February 23, 2024

Tuesday's Daily Pulse

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| 11/21/2023

› Tallahassee Community College will be renamed Tallahassee State College
Tallahassee Community College is likely to get a new name: Tallahassee State College. That’s according to a new bill filed before the legislature. The measure was filed this week, a day after trustees approved the new name. TCC President Jim Murdaugh first floated the idea of changing the school’s name in August.

› Is Florida's license plate at end of the road?
Florida’s standard license plates have long featured a pair of oranges and an orange blossom. But Sen. Ed Hooper, R-Clearwater, said last week that talks are underway to update the design. A proposal likely will come in 2025, unless a bill is rolled out for the 2024 legislative session, which will start Jan. 9.

› Boaters asked to slow down for the sea cows
November is Manatee Awareness Month, a critical time for boaters to be on the lookout for manatees as they travel to warmer water sites around the state.

› Miami's syringe exchange program seeks to expand around Florida
Florida’s first syringe exchange program will mark its seventh anniversary on Dec. 1, and Emilie Ashbes is a testament to its success in helping people avoid contracting infectious diseases, like HIV and hepatitis C, and conquer drug addiction.

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