October 17, 2021

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The 10 Most Underrated Jobs Of 2014

Some of the highest-paying, fastest-growing, most rewarding jobs in America are underrated. Why? Perhaps it's because they're not the most glamorous professions or they don't seem exciting. Or maybe it's because they haven't always been associated with fat paychecks and phenomenal growth opportunities. Read more from Business Insider.


Governments battle to control Dolphins stadium

As football teams battle it out inside Sun Life Stadium this season, another battle brews –- this one for the stadium. At issue: Who should control zoning and permitting for the stadium and surrounding land, the City of Miami Gardens or Miami-Dade County? More at Miami Today.


Congress cracking down on tax-refund fraud

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Congress is moving to crack down on tax-return fraud, a form of identity theft that has exploded across Florida in recent years. The House passed a bill this week introduced by U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz that would toughen penalties and widen enforcement . More at the Orlando Sentinel.


Florida teacher refuses to give standardized tests

An Alachua County kindergarten teacher says she's risking her job by refusing to give standardized tests to her students. 59-year-old Susan Bowles has decided not to give her Chiles Elementary students tests such as FAIR. More at the AP and the Gainesville Sun.


Innovation honored with first class of Florida Inventors Hall of Fame

Innovation will be honored Wednesday night as the inaugural class is inducted into the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame at a private ceremony in Tampa. Six pioneers will be enshrined into the Hall, including Dr. Robert Cade, the University of Florida researcher who developed the energy drink Gatorade. More at WUSF.

Environment
Florida continues its war against invasive giant snails

land snail They have voracious appetite for hundreds of types of plants. They carry a parasite known as the rat lungworm that can cause meningitis in humans. They are a threat to humans, Florida’s agricultural industry, the environment and other animals. And Florida is waging war against this invasive species known as the Giant African Land Snail.

» More from the Sarasota Herald-Tribune


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Florida panthers, skunks and primates among 1st to get vaccinated against COVID at ZooTampa
Florida panthers, skunks and primates among 1st to get vaccinated against COVID at ZooTampa

The push for protection against COVID-19 is moving past humans and into the animal world. From lions and tigers in Washington, D.C., to gorillas in Atlanta and a ferret in South Florida, several animals across the country have tested positive for the virus. ZooTampa at Lowry Park says it hasn't had any animals test positive but is getting ahead of the game by beginning to vaccinate animals that have been identified as most susceptible to COVID.

 

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Florida Senator Jeff Brandes is proposing a bill for a new bird to replace the current state bird - the mockingbird. What type of bird do you think would be a better replacement?

  • Osprey
  • None - keep the mockingbird
  • Red-shouldered hawk
  • Flamingo
  • Brown pelican
  • Ibis
  • Great blue heron
  • Scrub-jay
  • Roseate spoonbill
  • Other (Please share your comments in the comment section below)

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