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  • Cabinet approves purchase of land for conservation

    Cabinet approves purchase of land for conservation
    A pair of land purchases approved Tuesday by Gov. Rick Scott and the state Cabinet were hailed by conservationists as a sign that a pulse is returning to the Florida Forever conservation program. The Cabinet unanimously agreed to spend $3.15 million to...
  • Donate books and save $5 on "Sid the Science Kid"

    Donate books and save $5 on "Sid the Science Kid"
    Bring your books to the State Theatre and get a discount on tickets for Jim Henson’s "Sid The Science Kid Live" Sunday. The State Theatre Center is holding a book drive to collect books for the Easton Area Public Library. Donate books at the...
  • Obama to push for new cybersecurity legislation

    Obama to push for new cybersecurity legislation
    President Barack Obama will propose new legislation Tuesday aimed at fostering increased sharing between government agencies and the private sector to help improve cybersecurity. The legislation would encourage the private sector to share cyber threat...
  • Thomas J. Todd, science teacher, coach and track official, dies

    Thomas J. Todd was a high school cross-country and track coach in the western suburbs who went on to work as an official at Illinois High School Association track meets. Mr. Todd, 61, died of complications from lymphoma on Wednesday, Dec. 10 at Rush...
  • Tourism photo company hiring 55 for new HQ

    Tourism photo company hiring 55 for new HQ
    Tourism photo company Magic Memories is establishing its U.S. headquarters in Orlando as it begins hiring about 55 people to work at the Orlando Eye. "Mostly we are looking for hourly employees, but there will be some salaried positions at our...
  • Harvesting solutions: How to address the plight of farmworkers in Mexico

    Harvesting solutions: How to address the plight of farmworkers in Mexico
    Last month, the Los Angeles Times published "Product of Mexico," a four-part series on the abuse of workers on Mexican megafarms that export fruits and vegetables to the United States. The articles and photographs documented dangerous and squalid housing,...
  • Fast-paced society needs medical data to keep up

    Fast-paced society needs medical data to keep up
    Electronic health record systems are a boon and a security risk. Today's electronic health systems with advanced monitoring capabilities like the ability to detect potentially adverse drug interactions as medications are being prescribed to a patient...
  • Starting from scratch at Fla. Poly: Front & Center

    Florida Polytechnic University, the state's newest public university, opened its doors at its Lakeland campus to its first class of students in August. The school was created by lawmakers in 2012 over the objections of critics, including us, who cited the...
  • Ferguson Enterprises Inc. acquires Indiana company

    Ferguson Enterprises Inc. acquires Indiana company
    Newport News-based Ferguson Enterprises Inc.'s acquisition spree continues, with the company now owning one of the largest women-owned businesses in Indianapolis. The plumbing wholesaler recently acquired HP Products, according to a news release. HP...
  • Hinsdale hires new public services director

    Hinsdale hires new public services director
    The Village of Hinsdale has hired a new public services director. George Peluso, who currently served as public works director for the Village of Flossmoor, will start the job Dec. 15. He will earn $128,000 a year. Peluso, will be responsible for...
  • Chinese access to Gmail cut, regulators blamed

    Chinese access to Gmail cut, regulators blamed
    Chinese access to Google's Gmail has been blocked amid government efforts to limit or possibly ban access, which are popular among Chinese who seek to avoid government monitoring. Data from Google's Transparency Report show online traffic from China...