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Governor Confirms Local Transmission of Zika By Mosquitoes In Miami

Zika virus is actively being transmitted by local mosquitoes in a one-square-mile area just north of Downtown Miami, Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Friday morning in confirming that four cases of Zika infection in Miami-Dade and Broward counties were acquired locally.
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U.S. Appeals Court Strikes Down North Carolina's Voter ID Law

A federal appeals court has overturned North Carolina's sweeping voter ID law, ruling that the law was passed with "discriminatory intent" and was designed to impose barriers to block African-Americans from voting.The ruling came from a three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The state is "almost certain" to appeal to the full court or to the U.S. Supreme Court, NPR's Pam Fessler reports.The law has been controversial ever since it was enacted in 2013 — "right after the...
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Multiple environmental advocacy groups are suing the National Park Service in federal court to stop oil and gas exploration in the Big Cypress National Preserve.

They’re concerned about how this will affect wildlife like the endangered Florida panther.

Florida’s health regulators announced the appointment of 13 health care professionals to a board tasked with assessing the viability of telemedicine.

The taskforce will recommend solutions for reimbursing doctors who use distance medicine technology to treat patients.

Investigators are looking for answers after fire broke out at a Tampa mosque for the second time in 10 days.

Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Sapp is OK after being bitten on the arm by a shark while catching lobster off the Florida Keys.

Gov. Rick Scott is going to become national chairman of a super PAC that is backing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a temporary ban on all blood collections in Broward and Miami Dade Counties that are not screened for the Zika Virus. 

The announcement comes a week after the Florida Health Department and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) launched investigations of four cases in Broward and Miami-Dade counties that could have been acquired by local mosquitoes.

Florida’s military installations face more flooding and hurricane damage as the seas rise.

Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville and Sarasota Memorial are the only two hospitals in Florida to receive the top score – five stars – for overall quality in a new federal rating system released on Wednesday.

Airborne Toxins Detected At Worst Algae Sites

Jul 28, 2016

Toxins have been detected in the air at four Treasure Coast sites where a toxic algae bloom has accumulated in high densities.

Over heated objections, Governor Rick Scott's Environmental Regulation Commission narrowly approved sweeping new water quality standards for the state.


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