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Florida Forest Service launches “Be Wildfire Ready” campaign to educate Panhandle residents

On Feb. 25, the Florida Forest Service announced the launch of a wildfire prevention initiative aimed at educating residents
Florida’s Historic Capitol is turned purple to promote Alzheimer’s Awareness at the 2020 Alzheimer’s Rally in Tally.

Alzheimer’s advocates to gather virtually for annual ‘Rally in Tally’

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, this year’s Alzheimer’s “Rally in Tally” – March 9-11 – will be in a virtual format
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FWC approves rule changes to help protect Florida from 16 high-risk invasive reptiles

FWC approves staff recommendations to create new rules to address the importation, breeding and possession of high-risk invasive reptiles.
Community
END IT DAY calls others to join in the fight for freedom and to shine a light on human trafficking.
Active duty military personnel have multiple options for free federal tax preparation
Police/Fire
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office DUI Enforcement Unit will be conducting a Traffic/DUI Saturation Patrol on Saturday
Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County needs your help in locating Angel Zuniga, 64 years old, Hispanic, male
There was great rejoicing this morning after a toddler was reunited with his parents.
Opinion
National Social Security Advisor at the AMAC Foundation Russell Gloor answers questions about Social Security.
Dear Rusty: I am a retired Texas teacher receiving my State pension. I retired in February 2009
Weather
Now that the water has receded and the cleanup is underway, let’s take a closer look at Eta’s track as well as how rare of an event...
Palm Beach County schools and government offices closed Monday due to Tropical Storm Eta.
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Schools
A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will arrive April 6
Florida vaulted to #2 in the nation for successful Advanced Placement (AP) performance, with 34.2% of the graduating class of 2020 scoring a 3 or higher...
Fifteen Palm Beach County high school seniors, all of whom were nominated by a sworn employee of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, will receive...
Government

People should be on the lookout for identity theft involving unemployment benefits

The IRS urges taxpayers whose identities may have been used by thieves to steal unemployment benefits to file a tax return In 2020, millions of …

Cowan says she will fight for Pahokee

PAHOKEE–Pahokee City Commission candidate Sanquetta Cowan took questions at a Meet the Candidate forum

Hernandez wants Latino representation on City Commission

PAHOKEE– Pahokee City Commission candidate Josefa Hernandez took questions at a Meet the Candidate forum held over Zoom on Feb. 18. Hernandez is running against Sara Perez in the group one …
Health
Linda Hazellief is known to friends and family as Ms. MacGyver.

Inspiring Okeechobee: Linda Hazellief is a jack of all trades

We know her now as a One Blood recruiter, but Linda Hazellief has had many unusual occupations.

VA’s Veterans Health Administration celebrates 75 years

This year, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) commemorates 75 years of...
Business
FINFROCK, a Central Florida design-builder and manufacturer, will expand into Palm Beach County bringing much needed jobs...
After the clock struck midnight on Dec. 31, Florida Power & Light Company formally closed its last coal-fired plant in Florida...
FPL began accepting applications for its new Main Street Recovery Credit Program, offering credits to qualifying small businesses
Veterans

Missing In America Project – Florida coordinator Kathy Church issues statement

Today, February 25, 2021, at 11:00am, MIAP – Florida, in cooperation with Van Orsdel Family Funeral Chapels in Miami-Dade County, and the...

West Palm Beach VA to host Virtual Veteran Town Hall meeting Feb. 26

The West Palm Beach VA Medical Center will host a Virtual Veteran Town Hall Meeting on Friday, Feb. 26 at 3 p.m. using the Microsoft Teams platform...
Traffic & Road Work
East Canal Street (CR 880) near Belle Glade will be closed at the South Central Florida Express Railroad crossing for grade maintenance...
Alarmed by an increase in bicycle and pedestrian fatalities on Palm Beach County roads ...
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Gove Elementary receives a generous donation

The week of Feb. 9,  Gove Elementary and two other schools in the Glades were the happy recipients of a generous donation of art kits for students...

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Foundation announces recipients of its Youth Scholarship Program

PBCSF is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2021 Youth Scholarship Program

Burroughs wants quality housing in Belle Glade

BELLE GLADE– Belle Glade City Commission candidate Johnny Burroughs Jr. answered questions at a forum
State News
Officials: 1 dead in Florida single-engine plane crash

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — One person died when a single-engine plane crashed into the brush near a South Florida airport on Sunday, according to authorities. The Luscombe 8A went down toward the end …

Trump calls for GOP unity, says he won't start another party

NTSB to investigate missing plane in Florida

National and World
UN Human Rights Office says 18 killed in Myanmar crackdown

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Security forces in Myanmar opened fire and made mass arrests Sunday as they sought to break up protests against the military’s seizure of power, and a U.N. human rights …

Purim celebrations threaten fresh virus outbreak in Israel