TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) today approved Tampa Electric Company’s (TECO) new energy education program, giving high school students a unique hands-on opportunity to use Electric Vehicles (EVs) while learning how to drive. TECO will partner with the driver’s education programs in five area high schools to teach high school students about energy efficiency and the operation, maintenance, and ownership considerations of EVs. Beginning in the 2017 fall semester, TECO will start the program in one school and expand it to a maximum of five schools through 2020. 
MIAMI (May 04, 2017) — On Wednesday afternoon, May 3rd, Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a statewide public health emergency over the opioid epidemic. In January of this year, Miami-Dade County hosted its first Opioid Addiction Task Force meeting in order to reduce addiction in the community. The task force, along with Miami-Dade Police Department, has been working tirelessly to keep residents safe and out of this harmful drug’s destructive path.
"Ayisyen Mwen Ye" Art Exhibit Haitian Heritage Month events throughout the greater Miami area.  (Miami, FL May 3, 2017) - Every year during the month of May, the Haitian diaspora celebrates the culture and traditions of Haiti. The City of Miami's Little Haiti Cultural Complex (LHCC) is happy to be among the many organizations, museums and civic offices celebrating Haitian Heritage Month this year.
Beginning May 1, several temporary locations will open in the Miami area to serve passport applicants with urgent travel while the Miami Passport Agency is closed due to significant water damage. These locations are able to accommodate customers who are travelling in 8 to 20 days. Customers who are travelling in 7 days or less must apply at another passport agency. The closest passport agencies to Florida are in Atlanta and New Orleans.
MIAMI (April 25, 2017) — It’s kitten season—the months from early Spring to early Fall when unaltered stray cats begin to reproduce prolifically. As a result, it is not uncommon to find nests of what may appear to be abandoned newborn kittens. But, before jumping to the rescue, Miami-Dade County Animal Services (Animal Services) advises residents to consider the following recommendations to ensure the best chances of survival for the kittens.
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