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In an issue that drew widespread attention during this year’s legislative session, the House on Friday gave final approval to a measure that will largely block minors from getting married in Florida.

Children's Health Program Funding In Jeopardy

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With money for Florida's subsidized children's health-insurance program due to run out in a matter of weeks, the state has not warned the parents of roughly 200,000 children that they could soon lose coverage.

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Nemours Children’s Health System has launched an app that allows pediatricians to treat kids through their parents’ smartphones or computers.

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Florida has launched an initiative to find more foster parents for children with developmental and intellectual disabilities.


California’s workers’ compensation program covers 15 million workers across the state. If you get hurt on the job — fall off a ladder, for instance — it’s the system you turn to.

Most employers are required to carry workers' comp insurance, which helps cover medical bills and lost wages for injured employees.

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Blaming a budget shortfall, the Florida Department of Health has laid off most of the administrators at the Early Steps program, which serves babies and toddlers with developmental disabilities and delays.

The department said the cuts won't affect services to families. But critics of the move say it will leave the program --- which gets the majority of its funding from the federal government --- unable to meet requirements that keep the money flowing.

The workers received letters of termination Thursday, advising that their last day would be March 2.

As tens of thousands children from Central America have been fleeing for the United States, U.S. society is trying to figure out how to deal with the crisis -- at many different levels.

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The recent spate of young kids being forgotten and left for hours in hot cars is alarming, especially since, in many of the cases, the children were discovered too late to save their lives.

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President Barack Obama caused a stir recently when he said the U.S. should join the rest of the industrialized world and offer paid maternity leave to all new mothers.

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A bill passed Tuesday night by the Jacksonville City Council will give hundreds more kids a chance to experience summer camp this year.

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The two children authorities say went missing from Ocala on Friday have been located and are safe.

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The Jacksonville Jaguars are bringing a charitable event that started last year in Jacksonville back to Everbank Field with a second event planned in London.

Governor Rick Scott has approved a measure reforming Florida’s juvenile justice system. He signed the bill into law on the same day he bid farewell to the outgoing Department of Juvenile Justice Secretary and named her temporary replacement.

Before presenting her with a resolution during Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting, Scott said a few words about Wansley Walters, his state Department head of Juvenile Justice, who’s slated to end her role in a few weeks.

Jacksonville's fourth next gun buy-back event is scheduled for later this month, and this event will be different from the last three.

This Sunday is National Missing Children’s Day, and local law enforcement joined with Tallahassee's Mayor as well as an elementary school to encourage parents to take part in a child safety campaign.                                                         

In the cafeteria of Astoria Park Elementary School, a group of Preschoolers is about to graduate, and they’re the school’s first Pre-K graduating class of 2014.