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Obama To Speak About Health Care At USF Next Week

President Barack Obama will be in Tampa on Wednesday to talk about the Affordable Care Act at the University of South Florida, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
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Community Health Systems says it is selling one hospital in Florida and four in Mississippi to Curae Health Inc.

SeaWorld To Serve Sustainable Food At Its Parks

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SeaWorld says it will serve only humanely raised and sustainably harvested food at its parks.

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A coalition of environmental groups is threatening to sue the city of St. Petersburg over a sewage spill.

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.  

Florida has been trying to turn back the scales on childhood and adolescent obesity and rates have declined in recent years. Still, the numbers are too high for many, and one group is asking the Leon County School District to do more to keep kids at a healthy weight.

For months, health officials have been pleading with South Floridians to “drain and cover” --  especially people who live in Miami Beach, Miami-Dade’s remaining zika virus hot zone. And now the county has reported a case of locally-acquired dengue fever – another mosquito-borne virus.

Congress passed the Water Resources Development Act on Wednesday -- and that could be a dual victory for South Florida. The act authorizes the Central Everglades Planning Project, which is slated to provide about $2 billion dollars for various ecosystem restoration efforts. And, it supports a $320 million dollar Port Everglades expansion that’s intended to help larger, heavier ships navigate the area.


A fertilizer company spokeswoman says one well on its property has seen contamination spread from a huge sinkhole that sent contaminated water and fertilizer into Florida's main drinking water aquifer.

Republican Leaders Expect Action on Workers’ Comp

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With Florida businesses facing a 14.5 percent increase in workers' compensation insurance rates, state Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater and a key Republican senator said they expect lawmakers to take action during the 2017 legislative session.

U.S. House Approves $1.1 Billion To Fight Zika

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After months of squabbling about the issue, the U.S. House on Wednesday night approved a measure that provides $1.1 billion to help combat the mosquito-borne Zika virus.