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Archive for Thursday, June 30, 2016

Orlando women ask dental clinic for birth control in protest of HB 1411

Nada Abou-Senna walked into the Apopka Dental Care clinic Tuesday not for a teeth whitening session or to fill in a cavity, but for birth control. She told the bewildered receptionist, “My elected representative told me that I could come here for reproductive health services.” Abou-Senna and other Florida women are walking into dental care offices across the state asking for contraceptives, Pap smears and yeast infection treatments in response to Florida House Bill 1411, which puts increased restrictions on abortion clinics and is currently under scrutiny after the U.S. Supreme Court found a similar law in Texas was unconstitutional. State and federal dollars are already prohibited from going to abortion providers, but HB 1411 blocks Planned Parenthood from receiving ...
Published in Commentaries, From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

Pulse Documents Reveal Timeline, Questions

The City of Orlando released hundreds of pages of documents relating to the deadly Pulse nightclub shooting that killed 49 club-goers. Texts, e-mails and phone records were released Tuesday, including communication from Orlando Police Chief John Mina and Mayor Buddy Dyers accounts. While the dispatch records in the release paint a minute-by-minute timeline of what happened in the nightclub, theres a call to release more information to the public.
Published in Central Florida News, Pulse Shooting

Orange County Approves Money For Pro Bowl

Orange County Commissioners have agreed to spend $3 million to help bring the NFLs pro bowl to Orlando. The money comes out of the countys Tourism Development Tax and will be paid to the NFL over three years.
Published in Central Florida News