Yuma growers adopt safety labels for romaine lettuce after E. coli outbreak

You’ve heard the warnings, but here’s why this strain of E. coli is particularly hard to avoid. USA TODAY (Photo: undefined undefined / iStock) Romaine lettuce is being tagged with new consumer-protection labels to help reassure people that it is safe to eat after a nationwide E. coli outbreak. Lettuce growers in southern Arizona and… Read more Yuma growers adopt safety labels for romaine lettuce after E. coli outbreak

5 actions Orlando may take to build new affordable housing, rehab existing units

A shortage of affordable housing units is growing in Central Florida, a region where the economy is driven in large part by low-income workers who power the booming tourism industry. Affordable housing units are defined as those whose rent and utilities are cheaper than 30 percent of a household’s income. In 2016, the most recent… Read more 5 actions Orlando may take to build new affordable housing, rehab existing units

10/27 NXT Live Event Results From Orlando, FL

Photo Credit: Wikipedia.org / Tabercil NXT was in Orlando last night for a live event and you can see the full results below: Halloween Costume Battle Royal To Determine The #1 Contender For The WWE NXT North American Championship – Stacey Ervin Jr. defeated Angelo Dawkins, Babatunde, Boa, Denzel Dejournette, Drake Maverick, EC3, Jaxson Ryker,… Read more 10/27 NXT Live Event Results From Orlando, FL

Aging Florida sewage systems pose threat to health — and tourism, real estate

Many Florida utilities rely on aging sewage systems that have not been upgraded in some cases since the 1950s. Florida’s fragile ecosystems and economies should not be threatened by the inevitable spills and breakdowns that occur in these systems. Florida should to take a comprehensive and a forward-looking approach to upgrading Florida’s domestic wastewater infrastructures.… Read more Aging Florida sewage systems pose threat to health — and tourism, real estate

As Hurricane Michael Nears, Gov. Will Still Join Trump In Orlando

TALLAHASEE, FL — The unexpected arrival of Michael as a tropical storm on Sunday prompted Florida Gov. Rick Scott to suspend his U.S. Senate campaign. Scott, a Republican, is running against longtime Democratic incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson. As of noon, however, Scott was still scheduled to join President Donald Trump at the International Association of… Read more As Hurricane Michael Nears, Gov. Will Still Join Trump In Orlando

Homeless commission unveils campaign to keep spotlight on need in Central Florida

This LYNX bus wrap is part of a new awareness campaign by the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness. (Matt Good / MattShootsforGood.com) As Central Florida leaders celebrate what they see as “incredible success” in housing homeless people with mental and physical disabilities, they worry the issue has slipped from the public’s radar — threatening future… Read more Homeless commission unveils campaign to keep spotlight on need in Central Florida

Orlando housing market heats as home prices outpace wages

Orlando housing market heats as home prices outpace wages

Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons By MARY SHANKLIN Orlando Sentinel ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) _ With Orlando home prices rising six times faster than wages in the last year, competition has revved up for condos and townhouses, a new report shows. The smaller, more affordable residential options represented just 12 percent of the 3,508 home sales… Read more Orlando housing market heats as home prices outpace wages