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Okaloosa to unveil its long-awaited Women Veterans Memorial
On this special Veterans Day, Okaloosa County will unveil its Women Veterans Memorial Thursday afternoon with eight life-sized sculptures dedicated to women who have served throughout history. Read more here.
Florida DOH unveils new anti-HIV campaign
The Florida Department of Health in Escambia County announced a new push against the fight of HIV in the local community. The department has adopted a "comprehensive" approach including more access to infection screenings and treatment such as medicines like PrEP. Read more here.
Santa Rosa commissioners refuse to redraw district boundaries
Santa Rosa County’s commissioners on Tuesday unanimously ignored the additional 35,000 people who are in the county — based on the 2020 census — as well as the state Constitution, when they refused to alter the boundaries of Districts 2 and 4. Commissioners disputed a proposal that included a population increase of 23% to 188,000 between 2010 and 2020. Read more here.
The latest details on the Capitol riot
Prosecutors have brought some of the most serious charges stemming from the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol against alleged members of the Oath Keepers, a far-right group that targets law enforcement and military veterans for recruitment. More than 20 suspected members of the Oath Keepers have been arrested, and some are facing charges of conspiracy. Now, an examination of hacked records - purportedly taken from Oath Keeper web servers - shows more defendants may have ties to the group than has been previously known. Read more here.
In case you missed it: Public Radio Music Day
In case you missed it, here is Tanya Gallagher playing some tunes in Studio A for Public Radio Music Day.