep 22, 2021 at 12:05 PM

The team behind Stasio's Italian Deli are branching out into pizza fritta, a handheld fried dough treat, in their newest venture. According to the Orlando Business Journal, the Palo family, who own the popular deli, are opening Alfo's Pizza Frita down the street from their first venture. The new...

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Florida preparing to boycott Ben & Jerry's, Unilever over decision not to sell in occupied Palestine

Posted By on Wed, Sep 22, 2021 at 10:39 AM

Florida continues to move closer to ending financial ties with ice-cream giant Ben & Jerry’s and its parent company, Unilever PLC. Ash Williams, executive director and chief investment officer of the State Board of Administration, said Tuesday he anticipates Unilever will be added to what is known as Florida’s...

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Florida objects to plan to fast-track school masks lawsuit to state Supreme Court

Posted By on Wed, Sep 22, 2021 at 10:21 AM

Attorneys for Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration say a lawsuit filed by a group of parents about school mask requirements should not be fast-tracked to the Florida Supreme Court. The parents filed the lawsuit in August challenging a July 30 DeSantis executive order aimed at preventing school districts from imposing...

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis appoints Surgeon General who opposes mask mandates, praises vaccine alternatives

Posted By on Tue, Sep 21, 2021 at 4:37 PM

Physician and researcher Joseph Ladapo was named Florida surgeon general on Tuesday, calling for being “done with fear” amid the COVID-19 pandemic that has killed more than 51,000 of the state’s residents. Gov. Ron DeSantis held a news conference to introduce Ladapo, who has worked as an associate professor...

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