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Orlando Mayor Dyer, Commissioner Ortiz Launch Hispanic Heritage Month at City Hall

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – To celebrate the commencement of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 to October 15, 2019, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Orlando District 2 Commissioner Tony Ortiz, and Orange County citizens gathered at Orlando City Hall to recognize Latin American culture. “Hispanic Americas: A History of Serving Our Nation” as the event…

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Hunger, Hospitality and Trafficking Dominate Orange County Board Meeting

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – The Orange County Board of County Commissioners saw hunger, hospitality and human trafficking as the main conversation during its August 20th meeting. The board signed a proclamation to recognize September as Hunger Action month. The board also gave an award to representatives from the Recycling Improvement Program. In the public…

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Real Estate Veteran Khalid Muneer Files to Unseat Orange County Property Appraiser Rick Singh

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Orlando community leader and real estate veteran Khalid Muneer filed his papers to run for Orange County Property Appraiser (OCPA) at the Orange County Supervisor of Elections Office 3 p.m. Monday afternoon. He’s running to unseat two-term incumbent Rick Singh, who is up for re-election in 2020. Singh filed for…

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A Quick Primer on the Team Solving Orange County’s Affordable Housing Crisis

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Orange County faces a growing affordable housing crisis, and Mayor Jerry Demings has taken notice–and action. Shortly after his inauguration, he formed Housing For All, an affordable housing task force to face the challenge head-on.  The Housing For All task force doesn’t meet monthly like the County Commission–in fact, their next…

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Philadelphia Moves to Fire 13 Officers Over Facebook Posts

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Police Department is suspending 13 officers with intent to fire them following an investigation into offensive and sometimes threatening Facebook posts, the police commissioner announced on Thursday. The department had placed 72 officers on administrative leave in June after a nonprofit group published the results of a two-year review of personal Facebook…

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Andrew Jeng Enters Florida House District 43 Race in Osceola County

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Former Kissimmee City Commission candidate and tech business owner Andrew Jeng filed paperwork to run for Florida State Representative, District 43 on Monday, June 10, 2019 according to officials at the Florida Department of State Division of Elections. District 43 covers northern Osceola County and includes Buenaventura Lakes, Campbell, Kissimmee, and Poinciana. Representatives serve two-year terms and are…

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