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Planned Parenthood Offers Services To Transgender Patients

Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida is expanding its services for transgender people. It will now offer hormone replacement therapy for those who want to transition genders. This will start in early October.
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Appeals Court Hears Challenge To Obama Power-Plant Emissions Rule

A panel of judges Tuesday is hearing a case that could change the future of the power industry.The D.C. Circuit is hearing an appeal of the Clean Power Plan, an Obama administration rule that would restrict carbon emissions from coal- and gas-fired power plants.The Clean Power Plan may be the most ambitious carbon regulation proposed to date in the U.S. The outcome of this case has the potential to shut down a large chunk of existing coal-fired power plants and it will have a big impact on...
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12-year-old Christina Clark takes medical marijuana. Her mother Anneliese Clark uses it to treat the seizures her daughter has had since she was three months old. At her worst, “she just literally, she wasn’t doing anything,” Anneliese Clark said. “She laid on the couch and shook and twitched.”

Clark remembers Christina locked in a fetal position, unable to hold her head up, swallow her own spit, or control her bodily functions. After trying 17 different pharmaceutical drugs, Anneliese turned to medical marijuana.

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More than 215 million gallons of contaminated and radioactive water entered the Floridan Aquifer when a sinkhole opened up at the Mosaic Company’s phosphate plant in New Wales, just 30 miles east of Tampa.

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A non-profit research center in Fort Myers is joining the rapidly developing field of genetic research. The Clinical & Translational Genome Research Institute opened this month at Florida Gulf Coast University’s newly completed Emergent Technologies Institute.  

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Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida is expanding its services for transgender people.

It will now offer hormone replacement therapy for those who want to transition genders. This will start in early October.   

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A Southwest Florida company is trying to prepare children for jobs operating unmanned aircrafts, as the industry continues to grow. Soaring Sky out of Fort Myers created a drone education curriculum. And it wants to implement this training in schools around the country.

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Mote Marine Laboratory has announced it has raised more than $50 million in a year-long fundraising campaign. The money will be used in part for groundbreaking work in restoring coral reefs in Florida.

This was the Sarasota marine laboratory's first comprehensive fundraising campaign. President and CEO Michael Crosby says the money will be used for long-term sustainable projects to help preserve unique marine life.

Miami Marlins Pitcher Jose Fernandez died Sunday in a boating accident off South Beach. A lot of questions remain about how it happened. But the safety measures to prevent boating accidents in the area, were up and running.

Governor Rick Scott is issuing an emergency order in the wake of two major toxic spills.

Democratic Congresswoman Gwen Graham is chiding Florida environmental officials over their handling of the Mosaic sinkhole in Polk County.  Nick Evans reports she’s applauding Governor Rick Scott’s changes to public notification requirements.

Starting next month, thousands of Florida’s correctional and probation officers will decide which union they want representing them. The choice is between the Florida Police Benevolent Association and the Teamsters Union.

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