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Fatalities, new report put blemish on Bike Week

Fatalities, new report put blemish on Bike Week

FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS Bike Week 2017 continues through this weekend with hundreds of thousands of bikers participating in events just for them throughout Volusia County. During the start of the two-week event, however, there was some disturbing news revealing that Florida had a 30 percent increase in motorcycle deaths in 2015. According to […]

Local task force to address legal issues of homeless

Local task force to address legal issues of homeless

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES A new task force has been created to provide legal and law enforcement input regarding the operations of the First Step Shelter, a proposed emergency homeless shelter in Daytona Beach. The Volusia Criminal Justice Task Force on Homelessness, which is made up of members of law enforcement, the legal justice […]

Scientists fear hurricane forecasts will suffer under Trump administration

Scientists fear hurricane forecasts will suffer under Trump administration

BY JENNY STALETOVICH MIAMI HERALD/TNS MIAMI – A growing chorus of scientists is raising the alarm over reports of Trump administration budgets cuts that would affect climate change research and hurricane forecasting. On Monday, 32 Florida scientists sent a letter to the president voicing worry over reports that the Department of Commerce, which overseas the […]

Palm Coast students enjoy evening of dance theater

Palm Coast students enjoy evening of dance theater

Guardine “Gerri” Wright-Gibson left student tickets and tickets for chaperones at Palm Harbor Academy, setting the stage for the performance of “Russian Seasons.” Wright-Gibson initiated the kids to go on a journey, the projectory of exposing them to opera and the dance theater. The Daytona Beach Symphony Society recently launched the magnificent performance at the […]

Mary McLeod Bethune Women’s Conference set for March 27-28

Mary McLeod Bethune Women’s Conference set for March 27-28

The eighth annual Mary McLeod Bethune Women’s Conference is slated for March 27 and 28 on the campus of Bethune-Cookman University. The theme this year is “Her Legacy…Our Calling,” said Dr. Claudette McFadden, chairperson for the 2017 conference. The conference will kick off at 6 p.m. Monday, March 27 with a free showing of the […]

Section 8 applications available April 6 to 8

Section 8 applications available April 6 to 8

Volusia County’s Community Assistance Division will accept pre-applications for the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) waiting list from 12:01 a.m. April 6 to 11:59 p.m. April 8. Applications must be submitted online at www.volusia.org/section8. Interested persons can apply from a personal computer, mobile phone or tablet. Public-use computers are available at all public libraries […]

Trump playing ‘dodgeball’ with federal agencies

Trump playing ‘dodgeball’ with federal agencies

There are few Americans over the age of 10 who have not seen or participated in a game of “dodgeball.” For those of my era, it was the quintessential hand-eye-body coordination game in which the “dodger,” if skillful and athletic, could avoid being struck and disqualified by a ball hurled by adversarial throwers. Three players […]

Viola Davis earns a historic distinction

Viola Davis earns a historic distinction

“In my mind I see a line, and over that line, I see green fields and lovely flowers and beautiful White women with their arms stretched out to me over that line, but I can’t seem to get there no how. I can’t seem to get over that line.” – Harriet Tubman, quoted by Viola Davis […]

Speak out and protect your health

Speak out and protect your health

U.S. REP. ROBIN KELLY GUEST COMMENTARY For six years, Republicans have repeated the same phrase in every conversation about healthcare: “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Now that Republicans control all levers of government, they are preparing legislation to strip 30 million Americans of the everyday security of health insurance. The impact of […]

Syphilis spike among newborns driven by broader epidemic

Syphilis spike among newborns driven by broader epidemic

BY ANNA GORMAN AND HEIDI DE MARCO KAISER HEALTH NEWS/TNS BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – Neonatologist Gurvir Khurana had only read about it in textbooks. Seeing it in real life has been a shock: Baby after baby born severely anemic, lungs filled with fluid, bodies covered with rashes. Some only lived minutes; others died within days or […]