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Planned Parenthood is dropping its lawsuit against the state, but state regulators say the investigation is ongoing.
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A Push for Health Care for Hispanics


Health care advocates say Hispanics make up the largest group of uninsured people in the country, and they’re calling on Hispanics to get covered under the Affordable Care Act. A town hall meeting Thursday evening at the Englewood Neighborhood Center in Orlando is the first of three this month before open enrollment begins Nov. 15. The meetings are hosted by a coalition of local and national advocacy groups. The aim is to teach community members how to enroll for insurance under the Affordable Care Act and what will be covered. Leaders say it’s important that people are informed about their options. The other meetings are Monday at the Association of Poinciana Villages, a community center, and Thursday at the Beyond …
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One Man Arrested, Another Wanted for Questioning in Suspicious Fires


Authorities investigating a series of suspicious fires in Sanford have arrested one man and are seeking another man for questioning. But they aren’t commenting on whether the fires are related to a similar string of blazes in Orlando. Curtis Ray Smith is charged with first-degree arson and attempted murder in one Sanford fire. Authorities say a man was asleep in the house when the fire started but escaped without injury. Authorities also are seeking Smith’s half-brother, Steven Angle. Paul Paterson of the state fire marshal’s office says authorities conducted several interviews in their investigation. “And the one person we haven’t been able to find for an interview is Steven Angle, and at this point we’re actively looking to speak with …
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Orlando and BBIF property


Orlando Weekly’s Erin Sullivan talks about the city of Orlando and the announcement that it would buy back land from the Black Business Investment Fund for its fair-market value of $2 million dollars- more than double what it sold it for to make way for its plan to build a new soccer stadium downtown.
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SunRail to Run Slightly Later


Catching the last SunRail train will soon be easier.  Starting August 25, the last SunRail train will run 15 minutes later to accommodate healthcare workers.  The northbound line will stop at Orlando Health at 7:37 p.m., instead of 7:22 p.m.  It will reach the Florida Hospital at 7:49 p.m. The change is for healthcare workers who work from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Jody Barry is Florida Hospital’s director of strategic development.  He says nurses on that shift need extra time to catch the train. “We have what we call a hand-off period, where the two nurses discuss what’s going on with patients. You know, Mr. Smith has this going on, and Mr. Jones has that going on,” he says.  …
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