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FL Surgeon General defends past “reports about sexual harassment and some impropriety,” as senators...

With state senators weighing his confirmation, Florida Surgeon General Scott Rivkees strongly defended his background Wednesday, saying “what has been reported truly is mischaracterization...

Parental consent bill for teens seeking abortions now moving in the FL Senate

A bill requiring teenagers to have parental consent before obtaining an abortion moved ahead in the Florida Senate on Wednesday.In a 3-2 vote, with...

State health experts ask Congress for help combating opioid crisis

WASHINGTON — States need sustained, flexible federal funding to support programs working to reduce deaths and addiction from opioids and other drugs, state health...

‘Greener’ GOP still stalling on clean energy and climate change in FL

Florida Republicans belatedly acknowledging climate change and its harm to the state are looking ‘greener’ than they have in decades, but critics say it...

There’s plenty to cheer conservatives in Gov. DeSantis’ State of the State speech

Gov. Ron DeSantis delivered a State of the State address Tuesday that mixed progressive rhetoric with conservative priorities including a hard line on taxes,...
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FL Senate set to begin confirmation review of Surgeon General Rivkees. Will it be...

The Florida Senate is scheduled to begin the confirmation process for state Surgeon General Scott Rivkees this week, and it could become controversial.The Senate...

U.S. House votes to crack down on toxic chemicals; Trump threatens veto

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House voted Friday to pass a comprehensive legislative package that would crack down on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, a class...

Chlamydia infections rising in Florida, with young people at an increased risk of the...

Sexually transmitted diseases in Florida are on the rise, with high numbers of infections among young people aged 15-29.And state health officials are launching...
Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection

League of Cities takes aim at FL crisis in water quality and supply

Florida’s water needs this decade will grow by 20 percent and remediation of drinking water infrastructure will cost $18 billion, making water resources a...

New law: Doctors must give patients non-opioid alternatives for pain

Physicians have been prescribing opioids to treat pain due to a variety of medical conditions.But now, Florida law requires health care providers to talk...

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