Greg Allen

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Zika Virus Transmission Found In A Second Area Of Miami

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Florida health officials say they have identified five cases in which people appear to have contracted Zika through mosquitoes in an area that includes Miami's Little Haiti neighborhood.

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To Be An American, Says This Haitian-American, Means You Have A Voice

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Jan Mapou moved to the U.S. from Haiti nearly 50 years ago. It was important to become a U.S. citizen, he says, because as an immigrant, it makes "you feel that you are in your country."

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Al Gore Joins Hillary Clinton On Campaign Trail In Florida

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton campaigned Tuesday with former Vice President Al Gore in Florida, the state where his fortunes fell in the 2000 campaign.

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Hurricane Matthew Takes Aim At Florida's East Coast

Friday, October 07, 2016

The storm is expected to bring hurricane force winds and coastal flooding to communities along Florida's Atlantic coast. Described as extremely dangerous, it'll also affect Georgia and South Carolina.

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Florida Residents Prepare For Arrival Of Hurricane Matthew

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Hurricane Matthew is heading toward Florida's Atlantic coast where millions of residents are preparing for its arrival. The Category 4 storm with winds up to 140 miles per hour has already caused damage in Haiti, eastern Cuba and the Bahamas.

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Protesters Renew Calls To Release Police Video Of Charlotte, N.C. Shooting

Friday, September 23, 2016

In Charlotte, N.C., there are renewed calls to release video that shows Tuesday's fatal shooting of a black man by police. The family of Keith Lamont Scott saw it for the first time and asked for it be shown publicly.

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Protests In Charlotte, N.C., Continue For A Third Night

Friday, September 23, 2016

Protests began after a police officer shot and killed a black man earlier this week. Charlotte's mayor imposed a midnight to 6 a.m. curfew while the city remains in a state of emergency.

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Miami Neighborhood Declared Zika Free As CDC Lifts Warning

Monday, September 19, 2016

In Miami, officials touted the good news that the first area in the continental U.S. with local transmission of Zika, the Wynwood neighborhood, has had no cases for 45 days. The news comes as a second area with local Zika transmission on Miami Beach was expanded after new cases were found.

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Miami Begins Using New Mosquito Trap In Zika Control Efforts

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Miami is starting to use a new technology for reducing mosquito populations that was recently approved by the Environmental Protection Agency for emergency use in areas where there is Zika. It's a type of trap that attracts females and contaminates them with a larvicide they then spread to other breeding sites.

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Miami Beach Residents Criticize Pesticide Spraying In Zika Control Efforts

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Some residents and officials in Miami Beach are angry at Miami-Dade County's decision to spray a pesticide, Naled, over an area in which mosquitoes have spread Zika. A city commissioner is proposing legal action to block it.

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Florida Reports First Local Mosquitoes With Zika; Bromeliads Removed

Friday, September 02, 2016

Mosquitoes trapped on Miami Beach have been found to carry the Zika virus. Crews have been spraying pesticide, and the city has removed bromeliads — plants that are ideal mosquito breeding spots.

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Frustration Mounts In Miami Over Spread Of Zika Virus

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

It's been a month since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned pregnant women to stay away from a Miami neighborhood because of the threat of Zika. Health officials say aggressive mosquito control efforts are paying off. But business is down, and many are wondering when the travel advisory can be loosened or lifted.

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Planned Parenthood Joins Campaign To Rid Miami Neighborhoods Of Zika

Friday, August 26, 2016

The organization is going door to door in some of the city's poorest neighborhoods. The goal: Reach 25,000 households in six weeks with information about Zika prevention and family planning services.

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Florida's Zika Cases Weigh On Businesses, State And Local Officials

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Business leaders worry that designating neighborhoods as hot zones will hurt tourism. State and local officials are concerned about how information is being released about Zika's spread.

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Miami Schools Take Steps To Protect Returning Students From Zika

Monday, August 22, 2016

Mosquito repellent, long-sleeved shirts and pants are part of the plan, as well emails, texts and education about standing water. But controlling the spread of the virus is a major challenge.

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Miami Schools Take Steps To Protect Students From Zika

Monday, August 22, 2016

As school begins in the Miami area, students, teachers and parents are worried about Zika. There are several schools in the two neighborhoods where mosquitoes have been carrying the Zika virus. The school district is taking steps to protect students from the virus.

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Health Officials Identify More Cases Of Locally Acquired Zika In Florida

Friday, August 19, 2016

Health officials in Florida are investigating an area in Miami Beach where there are two new cases of locally acquired Zika virus. In all, federal and state officials are investigating nine areas in Florida where local Zika transmission may be taking place.

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Florida Keys Opposition Stalls Tests Of Genetically Altered Mosquitoes

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The Food and Drug Administration has approved release of genetically engineered mosquitoes in an effort to halt the spread of Zika virus. But residents of the Florida Keys aren't keen on the concept.

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Wasserman Schultz Faces Tough Primary Against Sanders-Endorsed Canova

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is fighting to keep her seat in Congress. Progressive Democrat Tim Canova has matched Wasserman Schultz in fundraising after being endorsed by Bernie Sanders.

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Zika-Fighting GMO Mosquito Gets FDA Approval For Testing

Saturday, August 06, 2016

The FDA has approved field trials of a genetically engineered mosquito designed to combat Zika and other diseases. But there's strong opposition in Florida where the GMO insects would be tested.

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