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"Operation Heat Shield" Keeps Officers Prepared In Urban Training DrillAround certain key locations in South Florida on Saturday, law enforcement and other government agencies around town are carrying out training exercises designed to keep the community safe in case of a catastrophic event, both man-made or natural.
Police, Fire & More To Participate In Emergency Drill Across Miami-DadeSeveral law enforcement agencies, fire rescue departments and other organizations will be participating in a massive emergency drill across Miami-Dade County on Saturday, February 6th.
Nurseries Seek To Block Pot ProductionIn the latest twist in a nearly two-year struggle to offer limited types of medical-marijuana in Florida, three nurseries filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to at least temporarily block competitors from starting to produce the cannabis.
$16M Given To Florida Groups For Cancer ResearchA number of Florida organizations are getting money for cancer research and tobacco-related diseases.
Lawmakers Seek Changes In Children's Health Program EligibilityAfter months of controversy, the Florida Department of Health on Monday resumed eligibility screening for the Children's Medical Services program, which serves kids with serious and chronic health conditions.
State Moves Forward With Medical Pot Despite ChallengesDespite mounting license challenges, Florida health officials are holding to a deadline for the state's first medical marijuana businesses to seek permission to begin growing non-euphoric cannabis.
Children's Health Program To Resume Eligibility ScreeningsAfter months of legal wrangling, the Florida Department of Health in January will resume screening and enrolling kids with complex medical conditions into the specialized Children's Medical Services program.
Same-Sex Couples Seek Ruling In Birth Certificate DisputeNearly a year after same-sex marriages started in Florida, a legal decision could be looming in a dispute about birth certificates for children of same-sex couples.
State Challenged Over Move To Drop Children's Cardiac StandardsAttorneys representing four children with serious heart conditions have challenged a move by the Florida Department of Health to repeal cardiac-care standards related to a program that provides specialized services to children.
HIV/AIDS: Understanding The EpidemicMore than 1.2 million people within the United States are living with HIV.
State Panel Prepares To Move Forward With Medical PotState health officials have named the three members of a panel that will choose five nurseries to be Florida's first legal pot growers, setting in motion the final stages of the drawn-out process to get Florida's new medical-marijuana industry off the ground.
Judge To Decide Dispute About Special-Needs ChildrenAn administrative law judge is considering a challenge to the Florida Department of Health involving the eligibility of children for a state program that provides specialized medical care.

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