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The Returning War Veteran: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Other Challenges (July 21, 2006)
 
war veteran

A recent military study found that about 17 percent of soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan had PTSD symptoms. Many more are simply having trouble readjusting to civilian life.

 
Innovative Ideas (July 14, 2006)
 
guy promoting book

The Speaker Designate of the Florida House, Republican Representative Marco Rubio of Miami is on a mission to collect innovative ideas from Florida's citizens. Rubio is traveling the state asking Floridians to fill a book with the best 100 ideas...

 
Drinking Water (July 7, 2006)
 
marshes and lakes

Our area is going to need a lot more of it in the coming years and officials are trying to anticipate that demand with long range planning. One promising solution may be another multi-billion gallon reservoir like the one currently operating in...

 
The Health of Florida's Beaches (June 30, 2006)
 
coastline

The state's active storm cycle is proving to be a challenge for our famous, white sandy beaches, home to sea turtles, high rise condominiums and hundreds of thousands of tourists each year. About half of Florida's coastline is suffering from...

 
Tampa's Bid for the 2008 Republican National Convention (June 23, 2006)
 
Republican National Convention

Tampa is a finalist along with Minneapolis, New York and Cleveland for the event to take place in September of 2008. The RNC Site Selection Committee is set to visit the area this August. The convention would bring an estimated 50,000 people to...

 
Florida's Disappearing Farm Land (June 16, 2006)
 
ranchers herding cattle

Thousands of people move to Florida every week. Demographers predict the state’s population will grow by 10 million in the next 25 years. Many of these new Floridians will live in housing developments on land that is now home to cattle ranches,...

 
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