July 23, 2014

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› New code for Palm Beach County cabbies
Taxi drivers in Palm Beach County must accept credit cards and comply with a county dress code under a series of new regulations approved by county commissioners Tuesday. Several taxi owners complained that credit card fees would zap their earnings and that they could be stiffed when credit cards are declined.

› Florida Senate unanimously approves texting while driving ban
This might be the year Florida moves to outlaw texting while driving. The Florida Senate unanimously passed a texting-while-driving ban Tuesday and sent the legislation to the House for approval. Sen. Nancy Detert, R-Venice, who has sponsored the bill for four years, said the offense "needs to stop, this is the year."

› UF study uncovers key factor in Alzheimer’s progression
A new study from researchers at the University of Florida may have uncovered a critical factor that drives the relentless progression of Alzheimer’s disease â?• a discovery that could eventually slow its progression.

› 2 Million Floridians Threatened By Sea Level Rise, But New Study Says It Can Be Slowed
If sea level rise continues unabated, sections of South Florida -- and Miami in particular -- will be under water in a matter of decades. But a new study suggests that swift reductions in "short-lived climate pollutants" and carbon dioxide levels could help to slow the rise.

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