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Archive for Friday, August 2, 2019

Foster Families are needed for Unaccompanied Children in Florida

Due to the increase of unaccompanied minors entering the country, the Department of Health and Human Services is looking at Virginia, Texas and Florida for potential locations for building a permanent shelter for them. A location already exists in Homestead in the south of Florida and has been met with criticisms. Some, like State Representative Anna Eskamani, believe that placing children in foster families is the best option for these children.
Published in Intersection

NASA’s TESS Space Telescope Uncovers Hundreds Of New Worlds Outside Our Solar System

NASAs planet hunting satellite has completed its first year of science in space. The spacecraft searched the southern sky for signs of so-called exoplanets. The mission seeks to answer one of sciences age-old questions: are we alone in the universe? To talk about the spacecrafts first year of science, were joined by Mark Clampin. Hes the Director of the Sciences and Exploration Directorate and NASAs Goddard Space Flight Center.
Published in Are We There Yet

From the Pages of Orlando Weekly: Excessive Resort Fees can be Harmful to Orlando’s Economy

Anyone who has traveled in recent years knows how difficult it is to find the true cost of a hotel room when booking online, because resort fees are often revealed well into the booking process. These fees cover pool use, gym access, Wi-Fi, newspapers, and so on, whether the guest uses them or not. Resort fees are illegal in many countries, and since 2016, 47 state attorneys general have sued various hotel chains, on the basis that theyre engaging in deceptive bait-and-switch tactics. Lauren Wolfe of Travelers United, a consumer advocacy organization, says excessive resort fees can be especially harmful to an economy like Orlandos, which is dependent on the hotel and lodging industry. Wolfe warns against dismissing resort fees ...
Published in Commentaries, From the Pages of Orlando Weekly