Monthly Archives: April 2016 (page 7)

Annual Craft & Import Beer Festival On Tap

The eighth annual Craft & Import Beer Festival is on tap for May 20 at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.More than 40 breweries will be showcased, offering samples of more than 350 beers. The event will also feature 20-plus ar…

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“Once” by Joe O’Hearn

Once, Seven Different Ways by Joe O’Hearn Once, a fear pierced him, in the middle of a meadow not unlike a pierced Sun Dancer rope-tied to the forked Cottonwood centered in the Lakota heartbeat grounds. Once, a wind brushed him,…

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04/20/16: Fair Housing; HEAL Zoo Walk For Autism; ‘Whiskey, Wine And Wildlife’ On Jekyll Island

Fair Housing

April marks Fair Housing Month.

It’s a time to commemorate the 1968 passage of the Fair Housing Act, which prohibits discrimination in housing. Citizens cannot be discriminated against based on gender, race, color, national origin, religion, disability or family status. Local ordinances may offer additional protection.

The 2016 Florida Fair Housing Summit takes place next week in Orlando.

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Feds Say New Abortion Law Can’t Block Clinic Funding

TALLAHASSEE — A key federal health agency on Tuesday notified Florida and other states that they may not ban Medicaid funding for family-planning services at clinics that also offer elective abortions.

That likely blocks a controversial provision of a new Florida abortion law (HB 1411) signed last month by Gov. Rick Scott.

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