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Many more Osceola School District teachers deserve recognition

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 12:53 pm

It’s appropriate that School District of Osceola County Teacher of the Year Kelly Cotton, and her colleagues, had an opportunity to enjoy some well-deserved time off during spring break this week. Cotton, a Celebration High U.S. history and government teacher, was selected as the county’s top educator for 2015 from among an impressive field of 65 candidates March 19 at Osceola Heritage Park. School District officials cited Cotton’s exemplary work

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  • RSV season brings cough, congestion, wheezing

    Posted on March 27, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    By Dr. Sue Hubbard For the News-Gazette. Flu season seems to be winding down, but RSV (respiratory synctial virus) season is still here and actually arrived a bit later than usual this year. RSV is a common upper respiratory infection that causes cold symptoms with cough, runny nose, congestion and in some cases, wheezing. Unfortunately, when new parents hear that there’s RSV in their day care or school, they often

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  • Letters to the editor for March 28, 2015

    Posted on March 27, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    Thankful for wage ordinance passing To the Editor: Thanks to Osceola County Commissioners Mike Harford, Viviana Janer, Brandon Arrington and Cheryl Grieb for their support of hardworking middle-class families by passing an Osceola wage theft ordinance. The Osceola ordinance was based upon a similar very successful ordinance in Miami-Dade County. It not only protects workers, it protects honest Osceola businesses from unfair competition from businesses that do not follow the

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  • How do cowboys get to the Ram Finals Rodeo?

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    Fred Hawkins Jr. County Commission So maybe you’ve heard about this rodeo championship coming to Kissimmee and maybe you’re wondering just what a cowboy has to do to get to the Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo? Can he or she just sign up? Can they pay their way in? The answer to both is no. Like any championship, you’ve got to earn your way in. With this rodeo championship coming

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  • Stay informed on issues moving through the legislature

    Posted on March 20, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    On Thursday, the Osceola News-Gazette began a series of stories that feature topics that the 2015 Legislative session may address. We will question lawmakers representing Osceola County and explain what the issues mean to residents. We started with the “Guns on Campus” bill making traction in Tallahassee. If passed, it would lift Florida’s ban on concealed weapons at college campuses. Despite fervent opposition from college presidents, campus police chiefs and

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  • Letters to the Editor for March 21, 2015

    Posted on March 20, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    Easy way out To the Editor: Our local politicians just voted to raise the gas tax from 6 cents to 11 cents a gallon which is the maximum amount the federal government allows, for them this is the easy way out of a budget problem, but for the working poor, part-time workers who cannot find a full time job, and people who commute a long way, this presents a problem.

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  • White terrorism

    Posted on March 20, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    Robert Koehler Tribune Media The president doesn’t “love” America? Would that it were true. Would that Rudy Giuliani’s five-star Republican nightmare actually paced the Oval Office, pondering how to disarm, demilitarize . . . defang American exceptionalism. Would that the president felt a responsibility to the global future and, at the same time, could summon our real past, grieve for its victims and vow with every fiber of his being

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