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Controversial Speaker Attracting Worry, Curiosity On UF Campus

Vibhor Nayar spends most of his time at the University of Florida studying mechanical engineering. But as president of the UF Indian American Student Association, the senior from Fort Lauderdale is distracted by Thursday’s expected arrival of a white nationalist group on the Gainesville campus.

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What place does respect have in today’s society, and why does it seem to be missing? These are some of the questions a series of community conversations in St. Petersburg hopes to answer.

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Residents in Pinellas are getting an early Halloween treat: free flu vaccines.

Florida’s largest provider of health insurance under the Affordable Care Act responded today to the federal government’s decision to stop funding subsidies that keep costs low for some consumers.

October is the Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This month, the Florida Department of Children and Families also received a grant to help support domestic violence victims.

Substance abuse experts and law enforcement officers are calling on lawmakers to bolster access to treatment for people battling opioid addiction.  The biggest focus is on medication assisted treatments.

SAN JUAN – Like many in Congress, Florida Senator Bill Nelson had been frustrated by not being able to see Puerto Rico’s hurricane destruction first hand. So Sunday he took a commercial flight to the U.S. island territory – and voiced some criticism of U.S. relief efforts.

Three Florida parks in the Keys opened to the public Friday for the first time since Hurricane Irma, as the state looks at overall storm damage to its parks topping $55 million.

By canceling Affordable Care Act subsidies for low-income Americans this week, President Donald Trump might be undermining Obamacare in some states, the Miami Herald reported.


Sweeping Measure Addresses Prescription Pills

Oct 16, 2017

Doctors would be limited to prescribing seven days' worth of opioids for patients with acute pain and would have to check a statewide database before ordering most prescription pain medications, under a proposal filed Friday in the state House.

Nursing Homes Seek Variances From Generator Requirement

Oct 16, 2017

As industry attorneys waged a legal battle over new rules that require nursing homes and assisted living facilities to have generators that can power air-conditioning systems, providers worried that they cannot meet the mandate by Nov. 15 are asking for variances from the rules.

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