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New Solar Co-op Hopes to Shine in Orange County

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (FNN NEWS) By Orange County Government —Orange County homeowners looking to add solar power to their homes have an opportunity to do so at a discount through a new solar co-op program. The initiative is spearheaded by Orange County Government, the League of Women Voters of Florida and Florida Solar United Neighborhoods (FL…

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OneOrlando Fund’s 1st Town Hall Shows PULSE Victims How to Receive Compensation

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) — OneOrlando Fund Administrator Ken Feinberg gave a detailed overview of OneOrlando Fund’s draft protocol and asnwered audience questions about the compensation process during its first town hall at the Amway Center this afternoon for victims and families of those affected by the PULSE shooting. Orlando Magic CEO Alex Martins called meeting…

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Orlando Pride’s Alex Morgan Named to Olympic Roster; Ashlyn Harris Tabbed as Alternate

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN Sports) – Orlando Pride forward Alex Morgan has been named to the U.S. Women’s National Team’s 18-player roster that will compete for its fourth-consecutive goal medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics. In addition, Pride goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris has been named one of four alternates for the team. The U.S. will open Group…

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OPI Teams With Actress Kerry Washington on Fall/Winter Collection

LONDON, U.K. (FNN News) — With its magnificent mix of the historical and the cosmopolitan – Washington, D.C. is one of the world’s most compelling cities. It’s also the inspiration for OPI’s fall/winter lacquer collection. OPI Washington DC is the result of the number one salon brand’s collaboration with Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominated actress…

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Award-Winning Country Music Duo Montgomery Gentry To Perform Pre-Race Concert For 58th Annual Coke Zero 400

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (FNN News) – Montgomery Gentry, the multi-platinum country music duo comprised of Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry, will perform a 60-minute pre-race concert on Saturday, July 2 prior to the 58th annual Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway. “Having Montgomery Gentry at the…

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LEGOLAND® Florida Resort Unveils New Daytona International Speedway Model with NASCAR Veteran Casey Mears

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (FNN Sports) – Daytona International Speedway has a sleek new look at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort. It’s the newest model in MINILAND USA, where visitors discover dozens of towering LEGO® landmarks from across the United States. The sounds of roaring engines and cheering fans greet theme park guests as they approach the 1/20-scale…

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ABFF 2016 Announces its Winners at “Best of the Festival” Awards Saturday

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (FNN News) — The American Black Film Festival held its star-studded “Best of the Festival” Awards ceremony, hosted by Chris Spencer (Real Husbands of Hollywood), at Loews Miami Beach Hotel Saturday night. Celebrity guests included actors Robert Townsend, Malik Yoba, Anthony Anderson, and Tichina Arnold (Martin); executive producer Will Packer (Stomp the…

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ABFF 2016: HBO Short Film Finalists Explore Stories that Mirror the Black Experience

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (FNN News) — The Colony Theatre hosted this year’s HBO Short Film Competition during the 2016 American Black Film Festival Thursday night. Filmmakers and celebrities alike graced the red carpet, including Dule Hill (Psych, Ballers), Jazmyn Simon (Ballers), Jacob Anderson (Game of Thrones), Tobias Truvillion (Empire), and HBO Corporate Social Responsibility Vice…

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POLITICS & POWER

[Opinion] Obamacare Needs Work, But Graham-Cassidy Bill Not the Solution

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - I’m Dr. Anna Lizama Clark, fighting on behalf of thousands of…

“I-4 for Puerto Rico” Hurricane Relief Drive Kicks-Off, Saturday, September…

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) -- Randy Ross --  What began as a relief effort for…

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[Opinion] Obamacare Needs Work, But Graham-Cassidy Bill Not the Solution

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - I’m Dr. Anna Lizama Clark, fighting on behalf of thousands of doctors and medical students who are standing up to save our patients’ health care, in every state across the country. When the health of our patients is threatened, doctors stand up to underscore the devastating consequences…

The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities’…

WASHINGTON, DC -- The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) announced its 2017 HBCU All-Stars at the Annual Summit hosted at the White House on Monday, September 18, 2017. The 62 All-Stars are undergraduate, graduate, and professional students recognized for their outstanding accomplishments. …

Trump’s Comments About Anthem, Curry Inflame Sports Stars

SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump denounced protests by NFL players and rescinded a White House invitation for NBA champion Stephen Curry in a two-day rant that targeted top professional athletes and brought swift condemnation from league executives and star players alike on Saturday. Wading into thorny issues of race…

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Orlando City Soccer Falls 3-0 to Portland Timbers

PORTLAND, Ore. (FNN SPORTS) – Source: Orlando City SC // In the final match of a four-game road trip, Orlando City SC (9-13-8, 35 points) fell, 3-0, to the Portland Timbers (13-10-8, 47 points) on Sunday at Providence Park. “We felt we had to win all of our remaining matches. So I think the chances look really grim,” Lions head…

Orlando Pride Clinch First-Ever Playoff Berth

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Source: Orlando Pride // A day after earning a point in its final regular season home game, Orlando Pride’s (10-6-7, 37 points) ticket to the 2017 National Women’s Soccer League postseason has been booked. The Pride’s place in the final four of the table was secured after Seattle Reign FC fell 1-0 against FC Kansas City on Sunday night…

“I-4 for Puerto Rico” Hurricane Relief Drive Kicks-Off, Saturday, September…

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) -- Randy Ross --  What began as a relief effort for Texas in “I-4 for Texas” 3 weeks ago, morphed into “I-4 for Florida” following hurricane Irma, and is now “I-4 for Puerto Rico.” The donation drive kicks-off Saturday, September 23rd, with multiple drop points for the convenience of donors.  “Our community is stepping up yet again. …

MIAMI / SOUTH FLORIDA NEWS

Discovery Village at the Forum Celebrates Brand New Independent Living…

FORT MYERS, Fla., (FNN NEWS) -- Discovery Village At The Forum, one of the top senior living communities in Southwest Florida, hosted a formal ribbon cutting ceremony on August 2nd to celebrate the completion of the area's newest, and most luxurious, independent living community. Discovery Village at the Forum's new independent living community is owned and operated by award-winning Discovery…

Medicaid cut in GOP health bill worries the nursing home…

Amy Bernard and her brother kept their mother out of a nursing home as long as they could, until Parkinson's and dementia took their toll and she was seriously injured in a fall. Bernard is happy with her mother’s nursing home care, but it comes at a steep price: $7,000 per month, an amount that would…

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