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A Florida bill would allow needle exchange programs to operate across the state.
Intersection

Intersection: Friday News Round Table


Heroin has overtaken cocaine as the deadliest street drug in Orange County and Mayor Teresa Jacobs says she wants to do something about it – fast. What’s the best way to tackle the heroin problem in Central Florida? And if it’s not heroin, will something else spring up just as fast to replace it? That story and more on the Friday news round table.
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Bishop Cal Stubbs in front of his Taste of Class restaurant in Parramore./Photo by: Catherine Welch
Central Florida News

Taking On Parramore’s Soaring Unemployment Rate


When the city of Orlando launched a study into the historic black Parramore neighborhood, it got back some alarming statistics. One of them was Parramore’s jobless rate – nearly 24 percent. Much has changed since last year, when that number surfaced in a comprehensive plan for the neighborhood.
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Darryl Owens Perspectives

Darryl Owens: New Community School Could Help Unite Parramore


Part of the major redevelopment project underway in Orlando’s historic Parramore neighborhood is a new pre-K through 8th grade school. It’s a $41 million facility in the heart of the neighborhood that’s expected to open in 2017. Orlando Sentinel editorial writer and columnist Darryl Owens a new school in the area will help bring the community together. Orlando Sentinel editorial writer and columnist Darryl Owens a new school in the area will help bring the community together.
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